Michael Patrick King
|Michael Patrick King|
September 14, 1954|
Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Residence||Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York|
|Occupation||Film/television producer, director, writer|
Michael Patrick King (born September 14, 1954) is an American director, writer and producer for television shows and films.
Life and career
King was born to an Irish-American family in Scranton, Pennsylvania and was raised as a Roman Catholic. King attended Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pennsylvania for three years. In 1975, King moved to New York, did comedy, and wrote plays. He also was a member of a comedy improv group called The Broadway Local which mostly performed at Manhattan Punch Line Theatre. They were considered to be the in-house Improv group there.
He eventually moved to Los Angeles, where he found work writing for the television series Murphy Brown, and was nominated for several Emmys. He has written for another HBO show, The Comeback, as well as for broadcast shows Will & Grace, Good Advice and Cybill. But he is best known for his work on the HBO series Sex and the City, which was created by Darren Star. King wrote all the season premieres and finales of Sex and the City (except its Pilot, written by Star, and the fifth season finale, which King co-wrote with Cindy Chupack). King also directed the show's film adaptation, and its follow-up, Sex and the City 2. He is featured on The Other Network Writers Room, an audio series for aspiring comedy writers.
He is openly gay and owns Arcade Productions. He lives in Greenwich Village.
He is the co-creator of the CBS comedy 2 Broke Girls.
|2005, 2014–present||The Comeback||Creator, director, writer, executive producer||21 episodes|
|2011–present||2 Broke Girls||Creator, writer and executive producer||director for 21 episodes|
|2011||A Mann's World||Director, writer and executive producer||TV Movie|
|2010||Sex and the City 2||Director, writer and producer|
|2008||Sex and the City|
|2001||55 Mercer Street||Writer|
|1999||Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm||HBO Publicist|
|1998–1999||Will & Grace||Writer and consulting producer||6 episodes|
|1998–2004||Sex and the City||Director, writer and executive producer||93 episodes|
|1997||Temporarily Yours||Creator and writer||7 episodes|
|1996||Cybill||Writer and executive producer||8 episodes|
|1994||The 5 Mrs. Buchanans||Writer and creative consultant||3 episodes|
|Good Advice||Director and writer||3 episodes|
|1991–1993||Murphy Brown||Writer||10 episodes|
|1990||My Talk Show|
|How to Be Louise||The Agent|
|1989||The Sweet Life||Writer and producer|
- Profile of Michael Patrick King
- "Michael Patrick King and Sex and the City 2" by Rachel Abramowitz, Los Angeles Times, May 2, 2010
- "Michael Patrick King", Sex and the City Cast & Crew, retrieved 2007-11-27
- Sex and the City episodes
- Poniewozik, James (March 7, 2005), "Queer Eye for Straight TV", Time Magazine, retrieved 2007-11-27
- Michael Patrick King at the Internet Movie Database
- Archive of the original Sex and the City newspaper columns
- The Other Network Writers Room
- Michael Patrick King interview video at the Archive of American Television