Darren Star

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Darren Star
Star interviewed on Sidewalks Entertainment about Younger in 2017
Born (1961-07-25) July 25, 1961 (age 62)
Alma materUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Occupation(s)Film, television producer, director, writer

Darren Star (born July 25, 1961) is an American writer, director and producer of film and television. He is best known for creating the television series Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990–2000), Melrose Place (1992–1999), Sex and the City (1998–2004), Younger (2015–2021), and Emily in Paris (2020–present).

Early life[edit]

Darren Star was born to a Jewish family[1] in Potomac, Maryland. His mother was a freelance writer and his father was an orthodontist.[2] He attended Winston Churchill High School and UCLA where he studied English and Creative Writing.[3]


He created the television series Beverly Hills, 90210 based on his own high school experiences and Melrose Place, and he was the creator and a writer for the HBO series Sex and the City.[4]

He also worked on Central Park West (1995), Grosse Pointe (2000), The $treet (2000), Miss Match (2003), Kitchen Confidential (2005), Runaway (2006) and Cashmere Mafia (2008).[citation needed] 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.[citation needed]

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.[5] In 2020, he signed a deal with ViacomCBS.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Star is openly gay.[7] He has residences in New York City and Los Angeles.[8]




Executive producer[edit]



  1. ^ Haaratz: "'Sex and the City' Creator Darren Star: Hollywood Looking to Israel for Ideas - Star, 47, sat down to speak with Haaretz last week at the end of a brief but intense visit to Israel" by Ruta Kupfer February 12, 2008
  2. ^ Filmreference.com
  3. ^ Brennan, Patricia (December 23, 1990). "'Beverly Hills, 90210'". The Washington Post. p. N10.
  4. ^ "DARREN STAR, creator, 'Beverly Hills 90210'". New York Times. August 31, 2008. Retrieved 2010-08-10.
  5. ^ Project Angel Food Board Archived 2013-03-04 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "'Younger' Creator Darren Star Inks ViacomCBS Overall Deal | Hollywood Reporter". www.hollywoodreporter.com. 8 July 2020. Retrieved 2020-10-23.
  7. ^ Romesburg, Don (December 27, 1994). "Saint Savant?". The Advocate. Archived from the original on October 24, 1996. Retrieved October 23, 2009.
  8. ^ Kupfer, Ruta (2008-12-02). "'Sex and the City' creator Darren Star: Hollywood looking to Israel for ideas". Haaretz. Retrieved 3 August 2009.

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