Ryan Murphy | Executive Producer, Writer | AHS on FX
Executive Producer / Writer
Ryan Murphy is an Emmy®, Golden Globe®, Tony® and Peabody Award-winning screenwriter, producer and director. He created the cult-favorite series Popular; Golden Globe-winning television drama Nip/Tuck; Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning series Glee; Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning anthology series American Horror Story and American Crime Story; Emmy-winning anthology series FEUD, Pose, Scream Queens, and 9-1-1.
Murphy’s first installment of American Crime Story, “The People v. O.J . Simpson,” was released in 2016 and earned 10 Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Limited Series. The second installment, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace,” won seven Emmy awards in 2018, including Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series and Outstanding Limited Series, and won two Golden Globes for Best Television Limited Series and Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series. Murphy’s FX drama, Pose, has earned 20 Emmy Award nominations, winning Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Billy Porter in 2019. The show also made history by featuring the largest transgender series regular cast and the largest LGBTQ cast ever for a scripted series. The third installment of American Crime Story, “Impeachment,” was released in September 2021.
Murphy recently wrote, directed and produced several series for Netflix including Halston, which was nominated for five Emmy Awards; Hollywood which was nominated for 12 Emmy Awards; The Politician, which was nominated for eight Emmy Awards and two Golden Globes, including Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy; Ratched, which had 48 million viewers in its first 28 days and received four Emmy Award nominations; and The Andy Warhol Diaries, which premiered in March 2022. Upcoming television projects include The Watcher and recently released Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story for Netflix.
On stage, Murphy produced the Tony® Award-winning Broadway hit The Boys in the Band starring Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto and Matt Bomer. In 2020, he produced a film adaptation of the play for Netflix featuring the same cast.
Murphy directed the HBO movie The Normal Heart, which received Emmy and Golden Globe Awards, including the Emmy for Outstanding Television Movie. He also wrote and directed the Golden Globe-nominated film Running with Scissors starring Annette Bening and Gwyneth Paltrow, and the box office hit Eat, Pray, Love starring Julia Roberts and Javier Bardem. Murphy most recently directed the feature adaptation of the Broadway hit The Prom, which received two Golden Globe nominations including Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.
In 2018, Murphy received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and in 2019, he was selected as a “Titan” for Time Magazine’s annual “100 Most Influential People” list.