Jenji Kohan Net Worth

Jenji Kohan Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Jenji Leslie Kohan net worth is
$15 Million

Jenji Leslie Kohan Wiki Biography

Jenji Leslie Kohan was born on 5 July 1969, in Los Angeles, California, USA,of Jewish descent. Jenji is a producer and writer, best known for creating the TV series’ “Weeds” and “Orange is the New Black”. Aside from that she’s been the writer for several other popular series and all her efforts have helped in putting her net worth to where it is now.

How rich is Jenji Kohan? As of mid-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $15 million, mostly earned through her success in producing shows. Kohan has also been known to collaborate with other networks and companies. Additionally she owns the Hayworth Theatre in Los Angeles which she uses at times for productions. As her work continues, her wealth is expected to rise further.

Jenji Kohan Net Worth $15 Million

Jenji was born into a family who were very involved with show business; she is the daughter of producer, writer and composer Alan W. “Buz” Kohan and novelist Rhea Arnold Kohan. She also has two older brothers who are twins. Most of them have been known to win Emmy Awards. Jenji attended Brandeis University and later transferred to Columbia University where she completed a degree in English language and literature.

One of Kohan’s first opportunities came as a writer for “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”, and later she would get opportunities on shows including “Tracey Takes On…”, “Friends” and “Mad About You”. She also worked with her brother on the show “Will and Grace”, but later they went on their separate career paths due to differences in working style. She would then create the show “Weeds” of which she was the executive producer and head writer. The show which featured Mary-Louise Parker would go on and run for eight seasons, earning them multiple award nominations. After the success of “Weeds”, Jenji would go on and create “Orange is the New Black” for Netflix based on the memoir “Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison” by Piper Kerman. The popularity of “Orange is the New Black” earned it the title of the most watched original series on the internet television service. Netflix’s formula has proved successful because of how it makes full seasons available on release. It has also helped give a huge boost in Kohan’s net worth.

Aside from television and film, Kohan often uses the second floor of the Hayworth theatre as a production office. She also has a deal with Lionsgate TV for productions and the like.

Throughout her career, she’s received a total of nine Emmy Award nominations, including a win as producer of “Tracey Takes On…” She also has nominations for Writers Guild of America Awards and a Producers Guild of America Award. One of her most popular shows “Orange is the New Black” was nominated for 12 Emmy Awards.

For her personal life, Jenji is known to have married Christopher Noxon, a freelance journalist, in 1997; they have two sons and a daughter, and are known to be active in Judaism, as Christopher converted before their marriage.

Full NameJenji Kohan
Net Worth$15 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 5, 1969
Place Of BirthLos Angeles, California, USA
ProfessionTelevision Writer, Producer, Director
EducationColumbia University
SpouseChristopher Noxon (m. 1997-)
ParentsBuz Kohan, Rhea Kohan
SiblingsJono Kohan, Jono Kohan Lucas Prater
AwardsWriters Guild of America Award for Television: Episodic Comedy, Danny Thomas Producer of the Year Award in Episodic Television - Comedy, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy-Variety Or Music Program
Nominationsmmy Award (television writer, television producer), CableACE Award (1996), Writers Guild of America Awards, Producers Guild of America (2007)
Movies“Weeds” (2005-2012) , “Orange is the New Black” (2013-), "The Stones" (2004), Gilmore Girls (2000), The Devil You Know (2015)
TV ShowsOrange Is the New Black, Weeds, G.L.O.W., The Devil You Know, The Stones
1When I got out of college in 1991, I had four jobs in four different parts of L.A. There was I Love Juicy, a smoothie bar in Venice, and the Videotheque on Sunset Boulevard, across from the old Tower Records. I was also an intern at the 'Los Angeles Reader' in the Miracle Mile and at 'High Performance' magazine downtown.
2We still have this prudish, puritanical culture, but we also have so little exposure to a diversity of bodies. Bodies are beautiful and great and compelling.
3My ex-boyfriend said, 'You have a better chance of getting elected to Congress than getting on the staff of a television show.' Which was the perfect thing for him to say, because my entire career is, 'Well, screw you.' And we broke up.
4I'm never going to look like a Nordic model, so I play with what I've got. Instead of going gray, I dye my hair bright colors; I have bad vision, so I wear sparkly glasses. I embrace that I look like a crazy lady.
5My first job is to entertain, but if, while you're enjoying, you start to question something you never thought about before or empathize with, relate to, love someone you only thought of as 'other' once upon a time - how awesome is that.
6Mainly, I'm doing my thing, and I hope people like it. I don't say, 'I'm going to write something radical and hope it reverberates throughout society.' The goal is to write a solid, entertaining, engaging show.
7I'm from the creative side of Hollywood. I'm up for anyone that wants to support my work. If you have eyeballs and give me a budget and are nice to me, I'm in.
8I was broke when I lived in New York City during college, so I'd spend weekends walking around town, grabbing something to eat, and interacting with strangers. That ritual has stuck with me.
9I don't set out to write female lead shows, necessarily. I like deeply flawed characters. When they come to me, or when I'm introduced to them, I follow the stories and the people, rather than setting out to do a female lead thing.
10I think great writers should write great shows, and I have trouble with, like, what you are in life shouldn't automatically make you what you do in your art. It doesn't necessarily translate.
11I think shows that are completely dramatic are a lie. People use humor to cope. That is how we deal with things. In the darkest situations, there's humor. And if you don't show that, you're not being true to real life.
12I remember one of my writers on 'Weeds' got a new apartment and didn't get cable or a dish. He just hooked his computer up to the TV. I was like, 'This is it. This is how it's happening.'
13Personally, I like to yearn a little and long for the next episode. On the other hand, I'm also a glutton. My kids love to dive in and eat whole series at once.
14It can go two ways with girls: They either bond or eat each other alive.
15I love flawed characters, male or female, and I only want to talk about flawed characters, really, in what I do.
16In my head I'm a rapper, but I'm not!
17I'm a huge Ira Glass fan; I'm a huge fan of radio in general.
18I'm not a public figure; I shouldn't have to be held to a certain standard of beauty.
19'Be nice' is my family's basic rule but one that often goes unfollowed in Hollywood. There's always a moment when you can choose between being snarky and being kind. I opt for the latter - it's much less exhausting!
20A TV touchstone for me is 'The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd.' That series was whimsical and smart and had the mix of comedy and drama that I now trade in - but with a dash of magical realism. I wanted to be Molly Dodd, but more than that, I wanted to be Jay Tarses, who created the show.
21I can shoot off my big mouth and write my shows and run my shows, and I can recognize how lucky I am because my position is rare and my position is privileged.
22What offends me more than something sexist is something poorly written or unfunny or cliched.
23I believe in the power of media. I really do. It's my soapbox. And I do have an agenda, because I'm enraged by the limitations forced on people - by poverty, oppression, hatred, fear - and I'm saddened by the kind of loss we all experienced due to the contributions that people cannot make because of their circumstances.
24For a lot of people, film is still the dream - the captive audience in the darkened theater - but I love TV. I think it's fantastic.
25By nature, I sit alone in a room and type... My goal was never celebrity.
26I am a huge, huge Regina Spektor fan.
27Home is where your family is. Wherever you are, it's about the people you're surrounded by, not necessarily where you lay your head.
28There's more to us than the moment we made a bad decision.
1One of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World. [April 2014].
2Daughter of Buz Kohan and Rhea Kohan, sister of David Kohan.


G.L.O.W.2017TV Series writer - 1 episode filming
Orange Is the New BlackTV Series creator - 39 episodes, 2013 - 2015 created by - 28 episodes, 2016 - 2019 written by - 9 episodes, 2013 - 2016
The Devil You KnowTV Mini-Series creator - 1 episode, 2015 written by - 1 episode, 2015
WeedsTV Series creator - 102 episodes, 2005 - 2012 written by - 22 episodes, 2005 - 2012
Tough Trade2010TV Movie creator / written by
Ronna & Beverly2009TV Movie
The Stones2004TV Series creator
My Wonderful Life2002TV Movie
Will & Grace2002TV Series written by - 1 episode
Gilmore Girls2000TV Series written by - 1 episode
Tracey Takes On...TV Series writer - 15 episodes, 1996 - 1999 written by - 3 episodes, 1997
Sex and the City1998TV Series story by - 1 episode
Mad About YouTV Series written by - 3 episodes, 1996 - 1997 story - 1 episode, 1997
Boston Common1996TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air1994TV Series teleplay - 1 episode


G.L.O.W.2017TV Series executive producer - 2 episodes filming
Orange Is the New Black2013-2017TV Series executive producer - 57 episodes
Weeds2005-2012TV Series executive producer - 102 episodes
Tough Trade2010TV Movie executive producer
Ronna & Beverly2009TV Movie executive producer
Me & Lee?2007TV Movie executive producer
The Stones2004TV Series executive producer
My Wonderful Life2002TV Movie executive producer
Gilmore Girls2000-2001TV Series producer - 12 episodes
Tracey Takes On...TV Series producer - 12 episodes, 1996 - 1997 supervising producer - 2 episodes, 1999
Mad About You1996-1997TV Series producer - 24 episodes
The Best of Tracey Takes On...1996TV Movie producer


Weeds2010TV SeriesWoman at airport


The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Clippin' the Buds: Medical Marijuana and the Marijuana Pill2013Video shortHerself
Everyday Advice from Guru Doug2013Video shortHerself
Weeds Season 8: The Wrap Up2013Video shortHerself
2012 Writers Guild Awards2012TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
America in Primetime2011TV Series documentaryHerself - Creator, Weeds
Bye-Bye Botwins2011Video shortHerself
Fandamonium: Weeds Creators Tell All2011Video shortHerself
Crazy Love: A Guide to the Dysfunctional Relationships of 'Weeds'2010Video shortHerself
Anatomy of a Script 3: Jenji Kohan2008Video documentaryHerself
My Tale of Two Cities2008Documentary
Reinventando Hollywood2008TV Movie documentaryHerself
Burbs to the Beach2008Video shortHerself
Tour of Bubbie's House2008Video shortHerself
Weeds: Suburban Shakedown2005TV Short documentaryHerself

Won Awards

2015PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Episodic Television, ComedyOrange Is the New Black (2013)
2014Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsComedy Episode of the YearOrange Is the New Black (2013)
2006WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAEpisodic ComedyWeeds (2005)
1997Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy SeriesTracey Takes On... (1996)
1996CableACECableACE AwardsVariety Special or SeriesTracey Takes On... (1996)

Nominated Awards

2015WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAComedy SeriesOrange Is the New Black (2013)
2015Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Drama SeriesOrange Is the New Black (2013)
2015Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Episode of the YearOrange Is the New Black (2013)
2015Screenplay CompetitionScreenwriters Choice Awards, OnlineBest Television ComedyOrange Is the New Black (2013)
2014WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAComedy SeriesOrange Is the New Black (2013)
2014WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USANew SeriesOrange Is the New Black (2013)
2014WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAEpisodic ComedyOrange Is the New Black (2013)
2014Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Comedy SeriesOrange Is the New Black (2013)
2014Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy SeriesOrange Is the New Black (2013)
2014Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsComedy Episode of the YearOrange Is the New Black (2013)
2014OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Writing in a Comedy SeriesOrange Is the New Black (2013)
2014Screenplay CompetitionScreenwriters Choice Awards, OnlineBest Television ComedyOrange Is the New Black (2013)
2010PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Episodic Television, ComedyWeeds (2005)
2009WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAComedy SeriesWeeds (2005)
2009Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy SeriesWeeds (2005)
2009PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Episodic Television, ComedyWeeds (2005)
2007PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Episodic Television, ComedyWeeds (2005)
1999Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy SeriesTracey Takes On... (1996)
1997WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAComedy/Variety (Including Talk) - SeriesTracey Takes On... (1996)
1997Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy SeriesMad About You (1992)
1997Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Variety or Music ProgramTracey Takes On... (1996)
1996Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy SpecialThe Best of Tracey Takes On... (1996)
1996Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Variety or Music ProgramTracey Takes On... (1996)

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