Shonda Rhimes Biography

Updated On Dec 17, 2018 Published On Apr 07, 2016
Facts of Shonda Rhimes
Date of Birth: 1970 , January-13
Birth Nation: United States
Name Brooke Vincent
Birth Name Brooke Levi Vincent
Nationality British
Birth Place/City Audenshaw
Ethnicity White
Profession Actress
Net Worth $1 Million
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown
Affair with Rick Ross
Married Not Yet
Education Fairfield High School for Girls
Albums Alexmas
Nick Name Andrew King Bachelor
Mother Nicola Anderton
Working For Movies and TV shows
Face Color White
Weight in KG 57 kg
Famous for Actress, Dancer
Girlfriend Liza Koshy
Awards The British Soap Awards 2008
Siblings Ashton Rowland, Hunter Rowland
Married to David Benioff (m. 2006)
Children Frances Pen Benioff, Molly June Benioff, Henry Benioff
Father Anthony Vincent
Religion Christian
Body Measurements 35-24-36
Boyfriend Kean Bryan
Movies Coronation Street: Out of Africa
Sisters Abbey Nolet
Breast Size 36B
Waist size 25
Hip Size 36
Shoe Size 9 US
Divorce N/A
TV Show Coronation Street
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Multiple award-winning writer and producer, Shonda Rhimes is an executive producer and a head writer of the television series Grey's Anatomy. She is also the creator and the showrunner of the TV show. She is also popular as the executive producer of the TV series How to Get Away with Murder.

Shonda Rhimes was born as Shonda Lynn Rhimes on January 13, 1970, and is currently 48 years old. She was born in Chicago, Illinois, the United States of America to parents; mother Vera Rhimes and father Ilee Rhimes. She was raised in an educated family. Shonda is of American nationality and belongs to the black ethnicity.

As Shonda was raised in an educated family, she is also highly educated. As a child, she completed her high school from Marian Catholic High School. Then she joined Dartmouth College with a major in English and film studies. She graduated and received her bachelors' degree in 1991.

Shonda also was also enrolled at the University of Southern California with a major in fine arts. While she was at Dartmouth College, she was also active in the student productions where she directed and performed in several plays.

Shonda also worked as a writer for the college newspaper. She took an intern at Debra Martin Chase. After she earned her Master of Fine Arts degree, she worked as an office administrator and counselor.

In 1995, she entered into the film industry as a research director of the movie Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream. In 1998, she directed and wrote Blossoms and Veils. She is also famous as the writer and producer of the political thriller television series Scandal.

On August 14, 2007, it was announced that Netflix had signed an exclusive multi-year deal with Rhimes, under which all of her upcoming projects will be Netflix original series. 

Shonda is a mother of three children, but it is said that she has not been married yet and has not been involved in love affairs yet. Information related to her boyfriend, her loving husband, and divorce is not true. 

During in an interview with Oprah Winfrey, she claimed and said: “marriage isn’t for me.”

Shonda adopted her first daughter in June 2002 and the second daughter in February 2012. In September 2013, Rhimes announced the news of her third daughter via gestational through her Twitter account.

Shonda stands 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs around 74 kg. Her body measurements are 37-30-38 inches and wear a bra of size 34C. She has dark brown eyes and black hair.

On February 4, 2014, she bought an $8.8 million worth mansion in Los Angeles' Hancock Park neighborhood. The six bedrooms, six bathroom mansion is made on an 8,398 square foot. She also owns two properties in Los Angeles, first one is six bedrooms, 9 bathrooms-8,292 square foot home she bought for $5.6 million in March 2010 and the second is six bedrooms, four bathrooms-4,995 square foot she paid $1.66 million in July 2007. 

In 2017 she bought a 1920 brick home that consists of 5 bedrooms, four baths made on 4,859 square foot are. The house was sold to her by Million Dollar Listing star Josh Flagg for $4.599 million.

She has been earning a lucrative amount of salary. Shonda Rhimes' net worth is reported to be around $120 million. As of 2017, Shoda has generated over $2 billion for ABC in advertising revenue, syndication sales, and licesnsing, and made $10 million a year from her deal with ABC as of 2017.

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Born in Chicago, Illinois, United States

January 13 , 1970

Shonda Rhimes was born as Shonda Lynn Rhimes in the early 1970 in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America to Vera Rhimes and Ilee Rhimes. She was raised in an educated family. She is an American and is of black ethnicity.

Graduated from Marian Catholic High School

1991

As Shonda was raised in an educated family, she is also highly scholastic. As a child, she joined Marian Catholic High School and she completed her high school graduated from there. Then she joined Dartmouth College with a major in English and film studies. She also graduated from there and received her bachelor's degree in 1991.

Attended USC School of Cinematic Arts

1991

After she obtained her Bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College, she got enrolled in the graduate school of University of Southern California with a major in fine arts. After she earned her Master of Fine Arts degree, she worked as an office administrator and counselor.

Worked as a research director in the movie Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream

1995

While she was at Dartmouth College, she was also active in the student productions where she directed and performed in several plays. She also worked as a writer in college newspaper. In 1995, she entered into the film industry being a research director of the movie Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream

Directed Blossoms and Veils

1998

Multiple award winning writer and producer, Shonda Rhimes is a talented director, writer and producer from United States. In 1998, she directed and wrote Blossoms and Veils. She is also known for writing the movie Introducing Dorothy Dandridge. 

Created the TV series Grey's Anatomy

2005

Award winning writer and producer, Shonda Rhimes is an executive producer and a head writer of the TV series Grey's Anatomy. She is also a creator and a show runner of this TV show. 

Produced Scandal

2012

She is also famous for being a writer and producer of the political thriller television series Scandal. She has been producing this TV series since 2012. She is also popular in the world for being an executive producer of the TV series How to Get Away with Murder. 

Adopted her first daughter

2002

Shonda in the mother of three children but it is said that she has not been married yet and has not been involved in love affairs yet. She adopted her first child in 2002 and her second daughter in the early 2012. 

Third child, Beckett Rhimes

2013

In June 2002, she adopted her first girl. She also adopted her second daughter in the early 2012. At the end of 2013, she welcomed her third child and she named her Beckett Rhimes. She was born via gestational surrogacy.

Won Image Awards

2007

She is famous for being an executive producer and a head writer of the TV series Grey's Anatomy. For this work she was honored with Image Awards in 2007 for Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series. 

Won PGA Awards

2007

In 2006, she got nominated in PGA Awards for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama and she won this award for the first time in 2007 from the same category. She has also been nominated in this award in 2008.

Won Writers Guild of America, USA

2006

In 2006, she got nominated in Writers Guild of America, USA for Dramatic Series and New Series and she won this award from her later nomination. She has also been honored with this award in 2015. 

Net Worth and Salary

2018

Shonda Rhimes' net worth is reported to be around $120 million. As of 2017, Shoda has generated over $2 billion for ABC in advertising revenue, syndication sales, and licesnsing, and made $10 million a year from her deal with ABC as of 2017.