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.
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Marta Kauffman Quick Bio
Marta Fran Kauffman
September 21, 1956
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Alma mater||Brandeis University|
|Occupation||TV producer, writer|
|Known for||Friends (television series)
Grace & Frankie (Netflix series)
(m. 1984; div. 2015)
Marta Kauffman Age
She is 63 years old.
#Friends producers revealed that former NBC executives slut-shamed Monica’s storyline with Paul The Wine Guy in the pilot. “Fire was coming out of my nose,” says co-creator Marta Kauffman https://t.co/CKWHaA5jxb pic.twitter.com/K7ox5hZR8r
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Marta Kauffman Husband
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
This is a perfect story of Hollywood’s sexism. The fact that David Crane not only doesn’t care about Don Meyer’s overt misogyny, but is tap dancing while Marta Kauffman has to be silently furious is a perfect example of what was wrong then and probably still is just as bad now. https://t.co/RCCoxqvPIG
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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
“We will not be doing a reunion show, we will not be doing a reboot,” co-creator and executive producer Marta Kauffman said during the Tribeca TV Festival.#Friends #TVShow #TVSeries #FriendsReunionhttps://t.co/4vb8uKYWLU
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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.