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Marti Noxon
Born Martha Mills Noxon
August 25, 1964 (1964-08-25) (age 45)
California, U.S.
Occupation screenwriter, television producer
Spouse(s) Jeff Bynum (2000-present)
Relative(s) 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.



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 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]


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".[9]

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.


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

Noxon is married to Jeff Bynum, whom she met while working at Buffy. Bynum was an executive at Mutant Enemy, Joss Whedon's production company, when Noxon joined the writing staff in 1999.

See also


  1. ^ "More Family Drama for 'Brothers & Sisters'". Zap2It. 2009-08-09.,0,792888.story. Retrieved 2009-10-06.  
  2. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (2007-04-24). "'Grey' shifts for Vernoff, Noxon". The Hollywood Reporter. 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. 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.,1002,271/88327/1/,00.html. Retrieved 2009-10-06.  
  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. ^ "Angel: Birthday episode at".;title;10. Retrieved 2009-10-06.  

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