Rhea Kohan

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Rhea Kohan
Born Rhea Arnold
Occupation Novelist
Nationality American
Buz Kohan (m. 1962)
Children 3, including David and Jenji Kohan

Rhea Kohan (née Arnold) is an American writer,[1] author of the novels Save Me a Seat (1979) and Hand-Me-Downs (1980).


Born Rhea Arnold, Kohan grew up in a traditional Jewish home[2] in Brooklyn, New York.[3][4] Her mother was a homemaker and her father was a school principal who moonlighted as head of the local yeshiva.[2] She studied chemistry in college.[2]

She is the wife of Emmy award-winning writer, producer, and composer, Buz Kohan, and mother of twins Jono and David, and Jenji Kohan.

Published works[edit]

  • Kohan, Rhea (1979). Save Me a Seat. HarperCollins. ISBN 978-0060124281.
  • Kohan, Rhea (1980). Hand-Me-Downs. Random House. ISBN 978-0394511610.


  1. ^ Berrin, Danielle (May 8, 2011). "Rhea Kohan: The Hollywood Mother behind 'Weeds' and 'Will and Grace'". Jewish Journal (JewishJournal.com). TRIBE Media Corp. Retrieved September 9, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Berrin, Danielle (May 3, 2011). "Rhea Kohan: No one spits in her kids' Kasha". Jewish Journal. Retrieved November 15, 2014.
  3. ^ Aushenker, Michael (March 27, 2003). Queen of Laughter. Jewish Journal. Retrieved November 15, 2014.
  4. ^ Aushenker, Michael (27 March 2003). "Queen of Laughter: Rhea Kohan reigns as mistress of ceremonies at Jewish functions in Los Angeles". Jewish Journal. Retrieved 8 August 2014.

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