With hundreds of hours of television under her belt, Marti Noxon is one of the most prolific writer-producers in television today. Currently, Noxon has several television series on the air including Bravo’s Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, Lifetime’s UnREAL, and Code Black for CBS.
Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, which Noxon created and serves as showrunner on, was Bravo’s first scripted series to air on the network and recently wrapped its third season. Following its season two finale, the series received a 3-season pickup locking in its third, fourth and fifth seasons. In addition to her duties as showrunner, Noxon has also stepped into the director role for several episodes of the series.
Noxon is also co-creator and executive producer of the acclaimed Lifetime drama series UnREAL. For her work on the show, Noxon has received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series. The show has additionally won countless awards and accolades during its breakout first season, which Noxon was showrunner on, including a Peabody Award and a Women's Image Network Award, for Outstanding Show Produced by a Woman. It was also named one of AFI’s Top Ten Television Programs of the Year and honored by the Critics’ Choice Awards as one of the Most Exciting New Series of the year.
Noxon also serves as executive producer on the CBS medical drama series Code Black. The show is based on the Los Angeles Film Festival award-winning documentary of the same name, which Noxon executive produced as well.
Up next for Noxon on the television side is HBO’s Sharp Objects, an adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s bestselling novel of the same name. Noxon serves as showrunner on the series, which is currently in production and will premiere in 2018. Academy Award nominated actress Amy Adams stars in the high-anticipated drama with Jean-Marc Vallee directing the full series.
Additionally in the works for Noxon is Dietland for AMC, a series based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Sarai Walker. The series, which was highly sought after by several networks, will be one of the first projects created under Noxon’s recently-minted overall deal with Skydance Media. Under the three-year deal, Noxon will create and develop new projects for the independent studio through her production company, Tiny Pyro.
On the film side, Noxon is making her feature directorial debut with the film To The Bone, which will premiere on Netflix on July 14th. Written by Noxon and loosely based on her own personal experience with eating disorders, the film stars Lily Collins, Alex Sharp, Keanu Reeves and Carrie Preston. The project premiered in competition at this year’s Sundance Film Festival earning strong reviews and quickly selling to Netflix for $8 million, making it one of the highest sales to come out of this year’s festival.
Over the course of her impressive career Noxon has written and served as executive producer on some of the most beloved and critically acclaimed series of the past two decades, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, Brothers & Sisters, Point Pleasant and Still Life. She has also acted as a consulting producer for Mad Men, Prison Break, Angel, and Glee. Noxon’s screenwriting credits include, I Am Number Four and Fright Night.
A graduate of UC Santa Cruz, Noxon currently lives in Los Angeles with her two children and is co-owner of Grist & Toll, an urban flour mill in Pasadena.