Mixed Chicks Black History Month – Shonda Rhimes

by Linda Ripoll in News on 4th February 2014


Shonda Rhimes is one of Hollywood’s most influential producers, writers and directors. The daughter of a college professor and administrator, Rimes grew up in Chicago with two brothers and three sisters. Like many aspiring screenwriters, Rhimes eventually made the trek to Hollywood to make her mark.

Soon thereafter, she began finding work on different productions and quickly began showcasing her writing talents which lead to her penning the acclaimed HBO movie “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge”. Known for developing several of television’s most successful dramas, including Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice and Scandal, Rimes has catapulted herself from aspiring screenwriter to media force to be reckoned with.

As more women of color work to break down the barriers within the world of entertainment, Rhimes will be a shining beacon of hope and inspiration that hard work, talent and perseverance do lead to success!