Ryan Murphy

Active - 1999 - 2014  |   Born - Nov 30, 1965 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States  |   Genres - Drama

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  • Performed in a choir as a child in Indianapolis and was a member of the University of Indiana "Singing Hoosiers" show choir.
  • Worked as an entertainment journalist (Miami Herald, Washington Post, L.A. Times, New York Daily News and Entertainment Weekly) before entering show business.
  • Conducted Bette Davis' final interview before her death in 1989.
  • Steven Spielberg bought his first script (a romantic comedy titled Why Can't I Be Audrey Hepburn?) but didn't produce it.
  • Got the Nip/Tuck tagline ("Tell me what you don't like about yourself") from a plastic surgeon he interviewed for a newspaper article (which he never wrote) on calf implants.
  • Made theatrical-movie directorial debut with Running With Scissors, a 2006 adaptation of writer Augusten Burroughs' childhood memoir. 
  • Ranked No. 5 among 2010's 100 Most  Creative People in Business by the business and technology magazine Fast Company.