Anatomy of a Script 3: Jenji Kohan
Jenji Kohan is the creator and executive producer of Weeds. She began her career on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air after graduating from Columbia University. Her series writing credits include First Time Out, Mad About You, Tracy Takes On, Sex and the City, Boston Common, Gilmore Girls, Will & Grace and Adventures in Television. She was the creator of the ABC pilot My Wonderful Life, creator and executive producer of the CBS television series The Stones and has written numerous other studio pilots. In 1999 she was honored with an Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series for her work on Tracy Takes On. In addition, Kohan won the Writers Guild Award for Best Episodic Comedy for the pilot of Weeds, "You Can't Miss the Bear." Kohan is the daughter of Buz Kohan (13-Emmy Award winning television writer) and Rhea Kohan, an accomplished novelist. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, journalist and author Christopher Noxon, and three children, Charlie, Eliza and Oscar.