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Jenji Kohan Biography

Birth Place:
California, United States
Profession
Executive Producer, writer, screenwriter

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

  • 2019Writers Guild Awards-Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2019Producers Guild Awards-Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy: nominated
  • 2018Writers Guild Awards-Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2018Writers Guild Awards-New Series: nominated
  • 2015Producers Guild Awards-Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy: winner
  • 2015Writers Guild Awards-Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2015BAFTA Television Awards-Best International: nominated
  • 2015Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated
  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2009Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1999Emmy-Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1997Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1997Emmy-Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series: winner
  • 1997Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program: nominated
  • 1996Emmy-Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special: nominated
  • 1996Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program: nominated

Relationships