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Michael Patrick King
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Michael Patrick King

Michael Patrick King has received a number of accolades for his work as writer, director and executive producer. For his work on HBO's Sex and the City, he has been honored by The Writer's Guild, The Director's Guild, The Producer's Guild, The Television Academy and The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, culminating in three Golden Globe awards for Best Comedy Series and two Emmy awards, one for Best Comedy Series and one for Best Director.

More recently, King created The Comeback with Lisa Kudrow, who also starred in the HBO series. King served as executive producer, writer and director on The Comeback, and received his most recent Emmy nomination for his directing work on the show. The black comedy about an actress' (Kudrow) desperate attempt to stay in the television spotlight lasted only one season on HBO, but is considered, in some circles, to be a cult comedy classic.

King began his television career working in network television, cutting his teeth as a writer and producer on two other classic TV programs, Will & Grace and Murphy Brown, for which he received his first Emmy nomination.

Before his arrival in Hollywood, King spent many years in New York City developing his skills in the theater as a playwright and in the comedy clubs as a standup comedian. Last year, he combined both of those venues by writing and directing the hit Off-Off Broadway revue At Least It's Pink.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2008.

Michael Patrick King Facts

OccupationDirector, Producer, Screenwriter
BirthdaySeptember 14, 1954 (69)
BirthplaceScranton, Pennsylvania, USA

Selected Filmography

Not available.