“I think I have a pattern of nice and lovely and then dark and twisted.”
“I've gotten death threats, yes. I have. I think anytime you shine a spotlight on homosexuality or minorities and you try and say they are as normal or as worthy as acceptance as others, the people who are on the fringe don't like that and they will come after you. And they have come after me.”
“Yeah, at home it's all moonbeams and puppy-dog tails, so I guess I do have a darker side - and I like writing about it.”
Ryan Murphy (born Ryan Patrick Murphy on November 09, 1965 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is an American film and television director, screenwriter and producer. Ryan grew up in Indy, graduating from Warren Central High School. He joined the high school theater department, sang in the school choir and edited its paper. At the age of 15, he came out as gay. He enrolled in Indiana University in 1983, majoring in journalism. After internships at the Washington Post and Miami Herald, he moved to Los Angeles to work for the Los Angeles Times and Entertainment Weekly. During his time off, Ryan penned screenplays. His script for Why Can’t I Be Audrey Hepburn? was optioned by Warner Brothers but it was never made. Motivated to give film and television a shot, Ryan created his first program, Popular, in 1999. From there, Ryan produced the series Nip/Tuck, before he created one of his most popular projects: Glee. The Fox musical-comedy-drama earned 12 Emmy Awards nominations. Though Ryan’s The New Normal was cancelled after one season in 2012, he would find success with the creation of the anthology series American Horror Story and Scream Queens. In 2016, Ryan launched his new series, American Crime Story.
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Ryan Murphy is best known as a television and film producer and director, creating the series Glee and American Horror Story.
Ryan grew up Catholic and continues to go to church. He married photographer David Miller in 2012. They welcomed their first child, a son named Logan Phineas, via surrogate , that year. In 2014, they had a second child, Ford. Ryan was known for getting into public arguments with famous bands and their members when they refused to have their music covered on Glee, though he has since said he regretted his public outbursts.