Darren Star

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Darren Star
Born Darren Star
(1961-07-25) July 25, 1961 (age 56)
Potomac, Maryland, U.S.
Alma mater UCLA
Occupation Film, television producer, director, writer

Darren 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 Beverly Hills, 90210, Melrose Place, and Sex and the City.

Early life[edit]

Darren Star was born to a Jewish family[1] in Potomac, Maryland. His mother was a freelance writer and his father was an orthodontist.[2] He attended Winston Churchill High School and UCLA.[citation needed]


He created the television series Beverly Hills, 90210 and Melrose Place, and he was the creator and a writer for the HBO series Sex and the City.[3]

He also worked on Central Park West (1995), Grosse Pointe (2000), The $treet (2000), Miss Match (2003), Kitchen Confidential (2005), Runaway (2006) and Cashmere Mafia (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. He sits on the board of directors of Project Angel Food.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Star is openly gay.[5] He is Jewish and has residences in New York City and Los Angeles.[6] His main residence is in Bel Air, Los Angeles.[7] It originally was designed by architect John Byers in the late 1930s, redesigned by James Dolena in 1960, and recently renovated by Mark Rios.[7] Despite being openly gay, Star fired openly gay actor John Barrowman for refusing to conceal his own sexuality or lie about the existence of his then-boyfriend (now husband).[8]






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