Michael Patrick King
Born (1954-09-14) September 14, 1954 (age 69)
Occupation(s)Film/television producer, director, writer
Years active1989–present

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.

Life and career

King was born to a Roman Catholic Irish-American family in Scranton, Pennsylvania.[1][2] He attended Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pennsylvania, for three years.[3]

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.[citation needed]

He eventually moved to Los Angeles, where he found work writing for the television series Murphy Brown, and was nominated for several Emmys.[4] 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.[citation needed] In 2008, his production company signed a deal with DreamWorks.[5]

He is gay,[6] and lives in Greenwich Village. He owns Arcade Productions, a production company.


Year Title Credit Role Notes
2021–present And Just Like That... Director, writer and executive producer 17 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

See also


  1. ^ Profile of Michael Patrick King Archived May 23, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Rachel Abramowitz,"Michael Patrick King and Sex and the City 2", Los Angeles Times, May 2, 2010.
  3. ^ "Michael Patrick King Interview 1 of 3". YouTube. April 29, 2013. Archived from the original on December 21, 2021. Retrieved March 30, 2019.
  4. ^ "Michael Patrick King", Sex and the City Cast & Crew, retrieved November 27, 2007
  5. ^ Fleming, Michael (May 30, 2008). "'City's' King gets DreamWorks deal". Variety. Retrieved February 14, 2021.
  6. ^ Poniewozik, James (March 7, 2005), "Queer Eye for Straight TV", Time Magazine, archived from the original on March 7, 2005, retrieved November 27, 2007