Darren Star

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Darren Star
Darren Star on Sidewalks Entertainment about Younger.jpg
Star interviewed on Sidewalks Entertainment about Younger in 2017
Born (1961-07-25) July 25, 1961 (age 58)
Alma materUCLA
OccupationFilm, television producer, director, writer

Darren Star (born July 25, 1961) is an American producer, director, and writer of film and television. He is best known for creating the television series Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990–2000), Melrose Place (1992–1999), Sex and the City (1998–2004), and Younger (2015–present).

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.[3]


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.[4]

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.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Star is openly gay.[6] He is Jewish and has residences in New York City and Los Angeles.[7] His main residence is in Bel Air, Los Angeles.[8] It originally was designed by architect John Byers in the late 1930s, redesigned by James Dolena in 1960, and later renovated by Mark Rios.[8]




Executive producer[edit]


  1. ^ 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
  2. ^ Filmreference.com
  3. ^ Brennan, Patricia (December 23, 1990). "Signals From the Fast Lane". The Washington Post. p. N10.
  4. ^ "DARREN STAR, creator, 'Beverly Hills 90210'". New York Times. August 31, 2008. Retrieved 2010-08-10.
  5. ^ Project Angel Food Board Archived 2013-03-04 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Romesburg, Don (December 27, 1994). "Saint Savant?". The Advocate. Archived from the original on October 24, 1996. Retrieved October 23, 2009.
  7. ^ Kupfer, Ruta (2008-12-02). "'Sex and the City' creator Darren Star: Hollywood looking to Israel for ideas". Haaretz. Retrieved 3 August 2009.
  8. ^ a b Mayer Rus, Darren Star's Bel Air Home, Architectural Digest, 2012

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