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Overview (3)

Born in Ames, Iowa, USA
Birth NameJane Amanda Espenson
Height 5' 3¾" (1.62 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jane Espenson was born on July 14, 1964 in Ames, Iowa, USA as Jane Amanda Espenson. She is a producer and writer, known for Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1996), Game of Thrones (2011) and Husbands (2011).

Trivia (9)

Jane Espenson grew up in Ames, Iowa, and attended graduate school at UC Berkeley, where she studied linguistics.
She was an ABC/Disney Writing Fellow for 1992-1993.
At mid-Season 7, she is one of the only long-term Buffy writers never to have directed an episode of the show.
Her favourite characters on Buffy were Jonathan (the littlest geek) and Spike (the errant vampire.)
In her five years as staff writer and producer for the show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, she wrote a total of 23 episodes. She was the only staff writer (besides series creator Joss Whedon and executive producer Marti Noxon) to be credited on more than five episodes in a single season. (She was credited as writer on no less than 6 episodes in the show's seventh and final season.)
Invented the name of the drink "Zima" while working for a marketing firm.
Currently working as a staff writer/producer on the WB show 'Gilmore Girls' and writing a new short story for inclusion in the new 'Tales Of The Slayers' collection (a branch of the extensive Buffy-related fiction franchise.) [November 2003]
Currently Co-Executive Producer of Battlestar Galactica while under a development deal with NBC/Universal. [May 2007]
Currently working as a writer/producer on the show 'Jake in Progress' and pitching pilot projects under an overall deal with 20th Century Fox television. [July 2005]

Personal Quotes (2)

Look at the Romans and the Greeks. Perfectly thriving, perfectly mature cultures with religion in it, and it didn't have a stigma against gay relationships. In fact, those were considered the true love relationships that were exalted. The relationship between a man and woman was more procreatory, but the true love that inspires you to write poetry was not that.
[on why Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1996) is remains popular] I think it's because high school still exists and high school is still hell.

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