Shawn Ryan
Date of Birth October 11, 1966
Origin Rockford, Illinois, USA
Job(s) Creator, Writer, Producer
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Shawn Ryan (born October 11, 1966) is the creator, writer, and producer of The Shield.


Ryan was born in Rockford, Illinois and graduated from Middlebury College. He started working as a staff writer for the show "Nash Bridges" and then as a producer for "Angel" before creating The Shield. He currently produces and writes his second show, "The Unit", together with writer/director David Mamet. In commentary tracks on The Shield DVD sets, Ryan frequently credits his experiences on the earlier shows with giving him valuable experience for his own creations.

He is married to actress Cathy Cahlin Ryan, who also stars on The Shield as Corrine Mackey. They have two children, one of whom played Brian, the son of prostitute Connie Reisler.

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