Ryan Murphy (filmmaker) Age, Height, Net Worth, Career, Biography, and More

Ryan Murphy (born 9 November 1965) is a well-known American filmmaker, producer, and director. He is known for his marvelous revolution in Hollywood Industry by writing soul-captivating storylines. Here is his biography, wiki, and life story.

Ryan Murphy was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on November 9, 1965. He was brought up in a Christian Family. His background is both Irish and Danish. He has worked on a number of popular stories like the “American Horror Story”, “American Crime Story”, “Glee”, and “pose”. Murphy was a journalist, in the beginning, working for the “Miami Herald”, “Los angles Times”, “New York daily news” and more. Ryan steps his foot into the TV Industry with the teen show “Popular”. He has been married to photographer David Miller (2012).

Ryan Murphy Biography/ Wiki

Quick Biography
NameRyan Murphy
ProfessionFilmmaker, Producer, Director
Known ForInside Look: The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story
The Prom
American Horror Story: Freak Show
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Personal Life
Date Of BirthNovember 9, 1965
BirthplaceIndianapolis, Indiana
AgeRyan Murphy is 58 years old (as of 2024)
Zodiac SignScorpio
SchoolCatholic school
College/UniversityWarren Central High School
Education QualificationGraduation in Journalism
Family and More
FatherJim Murphy
MotherJ. Andy Murphy
SisterNot Known
Personal Life Relationship
Martial StatusMarried
Husband/ SpouseDavid Miller (since 2012)

What is Ryan Murphy’s age?

Ryan Murphy is 58 years old (as of 2024)


Murphy started his career as a journalist in New York Times. After this, he was inclined toward filmmaking and television. He’s worked as a screenwriter, director, and producer. He launched his program, Popular, in 1999. Thereafter, he started working on multiple projects – Nip/tuck in 2003 and Glee in 2009. Glee, a series about a high school Glee club became popular as it debuted on FOX. It stars actress “Jane Lynch”. The series was highly appreciated and made Murphy’s roots significant in the television industry. He worked with writers”Brad Falchuk” and “Ian Brennan” who were also the co-directors of the show.


His show “American Horror Story” was considered the best of its genre among the other horror shows. It was his notice-worthy project.

Ryan made his directorial debut with “Running with Scissors”, which was based on Augusten Burrough’s top-selling memoir of the same name.

“American Horror Story”

Murphy served as the executive producer of “American Horror Story”, an acclaimed horror and anthology series consisting of 11 seasons. Famous actors Dylan McDermott, Kim Kardashian, and Jessica Lange were cast in the series which was released on October 5, 2011. The massive hit show had a running time of about 33-71 minutes and was produced on a budget of approx $39+ million(s).


The pilot episode was shot on location in a house in Country Club Park, Los Angeles, California, which serves as the haunted house and crime scene in the series. It depicted the stories of victims who were attacked and went through a trail of horror incidents. Elements like ghosts and fictional characters were used to make it seem realistic.

It turned out a massive hit among viewers. John Landgraf, the CEO of the network, commented on the show’s success y saying that American Horror Story, is the network’s highest-rated series.


1999-2001PopularCreator, Writer, and Director
2003-2010Nip/TuckCreator, Writer and Director
2009-PresentGleeCo-Creator (With Ian Brennan and Brad Falchuk), Writer and Director
2011-PresentThe Glee ProjectCreator, Writer, and Director
2011 – PresentAmerican Horror StoryCo-Creator (With Brad Falchuk), Writer and Director
2012The New NormalCo-Creator


He directed and produced many films including his debut Running With Scissors.

Murphy during the launch of The Prom
The Prom(2020)” Poster Highlights
2006Running With ScissorsDirector
2010Eat, Prey, LoveDirector
2011Glee – The Consort movieProducer
2014The Normal HeartExecutive Producer
2014OpenExecutive Producer
2020A Secret LoveProducer
2020The PromProducer
2021Pray AwayExecutive Producer
2022Mr.Harrigon’s Phone Producer
Upcoming Films
2023One Hit WondersProducer
Running with scissors(2006)

Awards And Nominations

Dorian Awards

  • TV Director of the Year-2015(The Normal Heart)
  • Wilde Artist of the Year-2013
  • Wilde Artist of the Year-2013

Emmy Awards

  • Outstanding Directing for a comic series-2010(Glee)
  • Outstanding Television Movie-2014 (The Normal Heart)
  • Outstanding Limited Series-2016 (The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story)
  • Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction or Reality Series-2016 (Inside Look: The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story)
  • Outstanding Limited Series-2018(The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story)
  • Outstanding Directing for a limited series-2018 (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story)

Golden Globe Award

  • Best miniseries or television film -2017(American Crime Story)
  • Carol Burnett Award-2023

Ryan Murphy net worth

Ryan Murphy is a successful American writer, producer, and director for film and television. According to Celebrity Net Worth, his net worth is $150 million. He has invested in real estate, purchasing a Beverly Hills mansion for $10 million from Diane Keaton and a Brentwood home for $16.25 million in 2013. In 2021, he expanded his Brentwood property by purchasing the house next door from Ari Emanuel for $7.2 million.

Ryan Murphy’s properties

Property NameLocationPurchase Price
Beverly Hills MegamansionBeverly Hills, California$48 million
Brentwood Ranch HouseBrentwood, California$7.2 million
Spanish Colonial-Revival HouseBeverly Hills, California$10 million
Wallingford EstateBeverly Hills, California$61 million
Source: Robbreport, realtor

Some FAQs About Ryan Murphy

To whom is Murphy married?

He is married to his 15 years old friend-David Miller.

What was the debut project of Ryan Murphy?

He debuted with the TV Show Popular in 1999.

What are the upcoming projects of Ryan Murphy?

He is currently working on Face(Under Development) and Need(Under Development)

Does he drink alcohol?

Yes, he does.

What are some significant achievements of Ryan Murphy?

Murphy has won 6 Emmy awards out of 36 nominations. In addition to this, he has won a Golden Globe Award for American Horror Story as a producer.

Ryan with his spouse David Miller


  • Murphy is openly gay – he came out to his parents when he was 15 years old.
  • When he was five years old he asked for a subscription to Vogue magazine and later became a journalist.
  • Murphy grew up in a Catholic household and continues to go to church.
  • He serves on the National Advisory Board of the Young Storytellers Foundation.
  • He adopted the puppy from ‘The New Normal’ after its Pilot episode.


Ryan is a successful filmmaker, director, and scriptwriter. His scripts are based on his past experiences and understanding. He gave a massive hit “American horror story” which was based on the thriller genre. Murphy is working on his upcoming TV series as a sequel to his previous shows. He is married to David Miller.

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