Meet Shonda Rhimes, the creator, executive producer, writer and the founder of Shondaland.
The rundown: Thursday nights belong to her. But by year’s end, according to Essence magazine, Shonda Rhimes‘s prime-time reign will expand even further, as she will be credited as creator, executive producer, and/or writer on five ABC series: Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, How to Get Away With Murder, The Catch and the upcoming Still Star-Crossed.
Producer, writer, and the Queen of Television – @shondarhimes. A true pioneer in every possible way. #SheInspiresMe #InternationalWomensDay pic.twitter.com/ijg5TxjVq6
— Taylor Cordingley (@TLCordingley) March 8, 2017
Pop culture impact: Since Grey’s 2005 premiere, Shonda Rhimes has captivated audiences by showcasing a true depiction of humanity. With respect to the latter, Rhimes remains boldly unapologetic. “I’m normalizing TV,” she has famously said. “I’m making TV look like the world looks.”
#InternationalWomensDay @shondarhimes thank you. pic.twitter.com/6r56xR2uoR
— filly (@afilardz) March 8, 2017
Life offset: The mom of three daughters is also a New York Times best-selling author. The most rewarding part? “Getting to do a job that I love and being paid for it – and going home happy every day,” she says.