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.
Actor, Screenwriter, Television producer
University of California, Santa Cruz
Nicolas Noxon, Mary Straley
Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Dramatic Series
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Series Long Form
The Glass Castle, To the Bone, Fright Night, I Am Number Four, Just a Little Harmless Sex
Gigantic, Point Pleasant, Unreal, Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce, Sharp Objects
Her scripts for "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" tend to be metaphors for real-life issues.
[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.
Many, 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.
I 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.
"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.)