With hundreds of hours of television under her belt, Marti Noxon is one of the most prolific writer-producers in television today. Noxon currently has several television series on the air including Bravo’s “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce” Lifetime’s “UnREAL” and CBS’ “Code Black,” as well as the upcoming series “Dietland” for AMC and “Sharp Objects” for HBO.
“Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce,” which Noxon created and serves as showrunner on, was Bravo’s first scripted series to air on the network. 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. The series won a Women Image Award for Outstanding Comedy Series.
This summer, Noxon will launch another highly anticipated series with the debut of HBO’s “Sharp Objects,” an adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s bestselling novel of the same name. Noxon wrote and serves as showrunner on the series which stars Academy Award nominated actress Amy Adams with Jean-Marc Vallee directing the full series. Also debuting this summer is “Dietland” for AMC, a series Noxon wrote based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Sarai Walker. Noxon produces the series through her production company Tiny Pyro.
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.
On the film side, Noxon is made her feature directorial debut with the film To The Bone, which Netflix picked up for distribution following its premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Written by Noxon and loosely based on her own personal experience with eating disorders, the film stared Lily Collins, Alex Sharp, Keanu Reeves and Carrie Preston. Fueled by strong reviews during Sundance, Netflix quickly picked up the project, which was one of the highest sales of the festival.
Over the course of her impressive career Noxon has written for and produced some of the most beloved and critically acclaimed series of the past two decades, including “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Private Practice,” “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.