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Ryan Murphy (I)

Writer | Producer | Music Department
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KNOWN FOR 
Glee (2009-2015) | American Horror Story (2011-2019) | Eat Pray Love (2010)
AWARDS 
Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 17 wins & 55 nominations More »
BORN 
Nov 30, 1965 (age 52)
HEIGHT 
6' 0¼" (1.83m)

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Projects in Development (5 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Television in Production (5 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNTSTATUS
  • Primary photo for American Horror StoryAmerican Horror Story (TV Series) Writer (created by) ( 2 episodes, 2018–  )  Less 2018–  2 Released
  • Primary photo for American Crime StoryAmerican Crime Story (TV Series) Executive Producer ( 10 episodes, 2018 ) , Director ( 1 episode, 2018 )  Less 2018 10 Released
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  • Primary photo for 9-1-19-1-1 (TV Series) Writer ( 1 episode, 2018 )  Less 2018 1 Filming
    • Pilot (Jan 3, 2018) Writer  Less
  • Primary photo for FeudFeud (TV Series) Writer (developed by) ( 10 episodes, 2018 ) , Writer (created by) ( 1 episode, 2018 ) , Executive Producer ( 1 episode, 2018 )  Less 2018 10 Released
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  • Primary photo for PosePose (TV Series) Writer ( 1 episode, 2018 )  Less 2018 1 Pre-Prod
Past Film & Video (9 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Past Television (18 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Feud: Bette and Joan - Inside LookFeud: Bette and Joan - Inside Look (TV Movie) Executive Producer  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for Inside Look: The People v. O.J. Simpson, American Crime StoryInside Look: The People v. O.J. Simpson, American Crime Story (TV Mini-series) Producer ( 10 episodes, 2017 )  Less 2017 10
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  • Primary photo for FeudFeud (TV Series) Writer (created by) ( 8 episodes, 2017 ) , Executive Producer ( 8 episodes, 2017 ) , Director ( 3 episodes, 2017 ) , Writer ( 2 episodes, 2017 )  Less 2017 8
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  • Primary photo for American Horror StoryAmerican Horror Story (TV Series) Writer (created by) ( 84 episodes, 2011–2017 ) , Executive Producer ( 84 episodes, 2011–2017 ) , Writer ( 15 episodes, 2011–2017 ) , Director ( 3 episodes, 2011–2015 )  Less 2011–2017 84
    • Great Again (Nov 14, 2017) Executive Producer, Writer (created by)  Less
    • Charles (Manson) in Charge (Nov 7, 2017) Executive Producer, Writer (created by), Writer  Less
    • Drink the Kool-Aid (Oct 31, 2017) Executive Producer, Writer (created by)  Less
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  • Primary photo for American Crime StoryAmerican Crime Story (TV Series) Executive Producer ( 10 episodes, 2016 ) , Director ( 4 episodes, 2016 )  Less 2016 10
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  • Primary photo for Scream QueensScream Queens (TV Series) Writer (created by) ( 23 episodes, 2015–2016 ) , Executive Producer ( 23 episodes, 2015–2016 ) , Writer ( 8 episodes, 2015–2016 ) , Director ( 1 episode, 2015 )  Less 2015–2016 23
    • Drain the Swamp (Dec 20, 2016) Executive Producer, Writer (created by)  Less
    • Lovin the D (Dec 13, 2016) Executive Producer, Writer (created by)  Less
    • Rapunzel, Rapunzel (Dec 6, 2016) Executive Producer, Writer (created by)  Less
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  • Primary photo for GleeGlee (TV Series) Writer (created by) ( 121 episodes, 2009–2015 ) , Executive Producer ( 121 episodes, 2009–2015 ) , Executive Music Producer ( 87 episodes, 2009–2014 ) , Producer (featured songs) ( 56 episodes, 2010–2012 ) , Writer ( 30 episodes, 2009–2015 ) , Director ( 8 episodes, 2009–2011 ) , Producer (Misery, Candles, Raise Your Glass) ( 1 episode, 2011 ) , Producer (Somewhere Only We Know) ( 1 episode, 2011 ) , Producer (Silly Love Songs and When I Get You Alone) ( 1 episode, 2011 ) , Writer (story) ( 1 episode, 2010 ) , Writer (teleplay) ( 1 episode, 2010 )  Less 2009–2015 121
    • Dreams Come True (Mar 20, 2015) Executive Producer, Writer (created by), Writer  Less
    • 2009 (Mar 20, 2015) Executive Producer, Writer (created by), Writer  Less
    • We Built This Glee Club (Mar 13, 2015) Executive Producer, Writer (created by)  Less
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  • Primary photo for American Horror Story FreakShow: Extra-Ordinary-ArtistsAmerican Horror Story FreakShow: Extra-Ordinary-Artists (TV Mini-series) Director ( 5 episodes, 2014 )  Less 2014 5
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  • Primary photo for The Normal HeartThe Normal Heart (TV Movie) Director, Executive Producer, Writer (uncredited)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for OpenOpen (TV Movie) Director, Executive Producer, Writer  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Mentiras PerfectasMentiras Perfectas (TV Series) Writer (story) ( 1 episode, 2013 )  Less 2013 1
  • Primary photo for The New NormalThe New Normal (TV Series) Writer (created by) ( 22 episodes, 2012–2013 ) , Executive Producer ( 22 episodes, 2012–2013 ) , Writer ( 5 episodes, 2012–2013 ) , Director ( 4 episodes, 2012 ) , Writer ("Bryan's Song") ( 1 episode, 2012 )  Less 2012–2013 22
    • The Big Day (Apr 2, 2013) Executive Producer, Writer (created by), Writer  Less
    • Finding Name-O (Apr 2, 2013) Executive Producer, Writer (created by)  Less
    • About a Boy Scout (Mar 26, 2013) Executive Producer, Writer (created by)  Less
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  • Primary photo for The Glee ProjectThe Glee Project (TV Series) Himself ( 7 episodes, 2011–2012 ) , Executive Producer ( 7 episodes, 2011–2012 )  Less 2011–2012 7
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  • Primary photo for Nip/TuckNip/Tuck (TV Series) Writer (created by) ( 100 episodes, 2003–2010 ) , Executive Producer ( 100 episodes, 2003–2010 ) , Writer ( 24 episodes, 2003–2010 ) , Director ( 8 episodes, 2003–2006 )  Less 2003–2010 100
    • Hiro Yoshimura (Mar 3, 2010) Executive Producer, Writer (created by), Writer  Less
    • Walter and Edith Krieger (Feb 24, 2010) Executive Producer, Writer (created by)  Less
    • Christian Troy II (Feb 17, 2010) Executive Producer, Writer (created by)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Glee: Director's Cut Pilot EpisodeGlee: Director's Cut Pilot Episode (TV Movie) Himself (segment "Deconstructing Glee with Ryan Murphy"), Director, Executive Producer, Writer (creator), Writer  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Pretty/HandsomePretty/Handsome (TV Movie) Director, Executive Producer, Writer  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for St. SassSt. Sass (TV Movie) Executive Producer, Writer  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for PopularPopular (TV Series) Writer (created by) ( 43 episodes, 1999–2001 ) , Executive Producer ( 43 episodes, 1999–2001 ) , Writer ( 15 episodes, 1999–2001 ) , Director ( 2 episodes, 2001 ) , Writer (teleplay) ( 2 episodes, 2000–2001 ) , Writer (story) ( 1 episode, 2001 )  Less 1999–2001 43
    • Promblems (May 18, 2001) Executive Producer, Writer (created by), Writer  Less
    • Don't Tug on Superman's Cape... (May 11, 2001) Executive Producer, Writer (created by)  Less
    • I Know What You Did Last Spring Break (May 4, 2001) Director, Executive Producer, Writer (created by), Writer (story), Writer (teleplay)  Less
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Self (34 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for The 69th Primetime Emmy AwardsThe 69th Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special / Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special / Outstanding Limited Series and Co-Nominated: Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for Close Up with the Hollywood ReporterClose Up with the Hollywood Reporter (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for ExtraExtra (TV Series) Himself / Himself - Exec Producer, American Horror Story ( 2 episodes, 2015–2017 )  Less 2015–2017
    • Episode #23.195 (Apr 19, 2017) Himself  Less
    • Episode #22.21 (Oct 5, 2015) Himself - Exec Producer, American Horror Story  Less
  • Primary photo for The 68th Primetime Emmy AwardsThe 68th Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special and Winner: Outstanding Limited Series  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for 2016 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2016 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards (TV Movie) Himself - Winner: Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction or Reality Series  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Entertainment TonightEntertainment Tonight (TV Series) Himself - Producer, American Horror Story / Himself / Himself - Creator, Glee / Himself - Producer ( 10 episodes, 2010–2015 )  Less 2010–2015
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  • Primary photo for The 67th Primetime Emmy AwardsThe 67th Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special and Outstanding Limited Series  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for The 66th Primetime Emmy AwardsThe 66th Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Winner & Nominee  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for The Writers' RoomThe Writers' Room (TV Series) Himself - Co-Creator / Executive Producer ( 1 episode, 2013 )  Less 2013
    • American Horror Story (Sep 2, 2013) Himself - Co-Creator / Executive Producer  Less
  • Primary photo for The 64th Primetime Emmy AwardsThe 64th Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Miniseries or Movie  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for 2012 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2012 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Presenter  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for The Glee ProjectThe Glee Project (TV Series) Himself ( 23 episodes, 2011–2012 )  Less 2011–2012
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  • Primary photo for Behind the Seams: The 14th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards SpecialBehind the Seams: The 14th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards Special (TV Special) Himself  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for BiographyBiography (TV Series) Himself - Creator, Executive Producer, Glee ( 1 episode, 2012 )  Less 2012
    • Glee: Keep on Believin' (Apr 10, 2012) Himself - Creator, Executive Producer, Glee  Less
  • Primary photo for Inside the Actors StudioInside the Actors Studio (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2012 )  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for Watch What Happens: LiveWatch What Happens: Live (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 1 episode, 2012 )  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for Stevie Nicks Goes GleeStevie Nicks Goes Glee (Video) Himself (uncredited)  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Glee: Cast & Creators Live at the Paley CenterGlee: Cast & Creators Live at the Paley Center (Video) Himself  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Cinema 3Cinema 3 (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2010 )  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Días de cineDías de cine (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2010 )  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Le grand journal de Canal+Le grand journal de Canal+ (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2010 )  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Premio Donostia a Julia RobertsPremio Donostia a Julia Roberts (TV Special) Himself  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for The 62nd Primetime Emmy AwardsThe 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Winner & Nominee  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Made in HollywoodMade in Hollywood (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2010 )  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for The 8th Annual TV Land AwardsThe 8th Annual TV Land Awards (TV Special) Himself  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for The Oprah Winfrey ShowThe Oprah Winfrey Show (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2010 )  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for The 67th Annual Golden Globe AwardsThe 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards (TV Special) Himself - Accepting Award  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Glee Casting SessionGlee Casting Session (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Sexo en serieSexo en serie (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for I Love New YorkI Love New York (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2007 )  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Film '72Film '72 (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2007 )  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Charlie RoseCharlie Rose (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 1 episode, 2006 )  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Life After Film SchoolLife After Film School (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2006 )  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for The 62nd Annual Golden Globe AwardsThe 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (TV Special) Himself - Winner: Best Television Series - Drama  Less 2005
Archive Footage (2 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for ExtraExtra (TV Series) Himself - Exec Producer, American Horror Story ( 1 episode, 2015 )  Less 2015
    • Episode dated 10 October 2015 (Oct 10, 2015) Himself - Exec Producer, American Horror Story (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Entertainment TonightEntertainment Tonight (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2015 )  Less 2015

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