Shawn Ryan


Birthday October 11, 1966

Birth Sign Libra

Birthplace Rockford, IL

Age 57 years old

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Producer and screenwriter who rose to prominence for writing The Shield, a series that ran from 2002 to 2008, and the 2011 film The Chicago Code.

Before Fame

He won the Norman Lear Playwriting Award from Columbia Pictures Television, receiving $25,000.


He produced The Unit, which ran from 2006 to 2009.

Family Life

He married and had two children with actress Cathy Cahiln Ryan, who starred on the Shield.

Associated With

He produced the comedic procedural Beverly Hills Cop with Marney Hochman and Eddie Murphy in 2013.