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TV Producer Ryan Murphy Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

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    TV Producer Ryan Murphy Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
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    (L-R) Kevin James, Jessica Lange, Ryan Murphy, Sarah Paulson, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Leron Gubler, Brad Falchuk and Gwyneth Paltrow attend a ceremony honoring Ryan Murphy with a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame on December 04, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

    A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was unveiled Tuesday honoring Ryan Murphy, the six-time Emmy winning creator of such television series as "Glee," "American Horror Story" and "Nip/Tuck."

    Murphy was joined in speaking at the 11:30 a.m. ceremony in front of the Hudson Hollywood Apartments by actresses Jessica Lange and Sarah Paulson, who have appeared in multiple projects produced by Murphy, Murphy's producing partner Brad Falchuk and actress Gwyneth Paltrow, who appeared on "Glee," where she met Falchuk, who she married this year.

    The star was the 2,653rd since the completion of the Walk of Fame in 1961 with the first 1,558 stars.

    "Ryan Murphy is one of the most creative and brilliant minds in television,'' said Ana Martinez, producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. "His shows open the doors for people to see things they may have never thought of and invites viewers to his world of exhilarating programming." 

    Murphy was born Nov. 30, 1965, in Indianapolis and is an alumnus of Indiana University. He was initially a journalist, writing for such publications as the Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News and Entertainment Weekly.

    Murphy began his entertainment career by selling a script to Steven Spielberg titled, "Why Can't I Be Audrey Hepburn?" which has not been produced.

    The first television series Murphy created was "Popular,'' a teenage comedy-drama that aired on The WB from 1999-2001. The next show he created was "Nip/Tuck," a drama about plastic surgeons that ran on cable's FX from 2003- 2010 and brought Murphy the first of his 29 Emmy nominations, receiving an outstanding directing for a drama series nomination in 2004 for the series pilot.

    Murphy then created the Fox musical comedy-drama about a high school choir "Glee," which ran from 2009-15. It was nominated for outstanding comedy series each of its first two seasons. Murphy received the first of his six Emmys in 2010, winning for outstanding directing for a comedy series for the pilot.

    Murphy produced the Emmy winner for outstanding miniseries two of the past three years, "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" the 2016 winner, and "The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story," the 2018 winner. Both aired on FX.

    Murphy won an outstanding directing for a miniseries movie or a dramatic special Emmy for "The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story." 

    Murphy's other Emmys were for producing the outstanding made for television movie, "The Normal Heart," in 2014 and outstanding short form nonfiction or reality series, "Inside Look: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" in 2016.

    Murphy is also the creator of the FX anthology series "American Horror Story" and the Fox procedural drama "9-1-1." 

    Murphy directed the films "Running with Scissors" and "Eat Pray Love." 

    Murphy's next television project is the Netflix comedy "The Politician," set to debut in 2019.

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