Shonda Lynn Rhimes (born January 13, 1970) is an American television producer, screenwriter, and author.
Rhimes was born in Chicago, Illinois, as the youngest of six children of Vera P. (Cain), a college professor, and Ilee Rhimes, Jr., a university administrator. Her mother attended college while raising their six children and earned a PhD in educational administration in 1991. Her father, who holds an MBA, became chief information officer (CIO) at the University of Southern California, serving until 2013.
Rhimes lived in Park Forest South (now University Park, Illinois), with her two older brothers and three older sisters. She has said she exhibited an early affinity for storytelling. While in high school, she served as a hospital volunteer, which inspired an interest in hospital environments.
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- The self-proclaimed highest-paid showrunner in Hollywood, Shonda Rhimes signed a four-year pact with Netflix in 2017 for at least $300 million.
- She made history as one of the first showrunners to ink an exclusive deal with the streaming service.
- Rhimes is the creator and executive producer of ABC hits like “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal,” all created by Rhimes’ company Shondaland.
- Before the lucrative deal with Netflix, the producer signed a four-year deal with ABC for $10 million each year.