Screenwriter and executive producer who is most recognized for being the co-creator of the popular sitcom Friends alongside David Crane. She is also known for her work as a writer on the series Grace and Frankie and Veronica's Closet.
She attended Brandeis University where she graduated with her Bachelors degree in Theater. She received her first writing credit in 1987 when she wrote an episode of Everything's Relative. Her first job as a producer came in 1990 on the series Dream On. In 1994, she earned recognition as the co-creator, executive producer, and writer of the hit series Friends.
She won a Primetime Emmy in 2002 for Outstanding Comedy Series for her work as a producer on Friends. She also won a Cable ACE award in 1993 for Best Writing on a Comedy Series for her Dream On.
She was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has three children: Hannah, Sam, and Rose.