Michael Patrick King

Writer, Producer, Director
A former stand-up comic-turned-television scribe, Michael Patrick King was one of the driving creative forces behind the television series and pop culture juggernaut "Sex and the City" (HBO, 1998-2004). Prior to that ... Read more »
Born: 09/14/1954 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Writer (6)

Will & Grace 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 2005, 2011 - 2015 (Tv Show)

From Story

CBS Fall Preview 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Writer

Sex and the City 2 2010 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Sex and the City 2008 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Temporarily Yours 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Writer

The Five Mrs. Buchanans 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Writer
Producer (5)

Cybill 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 2005, 2011 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Sex and the City 1993 - 1994, 1999 - 2005, 2011 - 2012, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

The Comeback 1993 - 1994, 2003 - 2005, 2011 - 2012, 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Sex and the City 2 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

Sex and the City 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)
Director (4)

2 Broke Girls 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 1997, 1999 - 2005, 2011 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Good Advice 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 2005, 2011 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Sex and the City 2 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

Sex and the City 2008 (Movie)

(Director)
Actor (4)

Teri Garr: Comic Appeal 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

How to Be Louise 1988 (Movie)

The Agent (Actor)

Biography

A former stand-up comic-turned-television scribe, Michael Patrick King was one of the driving creative forces behind the television series and pop culture juggernaut "Sex and the City" (HBO, 1998-2004). Prior to that series' inception, King had developed a reputation in Hollywood as a writer and producer with an ear for shows built around strong female characters like "Murphy Brown" (CBS, 1988-1998) and "Will & Grace" (NBC, 1998-2006). "Sex and the City" creator Darren Star recognized these traits and brought him on board as a writer and executive producer, where he helped to develop its four main characters as well as pen numerous scripts. He was richly rewarded for his work on the series, including two Emmys. King returned to the "Sex and the City" (2008) universe as the producer and director of the hotly anticipated feature film version, which reunited its original cast. Much to the amazement of almost everyone who doubted the power of female moviegoers, it opened in first place its first weekend. With the success of its sequel "Sex in the City 2" (2010) and a new sitcom "2 Broke Girls" (CBS, 2011- ) it seemed as if the writer-producer's winning streak was just getting started. Having successfully tapped into the zeitgeist at the turn of the millennium, King had proven himself as one of the more dependable comedic voices in Hollywood, catering to an under-served, yet influential female demographic.

Milestones

2012

With Whitney Cummings, co-created the CBS sitcom "2 Broke Girls"; also executive produced

2010

Directed (also wrote and produced) "Sex and the City 2"

2008

Directed (also wrote and produced) the film version of his successful hit show "Sex and the City: The Movie"

2005

Executive produced and wrote for the HBO comedy series "The Comeback," starring Lisa Kudrow as a former TV actress filming a reality show

1999

Played an HBO publicist in the comedy special "Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm" (HBO)

1998

Produced (also directed and wrote) the hit HBO comedy series "Sex and the City"; show inspired by Candice Bushnell's New York Observer articles and book of the same name; earned several award nominations for producing, directing and writing

1998

Served as consulting producer for NBC's "Will & Grace"; also wrote several episodes

1996

Wrote for the CBS comedy series "Cybill," starring Cybill Shepherd in the lead role

1994

Wrote and directed episodes of the CBS comedy series "Good Advice"

1991

Executive produced and wrote for the CBS comedy series "Murphy Brown" (CBS); received an Emmy nomination in 1993 for Outstanding Comedy Series

1989

TV series writing debut, "The Sweet Life" (Comedy Channel)

Began doing standup comedy and writing plays

Moved to NYC as an aspiring actor

Moved to Los Angeles, CA

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