15 Facts About Brad Falchuk


Bradley Douglas Falchuk was born on March 1,1971 and is an American television writer, director, and producer.


Brad Falchuk is best known for co-creating with Ryan Murphy the television series Glee, American Horror Story, Scream Queens, and Pose.


Brad Falchuk's mother is Nancy Falchuk, the national president of the Hadassah Women's Zionist Organization of America from 2007 to 2011.


Brad Falchuk said, "I was always trying to look smart because I didn't feel smart"; he actually had undiagnosed dyslexia.


Brad Falchuk graduated from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in 1993.


Brad Falchuk received his master's in screenwriting from AFI Conservatory.


In 2011, Brad Falchuk co-created the FX horror-drama anthology series American Horror Story with previous collaborator Ryan Murphy.


The first season, starring Jessica Lange, Connie Britton and Dylan McDermott, premiered October 5,2011, and received critical acclaim; the series was nominated for 17 Primetime Emmy Awards in 2012, and 15 Primetime Emmys in 2013, with Brad Falchuk nominated for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie both years.


In 2014, the show was nominated for 17 Primetime Emmy Awards, with Brad Falchuk nominated for Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special.


Brad Falchuk is an executive producer on American Crime Story with Ryan Murphy, which began airing on February 2,2016.


In 1997, as a student at the American Film Institute, Brad Falchuk co-founded the arts education nonprofit Young Storytellers with Mikkel Bondesen and Andrew Barrett, in response to cutbacks in funding for creative arts programs in Los Angeles Unified School District.


Brad Falchuk's brother, Evan Brad Falchuk, founded the United Independent Party and was a candidate for governor in the 2014 Massachusetts gubernatorial election.


In 2008, Brad Falchuk was diagnosed by his father and brother's medical consulting firm as having a serious problem with his spinal cord.


Brad Falchuk had met actress Gwyneth Paltrow on the set of Glee in 2010, and they began dating in 2014 when his first marriage ended.


On January 8,2018, Paltrow and Brad Falchuk announced they had become engaged.