Darren Star

Producer, Screenwriter, Director
When the series he created, "Beverly Hills, 90210" premiered on Fox in 1990 and launched his career, Darren Star was credited by some with energizing the network and with reviving the Spelling TV empire. Prior to ... Read more »
Born: 07/25/1961

Filmography

Producer (10)

GCB 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Sex and the City 2 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

Cashmere Mafia 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Sex and the City 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Runaway 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Kitchen Confidential 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Melrose Place 1990 - 1996, 1998 - 2001, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Miss Match 1990 - 1996, 1998 - 2001, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Showrunner

The $Treet 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Central Park West 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Actor (9)

When Melrose Place Ruled The World 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The E! True Hollywood Story: Heather Locklear 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Brilliant But Cancelled 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Women of "Sex and the City" 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

What Is a Producer? 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

A Day in the Lives of Melrose Place 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (8)

Sex and the City 2 2010 (Movie)

(from characters) (Source Material)

Melrose Place 2009 (TV Show)

Source Material

90210 2008 (TV Show)

Source Material

Sex and the City 2008 (Movie)

(Characters as Source Material)

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures 1990 - 1996, 1998 - 2001, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Writer

If Looks Could Kill 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Doin' Time on Planet Earth 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Doin' Time on Planet Earth 1988 (Movie)

(From Story)
Director (4)

Younger 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Director

Beverly Hills 90210 1990 - 2001, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Director

Sex and the City 1990 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Director

Grosse Pointe 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Director

Biography

When the series he created, "Beverly Hills, 90210" premiered on Fox in 1990 and launched his career, Darren Star was credited by some with energizing the network and with reviving the Spelling TV empire. Prior to "90210," Star's entire writing output had amounted to an unproduced "Charles in Charge" spec script and two features, "Doing Time on Planet Earth" (1988), a failed comedy about a teenager convinced he must be from another planet, and "If Looks Could Kill" (1991), a teenage spy spoof that was supposed to turn Richard Grieco into a film star but didn't.

Relationships

Dennis Erdman

Companion
Together since c. 1996

Marc Star

Brother
Worked as a production assistant on "Melrose Place" (FOX)

Bonnie Star

Sister
Owns a Los Angeles agency

EDUCATION

University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California 1979

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California

Winston Churchill High School

Potomac, Maryland

Milestones

2008

Executive produced the film version of his HBO series, "Sex and the City: The Movie"

2008

Executive produced the short-lived ABC series, "Cashmere Mafia"; competed indirectly with NBC's "Lipstick Jungle," created by Star's former creative partner from "Sex and the City" Candace Bushnell

2005

Produced the FOX series, "Kitchen Confidential"; based on the non-fiction book by Anthony Bourdain

2003

Created the NBC series "Miss Match" starring Alicia Silverstone as a lawyer/high-end matchmaker

1998

Produced (also wrote and directed episodes) the hit HBO series, "Sex and the City"; show inspired by Candice Bushnell's <i>New York Observer</i> articles and book of the eame name

1995

Created (also wrote and produced) the short-lived series, "Central Park West" (CBS)

1992

Created the "90210" spinoff series, "Melrose Place" (FOX); also produced and scripted episodes from 1992-1995

1991

Wrote the Richard Grieco action-comedy, "If Looks Could Kill"

1990

Scripted the pilot for animated series based on the film "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure"

1990

Created the FOX drama series, "Beverly Hills, 90210"; also penned several episodes and executive produced until 1995

1988

First produced screenplay, the sci-fi comedy "Doin' Time on Planet Earth"

Bonus Trivia

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According to Soap Opera Digest (September 1995), Star asked for a subscription to Variety when he was 12 years old. The magazine quoted Star's mother, as saying "I think he used his bar mitzvah money to pay for that."

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Darren Star on "Beverly Hills, 90210" (FOX): "They [executives] asked me if I was interested in doing a show about high school. I had never worked in television before but thought it would be interesting. I realized no one has done a show for high school that took kids on their own terms, that looked at lives from their persepctive rather than through adult eyes." - from the Hollywood Reporter, March 2, 1994

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