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Darren Star was born on the 25th July 1961 in Potomac, Maryland, USA, of Jewish descent, and is a television and film writer, director, and producer, best known for creating such series as “Beverly Hills, 90210” (1990-2000), “Melrose Place” (1992-1999), and “Sex and the City” (1998-2004). Star’s career started in 1990.

Have you ever wondered how rich Darren Star is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Star’s net worth is as high as $120 million, an amount earned through his successful career as a writer and producer. In addition to being a creator of several popular series in the ‘90s and early 2000s, Star has also directed television movies which improved his wealth.

Darren Star Net Worth $120 Million

Darren Star‘s father who was an orthodontist, and his mother worked as a freelance writer; he grew up in Maryland, and attended Winston Churchill High School, before studying at UCLA.

Star’s career started when he worked as a co-producer and writer of “Beverly Hills, 90210” in 1990, starring Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, and Luke Perry. The series was a huge success in America and Europe as well, and earned four Golden Globe nominations. It was aired for ten seasons until 2000, and helped Star to increase his net worth significantly. In the meantime, he created “Melrose Place”, a series relatively similar to “Beverly Hills”, but mostly intended for teenagers; it was aired from 1992 to 1999, and although it wasn’t quite popular in audience numbers as its predecessor, the series received five Golden Globe nominations.

Between the two hit shows, Darren wrote the screenplay for the movie called “If Looks Could Kill” (1991) starring Richard Grieco, Linda Hunt, and Roger Rees; the film grossed over $7.5 million and additionally improved Star’s wealth. He then wrote the story for the comedy “Doin’ Time on Planet Earth” (1992), before creating the series “Central Park West” – or “C.P.W.” – in 1995, which follows the stories of ambitious New Yorkers and their pursuit of money, power, and sex. The series aired for two seasons, and earned two Primetime Emmy’s nominations.

The next major project in Star’s career was HBO’s hit series “Sex and the City”, which was aired for six seasons from 1998 to 2004, starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, and Cynthia Nixon. Unlike his previous shows, this one achieved bigger mainstream success, and won eight Golden Globes and one Primetime Emmy for Darren Star. Also, it elevated his net worth to multi-millionaire status, and placed him among the richest television producers.

Star failed to produce such lucrative series as before, and most of his next projects were underachieving. The mentionable are “The $treet” (2000-2001), that lived for only one season, as well as the comedy “Grosse Pointe” (2000-2001) (17 episodes), “Miss Match” (2003) starring Alicia Silverstone, and “Generation Y” (2009) which was a complete failure and didn’t see daylight after a pilot episode. The remakes of “90210” (2008-2013) and “Melrose Place” (2009-2010) refreshed his career somewhat, and he also produced “Kitchen Confidential” (2005-2006) starring Bradley Cooper, “Cashmere Mafia” (2008) with Lucy Liu, and “GCB” (2012). Most recently, Star created the series called “Younger” in 2015, and it is still running. He has announced that he would produce a biography movie about Anita Bryant, but the release date is still unknown.

Regarding his personal life, Darren Star is openly gay. He has estates in both New York and Los Angeles, but he lives in Bel Air, L.A.

Quick Facts

Birth date: July 25, 1961
Birth place: Potomac, Maryland, United States
Profession:Producer
Education:Winston Churchill High School, University of California, Los Angeles
Nationality:American
Awards:Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1His 3,000-sq.-foot, 3-bedroom condo in Manhattan overlooking the park at One Central Park West is on sale for $15 million (Sept. 2012). Star said he lives and works mostly in Los Angeles and hasn't had enough time to enjoy the apt.
2Was born and raised in Potomac, Maryland, which was his inspiration for "Beverly Hills, 90210".
3Attended Winston Churchill High School.
4Studied at UCLA with Daphne Zuniga (who starred in his show, Melrose Place)
5Announces defection from Michael Ovitz's embattled AMG to seek representation with William Morris Agency, April 2002.


Quotes

#Quote
1Male nudity, full-frontal nudity, has always been considered a lot more taboo than female nudity. As far back as I can remember, there's been a double standard between men and women. I think it's time that men get equal time in terms of nudity.


Pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2001Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy SeriesSex and the City (1998)· Michael Patrick King (executive producer)
· Jenny Bicks (co-executive producer)
· Cindy Chupack (co-executive producer)
· John P. Melfi (co-executive producer)
· Sarah Jessica Parker (producer)
2001PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Episodic Television, ComedySex and the City (1998)· Michael Patrick King
· John P. Melfi
· Jenny Bicks

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2000Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy SeriesSex and the City (1998)· Michael Patrick King (executive producer)
· Jenny Bicks (supervising producer)
· John P. Melfi (supervising producer)
1999Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy SeriesSex and the City (1998)· Michael Patrick King (co-executive producer)
· Barry Jossen (co-executive producer)


Filmography

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
YoungerTV Series created for television by - 36 episodes, 2015 - 2016 creator - 11 episodes, 2017 written by - 10 episodes, 2015 - 2016 teleplay by - 1 episode, 2015
90210TV Series series "Beverly Hills, 90210" created by - 70 episodes, 2009 - 2013 characters - 19 episodes, 2008 - 2009 creator: series "Beverly Hills, 90210" - 4 episodes, 2010 - 2011 creator - 4 episodes, 2010 teleplay - 1 episode, 2008
Sex and the City 22010television series creator
Melrose PlaceTV Series creator - 6 episodes, 2010 series "Melrose Place" created by - 2 episodes, 2009 teleplay - 1 episode, 2009
Niños ricos, pobres padres2009TV Series creator
Sex and the City2008television series creator
Sex and the CityTV Series created by - 94 episodes, 1998 - 2004 written by - 12 episodes, 1998 - 2000 teleplay by - 1 episode, 1998
Miss MatchTV Series created by - 18 episodes, 2003 teleplay - 1 episode, 2003
55 Mercer Street2001TV Series
Grosse PointeTV Series created by - 17 episodes, 2000 - 2001 written by - 5 episodes, 2000 - 2001
The $treetTV Series created by - 12 episodes, 2000 - 2001 written by - 1 episode, 2000
Beverly Hills, 90210TV Series created by - 291 episodes, 1990 - 2000 written by - 11 episodes, 1990 - 1992 teleplay by - 1 episode, 1992
Melrose PlaceTV Series created by - 219 episodes, 1992 - 1999 written by - 12 episodes, 1992 - 1994 teleplay - 1 episode, 1993
C.P.W.TV Series created by - 21 episodes, 1995 - 1996 written by - 7 episodes, 1995 - 1996
Bill & Ted's Excellent AdventuresTV Series story - 1 episode teleplay - 1 episode
If Looks Could Kill1991screenplay
Doin' Time on Planet Earth1988screenplay / story

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Anitaproducer announced
Younger2015-2017TV Series executive producer - 35 episodes
HR2014TV Movie executive producer
GCB2012TV Series executive producer - 10 episodes
Sex and the City 22010producer
Sex and the City2008producer
Cashmere Mafia2008TV Series executive producer - 7 episodes
Manchild2007TV Movie executive producer
Runaway2006TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Kitchen Confidential2005-2006TV Series executive producer - 13 episodes
Miss Match2003TV Series executive producer - 13 episodes
Grosse Pointe2000-2001TV Series executive producer - 17 episodes
The $treet2000TV Series executive producer - 6 episodes
Sex and the City1998-2000TV Series executive producer - 48 episodes
C.P.W.1995-1996TV Series executive producer - 21 episodes
Beverly Hills, 90210TV Series executive producer - 93 episodes, 1992 - 1995 supervising producer - 37 episodes, 1991 - 1992 co-producer - 13 episodes, 1990 - 1991
Melrose Place1992-1995TV Series executive producer - 93 episodes

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
We Were Here2011/IDocumentary major donor
Sex and the City2001-2004TV Series executive consultant - 46 episodes
The Dorm That Dripped Blood1982production staff

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Younger2015TV Series 3 episodes
HR2014TV Movie
Kitchen Confidential2005TV Series 2 episodes
Miss Match2003TV Series 2 episodes
55 Mercer Street2001TV Series
Grosse Pointe2001TV Series 1 episode
Sex and the City1998-1999TV Series 2 episodes
Beverly Hills, 902101991TV Series 2 episodes

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Beverly Hills, 902101995TV SeriesExecutive in Limo

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Patricia Field: Fashion Visionary2013ShortHimself
America in Primetime2011TV Series documentaryHimself - Creator, Sex and the City
Et Hollywood créa la femme2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Séries express2009TV SeriesHimself
TV Land Moguls2009TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Make or Break TV2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Sexo en serie2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
A Recipe for Comedy2007Video documentary shortHimself
Biography2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Sex and the City: A Farewell2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Brilliant But Cancelled: Pilot Season2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Heroes of Comedy: Women on Top2003TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Brilliant But Cancelled2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Perfect Pitch2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Inside TV Land: Taboo TV2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Intimate Portrait2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Face Time2002TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee (2002)
The 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards2001TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Comedy Series
The 12th Annual Golden Laurel Awards2001TV SpecialHimself - Winner
Lauren Hutton and...1995TV SeriesHimself
The 19th Annual People's Choice Awards1993TV SpecialHimself

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