Michael Patrick King
September 14, 1954
Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Film/television producer, director and writer
Michael Patrick King (born September 14, 1954) is an American director, writer and producer for television shows and films.
Life and career [ edit ]
King was born to an Irish-American family in
Scranton, Pennsylvania and was raised as a Roman Catholic. [1 ] King attended Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pennsylvania for three years. [2 ] In 1975, King moved to New York, did comedy, and wrote plays. He also was a member of a comedy improv group called The Broadway Local which mostly performed at Manhattan Punch Line Theatre. They were considered to be the in-house Improv group there. [3 ]
He eventually moved to Los Angeles, where he found work writing for the television series
, and was nominated for several Emmys. Murphy Brown He has written for another [4 ] HBO show, , as well as for broadcast shows The Comeback , Will & Grace and Good Advice . But he is best known for his work on the Cybill HBO series , which was created by Sex and the City Darren Star. King wrote all the season premieres and finales of Sex and the City (except its Pilot, written by Star, and the fifth season finale, which King co-wrote with Cindy Chupack). King also directed [5 ] the show's film adaptation, and its follow-up, . He is featured on The Other Network Writers Room, an audio series for aspiring comedy writers. Sex and the City 2
He is openly gay
and owns [6 ] Arcade Productions. He lives in Greenwich Village.
He is the co-creator of the CBS comedy
. 2 Broke Girls
Filmography [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Profile of Michael Patrick King
^ "Michael Patrick King and Sex and the City 2" by Rachel Abramowitz, Los Angeles Times, May 2, 2010
^ "Michael Patrick King", Sex and the City Cast & Crew , retrieved 2007-11-27
^ Sex and the City episodes
^ Poniewozik, James (March 7, 2005), "Queer Eye for Straight TV", Time Magazine , retrieved 2007-11-27
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