Shonda Lynn Rhimes (born January 13, 1970) is an American screenwriter, director and producer. She is known for being the creator, head writer, executive producer and showrunner of Grey's Anatomy, its spin-off Private Practice, and Scandal. She also is the executive producer of Off the Map, The Catch, and How to Get Away with Murder. She served as the screenwriter of The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement as well.