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Marta Kauffman Biography

Marta Kauffman Biography

Marta Fran Kauffman is an American writer and TV producer, best known as the co-creator of the popular sitcom Friends, alongside David Crane. Both Kauffman and Crane were also executive producers of the show, along with Kevin Bright. Kauffman and Crane also produced Veronica’s Closet, starring Kirstie Alley, and Jesse, starring Christina Applegate. From 2005–2006 she was an executive producer on Related. Both writers were the creators of the 1990 HBO series Dream On. Marta Kauffman also studied Acting at The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theater in New York City.

Marta Kauffman Quick Bio
Born
Marta Fran Kauffman

September 21, 1956 (age 62)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Nationality American
Alma mater Brandeis University
Occupation TV producer, writer
Known for Friends (television series)
Grace & Frankie (Netflix series)
Spouse
Michael Skloff
(m. 1984; div. 2015)
Children 3

Marta Kauffman Age

She is 63 years old.

Marta Kauffman Husband

She married Michael Skloff in 1984 and Divorced in 2015. Her husband is a composer of the Friends theme song and lived in Los Angeles. She and Skloff filed for divorce in November 2015 after 31 years of marriage.

Marta Kauffman Children

Kauffman has three children: Hannah, Sam, and Rose. Kauffman is a Democrat.

Marta Kauffman Parents

She is the daughter of Dorothy Kauffman (mother) and Herman Kauffman (father).

Marta Kauffman Early life and education

Born to a Jewish family in the Philadelphia suburbs, Kauffman attended Marple Newtown High School, located in the Marple Newtown School District near Philadelphia, where she was a thespian and student director of the school play “Our Town” in 1974. Kauffman attended Brandeis University and received her BA in Theater in 1978.

Marta Kauffman Career

She started her career in 1987 and wrote an episode of Everything’s Relative. Marta also produced Veronica’s Closet along with Kevin Bright. Veronica’s Closet is an American sitcom and the show stars Kirstie Alley as Veronica “Ronnie” Chase, the head of her own lingerie company in New York City.

Between 2005–2006, she was an executive producer on Related, it is an American comedy-drama series and revolved around the lives of four close-knit sisters – of Italian descent. Later, she worked as a writer and producer for Dream On, and Grace and Frankie.

In 2002, Marta won a Primetime Emmy for outstanding Comedy “Friends,” Earlier, she won a Cable ACE Award in 1993 for Best writing on a comedy series for her Dream On.

The one with Marta Kauffman’s regrets.

During a 25th anniversary panel of “Friends” at the Tribeca TV Festival on Friday, the show’s co-creator admitted there are two plot lines she isn’t too thrilled with.

“The stalker,” Kauffman said, referring to an episode from Season 3 of the beloved sitcom in which Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow) ends up falling for a guy named Malcolm (David Arquette) who’s been stalking her twin sister Ursula.

“We did a lot of rewriting on that to make that work,” she revealed.

Kauffman also wasn’t thrilled with a plotline from Season 2, where Phoebe gets the chicken pox and gives them to someone in the Navy named Ryan (Charlie Sheen), who she sometimes dates when he’s in town.

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