Ryan Murphy

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Ryan Murphy

Ryan Murphy

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Ryan Murphy

Date of Birth

Birthday: November 9
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana

Ryan Murphy is an American screenwriter, director, and producer.

His screenwriting career began in the late 1990s when Steven Spielberg purchased his romantic comedy Why Can’t I Be Audrey Hepburn?

In 2006, Murphy expanded to the big screen by writing, directing and producing his adaptation of the best-selling book Running with Scissors, starring Annette Bening and Gwyneth Paltrow. The film received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress for Bening.

Ryan Murphy is an American screenwriter, director, and producer.

His screenwriting career began in the late 1990s when Steven Spielberg purchased his romantic comedy Why Can’t I Be Audrey Hepburn?

In 2006, Murphy expanded to the big screen by writing, directing and producing his adaptation of the best-selling book Running with Scissors, starring Annette Bening and Gwyneth Paltrow. The film received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress for Bening.

Murphy is best known as the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning creator, writer, and director of such hit television shows as the FX medical drama Nip/Tuck (2003–10), the Fox musical comedy-drama Glee (2009–15), the FX series American Horror Story (2011–present), American Crime Story (2016–present), Feud (2017), Pose (2018–present), and the Fox procedural drama 9-1-1 (2018–present).

He is also known for directing the 2010 film adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert's best-selling memoir Eat, Pray, Love, and the 2014 HBO film adaptation of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart, which earned an Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie.

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Awards & Nominations

32 Nominations | 6 Emmys
Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction Or Reality Series - 2020
Outstanding Drama Series - 2019
  • Nominee
  • Ryan Murphy, Executive Producer
  • Pose
  • FX Networks
  • Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions
Outstanding Directing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special - 2018
Outstanding Limited Series - 2018
Outstanding Limited Series - 2017
Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special - 2017
  • Nominee
  • Ryan Murphy, Directed by
  • FEUD: Bette And Joan
  • "And The Winner Is… (The Oscars Of 1963)"
  • FX Networks
  • Fox 21 Television Studios
Outstanding Main Title Design - 2017
Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction or Reality Series - 2017
Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special - 2017
  • Nominee
  • Ryan Murphy, Written by
  • FEUD: Bette And Joan
  • "And The Winner Is... (The Oscars Of 1963)"
  • FX Networks
  • Fox 21 Television Studios
Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special - 2017
Outstanding Directing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special - 2016
Outstanding Limited Series - 2016
Outstanding Main Title Design - 2015
Outstanding Directing For A Limited Series, Movie Or A Dramatic Special - 2015
Outstanding Limited Series - 2015
Outstanding Short-Format Nonfiction Program - 2015
Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special - 2014
Outstanding Miniseries - 2014
Outstanding Television Movie - 2014
Outstanding Main Title Design - 2013
Outstanding Miniseries or Movie - 2013
Outstanding Main Title Design - 2012
Outstanding Miniseries or Movie - 2012
  • Nominee
  • Ryan Murphy, Executive Producer
  • American Horror Story
  • FX Networks
  • Twentieth Century Fox Television
Outstanding Comedy Series - 2011
  • Nominee
  • Ryan Murphy, Executive Producer
  • Glee
  • FOX
  • Ryan Murphy Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series - 2010
  • Nominee
  • Ryan Murphy, Writer
  • Glee
  • "Pilot - Director's Cut"
  • FOX
  • Ryan Murphy Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television
Outstanding Comedy Series - 2010
  • Nominee
  • Ryan Murphy, Executive Producer
  • Glee
  • FOX
  • Ryan Murphy Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television
Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series - 2010
  • Winner
  • Ryan Murphy, Director
  • Glee
  • "Pilot - Director's Cut"
  • FOX
  • Ryan Murphy Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television
Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series - 2004
  • Nominee
  • Ryan Murphy, Director
  • Nip/Tuck
  • FX Networks
  • The Shephard/Robin Company, in association with Warner Bros. Television
Ryan Murphy, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Brad Falchuk pose in the audience at the 71st Emmy Awards
Ryan Murphy and RuPaul Charles
Ryan Murphy, RuPaul Charles, Randy Barbato, David Miller
Ryan Murphy
Ryan Murphy and the cast and crew of The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story accept an award at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
David Miller and Ryan Murphy on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
Ryan Murphy and David Miller on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
Ned Martel, from left, RuPaul Charles, and Ryan Murphy at the 2016 Creative Arts Ball.
Maury McIntyre and Ryan Murphy at the 2016 Creative Arts Ball.
Ryan Murphy on the red carpet at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys.
Ryan Murphy and Jamie Lee Curtis at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Ryan Murphy at the 66th Emmys Governors Ball.
Julia Roberts (l) and Ryan Murphy (r) of The Normal Heart backstage at the 66th Emmys.
Alfonso Gomez-Rejon and Ryan Murphy at the Directors Nominee Reception at the Directors Guild of America in West Hollywood, California.
Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, Theodore Bucksey and Ryan Murphy at the Directors Nominee Reception at the Directors Guild of America in West Hollywood, California.
at the Directors Nominee Reception at the Directors Guild of America in West Hollywood, California.
Ryan Murphy at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards Governors Ball
The cast at An Evening With Glee
Ryan Murphy and Lea Michele at An Evening With Glee
Writer Ryan Murphy accepts his award onstage at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre
Actress Jane Lynch (L) and writer/creator Ryan Murphy speak onstage during the 62nd Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Nokia
Presenters Jane Lynch and Ryan Murphy of Glee
Jane Lynch and Ryan Murphy at the 62nd Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards
Ryan Murphy at the 62nd Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards
Dante Di Loreto, Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan at An Evening With Glee
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Ryan Murphy, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Brad Falchuk pose in the audience at the 71st Emmy Awards
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Ryan Murphy, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Brad Falchuk pose in the audience at the 71st Emmy Awards.

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Ryan Murphy and RuPaul Charles
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Ryan Murphy and RuPaul Charles at the 70th Emmys Governors Ball.

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Ryan Murphy, RuPaul Charles, Randy Barbato, David Miller
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Randy Barbato, Ryan Murphy, RuPaul Charles and David Miller at the 70th Emmys Governors Ball.

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Ryan Murphy
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Ryan Murphy accepts an award at the 70th Emmy Awards.

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Ryan Murphy accepts award at the 70th Emmy Awards. 

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Ryan Murphy and the cast and crew of The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story accept an award at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
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Ryan Murphy and the cast and crew of The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story accept an award at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.

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David Miller and Ryan Murphy on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
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David Miller and Ryan Murphy on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.

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Ryan Murphy and David Miller on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
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Ryan Murphy and David Miller on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys. 

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Ned Martel, from left, RuPaul Charles, and Ryan Murphy at the 2016 Creative Arts Ball.
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Ned Martel, from left, RuPaul Charles, and Ryan Murphy at the 2016 Creative Arts Ball.

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Maury McIntyre and Ryan Murphy at the 2016 Creative Arts Ball.
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Maury McIntyre and Ryan Murphy at the 2016 Creative Arts Ball.

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Ryan Murphy on the red carpet at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys.
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Ryan Murphy on the red carpet at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys. 

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Ryan Murphy and Jamie Lee Curtis at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Ryan Murphy and Jamie Lee Curtis at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Ryan Murphy at the 66th Emmys Governors Ball.
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Ryan Murphy of The Normal Heart celebrates his win at the 66th Emmys Governors Ball.

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Julia Roberts (l) and Ryan Murphy (r) of The Normal Heart backstage at the 66th Emmys.
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Julia Roberts (l) and Ryan Murphy (r) of The Normal Heart backstage at the 66th Emmys. 

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Alfonso Gomez-Rejon and Ryan Murphy at the Directors Nominee Reception at the Directors Guild of America in West Hollywood, California.
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Alfonso Gomez-Rejon and Ryan Murphy at the Directors Nominee Reception at the Directors Guild of America in West Hollywood, California.

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Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, Theodore Bucksey and Ryan Murphy at the Directors Nominee Reception at the Directors Guild of America in West Hollywood, California.
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Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, Theodore Bucksey and Ryan Murphy at the Directors Nominee Reception at the Directors Guild of America in West Hollywood, California.

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at the Directors Nominee Reception at the Directors Guild of America in West Hollywood, California.
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Ryan Murphy and television Academy CEO Bruce Rosenblum at the Directors nominee reception at the Directors Guild of America in West Hollywood, California.

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Ryan Murphy at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards Governors Ball
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The cast at An Evening With Glee
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Ryan Murphy and Lea Michele at An Evening With Glee
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Writer Ryan Murphy accepts his award onstage at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre
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Actress Jane Lynch (L) and writer/creator Ryan Murphy speak onstage during the 62nd Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Nokia
Presenters Jane Lynch and Ryan Murphy of Glee
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Jane Lynch and Ryan Murphy at the 62nd Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards
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Ryan Murphy at the 62nd Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards
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Dante Di Loreto, Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan at An Evening With Glee
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