All Eyes On Who Black History Month With Shonda Rhimes

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In honor of Black History Month AllEyesOnWho and Entourage Magazine celebrates the memory by honoring some of the pioneers through out the month of February.
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Shonda Rhimes – Born January 13, 1970 in Chicago, IL. Although she is best known as the Creator and Executive Producer of ABC’s popular medical drama Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice, and now Scandal. Rhimes is a , who had already achieved a significant level of success before the show was conceived. Most notably, Rhimes wrote the screenplay for the HBO biopic Introducing Dorothy Dandridge. This TV movie was nominated for numerous awards and earned a Golden Globe and an Emmy for Best Actress in a Miniseries for her portrayal of Dandridge. Rhimes has also written the screenplays for several teen oriented films. These include Crossroads, starring Britney Spears and , and the Princess Diaries 2: A Royal Engagement, starring Julie Andrews.
     A versatile talent, Rhimes served as research director on the documentary, Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream. This documentary was nominated for an Emmy and an Academy Award and won a Peabody Award and the .
Shonda attended Marian , . In 1991, she graduated from Ivy League in New Hampshire with a a BA in English Literature. While a student, she was active in the theater community, serving as director of the Black Underground Theatre and Arts Association. She later received her MFA from the USC School of Cinema-Television, where she was awarded the prestigious and coveted Gary Rosenberg Writing Fellowship.

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