Darren Star

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Darren Star
Born Darren Bennett Star
(1961-07-25) July 25, 1961 (age 53)
Potomac, Maryland, U.S.
Alma mater UCLA
Occupation Film, television producer, director, writer

Darren Bennett Star (born July 25, 1961) is an American producer, director and writer for film and television. He is best known for creating the television series Melrose Place, Beverly Hills, 90210 and Sex and the City.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Darren Star was born in Potomac, Maryland. His mother was a freelance writer and his father was an orthodontist.[1] He attended Winston Churchill High School and UCLA.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

He created the television series Beverly Hills, 90210 and Melrose Place (with Aaron Spelling) and was the creator and a writer for the HBO series Sex and the City.[2]

He also worked on CBS' Central Park West (1995), The WB's Grosse Pointe (2000), Fox's The $treet (2000), NBC's Miss Match (2003), Kitchen Confidential (2005), The CW's Runaway (2006) and ABC's Cashmere Mafia, which premiered in 2008.[citation needed] He was the producer of Sex and the City: The Movie, which was released in 2008 and its sequel, Sex and the City 2 which was released in 2010.[citation needed]

In 2002, he was the recipient of the Austin Film Festival's Outstanding Television Writer Award. HBO reportedly planned a Star-penned pilot for a series tentatively titled "Diary of a Manhattan Call Girl".[3]

He sits on the Board of Directors of Project Angel Food.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Star is openly gay,[5] Jewish and has residences in New York City and Los Angeles.[6] His main residence is in Bel Air, Los Angeles.[7] It was originally designed by architect John Byers in the late 1930s, redesigned by James Dolena in 1960, and recently renovated by Mark Rios.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Creator[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Filmreference.com
  2. ^ "DARREN STAR, creator, ‘Beverly Hills 90210’". New York Times. August 31, 2008. Retrieved 2010-08-10. 
  3. ^ Variety
  4. ^ Project Angel Food Board
  5. ^ Romesburg, Don (December 27, 1994). "Saint Savant?". The Advocate. Archived from the original on April 20, 2008. Retrieved October 23, 2009. 
  6. ^ Kupfer, Ruta (2008-12-02). "'Sex and the City' creator Darren Star: Hollywood looking to Israel for ideas". Haaretz. Retrieved 3 August 2009. 
  7. ^ a b Mayer Rus, Darren Star's Bel Air Home, Architectural Digest, 2012

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