After starting out as a journalist, Murphy moved into movie and television, where he is worked as a producer, screenwriter and director. In 2009, Murphy’s popular show Glee, about a high school glee club, debuted on FOX.
One of television’s most honored originators, Ryan Murphy was born on November 9, 1965, in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Oddly enough, his early childhood was shaped by his two biggest fires: television and his hope to eventually become another pope, each of which, he declares, helped him get through Catholic school within their own manner.
“And, needless to say, by the time I got off the bus I might ‘ve perpetrated three and I was like, “Well, this day’s destroyed. I will start again tomorrow.’ But I ‘d practice with my staff and that I had this ensemble of robes. I’d pretend to, I mean I was actually into it for quite quite many years, and after that slowly it dawned on me that I wouldn’t have the ability to undergo a day committing no sin, and opportunities were that I was not going to be the pope. So I needed to appear with a different fantasy since I was not interested in being only a priest. I needed to draw a bead on really, extremely high.”
He joined the school’s theatre department, sang in the school choir and edited its paper.
By his own accounts, Murphy was a popular and assured child, who at the age of 15 took the daring step of declaring he was homosexual. “I only sort of pronounced it, and that was that,” he told Terry Gross. “And that I think because I used to be popular, and that I hung out with all the most popular children … I kind of was covered.”
After graduating in 1983, Murphy registered at Indiana University, where he majored in journalism. After several internships, including ones in the Washington Post as well as the Miami Herald, Murphy moved to the paper world full time and finally started working as a reporter in La, where he lives now.
Murphy’s writing was a mixture of lifestyle pieces and pop culture stories that appeared in publications such as the La Times and Entertainment Weekly. In the late 1990s, he sold a script titled, “Why Can Not I Be Audrey Hepburn?”
The movie, however, was never completed.
The sale of his script driven Murphy to forego journalism and embark on a lifetime career in film and television. His first program, Popular, a teen comedy drama for the WB Network starring Carly Pope and Leslie Bibb, ran for three seasons, starting in 1999.
More success came in 2003 together with the introduction of FX’s Nip/Tuck, which tells the story of two plastic surgeons residing and working in Miami, Florida. The tremendously successful program, which finished in 2010, was born from Murphy’s days as a journalist, when he began work on an investigative piece about the growing popularity of plastic surgery.
Murphy continued his strong run in 2009, together with the introduction of Glee. The show, which will be in regards to a high school glee club and stars celebrity Jane Lynch, made Murphy a powerhouse in the television world. Murphy and Falchuk also have worked as the program’s major managers.
Murphy afterwards served as executive producer on American Horror Story, an acclaimed show that started in 2011 with playing luminaries like Jessica Lange and Dylan McDermott. Subsequently in May 2012, NBC announced plans to air Murphy’s latest show, The New Normal. The program, which ran to get a season, told the story of a blended family that includes a homosexual couple as well as a girl who becomes their surrogate.
In May 2014, the HBO movie The Normal Heart debuted, chronicling the story of the beginning of the AIDS catastrophe in New York.Murphy was among the executive producers on the job, adapted in the play of exactly the same name andwinning an Emmy for Outstanding Television Movie.