Marta Kauffman along with David Crane was one of the creators and executive producers of the top-rated and Emmy Award nominated series FRIENDS and VERONICA S CLOSET. They have been writing partners for over 20years. Previously they created and co-executive produced the comedy series DREAM ON, which received an Emmy Award nomination and a Cable Ace Award for writing. Marta and David also created the comedy series THE POWERS THAT BE and FAMILY ALBUM for which they also served as executive producers. Kauffman and Crane began their relationship in the theatre in New York, where they teamed with composer, Michael Skloff to write several musicals including the stage version of the movie, ARTHUR. Kauffman and Crane also contributed musical and sketch material to the Off Broadway revues: A& MY NAME IS ALICE and Martin Charnin s UPSTAIRS AT O NEALS. Marta is married to composer Michael Skloff and has two children, Hannah and Sam. She was recently named one of America s 25 Most Influential Working Mothers by Working Mother Magazine.