Ryan Murphy continues to bring queer stories to our screen

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Ryan Murphy continues to bring queer stories to our screen

As a screenwriter, director, and producer, Ryan Murphy’s career has straddled both television and film, delivering queer-focused content that seems to really connect with audiences.

Early life

Born in 1965, Murphy was raised in Indianapolis.

Murphy attended Indiana University Bloomington, where he majored in journalism.


Murphy started as a journalist working for The Miami Herald, Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, Knoxville News Sentinel, and Entertainment Weekly. He began writing scripts in the late 1990s – Steven Spielberg purchased his script Why Can’t I Be Audrey Hepburn?

Since then, Murphy has had an impressive strike rate of successful film and television projects. In 2018, he signed a major production deal with Netflix.

Personal life

Murphy has been married to photographer David Miller since 2012. The couple have three sons.

The Ryan Murphy back-catalogue

  • Nip/Tuck
  • Glee
  • The New Normal
  • The Normal Heart
  • American Horror Story
  • Feud
  • Pose
  • The Politician
  • Hollywood
  • Nurse Ratched
  • The Boys in the Band
  • The Prom