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Ryan Murphy was born on November 30, 1965 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Glee (2009), American Horror Story (2011) and Eat Pray Love (2010). He has been married to David Miller since July 4, 2012. They have two children. See full bio »

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Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 17 wins & 55 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Glee
Glee Writer
(2009-2015)
American Horror Story
(2011-2019)
Eat Pray Love
Eat Pray Love Writer
(2010)
Feud
Feud Writer
(2017-2018)

Filmography

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 2018 Ratched (TV Series) (creator) (pre-production)
 2018 9-1-1 (TV Series) (1 episode) (filming)
- Pilot (2018)
 2018 Pose (TV Series) (1 episode) (pre-production)
- Pilot (2018)
  One Hit Wonders (TV Movie) (announced)
  American Horror Story (TV Series) (created by - 86 episodes, 2011 - 2019) (written by - 15 episodes, 2011 - 2017)
- Episode #9.1 (2019) ... (creator)
- Episode #8.1 (2018) ... (creator)
- Great Again (2017) ... (creator)
- Charles (Manson) in Charge (2017) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Drink the Kool-Aid (2017) ... (creator)
  Feud (TV Series) (developed by - 10 episodes, 2018) (created by - 9 episodes, 2017 - 2018) (written by - 2 episodes, 2017)
- Episode #2.10 (2018) ... (creator)
- Episode #2.9 (2018) ... (creator)
- Episode #2.8 (2018) ... (creator)
- Episode #2.7 (2018) ... (creator)
- Episode #2.6 (2018) ... (creator)
  Scream Queens (TV Series) (created by - 23 episodes, 2015 - 2016) (written by - 8 episodes, 2015 - 2016)
- Drain the Swamp (2016) ... (creator)
- Lovin the D (2016) ... (creator)
- Rapunzel, Rapunzel (2016) ... (creator)
- The Hand (2016) ... (creator)
- Blood Drive (2016) ... (creator)
  Glee (TV Series) (created by - 121 episodes, 2009 - 2015) (written by - 30 episodes, 2009 - 2015) (story - 1 episode, 2010) (teleplay - 1 episode, 2010)
- Dreams Come True (2015) ... (creator) / (written by)
- We Built This Glee Club (2015) ... (creator)
- 2009 (2015) ... (creator) / (written by)
- The Rise and Fall of Sue Sylvester (2015) ... (creator)
- Child Star (2015) ... (creator)
 2014 Open (TV Movie)
 2014 The Normal Heart (TV Movie) (uncredited)
 2013 Mentiras Perfectas (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Castigos Perfectos (2013) ... (story)
  The New Normal (TV Series) (created by - 22 episodes, 2012 - 2013) (written by - 5 episodes, 2012 - 2013)
- Finding Name-O (2013) ... (creator)
- The Big Day (2013) ... (creator) / (written by)
- About a Boy Scout (2013) ... (creator)
- Blood, Sweat and Fears (2013) ... (creator)
- Rocky Bye Baby (2013) ... (creator)
 2011 Day in the Life of Brittany (Video short) (character - uncredited)
 2011 Glee: The 3D Concert Movie (Documentary) (characters - uncredited)
 2010 Eat Pray Love (screenplay)
  Nip/Tuck (TV Series) (created by - 100 episodes, 2003 - 2010) (written by - 24 episodes, 2003 - 2010)
- Hiro Yoshimura (2010) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Walter and Edith Krieger (2010) ... (creator)
- Christian Troy II (2010) ... (creator)
- Dr. Griffin (2010) ... (creator)
- Virginia Hayes (2010) ... (creator)
 2009 Glee: Director's Cut Pilot Episode (TV Movie) (creator) / (written by)
 2008 Pretty/Handsome (TV Movie) (written by)
 2006 Running with Scissors (screenplay)
 2002 St. Sass (TV Movie)
  Popular (TV Series) (created by - 43 episodes, 1999 - 2001) (written by - 15 episodes, 1999 - 2001) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 2000 - 2001) (story - 1 episode, 2001)
- Promblems (2001) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Don't Tug on Superman's Cape... (2001) ... (creator)
- I Know What You Did Last Spring Break (2001) ... (creator) / (story) / (teleplay)
- The Brain Game (2001) ... (creator)
- Coup (2001) ... (creator)
 1999 The Furies (Short) (writer)
Show Show Producer (23 credits)
Show Show Music department (2 credits)
Show Show Director (16 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (3 credits)
Show Show Self (36 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)

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6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

As a showrunner, you can never be a maybe. When I do movies, there is a lot of "maybe" and "let's investigate that." But for TV, it has to be yes or no. I'm very black and white about what I like or don't like, and I've always been that way. I've always been sort of "I love it" or "I hate it," and I think as a result I've always been a polarizing person. You either love me or you hate me. There's... See more »

Trivia:

In June 2017, he, his production company Ryan Murphy Productions as well as FX, were sued by Olivia de Havilland due to what she felt was an unauthorized and inaccurate portrayal of her in the show Feud (2017)'s first season "Bette and Joan". A statement from her lawyers read: "Miss de Havilland was not asked by FX for permission to use her name and identity and was not compensated for such use."... See more »

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