Marta Fran Kauffman (born September 21, 1956) is an American writer and TV producer, best known as the co-creator of the popular sitcom , alongside Friends David Crane. Both Crane and Kauffman were also executive producer of the show, along with Kevin Bright. Crane and Kauffman have also produced , starring Veronica's Closet Kirstie Alley, and , starring Jesse Christina Applegate. From 2005–2006 she was an executive producer on . Both writers were the creators of the 1990 HBO series Related Dream On.
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.
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.
Filmography [ edit ]
Everything's Relative Writer
Dream On Co-Creator, Writer (1990–1996), producer
Sunday Dinner Writer
The Powers That Be Co-Creator
Family Album Co-Creator
Couples Writer, Associate Producer
Friends Co-Creator, Executive Producer (1994–2004), Writer (1995–1996), Extra
Casting director – uncredited
Veronica's Closet Co-Creator, Executive Producer
Jesse Executive Producer
Related Executive Producer
Gifted Executive Producer
Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh Executive Producer
Independent Lenses Executive Producer
Five Creator, Executive Producer
Hava Nagila: The Movie Producer
Call Me Crazy: A Five Film Creator, Executive Producer
Grace and Frankie Co-Creator, Executive Producer
Alongside Howard J. Morris
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