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MarkHer scripts for "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" tend to be metaphors for real-life issues.
FactSister of Christopher Noxon. Sister-in-law of Jenji Kohan and David Kohan.

Marti Noxon is an American television writer, producer, and director. She is best known for her work on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Mad Men, Glee, and UnREAL.

Noxon was born in Los Angeles, California, on August 25, 1964. Her father, Harry Noxon, was a television writer and producer, and her mother, Rosemary (née House), was a homemaker. She has two sisters, Julie and Lisa. Noxon was raised in the Jewish faith.

Noxon attended Stanford University, where she majored in English and minored in film. She graduated in 1986.

Noxon began her career as a writer on the television series Roseanne. She later served as a producer and writer on the series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Mad Men, Glee, and UnREAL.

Noxon has been married twice. Her first husband was actor John Fawcett, with whom she had two daughters, Clara and Lily. The couple divorced in 2009. Noxon married writer and producer Jeff Richmond in 2011. The couple has one son, Jackson.

Noxon has an estimated net worth of $5 million.

General Info

Full NameMarti Noxon
Height1.67 m
ProfessionActor, Screenwriter, Television producer
EducationUniversity of California, Santa Cruz


ParentsNicolas Noxon, Mary Straley
SiblingsChristopher Noxon


AwardsWriters Guild of America Award for Television: Dramatic Series
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Series Long Form
MoviesThe Glass Castle, To the Bone, Fright Night, I Am Number Four, Just a Little Harmless Sex
TV ShowsGigantic, Point Pleasant, Unreal, Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce, Sharp Objects

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#Marks / Signs
1Her scripts for "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" tend to be metaphors for real-life issues.


1[on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)'s sixth season] We never wanted to make her too... perfect. I certainly did push for some pretty nasty business. That made a lot of people really mad. Sarah Michelle Gellar came to Joss (Whedon) and she was like "We pushed it too far, I don't feel like a hero anymore". (...) It was always that balance, you know, 'cause if she doesn't make mistakes, that's not drama. That's Superman in a way. And I've always loved him, but there's a reason why Batman's more popular.
2Many, many films kept me up at night as a child, not the least of which was Soylent Green (1973) half-viewed from under our backseat at a drive-in theater. 'Soylent Green is people!' was seared into my young mind, and I still think of it when faced with an unidentifiable food product. But I recall only two movies that have kept me awake as an adult: The Exorcist (1973) and The Blair Witch Project (1999). Both stay really grounded in characters we like and relate to while delving into a supernatural world. Their helplessness and human failings in the face of something truly malevolent gets under my skin every time. And "The Exorcist" remains one of the most visually creepy films around. Those flashes of demonic faces, the suffocating fog. It's brilliant.
3I definitely am drawn more to the darker side of things. The things I'm definitely drawn to are more melodramatic, and that's OK - we all have our favourites. It takes me a long time to write a good joke.
4"Honestly, I identify the most with Buffy. Not because I can crush things with my hands, or I am super-strong. But because, like Buffy, my love life was a mess for years and years, and I just couldn't get it together. So I'm constantly identifying with her." (season 6 interview when asked which character she most identifies with.)


1Daughter of Nicolas Noxon.
2Daughter of Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning documentary filmmaker Nicolas Noxon.
3Dreamworks, writer, "I Am Number Four," "Fright Night." [February 2010]
4Currently working as executive producer and writer for new show 'Still Life'. [October 2003]
5Sister of Christopher Noxon. Sister-in-law of Jenji Kohan and David Kohan.
6Was a Theater Arts major at UC Santa Cruz (Oakes College, Class of 1987).
7She and David Fury had an all-singing cameo in the episode "Once More With Feeling". She was credited as "Parking Ticket Lady" and sang a brief song about the unfairness of getting a parking ticket.
8Took over from Joss Whedon as day-to-day show runner on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) at the beginning of the show's 6th season.




Sharp Objects2017TV Series executive producer - 8 episodes pre-production
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce2014-2017TV Series executive producer - 45 episodes
UnREAL2015-2017TV Series executive producer - 30 episodes
Code Black2015-2016TV Series executive producer - 22 episodes
Code Black2013Documentary executive producer
Glee2011-2012TV Series consulting producer - 22 episodes
Gigantic2010TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Mad Men2008-2009TV Series consulting producer - 20 episodes
Private Practice2007-2008TV Series executive producer - 16 episodes
Brothers & Sisters: Family Album2007TV Movie executive producer
Grey's Anatomy: Come Rain or Shine2007TV Movie consulting producer
Grey's AnatomyTV Series executive producer - 7 episodes, 2007 consulting producer - 7 episodes, 2007
Grey's Anatomy: Every Moment Counts2007TV Movie consulting producer
Brothers & Sisters2006TV Series executive producer - 2 episodes
Point Pleasant2005-2006TV Series executive producer - 13 episodes
Prison Break2005TV Series consulting producer - 9 episodes
Still Life2003-2004TV Series executive producer - 6 episodes
Buffy the Vampire SlayerTV Series executive producer - 44 episodes, 2001 - 2003 co-executive producer - 22 episodes, 2000 - 2001 supervising producer - 22 episodes, 1999 - 2000 co-producer - 22 episodes, 1998 - 1999
Angel1999-2002TV Series consulting producer - 66 episodes


To the Bone2017post-production
Sharp ObjectsTV Series created by - 8 episodes, 2017 written by - 1 episode, 2017 pre-production
The Glass Castle2017screenplay post-production
Tinker Bellearlier screenplay announced
Girlfriends' Guide to DivorceTV Series created by - 65 episodes, 2014 - 2017 written by - 7 episodes, 2014 - 2016
UnREALTV Series created by - 30 episodes, 2015 - 2017 teleplay by - 2 episodes, 2015 - 2016
Glee2011-2012TV Series written by - 2 episodes
Fright Night2011screenplay
I Am Number Four2011screenplay
Mad Men2008-2009TV Series written by - 2 episodes
Private Practice2007-2008TV Series written by - 4 episodes
Grey's Anatomy2007TV Series written by - 1 episode
Brothers & Sisters2006TV Series written by - 1 episode
Point PleasantTV Series creator - 13 episodes, 2005 - 2006 written by - 3 episodes, 2005 - 2006
Still Life2003TV Series writer
Buffy the Vampire SlayerTV Series written by - 25 episodes, 1997 - 2002 story editor - 8 episodes, 1998
Angel2000TV Series written by - 1 episode
Just a Little Harmless Sex1998written by


Toy Story of Terror2013TV Short creative consultant
Mad Men2009TV Series consulting writer - 13 episodes
Buffy the Vampire Slayer1998TV Series story editor - 1 episode


Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog2008TV Mini-SeriesNewswoman
Buffy the Vampire Slayer2001-2002TV SeriesParking Ticket Woman
Angel2002TV Series'Cordy' Theme Singer


To the Bone2017post-production
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce2016TV Series 1 episode
Buffy the Vampire Slayer2000-2001TV Series 2 episodes


Commentary! The Musical2008Video short performer: "All About Me"
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog2008TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
Buffy the Vampire Slayer2001TV Series performer - 1 episode


Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter2016TV SeriesHerself
The 17th Annual WIN Awards2016TV MovieHerself - Presenter
Commentary! The Musical2008Video shortHerself (voice)
'Buffy': Season 7 Overview2004Video documentary shortHerself
'Buffy': Season 6 Overview2004Video documentary shortHerself
'Buffy': Season 5 Overview2003Video documentary shortHerself
'Buffy': Season 4 Overview2003Video documentary shortHerself
Night Bites: Women and Their Vampires2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
Biography2003TV Series documentaryHerself
'Buffy': Season 3 Overview2003Video documentary shortHerself


Won Awards

2015WIN AwardWomen's Image Network AwardsOutstanding Show Produced by a WomanUnREAL (2015)
2010WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USADrama SeriesMad Men (2007)
2009WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USADramatic SeriesMad Men (2007)

Nominated Awards

2016Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Drama SeriesUnREAL (2015)
2015Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBreakthrough Series - Long FormUnREAL (2015)
2015WIN AwardWomen's Image Network AwardsOutstanding Show Produced by a WomanGirlfriends' Guide to Divorce (2014)
2010Literary AwardPEN Center USA West Literary AwardsTeleplayMad Men (2007)
2002HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic PresentationBuffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)
2002OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Writing in a Drama SeriesBuffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)

2nd Place Awards

2016Silver World MedalNew York International Film and TV FestivalTelevision - Regularly Scheduled Entertainment ProgramUnREAL (2015)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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