Jenji Kohan
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United States
2018

Tilted Productions

Jenji
Kohan

Writer / Producer

Kohan’s signature creation, the Netflix drama “Orange Is the New Black,” quickly soared on the buzz meter and became an awards magnet, opening the doors for other quirky series on streaming platforms. The series has been nominated for 19 Emmys over six seasons, making it one of Netflix’s most reliable contenders. Last year, Kohan inked a lucrative new overall deal with Netflix, cementing her relationship with the streaming service for years to come. With “Mad About You,” “Sex and the City,” “Tracey Takes On” and “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” among her earlier credits, she went on to create her own series, Showtime’s “Weeds.” She’s also exec-producing Netflix’s “GLOW,” based on the 1980s professional sports league Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling.

Career

  • WEEDS
  • ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK
  • GLOW

Education

  • Brandeis University (MA, USA)
  • Columbia University (NY, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • Showrunners Impact
  • TV Producers Impact
  • Women's Impact
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'Orange Is the New Black' Creator Jenji Kohan Inks Multi-Year Netflix Overall Deal

'Orange Is the New Black' Creator Jenji Kohan Inks Multi-Year Netflix Overall Deal

Jenji Kohan has signed a multi-year overall deal with Netflix, the streaming giant announced Friday.“Current climate aside, it’s great to be in bed with Netflix,” Kohan said.Kohan is the creator of the award-winning Netflix series "Orange Is the New Black" and an executive producer on Netflix's "GLOW." The former series has been nominated for 19 Emmy Awards during its five seasons, winning four. Under the new deal, Kohan will develop new original series and other projects.“Bold, outspoken and totally fearless, Jenji...

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