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.
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.
Murphy has been married to photographer David Miller since 2012. The couple have three sons.
The Ryan Murphy back-catalogue
- The New Normal
- The Normal Heart
- American Horror Story
- The Politician
- Nurse Ratched
- The Boys in the Band
- The Prom