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Alma mater  UCLA
Name  Darren Star
Role  Producer

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Born  July 25, 1961 (age 54) (1961-07-25) Potomac, Maryland, U.S.
Occupation  Film, television producer, director, writer
Movies  Sex and the City, Sex and the City 2, If Looks Could Kill
Education  Winston Churchill High School, University of California, Los Angeles
Awards  Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series
TV shows  Sex and the City, Younger, Beverly Hills - 90210, Melrose Place, 90210
Similar People  Michael 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.


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Early life

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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.


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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.

Personal life

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).


  • Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990–2000)
  • Melrose Place (1992–99)
  • Central Park West (1995–96)
  • Sex and the City (1998–2004)
  • Grosse Pointe (2000–01)
  • Miss Match (2003)
  • Younger (2015–present)
  • Screenwriter

  • Doin' Time on Planet Earth (1988)
  • If Looks Could Kill (1991)


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