Shonda Lynn Rhimes is a screenwriter, producer, and novelist working in the television industry in the United States. She is best recognized for her role as the showrunner, which encompasses the roles of creator, head writer, and executive producer on the television medical drama Grey’s Anatomy, as well as the political thriller series Scandal.
Rhimes was also the executive producer of the television shows Off the Map, How to Get Away with Murder, and The Catch, as well as the spin-off of Grey’s Anatomy, called Station 19.
Rhimes was included in the yearly list that Time publishes of the 100 most important people in the world on three separate occasions, namely in 2007, 2013, and 2021. Her autobiography, titled Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand in the Sun, and Be Your Own Person, was her first book, and it was published in the year 2015.
In 2017, Netflix announced that it had entered into a multi-year development deal with Rhimes. According to the terms of this deal, all of Rhimes’s future productions will be original series for Netflix. Netflix had already acquired the streaming rights to previous episodes of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal before they were made available to subscribers.
Is She Gay?
No, there is not any concrete proof to support the hypothesis that she is gay.
Shonda Rhimes on Why She Has Many Gay Characters on Her Shows
Shonda Rhimes Said:
Because I think it’s important for people to be able to see themselves represented on TV, the answer is yes. EVERYONE. And because I cherish each and every one of my gay and lesbian companions.
And because I believe that the fight for the right to marry someone of the same gender as oneself is the civil rights struggle of our time, just as in the past, when being a person of color was the struggle for civil rights, people like Norman Lear put black people on television and helped change some things.
In June 2002, Rhimes gave birth to her first daughter, and in February 2012, she gave birth to her second daughter. Rhimes gave birth to her third daughter through the process of gestational surrogacy in September 2013.
Rhimes delivered a commencement lecture at her alma mater, Dartmouth College, in 2014, the same year that she was awarded an honorary degree from the institution. Rhimes said in September 2015 that she has shed 117 pounds through a combination of physical activity and dietary changes.