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Nationality  American
Spouse  Cathy Cahlin Ryan
Role  Screenwriter

Name  Shawn Ryan
Occupation  Screenwriter
Children  Haley Ryan
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Born  October 11, 1966 (age 56) (1966-10-11) Rockford, Illinois, U.S.
Alma mater  Keith Country Day School
Education  Keith Country Day School, Middlebury College
Nominations  Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Movies and TV shows  The Shield, Last Resort, The Chicago Code, The Get Down, Beverly Hills Cop
Similar People  Karl Gajdusek, Cathy Cahlin Ryan, Michael Chiklis, Benito Martinez, C C H Pounder

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Shawn Ryan (born October 11, 1966 in Rockford, Illinois) is an American screenwriter and television producer. He created or co-created a number of TV drama series, including The Shield (2002–08), The Chicago Code (2011), Last Resort (2012–13) and more recently Timeless. He also produced The Unit (2006–09), Lie to Me (2009–11), Terriers (2010), Mad Dogs (2015–16) and S.W.A.T..


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Early life

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Shawn Ryan grew up in Rockford, Illinois. His mother is a schoolteacher and his father is a CPA. He said he had "a very good family upbringing" and was interested in 1970 sitcoms as a child.


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After graduating from Middlebury College, Ryan got his start in television when he entered and won the Norman Lear Playwriting award sponsored by Columbia Pictures Television (which later became Sony). The award included a $25,000 cash gift and meetings with Columbia's top television producers. Later he was a staff writer on the show Nash Bridges and served as a writer/producer on Angel before creating and acting as Head Writer on The Shield. He was partnered with David Mamet to serve as showrunner for The Unit.

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Ryan was set to executive produce Confessions of a Contractor, a 2009 CBS television pilot based on Richard Murphy's book of the same name. The story centres on a successful L.A. contractor who becomes involved with two of his female clients. The production was put on hold when casting contingencies could not be met. He was the show runner for season 2 of Fox's Lie to Me. He was the show runner and executive producer of FX's Terriers. He created the crime drama The Chicago Code. In 2012, Ryan's pilot Last Resort got picked up by ABC for the fall. On November 21, 2012, it was announced that producers had been given enough notice of the network's plans not to pick the show up for a full season and that they were reworking the final episode to function as a series finale and give the fans closure.

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On January 2013, CBS picked up Beverly Hills Cop, an hourlong crime procedural with comedic elements, with Ryan on board to pen the script and executive produce along with his MiddKid Productions partner Marney Hochman and Eddie Murphy. The potential series was a follow-up to the Murphy franchise and centered on Foley's son, Aaron (played by Brandon T. Jackson), a cop working in Beverly Hills as he tries to escape his famous father's shadow. Barry Sonnenfeld directed the pilot. In May 2013, CBS announced it would not pick up the show.

Awards and nominations

He was nominated for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series in 2002 (Emmy Award), and a Humanitas Prize in 1998.

Personal life

Ryan is married to actress Cathy Cahlin Ryan, who starred on The Shield and The Chicago Code. They have two children.


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