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She has been called a creative genius,guru and a wordsmith goddess. But,what do we know about “Grey’s Anatomy and “Scandal” creator, Shonda Rhimes? Here are 10 Fun Facts!
A Chicago native, Rhimes thinks that Deep Dish Pizza is the only pizza that matters.
She’s A Champ
In High School, the producer extraordinare was in a championship marching band.
3 Little Ones!
Shonda has three daughters. Two were adopted and a third via surrogacy.
Headphones are a part of her writing life. She listens to music when she writes.
How do you Spell?
The writer of “Princess Diaries 2: A Royal Engagement, loves the National Spelling Bee.
The Executive Producer of “Scandal” went to Dartmouth College for Creative Writing. Years later, she attended the University of Southern California to get a Master of Fine Arts in the School of Dramatic Arts.
She’s a fan of “The Mindy Project”
So much that she appeared as herself in an 2014 episode.
Before all those shows…
Before becoming screenwriter, she worked at a variety of day jobs, including an office adminstration and as a counselor at a center that taugh mentally ill and homeless people job skills.
Rhimes wrote the lauded 1999 HBO film “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge” starring Halle Berry.
She never has won …
Despite the enormous success of her TV series, Shonda has NEVER won an Emmy. But she has received a Golden Globe, NAACP Image Award, GLADD Media Award and DGA Diversity Award.