Marta Kauffman

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Marta Fran Kauffman (born September 21, 1956) is an American writer and TV producer, best known as the co-creator of the popular sitcom Friends, alongside David Crane. Both Crane and Kauffman were also executive producer of the show, along with Kevin Bright. Crane and Kauffman have 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.

Kauffman attended Brandeis University and received her BA in Theater in 1978. As of 2013, Kauffman lives with her husband Michael Skloff, composer of the Friends theme song, in Los Angeles. Kauffman has three children: Hannah, Sam and Rose.

Marta attended Marple Newtown High School, located near Philadelphia, where she was a thespian and student director of the school play "Our Town" in 1974.


Film/TV Series
Year Title Role Additional Notes
1987 Everything's Relative Writer 1987: Writer (1 episode)
1990-1996 Dream On Co-Creator, Writer, Producer 1990-1996: Writer, Producer
1991 Sunday Dinner Writer 1991: Writer (1 episode)
1992-1993 The Powers That Be Co-Creator
1993 Family Album Co-Creator
1994 Couples (TV Movie) Writer Associate Producer
1994-2004 Friends Co-Creator, Executive Producer, Writer, Extra 1994-2004: Executive Producer, Writer 1995-1996: Actor (director, casting director-uncredited)
1997-2000 Veronica's Closet Co-Creator, Executive Producer 1997-2000: Executive Producer
1998-2000 Jesse Executive Producer 1998-2000: Executive Producer
2005-2006 Related Executive Producer 2005-2006: Executive Producer
2007 Gifted (TV Movie) Executive Producer
2008 Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh (Documentary) Executive Producer
2010 Independent Lenses 2010: Executive Producer
2011 Five Creator, Executive Producer
2012 Hava Nagila: The Movie (Documentary) Producer
2013 Call Me Crazy: A Five Film Creator, Executive Producer
2015 Grace and Frankie Creator, Executive Producer

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