Michael Patrick King
|Born||September 14, 1954|
Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Occupation||Film/television producer, director, writer|
Michael Patrick King (born September 14, 1954) is an American director, writer, and producer. He is best known for directing and writing for Sex and the City and its film adaptations, and for co-creating the television comedies The Comeback, 2 Broke Girls, and AJ and the Queen.
King was born to an Irish-American family in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and was raised as a Catholic. He 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 wrote for the HBO show, The Comeback, as well as for broadcast shows Will & Grace, Good Advice, and Cybill. He has an acting role on the HBO special Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm as Larry David's publicist.
He may be 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). He 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. In 2008, his production company signed a deal with DreamWorks.
He is openly gay and lives in Greenwich Village. He owns Arcade Productions, a production company.
|2021–present||And Just Like That…||Director, writer and executive producer||10 episodes|
|2020||AJ and the Queen||Creator||10 episodes|
|2005, 2014||The Comeback||Creator, director, writer, executive producer||21 episodes|
|2011–2017||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|
|1991||Hi Honey, I'm Home!|
|1990||My Talk Show|
|How to Be Louise||The Agent|
|1989||The Sweet Life||Writer and producer|