Ryan Murphy Wiki: Net worth, TV Show, ‘Nip/Tuck’ & Facts To Know

The super talented writer/producer/director Ryan Murphy has married his partner David Miller. Read about his net worth, TV Show, ‘Nip/Tuck’ and other facts.

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Who is Ryan Murphy?

Ryan Murphy is a screenwriter, film as well as television director and producer. His best works so far are the TV Shows ‘Nip/Tuck’, ‘Glee’ and ‘Popular’. Belonging to an Irish Catholic family, Murphy started his career as a journalist. He worked for newspapers and magazines like ‘The Los Angeles Times’, ‘The Miami Herald’ and ‘Entertainment Weekly’. He had written a script called ‘Why Can’t I Be Audrey Hepburn?’ which was bought by director Steven Spielberg. This was just the big break in his career that he was looking for. He next created the television series, ‘Popular’. He next came with his hit TV Show ‘Nip/Tuck’ that was aired on FX. Many successful series followed next like ‘Glee’ and ‘American Horror Story’. Ryan Murphy has ventured into films also by directing ‘Eat Pray Love’ with Julia Roberts. ‘Eat Pray Love’ was released in 2010. He is also working on other films like ‘Alfred Hitchcock and The Making of Psycho’ and ‘Face’. His television film, ‘The Normal Heart’ was premiered in 2014. ‘The Normal Heart’ won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television movie. Murphy is a religious Catholic who goes to the church regularly. He has been married to photographer David Miller since 2012. They welcomed their first child, a son named Logan Phineas via surrogacy. They welcomed their second son, Ford in 2014. In 2015, Murphy was honored by the Award of Inspiration from the Foundation for Aids Research for his contributions to TV and Films as well as for his work in the fight against AIDS.

Net worth

His net worth is $20 million. The screenwriter has accumulated this net worth with through his successful TV Shows and series.

Early life

Ryan Murphy was born in 1965 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was raised in an Irish Catholic family. He attended a Catholic school for his primary education and then graduated from Warren Central High School in Indianapolis. He had once described his mother, J.Andy Murphy as a ‘Beauty queen to left it all to stay at home and take care of her two sons’. His mother had worked in communications for 20 years and had written five books before she took retirement. Murphy’s dad was in the newspaper industry. He worked as a circulation director for 30 years after which he retired. When Murphy came out as gay, his family took him to see a therapist, who said that nothing was wrong with him other than being “too precocious for his own good”. As a child, he used to hate a lot of football players and used to perform with a choir. Murphy attended the Indiana University Bloomington and majored in journalism from there.

TV shows

Murphy has worked in many TV Shows and many of them became very successful: * Popular and Nip/Tuck
‘Popular’ was his first TV Show. It was a teen comedy series which he co-created with Gina Matthews. The series was first aired on WB in 1999 and ran for two successful seasons ending in 2001. His drama series, ‘Nip/Tuck’ for FX premiered in 2003. Murphy got his first Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Directing for a drama series in 2004. The show had a famous line, ‘Tell me what you don’t like about yourself’ which Murphy picked up from a plastic surgeon when he met him as a journalist researching for an undercover story on plastic surgery in Beverly Hills. The series breathed its last in 2010. *Glee The musical comedy-drama series, ‘Glee’ was first premiered on Fox in 2009. Murphy co-created this with Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan. It was critically praised and he won his first Primetime Emmy Award for directing the pilot episode. The series ran successfully till 2015 and was in its sixth season. * The New Normal The new normal was a half-hour comedy show which premiered on NBC in 2012. The series was based on Murphy’s own experiences of having a child with via surrogacy. * Anthology series Murphy and Falchuk created the ‘American Horror Story’ which was first premiered on FX in 2011. Another companion anthology series was greenlit by the TV channel in 2014 called the ‘American Crime Story’ executive produced by Murphy and Falchuk and it was premiered in 2016. Another comedy-horror semi-anthology series ‘Scream Queens’ was co-created by Murphy, Falchuk and Brennan which lasted for only two seasons. ‘Scream Queens’ was first premiered in 2015.

Ryan Murphy and his production company was once sued by Olivia de Havilland who felt that they had done an unauthorized and inaccurate portrayal of her show Feud’s first season, ‘Bette and Joan’. Her statement read, “”Miss de Havilland was not asked by FX for permission to use her name and identity and was not compensated for such use.” “Further, the FX series puts words in the mouth of Miss de Havilland which are inaccurate and contrary to the reputation she has built over an 80-year professional life, specifically refusing to engage in gossip mongering about other actors in order to generate media attention for herself.” Murphy defended himself saying that he did not ask her because he did not want to disrespect her in any way. Murphy continues his good work and we will get to see many of his upcoming films and shows in the coming years.