Murphy's ground-breaking show ‘American Horror Story: Asylum' was nominated for a staggering 17 Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Miniseries or Movie. The third season of ‘American Horror Story: Coven' returned to FX in October 2013 to record breaking numbers.
Murphy began his career as a journalist writing for publications such as The Miami Herald, Los Angeles Times, the New York Daily News, and Entertainment Weekly. His screenwriting career began in the late 1990s when Steven Spielberg purchased his romantic comedy ‘Why Can't I Be Audrey Hepburn?' Murphy's next effort was The WB's ‘Popular,' an award-winning black comedy/satire which he created and produced with his fellow ‘Nip/Tuck' executive producers Greer Shephard and Michael M. Robin.
In 2003, Murphy's ‘Nip/Tuck' premiered on the FX Network and became one of the network's most popular and well-known series. ‘Nip/Tuck' was recognized as one of the American Film Institute's 10 Best Television Shows of 2003 and 2004 and was the only first-year drama series in 2004 to earn a Golden Globe Award for Best Dramatic TV Series. In 2004 Murphy earned an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series.
Murphy recently wrapped production on the fifth season of ‘Glee,' which won the 2011 and 2010 Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series Comedy/Musical, the Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series (for Murphy), and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble Cast in a Comedy Series.
In 2006 Murphy expanded to the big screen by writing, directing, and producing his adaptation of the best-selling book ‘Running with Scissors,' starring Annette Bening and Gwyneth Paltrow. Murphy also directed Julia Roberts in ‘Eat, Pray, Love,' the critical and commercial hit based on an adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert's memoir.