Ryan Murphy is an Emmy®, Golden Globe®, Tony® and Peabody Award-winning screenwriter, producer and director. He created the cult-favorite series Popular, the Golden Globe Award-winning television drama Nip/Tuck, the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning series Glee; the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning anthology series American Horror Story and American Crime Story; the Emmy-winning anthology series FEUD: Bette and Joan; Pose; Scream Queens; and 9-1-1.
In 2016, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story won 10 Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Limited Series. The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story won seven 2018 Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series and Outstanding Limited Series. In 2019, Versace won two Golden Globe Awards for Best Television Limited Series and Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series. FX’s Pose has been nominated for 13 Emmy Awards and received several Golden Globe nominations. The show has made history by featuring the largest transgender series regular cast and the largest LGBTQ cast ever for a scripted series.
His recent Netflix series Hollywood was nominated for 12 Emmy Awards and The Politician was nominated for five Emmy Awards and two Golden Globes, including Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy. He also co-wrote, directed and produced the series Ratched, which had 48 million viewers in its first 28 days, making it Netflix’s biggest original season one of 2020. Upcoming television projects include Halston starring Ewan McGregor, Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story and a series adaptation of the Broadway musical A Chorus Line for Netflix.
On stage, he produced the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit The Boys in the Band starring Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto and Matt Bomer.
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, as well as the box office hit Eat Pray Love starring Julia Roberts and Javier Bardem. He also produced the film adaptation of The Boys in the Band for Netflix. Murphy recently directed the feature adaption of the Broadway hit The Prom with a cast that includes Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman and Kerry Washington.
In 2018, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and in 2019, he was selected as a “Titan” for TIME’s annual list of “100 Most Influential People.”