Shonda Lynn Rhimes, a multi talented woman known for her creativity in screenwriting, highly respected producer and author has made a significant impact in the history of Africa owing to her induction into the television hall of fame, directly joining ranks with the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Diahann Carroll who were inducted in 1993 and 2011 respectively.
The television academy hall of fame which was found in 1984 serves as a recognition platform for notable actors, actresses, producers, writer comedians and the like who produces work that causes tremendous changes to the television world.
The award didnt come as a suprise, although quite early in her career, making a loud testament to her talent and intriguing creativity.
Born in January 13, 1970, in Chicago, Illinois, she expressed her talent for story telling quite early, a talent spiked by time spent as a hospital volunteer in high school. She went on to major in English and film studies, earning her bachelor’s degree in 1991.
Despite the slow start in her career, owing to unemployment and lack of recognition for her works, she progressed steadily, coming to a climax when she entered a deal with Netflix, which was announced on August 14, 2017.
She is best known as the head writer , executive producer and show runner of the television medical drama Grey Anatomy, Private Practice and Political Thriller Series Scandal, all of which have been aired on ABC.
Surprising or not, the award is well deserved, a pay off for her hard work and time spent into writing scripts of movies which ended up as blockbusters.
Following her induction which is to take place November 15 at the academy’s Saban Media Center alongside other employees, Hayma Washington, chairman and CEO of the television stated his excitement at welcoming the latest group of distinguished individuals, known for their innovations and contributions towards reshaping the television world, leaving a mark on the medium and in our culture.
We Celebrate You Shonda!