Michael Patrick King Movies and Career Information

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Sep 14, 1954

Director, Producer and Writer
Michael Patrick King is an openly gay director, producer and writer known best for his work on the Sex and the City television series and 2008 Sex and the City film. King lived in New York in the 1980s, working as a playwright and standup comedian before moving to Los Angeles and getting into network television production. He worked as a producer and writer on the award-winning television programs Murphy Brown (1993), Cybill (1995) and Will & Grace(1999). In 1999 King began writing for the HBO series Sex and the City. The series focused on a group of four female bachelor friends who live in New York and discuss their sex lives. Though he eventually moved to directing and producing Sex and the City, King still wrote all the series’ premiers and finale episodes from the second season on. King’s work on Sex and the City has won him many awards, including two Emmys and three Golden Globes. His writing and direction has also gained recognition from The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, The Writers Guild, The Television Academy, The Director’s Guild and The Producer’s Guild. In 2007 King wrote, directed and executive produced the one season HBO comedy series The Comeback (2005), which starred Lisa Kudrow as a sitcom star past her prime trying to get her carrier back on track. King directed and wrote the off-off Broadway review, “At Least It’s Pink,” in 2007. Sex and the City: The Movie (2008) was King’s first foray into feature film. The movie followed the main characters of the Sex and the City television series, catching up with their lives after the series finale.


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