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Shonda Rhimes Biography

Shonda Lynn Rhimes popularly known as Shonda Rhimes is an American television producer, journalist, and author. She is best known for creating, writing, and producing television medical drama series, Grey's Anatomy. She has written / produced / directed various films and television shows. Her business, Shondaland has produced many tv series and films. Her other popular series are Private Practice, Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder, and Station 19 among others.

Shonda Rhimes Biography
Short Bio
First NameShonda
Last NameRhimes
Age50 years old
Birthday & Zodiac
Birth SignCapricorn
Birth DateJanuary 13, 1970
BirthdayJanuary 13
Birth PlaceChicago, IL

Shonda Rhimes Career

  • Screenwriter

Shonda Rhimes Education

  • In Chicago Heights, Illinois, Rhimes attended Marian Catholic High School. She majored in English and film studies at Dartmouth College and received her bachelor's degree in 1991. She entered the Black Underground theatre company in Dartmouth. Subsequently, she moved to Los Angeles to attend Southern California University and study screenwriting. Rhimes, ranked at the top of her USC class, received the Gary Rosenberg Writing Fellowship. She graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts with a Master of Fine Arts degree.

Before Fame

  • She trained at Dartmouth College before taking her first job on television.

Shonda Rhimes Real Name

  • Shonda Lynn Rhimes

Shonda Rhimes Height, Weight & Body Measurements

Shonda is 50 years old, she is 5′ 6″ (1.68 m). Her body measurements are still not confirmed yet. We will update you as soon as possible. Her zodiac sign is Capricon

Height & Weight
Height (Approx.)5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m)
Weight (Approx.)74 kg (163 lbs)
Body MeasurementsUnknown
Physical Stats
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorBlack
Dress Size14 US
Shoe Size10 US
Shonda Rhimes Height, Weight & Body Measurements
Height, Weight & Body Measurements

Shonda Rhimes Achievements

For being at the top of her class, she received the Gary Rosenberg Writing Fellowship Award from USC's Film School, and she wrote the screenplay for the 2002 Brittany Spears film Crossroads.

Shonda Rhimes Films

YearTitleCredited as
1995Hank Aaron: Chasing the DreamNoYesNoNo
1998Blossoms and VeilsNoYesYesNo
1999Introducing Dorothy DandridgeNoNoYesNo
2004The Princess Diaries 2: Royal EngagementNoNoYesNo
2005–presentGrey's AnatomyYesNoYesYes
2007–2013Private PracticeYesNoYesYes
2009Inside the BoxNoNoNoYes
2009Seattle Grace: On CallYesNoNoYes
2009Seattle Grace: Message of HopeYesNoNoYes
2011Off the MapNoNoNoYes
2012Gilded LilysNoNoNoYes
2014–2020How to Get Away with MurderNoNoNoYes
2016–2017The CatchNoNoNoYes
2017Still Star-CrossedNoNoNoYes
2018–2019For the PeopleNoNoNoYes
2018–presentStation 19NoNoNoYes
TBANotes on LoveTBATBAYesYes
TBAInventing AnnaYesTBAYesYes

Shonda Rhimes Bibliography

  • Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person, September 2016

Awards and Nominations

YearCategoryNominated workResult
2011Best Continuing SeriesGrey's AnatomyNominated

Black Reel Award

YearCategoryNominated workResult
2005Best Screenplay, Adapted or OriginalThe Princess Diaries 2: Royal EngagementNominated

Directors Guild of America Award

YearCategoryNominated workResult
2014DGA Diversity AwardShonda RhimesWon

GLAAD Media Awards

YearCategoryNominated workResult
2012Golden Gate AwardShonda RhimesWon

Primetime Emmy Award

YearCategoryNominated workResult
2006Outstanding Drama SeriesGrey's AnatomyNominated
Outstanding Writing for a Drama SeriesNominated
2007Outstanding Drama SeriesNominated

NAACP Image Award

YearCategoryNominated workResult
2006Outstanding Drama SeriesGrey's AnatomyWon
2015Entertainer of the YearShonda RhimesNominated

Producers Guild of America Awards

YearCategoryNominated workResult
2005Television Series – DramaGrey's AnatomyNominated
2006Television Series – DramaWon
2007Television Series – DramaNominated
YearCategoryNominated workResult
2005New SeriesGrey's AnatomyWon
Dramatic SeriesNominated
2015Laurel Award for TV Writing AchievementShonda RhimesWon

Family & Relatives

Family & Relatives
MotherIlee Rhimes

She has three children, Harper, Emerson, and Beckett.


Shonda Rhimes Net Worth

Shonda is a well-known and popular TV Actress. The main and primary source of her income comes from Writing. Let’s check how rich Shonda is in 2020?

Net Worth 2020$140 million
Annual SalaryUnder Review.
Income SourcePrimary Income source Screen Writer (profession)
Shonda Rhimes Net Worth
Net Worth


Who is Shonda Rhimes Husband?
Shonda Rhimes never dated. She has 2 kids, though. Three of her adopted children. She adopted her first daughter in 2002 and another in 2012. She welcomed her daughter in 2013 via gestational surrogacy.

How tall is Shonda Rhimes?
Shonda stands at 1.68 m, 5 feet and 6 inches tall.

What is Shonda Rhimes Net Worth?
Her net worth is valued at $140 m.

Does Shonda Rhimes still write for GREY's?
She exited the show in 2017

How much did Netflix pay Shonda Rhimes?
$150 Million Netflix Deal

Why did Shonda Rhimes kill off George?
In 2009, after the end of the fifth season, it was announced that Knight would not return for the sixth season of the series. The actor stated that the reason for his departure was because of a “communication breakdown” with Rhimes, the lack of screen time for his character, and his decision to appear as openly gay

What is the new Shonda Rhimes show?
As her “How to Get Away With Murder” is filming her final episodes for her May finale, Rhimes' empire is expanding. Her first Netflix series is “Bridgerton,” scheduled to debut this year, and IndieWire 's list of the most awaited TV shows of the year 2020.

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