July 25, 1961
Potomac, Maryland, U.S.
|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.
Darren Star was born to a Jewish family in Potomac, Maryland. His mother was a freelance writer and his father was an orthodontist. He attended Winston Churchill High School and UCLA.
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. 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.
Star is openly gay. He is Jewish and has residences in New York City and Los Angeles. His main residence is in Bel Air, Los Angeles. It was originally designed by architect John Byers in the late 1930s, redesigned by James Dolena in 1960, and recently renovated by Mark Rios. 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).
- Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990–2000)
- Melrose Place (1992–99)
- Central Park West (1995–96)
- Sex and the City (1998–2004)
- Grosse Pointe (2000–01)
- Miss Match (2003)
- Younger (2015–present)
- Haaratz: "'Sex and the City' Creator Darren Star: Hollywood Looking to Israel for Ideas - Star, 47, sat down to speak with Haaretz last week at the end of a brief but intense visit to Israel" by Ruta Kupfer February 12, 2008
- "DARREN STAR, creator, 'Beverly Hills 90210'". New York Times. August 31, 2008. Retrieved 2010-08-10.
- Project Angel Food Board Archived 2013-03-04 at the Wayback Machine.
- Romesburg, Don (December 27, 1994). "Saint Savant?". The Advocate. Archived from the original on October 24, 1996. Retrieved October 23, 2009.
- Kupfer, Ruta (2008-12-02). "'Sex and the City' creator Darren Star: Hollywood looking to Israel for ideas". Haaretz. Retrieved 3 August 2009.
- Mayer Rus, Darren Star's Bel Air Home, Architectural Digest, 2012
- Minn, Hayley (2016-12-07). "Which TV show sacked John Barrowman for being gay?". Daily Mirror. Retrieved April 7, 2017.