Christopher Noxon

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Christopher Noxon
Born Christopher Lane Noxon
(1968-11-21) November 21, 1968 (age 48)
Los Angeles, California U.S.
Residence Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California
Occupation Writer
Spouse(s) Jenji Kohan
Children 3
Relatives Nicolas Noxon (father)
Marti Noxon (sister)

Christopher Lane Noxon (born November 21, 1968) is an American writer and freelance journalist.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Noxon was born in Los Angeles, California, to National Geographic documentary filmmaker father, Nicolas Noxon,[3][4] and Mary Straley.[5] His grandmother was painter Betty Lane.


Noxon began his career at the Los Angeles Daily News. His assignments have included the Democratic National Convention for Reuters, a Playboy feature about drug rehab, and reported Mel Gibson's ties to an ultraconservative Catholic splinter group.[6] Noxon has also written for Los Angeles magazine, The Huffington Post and, as well as working as a music consultant on the Showtime series Weeds.

His first book was Rejuvenile. The book, which grew out of a story he wrote for The New York Times, was reviewed in BusinessWeek,[7] The New York Sun[8] and covered by The Today Show, Good Morning America and NPR.[9] Noxon appeared on Bill Maher's "Fishbowl" and Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report".[10]

Personal life[edit]

In 1997, Noxon married television writer Jenji Kohan,[11] and is the brother of writer Marti Noxon.[12] Kohan and Noxon have three children :[2] a son Charlie, a daughter Eliza, and youngest son Oscar.[13][14] They live in the Los Feliz section of Los Angeles, California.[15] He is a convert to Judaism.[16] Kohan and her family are Jewish;[17][18] they belong to two synagogues and a chavurah group, and her children attend Jewish day school and summer camp. Every Friday, Kohan and her extended family have Shabbat dinner together.[13]

Noxon is credited on Weeds extensively. Noxon's book Rejuvenile appears frequently in Weeds. The character Andy Botwin is seen reading Rejuvenile in season 2 episode, "Corn Snake". The character Dean Hodes is reading it in bed in episode 10 of Season 2, "Mile Deep and A Foot Wide", and the book is on display during Nancy Botwin's shopping spree in episode 8 of Season 2, "MILF Money". The character Heylia James is reading the book at the grow house in episode 14 of Season 3, "Protection".[citation needed]

Works and publications[edit]


  1. ^ Rachel (15 August 2005). "Cupcakes Take The Cake: The Christopher Noxon Rejuvenile Cupcake Interview". Cupcakes Take The Cake. 
  2. ^ a b Gray, Margaret (13 January 2015). "Q&A: Christopher Noxon on being a 'domestic first responder' and 'Plus One'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Christop L Noxon - California Birth Index". FamilySearch. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  4. ^ Fisher, Bob (Winter 2010). "2009 IDA Pioneer Award--Bringing Wildlife to the Small Screen: Nicolas Noxon". Documentary Magazine. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 2009 International Documentary Association Pioneer Award 
  5. ^ "Martha M Noxon - California Birth Index". FamilySearch. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  6. ^ Noxon, Christopher (18 February 2004). "Mad Mel". Salon. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  7. ^ Berfield, Susan (19 June 2006). "Adults Do The Darndest Things". BusinessWeek. Archived from the original on June 13, 2006. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  8. ^ Garin, Kristoffer (22 June 2006). "Oh, To Play Like a Child Again". New York Sun. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  9. ^ Neary, Lynn (11 July 2006). "'Rejuvenile': Why Adults Are Attracted to Kid Stuff". Talk of the Nation. NPR. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  10. ^ Colbert, Stephen (29 June 2006). "June 29, 2006 - Christopher Noxon". The Colbert Report. Comedy Central. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  11. ^ Toohill, Kathleen (2 February 2015). "Here's What It's Like to Have a Wife Who is More Successful Than You". attn. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  12. ^ Ellenson, Ruth Andrew (23 July 2006). "So Funny I Forgot to Laugh". The New York Times. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  13. ^ a b Berrin, Danielle (3 May 2011). "Rhea Kohan: No one spits in her kids' Kasha". Jewish Journal. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  14. ^ Noxon, Christopher (23 June 2015). "Douchebaggery And The Stay-at-Home Dad". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  15. ^ David, Mark (23 February 2009). "Weeds Creator Jenji Kohan Gets a New Nest". Variety. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  16. ^ Berrin, Danielle (29 October 2015). "Christopher Noxon: A Hollywood husband converts". Jewish Journal. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  17. ^ Berrin, Danielle (20 May 2009). "Smoking the Stereotypes: 'Weeds' creator Jenji Kohan delights in tipping over Judaism's sacred cows". Jewish Journal. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  18. ^ Kustanowitz, Esther (April 2009). "'Weeds' Creator, 'Tara' Producer, and the Hebrew Mamita Take on Images of Jewish Women in Media". Beliefnet. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 

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