Marti Noxon

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Marti Noxon
Born Martha Mills Noxon
(1964-08-25) August 25, 1964 (age 50)
North Hollywood, Los Angeles, United States
Occupation Screenwriter, television writer, television producer
Spouse Jeff Bynum (2000–present)
Relatives Christopher Noxon (brother)
Jenji Kohan (sister-in-law)
David Kohan (brother-in-law)

Martha Mills "Marti" Noxon (born August 25, 1964) is an American television and film writer first known for writing and producing Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Early life[edit]

Noxon is a graduate of Oakes College at the University of California, Santa Cruz.


In 1998, beginning with its third season, Noxon became a co-producer of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In 1999, upon the beginning of Buffy spin-off Angel, Noxon was promoted by series creator Joss Whedon to supervising producer for its fourth season, which gave her increasing charge of producing Buffy. During this season, Noxon cast Amber Benson as Tara Maclay.

Noxon would co-produce the show over its fifth season (2000–2001) with fellow executive co-producer David Fury, as well as direct two episodes ("Into the Woods" and "Forever"). At the 6th season's conclusion, fan reaction was mixed, leading some to criticize Whedon for abandoning creative control and stewardship of Buffy to Noxon. In response, Whedon said:

Dis not th' Nox. [...] Marti [...] and I shaped this year very carefully, and while we made mistakes (as we do every year), we made our show. We explored what we wanted to, said what we meant. You don't have to like it, but don't think it comes from neglect.

Noxon was executive producer of Buffy between 2001 and 2003, for its sixth and seventh seasons.

In the fall of 2005, halfway through its first season, Noxon left Prison Break, where she had been a consulting producer, citing what she called "creative difficulties."

In April 2006, Noxon joined the ABC drama Brothers & Sisters (which would first air that fall) as showrunner. Four months later, she left the show, citing "creative differences" with creator Robin Baitz.[1]

In September 2006, Noxon joined the ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy for its third season, as consulting producer.[2]

In April 2007, Noxon left Grey's Anatomy to become executive producer and showrunner for Grey's spinoff Private Practice.[3] She left after its first season to "[move] on to other projects".[4]

In 2008, Noxon worked as a consulting producer on the AMC drama series Mad Men.


In 1997, Noxon joined the writing staff of Buffy the Vampire Slayer for its second season. During her tenure there, she would go on to write or co-write 22 episodes of the series, half of these during her first two years on the show.

In 1999, Noxon co-wrote Just a Little Harmless Sex with Roger Mills.[5]

In 2004, Noxon wrote and produced a pilot entitled Still Life for Fox about a family recovering from the death of their son, a police officer. The pilot was not picked up.[6]

In January 2005, Noxon co-created the supernatural drama Point Pleasant with John McLaughlin. Despite an initial strong following, viewership dropped dramatically, and only 11 of the 13 filmed episodes would go on to air on Fox.[7]

In February 2007, Noxon co-wrote the third-season Grey's Anatomy episode "Some Kind of Miracle" with series creator Shonda Rhimes.[2]

In late 2007, Noxon served as head writer during the first season of Private Practice, after which she left to "[move] on to other projects".[4]

In 2008, Noxon co-wrote a second-season episode of the AMC drama series Mad Men, "The Inheritance", for which she was nominated for a 2009 Writers Guild of America Award for Best Dramatic Series.[8] She won the WGA Award for Best Drama Series (after being nominated for the second consecutive year) at the February 2010 ceremony for her work on the third season of Mad Men.[9][10]

She wrote the screenplay of the 2011 remake of Fright Night,[11] directed by Craig Gillespie.[12]

In 2011, she joined the writing team of FOX's Glee for its third season. And will not be returning, as confirmed on Twitter on 4 June 2012.[13]

In 2013, she was announced to write the Tomb Raider reboot for MGM and GK Films.[14]


Buffy the Vampire Slayer[edit]

Noxon joined the Buffy writing staff in the second season as a story editor and wrote several episodes in her first season. She was promoted to co-producer in season three, supervising producer in season four, co-executive producer in season five, and finally to executive producer in season six and also became the showrunner.


Noxon served as consulting producer for the first three seasons of Angel, doing several uncredited rewrites.

Point Pleasant[edit]

Noxon served as executive producer and showrunner on the series.

Private Practice[edit]

Noxon served as and executive producer for the first two seasons of Private Practice.

  • 1x03 "In Which Addison Finds the Magic" (co-writer; with Shonda Rhimes)
  • 1x05 "In Which Addison Finds a Showerhead" (co-writer; with Shonda Rhimes)
  • 2x01 "A Family Thing" (co-writer; with Shonda Rhimes)


Noxon served as consulting producer and writer for the third season. On June 4, 2012, she announced that she would not return for the fourth season.[15]



Noxon had a minor role in the 1997 film Godmoney, and had a cameo appearance in the 2001 Buffy musical episode "Once More, With Feeling" as a woman pleading with a cop over a parking ticket, a role she would reprise in a later episode. In 2002, Noxon sang the Cordy theme song in the third-season Angel episode "Birthday".[16]

In 2008, Noxon appeared with her former colleague David Fury as newscasters in Buffy creator Joss Whedon's tragicomic musical Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "More Family Drama for 'Brothers & Sisters'". Zap2It. 2009-08-09. Retrieved 2009-10-06. 
  2. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (2007-04-24). "'Grey' shifts for Vernoff, Noxon". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2007-06-29. 
  3. ^ Van De Kamp, Justin (2007-04-24). "Marti Noxon Joins Private Practice". Televisionista. Retrieved 2007-06-29. 
  4. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (2008-05-09). "'Private Practice' adds showrunners". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 2008-05-10. Retrieved 2008-05-09. 
  5. ^ "Just a Little Harmless Sex (1998)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2009-10-06. 
  6. ^ Fienberg, Daniel (2004-05-20). "No Closure for Truncated FOX Shows". Zap2It. Archived from the original on 2006-05-03. Retrieved 2009-10-06. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Theatrical Release Information: Point Pleasant (TV Series)". Retrieved 2009-10-06. 
  8. ^ Mitchell, Gregg; Sherry Goldman (2008-12-08). "2009 Writers Guild Awards Television, Radio, News, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation Nominees Announced". Writers Guild of America. Retrieved 2008-12-12. 
  9. ^ Gregg Mitchell & Sherry Goldman (2009). "2010 Writers Guild Awards Television, Radio, News, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation Nominees Announced". Writers Guild of America. Archived from the original on 2012-05-25. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  10. ^ "Writers Guild Awards - 2010 Awards Winners". Writers Guild of America. 2010. Archived from the original on 2012-05-25. Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  11. ^ 'Fright Night' Redo Heads to Vegas, Adds New Fangs to Vamp
  12. ^ Does the Fright Night Remake Have its Charley Brewster?
  13. ^ "Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Allison Adler, et al. Join GLEE's Writing Team". 2011-06-17. Retrieved 2012-12-10. 
  14. ^ Marti Noxon to Rev Up ‘Tomb Raider’ Reboot for MGM (EXCLUSIVE)
  15. ^ Noxon, Marti (June 4, 2012). "I will not be on Glee 4. Love the show and will miss all the good peeps. So all ya'll Gleeks can unfollow and stop yelling at me! :)". Twitter. Retrieved June 4, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Angel: Birthday episode at". Retrieved 2009-10-06. 

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