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Full NameIlee Rhimes
First NameIlee
Last NameRhimes
ProfessionCelebrity Father
Birth CityArkansas
Birth CountryUnited States
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseVera Rhimes
No Of Children6
Date of Birth1942

Ilee Rhimes is famous as a father of an American screenwriter and producer, Shonda Rhimes.

Ilee served as a chief information officer at Ohio State University before becoming a vice provost for information technology services and chief information officer at the University of Southern California in 2007

He served until 2013. During his service in the educational sector, he gave numerous presentations regarding information technologies. 

Shonda is ruling the Television industry by creating iconic shows of all time

Shonda has been ruling the Television industry by creating super famous iconic Tv shows of all time like A.B.C.'s Grey Anatomy, Private Practise, Scandal, and How to Get Away with Murder

She founded her production company at the age of 35 and created her first network show Grey Anatomy.

Shonda has received numerous accolades for her work in Grey Anatomy along with three times Emmy nominee. 

Besides that, she received a Writer's Guild of America, Producer's Guild of America, and Director's Guild of America Awards

A shinning married life

He married Vera Rhimes a long time back. They are in a shining marital relationship to date. 

The couple is relishing their retired days with grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Father to six children

He is a proud father to his six children, out of which four are daughters. 

Shonda is the youngest daughter in the family. He raised his six kids in Park Forest South (now University Park), Illinois

Shonda chose not to wed anyone

Shonda is a mother to her three daughters, out of which two are adopted, and one is via surrogacy, but she is a single mom. 

She adopted her daughters Harper in 2002 and Emerson in 2012

Her youngest daughter Beckett was born in 2013 via surrogacy. 

She neither got interested in marriage nor got married but wished to become a mother from an early age. 

The fact was she loved to date and have boyfriends but did not want a husband in her house. 

Ilee Rhimes daughter Shonda Rhimes and granddaughter Harper Rhimes
Ilee Rhimes daughter Shonda Rhimes and granddaughter Harper Rhimes. Source: YouTube

His wife attended college while raising her six children

His wife continued her study while raising her six children. 

She earned a P.H.D degree in educational administration in 1991, the same year Shonda graduated from Dartmouth

Vera earned a doctorate in Administration and Supervision and a Masters's in Educational leadership and landed her first job as a University professor.  

After spending five decades of his career in the intellectual field, Ilee decided to retire in 2013 to spend his retirement days with his wife, kids, grandchildren, and close ones. 

Both of them are retired educators.

Ilee Rhimes daughters.
Ilee Rhimes daughters. Source: Twitter

Net Worth

The net worth of Ilee is not revealed. As a proud father, he is relishing the successful career of his daughter. 

After working for a decade, she left A.B.C. in 2017 with the hope to have more creative control in Netflix and made her debut in 2020, producing Regency-era British drama  Bridgerton

The drama, based on Julia Quinn's romantic novel, has become the biggest Netflix series, with more than 82 million households tunning the show in its first 28 days

With her big continuous achievements, her career, as well as net income, has skyrocketed. Her fortune as of 2020 is:

 Year Net Worth
Shonda Rhimes2020$140 million


  1. IIee Rhimes Jr. was born in 1942 in Arkansas and moved to  Chicago with his mother in 1949. He is currently 79 years old.

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Updated On Sun Mar 06 2022 Published On Fri Feb 05 2021 By shaumya

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