Ryan Murphy is the Golden Globe® Award-winning co-creator, writer, and director of FX's Emmy® nominated original miniseries American Horror Story, the Screen Actors Guild, Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning Fox series smash hit Glee and FX's original drama series Nip/Tuck.
Murphy is currently in production on the fifth season of Glee, which won the 2011 and 2010 Golden Globe® Award for Best Television Series Comedy/Musical, the 2010 Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series, and the 2010 Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble Cast in a Comedy Series. Murphy is also the executive producer of the wildly successful Glee! Live stage tours.
Murphy's ground-breaking show American Horror Story: Asylum was nominated for a staggering 17 Emmy nominations this year, including Outstanding Miniseries or Movie. The third season, American Horror Story: Coven, will return to FX October 9th.
Murphy's next film will be the screen adaptation of Larry Kramer's award-winning The Normal Heart starring Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo and Matt Bomer.
Murphy began his career as a journalist writing for publications such as The Miami Herald, Los Angeles Times, the New York Daily News and Entertainment Weekly. His screenwriting career began in the late 1990's when Steven Spielberg purchased his romantic comedy Why Can't I Be Audrey Hepburn? Murphy's next effort was The WB's Popular, an award-winning black comedy/satire which he created and produced with his fellow Nip/Tuck executive producers Greer Shephard and Michael M. Robin.
In 2003, Murphy's Nip/Tuck premiered on the FX Network and became one of the network's most popular and well-known series. Nip/Tuck was recognized as one of the American Film Institute's 10 Best Television Shows of 2003 and 2004 and was the only first-year drama series in 2004 to earn a Golden Globe® Award for Best Dramatic TV Series. In 2004 Murphy earned an Emmy® Award nomination for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series.
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. Murphy also directed Julia Roberts in an adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert's memoir, Eat Pray Love which he co-wrote with Jennifer Salt.