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Brad Falchuk (1971)

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Brad Falchuk is a television writer, director and producer. He is best known for his work on the television series Nip/Tuck, Glee, and American Horror Story.

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 early life
Falchuk grew up in Newton, Massachusetts, where he attended Beaver Country Day School. In high school, he tried to stand out from his classmates by wearing a tie to school each day and declaring himself a Republican. He said, "I was always trying to look smart because I didn't feel smart"; he actually suffered from undiagnosed dyslexia. He claims to have been a jock in high school, having played baseball, basketball and lacrosse. He later attended the American Film Institute. He also graduated from Hobart College in 1993.

 career
Falchuk's career in television began as a writer for Mutant X , Earth: Final Conflict (2001–2002) and Veritas: The Quest before he was hired to work on the first season of Nip/Tuck in 2003. There he formed a close bond and partnership with the show's creator, Ryan Murphy. Falchuk and Murphy went on to write a television pilot called Pretty/Handsome about a transsexual gynecologist—which the FX network bought in 2008 but did not pick up as a series.

As Nip/Tuck neared its sixth and final season, Falchuk and Murphy began to look for their next project and decided to focus on a lighter subject. They teamed up with Ian Brennan, who had written a screenplay about high school show choirs, to pitch a one-hour comedy about a glee club to the Fox Broadcasting Company. Their pitch was successful and turned into the television show Glee, which premiered in 2009. Falchuk, Murphy and Brennan received two Writers Guild of America Award nominations for Best Comedy Series and Best New Series. After the early success of Glee, Falchuk signed a two-year, seven-figure deal with 20th Century Fox Television which will involve further work on Glee as well as the development of other projects for the studio.

In 2011, Falchuk, along with Murphy, co-created the FX horror drama American Horror Story. It premiered October 5, 2011.

 personal life
Falchuk's brother is Evan Falchuk, the president of Best Doctors, Inc. Falchuk is the son of Nancy Falchuk, the national president of the American Jewish women's organization Hadassah . He has called Ryan Murphy his closest friend.

In 2008, Falchuk was diagnosed by his father and brother's medical consulting firm to have a serious problem with his spinal cord. After undergoing emergency spinal surgery, he recovered fully, but his experience inspired parts of the Glee episode "Wheels".

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