Ryan Murphy is an industry big-wig when it comes to entertainment. Read on for the facts on Murphy’s accomplishments, his love life, and his latest projects.
1. Murphy Is the Recipient of the Critics’ Choice LOUIS XIII Genius Award
Tonight is the fourth annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards and this year, Murphy is being esteemed with a big honor. Critics’ Choice writes:
Jim Parsons will present the Critics’ Choice LOUIS XIII Genius Award, established to honor an icon in the television industry, to Ryan Murphy, the Emmy Award-winning creator, writer and director of FX’s Emmy-winning American Horror Story; FOX’s Screen Actors Guild and Emmy Award-winning Glee; and FX’s award-winning Nip/Tuck.
2. David Miller Is His Husband
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Ryan Murphy is a married man with a son named Logan Phineas Miller who arrived on Christmas Eve 2012. Murphy and his husband David Miller announced their son’s birth via email to family and friends, according to E! News.
“Logan Phineas Miller Murphy, Born December 24, 2012 9:47 a.m.,” the announcement read, revealing the baby boy’s name and birth details. According to the announcement, the little tyke with the two proud papas weighed in at 6.6 pounds and measured up at 21 inches. The baby reveal also adorably showed a picture of Logan laying inside, appropriately enough, a Christmas stocking.
Just a side note: Murphy’s husband is a dead-ringer for Kevin Bacon.
WHY DOES RYAN MURPHY'S HUSBAND LOOK SO MUCH LIKE KEVIN BACON?!!!! pic.twitter.com/SlxCMGEEOm
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3. Journalism Gave Murphy His Big Break
— Rol Perfecto (@PerfectGleeRol) June 16, 2014
Ryan Murphy started out as a successful journalist, working for The Miami Herald, The Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, Knoxville News Sentinel and Entertainment Weekly. In the 1990s, he began to try his hand at script-writing, which led to Steven Spielberg buying a script from him – Why Can’t I Be Audrey Hepburn? In 1999, Murphy had his first television gig, with the creation of comedy Popular.
4. Glee Is One of Murphy’s Biggest Claims to Fame
As a child, Murphy performed with a choir, so it was only fitting he create a show like Glee later in life. Glee is a very popular musical comedy-drama that has received countless nominations and awards throughout its run thus far. Check out a very memorable clip from the show, filmed after the death of cast member Cory Monteith.
5. His Latest Project Is The Normal Heart
Normal Heart character poster featuring Julia Roberts pic.twitter.com/q6YM66QcSP
— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) April 23, 2014
The Normal Heart has been a big success for Murphy. Daily Mail describes the project as:
The Normal Heart – a film he’s directing about a gay activist who attempts to raise HIV/AIDS awareness during the early 1980s. The drama, due out in 2014, stars Julia Roberts, Alec Baldwin, Mark Ruffalo, Jim Parsons, and Matt Bomer.