BornJuly 25, 1961 (age 54) (1961-07-25) Potomac, Maryland, U.S. OccupationFilm, television producer, director, writer MoviesSex and the City, Sex and the City 2, If Looks Could Kill EducationWinston Churchill High School, University of California, Los Angeles AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series TV showsSex and the City, Younger, Beverly Hills - 90210, Melrose Place, 90210 Similar PeopleMichael Patrick King, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sutton Foster, Candace Bushnell, Miriam Shor
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Darren Star (born July 25, 1961) is an American producer, director and writer for film and television. He is best known for creating the television series Beverly Hills, 90210, Melrose Place and Sex and the City.
Darren Star was born to a Jewish family in Potomac, Maryland. His mother was a freelance writer and his father was an orthodontist. He attended Winston Churchill High School and UCLA.
He created the television series Beverly Hills, 90210 and Melrose Place and was the creator and a writer for the HBO series Sex and the City.
He also worked on CBS' Central Park West (1995), The WB's Grosse Pointe (2000), Fox's The $treet (2000), NBC's Miss Match (2003), Kitchen Confidential (2005), The CW's Runaway (2006) and ABC's Cashmere Mafia, which premiered in 2008. He was the producer of Sex and the City: The Movie, which was released in 2008 and its sequel, Sex and the City 2 which was released in 2010.
In 2002, he was the recipient of the Austin Film Festival's Outstanding Television Writer Award He sits on the Board of Directors of Project Angel Food.
Star is openly gay. He is Jewish and has residences in New York City and Los Angeles. His main residence is in Bel Air, Los Angeles. It was originally designed by architect John Byers in the late 1930s, redesigned by James Dolena in 1960, and recently renovated by Mark Rios. Despite being openly gay, Star fired openly gay actor John Barrowman for refusing to conceal his own sexuality or lie about the existence of his then-boyfriend (now husband).