Jenji Kohan Celebrity

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Birth Place: California, United States

Profession: Executive Producer, Writer, Screenwriter

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Fast Facts

  • Worked at Franklin Furnace as an intern while in college.
  • Her first Hollywood writing job was on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
  • Made her show-running debut with Weeds.
  • Bought the historical Hayworth Theatre in Los Angeles in 2013 and later moved her production offices into the second floor of the building.

Awards

  • 1999, Emmy — Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1996, Emmy — Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special: Nominee
  • 1997, Emmy — Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series: Winner
  • 1997, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program: Nominee
  • 1997, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2009, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2015, Writers Guild Awards — Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1996, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program: Nominee
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2015, Producers Guild Awards — Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy: Winner

Relationships

  • Christopher Noxon — Husband
  • Oscar — Son
  • Rhea Kohan — Mother
  • David Kohan — Brother
  • Jono Kohan — Brother
  • Eliza — Daughter
  • Buz Kohan — Father
  • Charlie — Son

College

  • Attended Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, United States; Columbia University, New York, New York, United States (BA in English, 1991)

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