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Marta Kauffman Net Worth

Marta Kauffman Net Worth is
$200 Million

Marta Kauffman Biography

Marta Fran Kauffman was born on the 21st September 1956, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA, and is a TV producer and writer, best known as a co-creator of the cult TV series “Friends” (1994-2004), together with David Crane. Kauffman was also an executive producer of “Related” (2005-2006), and writer of “Joey” (2004-2006). Thanks to her producing and mainly writing skills, Kauffman’s net worth has significantly increased. Her career started in 1987.

Have you ever wondered how rich Marta Kauffman is, as of mid-2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Marta Kauffman’s net worth is as high as $200 million, an amount earned through her successful career as a writer and producer. In addition to creating such popular series’, Kauffman has also worked as a director which has improved her wealth.

Marta Kauffman Net Worth $200 Million

Marta Kauffman was born into a Jewish family, a daughter of Dorothy and Herman Kauffman and grew up in the Philadelphia suburbs. She went to Marple Newtown High School – where she actually directed the school play “Our Town” in 1974 – and then studied at Brandeis University from where she graduated with a Bachelors degree in Theater in 1978, and where she met her friend and future collaborator, David Crane.

Kauffman started her writing career when wrote an episode of comedy series “Everything’s Relative” in 1987. Her bigger project came in 1990 when she and David Crane created the series called “Dream On”, starring Brian Benben, Denny Dillon, and Wendie Malick. The show went on for six seasons until 1996, and won two Primetime Emmy Awards. It launched Kauffman and Crane out of anonymity, and they subsequently worked together on numerous projects.

They created the comedy show “The Powers That Be” (1992-1993) with John Forsythe, Holland Taylor, and Eve Gordon, which aired for two seasons and 21 episodes in total. Kevin Bright joined Kauffman and Crane in making the “Family Album” in 1993, but the series lasted only six episodes and was cancelled due to low ratings. Kauffman and Crane did a TV movie called “Couples” (1994) before creating one of their most popular series in the ’90’s – “Friends”.

“Friends”, with Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer, and Matthew Perry went on for ten seasons from 1994 to 2004, and received plenty of great critiques and rewards, including a Golden Globe, Six Emmy’s and a BAFTA Award. The show had 236 episodes overall and significantly increased Marta Kauffman’s net worth.

Kauffman hasn’t been quite as successfuk since, but had other projects including “Veronica’s Closet” (1997-2000) starring Kirstie Alley, Kathy Najimy, Dan Cortese, Wallace Langham, and Daryl Mitchell. She was also an executive producer of 34 episodes of “Jesse” (1998-2000) starring Christina Applegate, and later the executive producer of “Related” (2005-2006), and the TV movie “Gifted” (2007), which also added to her net worth. In the meantime, she wrote the title character for the series “Joey” (2004-2006) starring Matt LeBlanc. Most recently, Kauffman was a creator of TV movie “Five” (2011) with Patricia Clarkson, Rosario Dawson, and Lyndsy Fonseca, produced the documentary “Hava Nagila: The Movie” (2012), wrote three episodes of “Georgia” (2012), produced “Call Me Crazy: A Five Film” (2013), and created the series “Grace and Frankie” (2015- ) starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, increasing further her net worth.

Regarding her personal life, Marta Kauffman was married to Michael Skloff – composer of “Friends” theme song – from 1984 to 2015, and they have three children together.

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Quick Facts

Full NameMarta Kauffman
Net Worth$200 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 21, 1956
Place Of BirthPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
ProfessionWriter, Producer, Miscellaneous Crew
EducationBrandeis University
NationalityAmerican
SpouseMichael Skloff
ChildrenHannah Skloff, Sam Skloff, Rose Skloff
ParentsDorothy Kauffman, Herman Kauffman
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marta_Kauffman
AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series, Laurel Award for TV Writing Achievement, Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off Broadway Lyrics
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical
MoviesFive, Hava Nagila (The Movie), The One Where Monica Gets A Roommate
TV ShowsFriends, Veronica's Closet, Dream On, The Powers That Be, Grace and Frankie, Family Album


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1(November 25, 2015) Filed for divorce from her husband of 31 years Michael Skloff.
2Has 3 children with her estranged husband Michael Skloff - a son named Sam Skloff and daughters named Rose Skloff and Hannah Skloff.
3Daughter of Herman and Dorothy Kauffman.


Quotes

#Quote
1[when 'Friends' was canceled] We did not want to go out on the bottom. We wanted to feel more like it was time for your child to go to college, not die.
2[on 'Friends'] It was so surprising to us how invested the audience was in these characters, how desperately they wanted them to be happy, how putting them together made some kind of weird sense.


Pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004TV Quick AwardTV Quick Awards, UKBest Comedy ShowFriends (1994)David Crane
2002Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy SeriesFriends (1994)Kevin Bright (executive producer)

David Crane (executive producer)

Scott Silveri (executive producer)

Shana Goldberg-Meehan (executive producer)

Andrew Reich (executive producer)

Ted Cohen (executive producer)

Todd Stevens (co-executive producer)

Sherry Bilsing (supervising producer)

Ellen Kreamer (supervising producer)

Brian Buckner (supervising producer)

Sebastian Jones (supervising producer)

Wendy Knoller (producer)
2002OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Writing in a Comedy SeriesFriends (1994)David Crane

Ted Cohen

Andrew Reich

Scott Silveri

Shana Goldberg-Meehan

Sherry Bilsing

Ellen Kreamer

Brian Buckner

Sebastian Jones

Mark J. Kunerth

Doty Abrams

Dana Klein

Robert Carlock

R. Lee Fleming Jr.

Vanessa McCarthy
2000People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Television ComedyMichael Curtis (executive producer)

Greg Malins (executive producer)

Adam Chase (executive producer)

David Crane (executive producer)
1993CableACECableACE AwardsWriting a Comedy SeriesDream On (1990)David Crane
1992CableACECableACE AwardsComedy SeriesDream On (1990)Kevin Bright (executive producer)

John Landis (executive producer)

David Crane (co-executive producer)

Bill Sanders (supervising producer)

Robb Idels (producer)

Ron Wolotzky (producer)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsEpisode of the YearFriends (1994)Kevin Bright (director)

David Crane (writer)
2003Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy SeriesFriends (1994)Kevin Bright (executive producer)

David Crane (executive producer)

Scott Silveri (executive producer)

Shana Goldberg-Meehan (executive producer)

Andrew Reich (executive producer)

Ted Cohen (executive producer)

Todd Stevens (co-executive producer)

Sherry Bilsing (co-executive producer)

Ellen Kreamer (co-executive producer)

Brian Buckner (co-executive producer)

Sebastian Jones (co-executive producer)

Wendy Knoller (producer)

Mark J. Kunerth (producer)
2000Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy SeriesFriends (1994)Kevin Bright (executive producer)

David Crane (executive producer)

Adam Chase (executive producer)

Greg Malins (executive producer)

Seth Kurland (co-executive producer)

Shana Goldberg-Meehan (co-executive producer)

Scott Silveri (co-executive producer)

Todd Stevens (supervising producer)

Andrew Reich (supervising producer)

Ted Cohen (supervising producer)

Wendy Knoller
1999Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy SeriesFriends (1994)Kevin Bright (executive producer)

David Crane (executive producer)

Adam Chase (executive producer)

Michael Curtis (executive producer)

Greg Malins (executive producer)

Alexa Junge (co-executive producer)

Todd Stevens (supervising producer)

Wil Calhoun (supervising producer)

Seth Kurland (supervising producer)

Scott Silveri

Shana Goldberg-Meehan

Andrew Reich

Ted Cohen

Wendy Knoller

Richard Allen (coordinating producer)
1996Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy SeriesFriends (1994)Kevin Bright (executive producer)

David Crane (executive producer)

Michael Borkow (supervising producer)

Todd Stevens

Alexa Junge (co-producer)

Adam Chase (co-producer)

Ira Ungerleider (co-producer)

Betsy Borns
1995Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy SeriesFriends (1994)Kevin Bright (executive producer)

David Crane (executive producer)

Jeff Greenstein (supervising producer)

Jeff Strauss (supervising producer)

Todd Stevens (producer)
1994CableACECableACE AwardsComedy SeriesDream On (1990)Kevin Bright (executive producer)

John Landis (executive producer)

David Crane (co-executive producer)

Jeff Greenstein (supervising producer)

Bill Sanders (supervising producer)

Jeff Strauss (supervising producer)

Ron Wolotzky (producer)

Robb Idels (producer)
1993Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Comedy SeriesDream On (1990)David Crane (writer)
1993CableACECableACE AwardsComedy SeriesDream On (1990)Kevin Bright (executive producer)

John Landis (executive producer)

David Crane (co-executive producer)

Bill Sanders (supervising producer)

Robb Idels (producer)

Ron Wolotzky (producer)

Jeff Greenstein (producer)

Jeff Strauss (producer)
1991ACECableACE AwardsComedy SeriesDream On (1990)Kevin Bright (executive producer)

John Landis (executive producer)

Bill Sanders (supervising producer)

David Crane (producer)

Robb Idels (producer)

Ron Wolotzky (producer)


Filmography

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Grace and FrankieTV Series created by - 39 episodes, 2015 - 2017 written by - 5 episodes, 2015 - 2016
Georgia2012TV Series 3 episodes
Five2011TV Movie creator
JoeyTV Series character: "Joey Tribbiani" - 29 episodes, 2004 - 2006 character: Joey Tribbiani - 2 episodes, 2004
FriendsTV Series created by - 236 episodes, 1994 - 2004 written by - 18 episodes, 1994 - 2004 teleplay by - 2 episodes, 2000 - 2004 story by - 1 episode, 1995
Friends: The One Before the Last One - Ten Years of Friends2004TV Movie creator / teleplay
Veronica's ClosetTV Series created by - 66 episodes, 1997 - 2000 written by - 1 episode
Dream OnTV Series created by - 119 episodes, 1990 - 1996 written by - 17 episodes, 1990 - 1993
Couples1994TV Movie
Family Album1993TV Series created by - 6 episodes
The Powers That BeTV Series created by - 21 episodes, 1992 - 1993 teleplay - 2 episodes, 1992
Sunday Dinner1991TV Series written by - 1 episode
Everything's Relative1987TV Series written by - 1 episode

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
We Are All Completely Beside OurselvesTV Mini-Series executive producer announced
Grace and Frankie2015-2016TV Series executive producer - 26 episodes
Independent Lens2010-2015TV Series documentary executive producer - 2 episodes
Mimi and Dona2014Documentary executive producer
Call Me Crazy: A Five Film2013TV Movie executive producer
Hava Nagila: The Movie2012Documentary producer
Five2011TV Movie executive producer
Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh2008Documentary executive producer
Gifted2007TV Movie executive producer
Related2005-2006TV Series executive producer - 19 episodes
Friends1994-2004TV Series executive producer - 236 episodes
Friends: The One Before the Last One - Ten Years of Friends2004TV Movie executive producer
Veronica's Closet1997-2000TV Series executive producer - 66 episodes
Jesse1998-2000TV Series executive producer - 34 episodes
Couples1994TV Movie associate producer
Dream OnTV Series co-executive producer - 40 episodes, 1991 - 1992 producer - 14 episodes, 1990

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh2008Documentary major funding
Dream On1993-1994TV Series creative consultant - 24 episodes

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Back in Time for Dinner2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
We're the Millers2013writer: "I'll Be There For You"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
20 to 12010-2011TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd Out of Control2008Video writer: "I'll Be There For You"
Idool 20042004TV Series writer - 1 episode
3rd Rock from the Sun1996TV Series writer - 1 episode
Top of the Pops1995TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Dream On1990TV Series lyrics - 1 episode

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Grace and Frankie2017TV Series 1 episode
Georgia2012TV Series 3 episodes

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Friends1996-1997TV SeriesDirector / Hypnosis Tape

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Invisible War2012Documentary special thanks
Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh2008Documentary without whom this film would not have been possible

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter2016TV SeriesHerself
Friends: Friends from the Start2012Video documentary shortHerself
Friends Final Thoughts2005Video shortHerself
The 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards2002TV SpecialHerself - Co-Winner: Outstanding Comedy Series
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