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Darren Star
Born 1961
Potomac, Maryland
Occupation television producer, screenwriter

Darren Bennett Star (born 1961) is an American television producer and screenwriter.[1]


Star attended the University of California in Los Angeles.[1]

Star is the creator of the television series Beverly Hills, 90210 and Melrose Place (both co-produced with Aaron Spelling) and was the creator and writer for the HBO series Sex and the City.

Star also worked on CBS's Central Park West (1995); The WB's Grosse Pointe (2000), Fox's The $treet (2000); NBC's Miss Match (2003); Kitchen Confidential (2005); The CW's Runaway (2006); and ABC's Cashmere Mafia, which premiered in 2008. Star was executive producer of Sex and the City: The Movie, which was released in 2008.[2]

HBO is planning a Star-penned pilot dubbed "Diary of a Manhattan Call Girl".[3]

Personal life

Star was born in Potomac, Maryland. His mother was a freelance writer and his father was an orthodontist.[4] Star attended Winston Churchill High School.[1]

Star is Jewish and has residences in New York City and Los Angeles. [5]

According to The Advocate, Star is "a gay man".[6]


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