The man behind the famous American TV programs Nip/Tuck, Glee, The New Normal, and American Horror Story is none other than Ryan Murphy. He penned down these scripts and the rest is known to you. As a scriptwriter, he is very successful. Other than scriptwriting, he is involved in other ventures too. Here are all the details about Ryan Murphy, his career, and net worth in 2019.
Born in Indiana, on November 30, 1965, Ryan Murphy is an American screenwriter, director and former journalist. Ryan received his upbringing in an Irish Catholic family and his family was very religious too. In fact, he did his early education in a Catholic School only. After the 8th grade, he moved to Warren Central High School and completed his high school. Later, he enrolled at Indiana University Bloomington and completed his graduation with a degree in journalism. Ryan actually followed his parent’s suit in his youth. His mother, J Andy Murphy, worked in communication department while his father was a circulation director in the newspaper industry. Thus, Ryan too studied journalism but ended up becoming a screenwriter.
Speaking of his personal life, Ryan Murphy is a gay. He himself has claimed it. In 2012, he married photographer David Miller. The couple shares a good bonding and is faithful to each other. As of now, they’re the proud parents of two sons. Logan Phineas was born in 2012 while Ford was born in 2014.
Ryan had interest in glamour world since the childhood. While in his schools, he was an important member of his school’s theater department and had also sung in the school choir. However, as he grew up, he chose to make his career in journalism, like his father. After completing his graduation, he worked as a journalist for nearly 7-8 years serving for Los Angeles Times, The Miami Herald, New York Daily News, and Entertainment Weekly. In the late 1990s, he realized that journalism was not for him, so he didn’t take long to change the gears.
He broke into scriptwriting and his first script was purchased by Steven Spielberg. However, it earned him nothing more than a few bucks. His writing skills actually got noticed when he wrote the teen comedy series ‘Popular’. This TV series lasted for 2 years and gave him a scriptwriter status. In 2003, he wrote a drama series Nip/Truck which took him to a whole new level of popularity bagging him several award nominations and critical acclaim.
In 2009, he came up with another hit script and it was Glee. He experimented with the drama-comedy and garnered huge accolades for his variations in writing. Following that, he wrote some other film screenplays and TV series. Lately, he also tried his hands in producing and directing and achieved a great success.
Awards & achievements
As a screenwriter, producer, and director, Ryan has won several awards and nominations. He has won 3 Primetime Emmy Awards, 1 BAFTA Award, 1 Critic Choice TV Award, 1 Hollywood Film Award, and Humanitas Prize. He also received a Grammy Award nomination.
Net worth of Ryan Murphy
Ryan Murphy is a successful scriptwriter, director and producer. Not only one, he has written many blockbuster hit scripts. And lately, he has also gained huge success as a producer and director. So, he has churned out a copious net worth through the show business. Ryan Murphy have a jaw-breaking net worth of $120 million at present. He has surely worked as a journalist for some big media networks but he has earned the money mainly through the glamour world. His net worth is likely to increase in upcoming years as he at the peak of his career.
It’s not easy to change your career in the 30s and then achieving such a great success in life. Ryan Murphy is indeed a gifted person who managed to do this.