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Kate Burton to return on 'Grey's Anatomy'

Kate Burton to return on 'Grey's Anatomy'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 6 (UPI) --"Scandal" star Kate Burton will reprise her role as Ellis Grey, mother to Meredith (Ellen Pompeo), on the season 11 premiere of "Grey's Anatomy."
Annie Martin
Obama: Let's not live out 'Scandal'

Obama: Let's not live out 'Scandal'

LOS ANGELES, July 24 (UPI) --President Obama praised the show "Scandal," but said he doesn't want to be "living it out" at a fundraiser at the home of the show's creator Shonda Rhimes.
Aileen Graef
Portia de Rossi to join the cast of 'Scandal'

Portia de Rossi to join the cast of 'Scandal'

LOS ANGELES, July 23 (UPI) --Portia de Rossi will star in a multi-episode arc on "Scandal," wife Ellen DeGeneres announced Wednesday on Twitter.
Annie Martin
Former 'Scandal' star Columbus Short addresses his recent personal struggles

Former 'Scandal' star Columbus Short addresses his recent personal struggles

DALLAS, July 8 (UPI) --The actor says he's "still here" and "focused" despite a slew of legal and personal problems and being let go from "Scandal" this year.
Annie Martin
Shonda Rhimes renews contract with ABC Studios through 2018

Shonda Rhimes renews contract with ABC Studios through 2018

LOS ANGELES, May 14 (UPI) --"Scandal" creator Shonda Rhimes renewed her contract with ABC studios through 2018 on Tuesday, and announced the new show "How to Get Away with Murder."
Aileen Graef
Isaiah Washington returning to 'Grey's Anatomy'

Isaiah Washington returning to 'Grey's Anatomy'

LOS FELIZ, Calif., March 7 (UPI) -- Dr. Preston Burke is returning to Seattle Grace Hospital for one last episode.
Veronica Linares
Shonda Rhimes hates that we need a Diversity Award

Shonda Rhimes hates that we need a Diversity Award

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Shonda Rhimes is honored to be the latest recipient of the Diversity Award, except for the part where such an award needs to exist.
Gabrielle Levy
Ellen Pompeo signs two-year 'Grey's Anatomy' deal

Ellen Pompeo signs two-year 'Grey's Anatomy' deal

Jan. 24 (UPI) -- It's a good day for "Grey's Anatomy" fans.
Veronica Linares
Ellen Pompeo criticizes Emmys for lack of diversity

Ellen Pompeo criticizes Emmys for lack of diversity

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- "Grey's Anatomy" actress Ellen Pompeo told USA Today she was disappointed by what she called a lack of diversity at Sunday's Emmy Awards telecast.
Shonda Rhimes welcomes third daughter

Shonda Rhimes welcomes third daughter

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Hollywood writer-producer Shonda Rhimes announced via Twitter she is now the mother of three children.
'Downton Abbey' musical parody hits the web

'Downton Abbey' musical parody hits the web

NEW YORK, April 23 (UPI) -- A musical parody of the British costume drama "Downton Abbey" has been taped at Studio 54 in New York and posted on the Internet.
Time magazine announces 100 most influential list

Time magazine announces 100 most influential list

NEW YORK, April 18 (UPI) -- Rapper Jay-Z, tennis star Li Na and U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., are on Time magazine's list of the world's most 100 most influential people, announced Thursday.

Final season for 'Private Practice'

HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- ABC's "Private Practice" will be calling it quits after its 13-episode, 6th-season run, show creator Shonda Rhimes announced.
Eric Dane leaving 'Grey's Anatomy'

Eric Dane leaving 'Grey's Anatomy'

LOS ANGELES, July 27 (UPI) -- Eric Dane says he will leave "Grey's Anatomy" during the Seattle-based medical drama's upcoming ninth season.
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The show's creator Shonda Rhimes attends the Grey's Anatomy first season DVD launch event at Geisha House in Hollywood on February 13, 2006 . (UPI Photo/ Phil McCarten)
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Shonda Rhimes (born January 13, 1970) is an American screenwriter, director and producer. She is best known as the creator, head writer, and executive producer of television series Grey's Anatomy and its spin-off Private Practice. In May 2007, she was named one of Time magazine's 100 Time 100 people who help shape the world.

Growing up with her mother (professor), father (university administrator) and five siblings in Park Forest South, Illinois (now University Park), Shonda Rhimes exhibited an early affinity toward storytelling. Rhimes has said that her time spent as a candy striper while in high school sparked an interest in hospital environments.

Rhimes attended Marian Catholic High School, Dartmouth College and earned a bachelor's degree. At Dartmouth she divided her time between fiction and directing and performing in plays. As a Dartmouth alumna, Rhimes often peppers the scripts with references to the college. After college, she relocated to San Francisco with an older sibling and took a job in advertising to pay the bills. But her desire to create overtook her need for financial stability, and she headed for Los Angeles to attend USC to study screenwriting. There, she quickly rose to the top of her class and earned the prestigious Gary Rosenberg Writing Fellowship Award. She earned a master of fine arts from the University of Southern California's School of Cinema-Television.

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