Darren Star Net Worth

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Darren Star‘s father who was an orthodontist, and his mother worked as a freelance writer; he grew up in Maryland, and attended Winston Churchill High School, before studying at UCLA.

Star’s career started when he worked as a co-producer and writer of “Beverly Hills, 90210” in 1990, starring Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, and Luke Perry. The series was a huge success in America and Europe as well, and earned four Golden Globe nominations. It was aired for ten seasons until 2000, and helped Star to increase his net worth significantly. In the meantime, he created “Melrose Place”, a series relatively similar to “Beverly Hills”, but mostly intended for teenagers; it was aired from 1992 to 1999, and although it wasn’t quite popular in audience numbers as its predecessor, the series received five Golden Globe nominations.

Between the two hit shows, Darren wrote the screenplay for the movie called “If Looks Could Kill” (1991) starring Richard Grieco, Linda Hunt, and Roger Rees; the film grossed over $7.5 million and additionally improved Star’s wealth. He then wrote the story for the comedy “Doin’ Time on Planet Earth” (1992), before creating the series “Central Park West” – or “C.P.W.” – in 1995, which follows the stories of ambitious New Yorkers and their pursuit of money, power, and sex. The series aired for two seasons, and earned two Primetime Emmy’s nominations.

The next major project in Star’s career was HBO’s hit series “Sex and the City”, which was aired for six seasons from 1998 to 2004, starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, and Cynthia Nixon. Unlike his previous shows, this one achieved bigger mainstream success, and won eight Golden Globes and one Primetime Emmy for Darren Star. Also, it elevated his net worth to multi-millionaire status, and placed him among the richest television producers.

Star failed to produce such lucrative series as before, and most of his next projects were underachieving. The mentionable are “The $treet” (2000-2001), that lived for only one season, as well as the comedy “Grosse Pointe” (2000-2001) (17 episodes), “Miss Match” (2003) starring Alicia Silverstone, and “Generation Y” (2009) which was a complete failure and didn’t see daylight after a pilot episode. The remakes of “90210” (2008-2013) and “Melrose Place” (2009-2010) refreshed his career somewhat, and he also produced “Kitchen Confidential” (2005-2006) starring Bradley Cooper, “Cashmere Mafia” (2008) with Lucy Liu, and “GCB” (2012). Most recently, Star created the series called “Younger” in 2015, and it is still running. He has announced that he would produce a biography movie about Anita Bryant, but the release date is still unknown.

Regarding his personal life, Darren Star is openly gay. He has estates in both New York and Los Angeles, but he lives in Bel Air, L.A.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Darren Star
  • Net Worth: $120 Million
  • Date Of Birth: July 25, 1961
  • Place Of Birth: Potomac, Maryland, United States
  • Profession: Producer
  • Education: Winston Churchill High School, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Nationality: American
  • Nicknames: Darren Bennett Star
  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0823015/
  • Awards: Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series
  • Movies: Sex and the City 2, Sex and the City, If Looks Could Kill, Doin’ Time on Planet Earth
  • TV Shows: 90210, Sex and the City, Miss Match, Grosse Pointe, Beverly Hills, 90210, Melrose Place, Central Park West, Younger, The Street

Quotes

  • Male nudity, full-frontal nudity, has always been considered a lot more taboo than female nudity. As far back as I can remember, there’s been a double standard between men and women. I think it’s time that men get equal time in terms of nudity.

Facts

  • His 3,000-sq.-foot, 3-bedroom condo in Manhattan overlooking the park at One Central Park West is on sale for $15 million (Sept. 2012). Star said he lives and works mostly in Los Angeles and hasn’t had enough time to enjoy the apt.
  • Was born and raised in Potomac, Maryland, which was his inspiration for “Beverly Hills, 90210”.
  • Attended Winston Churchill High School.
  • Studied at UCLA with Daphne Zuniga (who starred in his show, Melrose Place)
  • Announces defection from Michael Ovitz’s embattled AMG to seek representation with William Morris Agency, April 2002.

Filmography

Writer
Title Year Status Character
Younger TV Series created for television by – 36 episodes, 2015 – 2016 creator – 11 episodes, 2017 written by – 10 episodes, 2015 – 2016 teleplay by – 1 episode, 2015
90210 TV Series series “Beverly Hills, 90210” created by – 70 episodes, 2009 – 2013 characters – 19 episodes, 2008 – 2009 creator: series “Beverly Hills, 90210” – 4 episodes, 2010 – 2011 creator – 4 episodes, 2010 teleplay – 1 episode, 2008
Sex and the City 2 2010 television series creator
Melrose Place TV Series creator – 6 episodes, 2010 series “Melrose Place” created by – 2 episodes, 2009 teleplay – 1 episode, 2009
Niños ricos, pobres padres 2009 TV Series creator
Sex and the City 2008 television series creator
Sex and the City TV Series created by – 94 episodes, 1998 – 2004 written by – 12 episodes, 1998 – 2000 teleplay by – 1 episode, 1998
Miss Match TV Series created by – 18 episodes, 2003 teleplay – 1 episode, 2003
55 Mercer Street 2001 TV Series
Grosse Pointe TV Series created by – 17 episodes, 2000 – 2001 written by – 5 episodes, 2000 – 2001
The $treet TV Series created by – 12 episodes, 2000 – 2001 written by – 1 episode, 2000
Beverly Hills, 90210 TV Series created by – 291 episodes, 1990 – 2000 written by – 11 episodes, 1990 – 1992 teleplay by – 1 episode, 1992
Melrose Place TV Series created by – 219 episodes, 1992 – 1999 written by – 12 episodes, 1992 – 1994 teleplay – 1 episode, 1993
C.P.W. TV Series created by – 21 episodes, 1995 – 1996 written by – 7 episodes, 1995 – 1996
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventures TV Series story – 1 episode teleplay – 1 episode
If Looks Could Kill 1991 screenplay
Doin’ Time on Planet Earth 1988 screenplay / story
Producer
Title Year Status Character
Anita producer announced
Younger 2015-2017 TV Series executive producer – 35 episodes
HR 2014 TV Movie executive producer
GCB 2012 TV Series executive producer – 10 episodes
Sex and the City 2 2010 producer
Sex and the City 2008 producer
Cashmere Mafia 2008 TV Series executive producer – 7 episodes
Manchild 2007 TV Movie executive producer
Runaway 2006 TV Series executive producer – 1 episode
Kitchen Confidential 2005-2006 TV Series executive producer – 13 episodes
Miss Match 2003 TV Series executive producer – 13 episodes
Grosse Pointe 2000-2001 TV Series executive producer – 17 episodes
The $treet 2000 TV Series executive producer – 6 episodes
Sex and the City 1998-2000 TV Series executive producer – 48 episodes
C.P.W. 1995-1996 TV Series executive producer – 21 episodes
Beverly Hills, 90210 TV Series executive producer – 93 episodes, 1992 – 1995 supervising producer – 37 episodes, 1991 – 1992 co-producer – 13 episodes, 1990 – 1991
Melrose Place 1992-1995 TV Series executive producer – 93 episodes
Miscellaneous
Title Year Status Character
We Were Here 2011/I Documentary major donor
Sex and the City 2001-2004 TV Series executive consultant – 46 episodes
The Dorm That Dripped Blood 1982 production staff
Director
Title Year Status Character
Younger 2015 TV Series 3 episodes
HR 2014 TV Movie
Kitchen Confidential 2005 TV Series 2 episodes
Miss Match 2003 TV Series 2 episodes
55 Mercer Street 2001 TV Series
Grosse Pointe 2001 TV Series 1 episode
Sex and the City 1998-1999 TV Series 2 episodes
Beverly Hills, 90210 1991 TV Series 2 episodes
Actor
Title Year Status Character
Beverly Hills, 90210 1995 TV Series Executive in Limo
Self
Title Year Status Character
Patricia Field: Fashion Visionary 2013 Short Himself
America in Primetime 2011 TV Series documentary Himself – Creator, Sex and the City
Et Hollywood créa la femme 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Séries express 2009 TV Series Himself
TV Land Moguls 2009 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Make or Break TV 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Sexo en serie 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
A Recipe for Comedy 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Biography 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Sex and the City: A Farewell 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Brilliant But Cancelled: Pilot Season 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Heroes of Comedy: Women on Top 2003 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Brilliant But Cancelled 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Perfect Pitch 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Inside TV Land: Taboo TV 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Intimate Portrait 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Face Time 2002 TV Series Himself – Interviewee (2002)
The 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2001 TV Special Himself – Winner: Outstanding Comedy Series
The 12th Annual Golden Laurel Awards 2001 TV Special Himself – Winner
Lauren Hutton and… 1995 TV Series Himself
The 19th Annual People’s Choice Awards 1993 TV Special Himself

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