Darren Star

Darren Star (born July 25, 1961) is an American producer, director, and writer 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), and Younger (2015–present).

Darren Star
Star interviewed on Sidewalks Entertainment about Younger in 2017
Born (1961-07-25) July 25, 1961
Alma materUCLA
OccupationFilm, television producer, director, writer

Early life

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.


He created the television series Beverly Hills, 90210 and Melrose Place, and he was the creator and a writer for the HBO series Sex and the City.[3]

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). 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.[4]

Personal life

Star is openly gay.[5] He is Jewish and has residences in New York City and Los Angeles.[6] His main residence is in Bel Air, Los Angeles.[7] It originally was designed by architect John Byers in the late 1930s, redesigned by James Dolena in 1960, and later renovated by Mark Rios.[7]




Executive producer


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