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Ryan Murphy is the co-creator and executive producer of "Glee," television's most award-winning new series of the 2009-2010 season. "Glee" was recently honored with four Emmy Awards; a Peabody Award; a Golden Globe for Best Television Series, Comedy or Musical; a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series; and a People's Choice Award for Favorite New TV Comedy.

Additionally, Murphy was recognized with a Directors Guild of America nomination and the
Ryan Murphy in "The Glee Project"
Ryan Murphy The Glee Project
show received a Writers Guild of America nomination for Best Comedy Series and Best New Series. The American Film Institute also named "Glee" one of the Top 10 TV Programs of the Year. Murphy's work on "Glee" was recently recognized by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with an Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series and Emmy nominations for Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series.

Prior to "Glee," Murphy created and executive-produced the critically acclaimed "Nip/Tuck," for which he wrote and directed multiple episodes of the series. When it debuted in 2004, "Nip/Tuck" was the only freshman drama to earn a Golden Globe nomination for Best TV Series, Drama. That same year, Murphy earned his first-ever Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series, and in 2005, "Nip/Tuck" won the Golden Globe for Best TV Series, Drama.

Murphy began his career as a journalist, writing for such publications as The Miami Herald, Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News and Entertainment Weekly. His screenwriting career began in the late 1990s when Steven Spielberg purchased his romantic comedy "Why Can't I Be Audrey Hepburn?." Murphy's next effort was "Popular," a comedy series he created and produced.

In 2006, Murphy directed the feature film of Augusten Burroughs' "Running With Scissors," starring Annette Bening. Most recently, Murphy directed the film adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert's best-selling memoir "Eat Pray Love," which stars Julia Roberts and was produced by Brad Pitt.



Originally from Indianapolis, Murphy graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor's degree in journalism. He now lives in Los Angeles.



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Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
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