|Occupation Television producer|
Uncles Barry Klein
|Name Marci Klein|
Aunts Alexis Klein
Role Television producer
|Spouse(s) Scott Murphy (m. 2000; divorced)|
Parents Jayne Centre Klein, Calvin Klein
Awards Danny Thomas Producer of the Year Award in Episodic Television - Comedy
Similar People Calvin Klein, Alec Baldwin, Lorne Michaels, Tina Fey, David Miner
Grandparents Leo Klein, Flore Stern
Snl senior producer marci klein talks about sarah palin
Marci Klein is an American television producer best known for her work on Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock. She has won four Emmy Awards.
Klein is the daughter of fashion designer Calvin Klein, and his first wife, Jayne Centre.
Klein grew up in New York City where she attended Dalton High School. She graduated from Brown University. In 1989 Klein began a 20-year career at Saturday Night Live. As a producer and head of the show's talent department, Klein discovered a number of future comedy superstars, including: Tracy Morgan, Jimmy Fallon, Seth Myers, Will Ferrel, Fred Armisen, Chris Kattan, Darrell Hammond, Sarah Silverman, Kevin James, Jason Sudeikis, Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph, and Ana Gasteyer. She is frequently talked about as a successor to SNL creator and Executive Producer Lorne Michaels.
Klein has been nominated for 14 Emmys, winning four times, once for Saturday Night Live's 25th Anniversary Special and three times for 30 Rock. She has also been nominated for nine Producers Guild Awards, winning three.
During Alec Baldwin's 2007 Golden Globes acceptance speech, he personally thanked Klein and referred to her as "the greatest producer in the history of broadcast television," to which she received an ovation from the audience.
Klein married Scott Murphy in 2000 at the Wainscott Chapel in Wainscott, New York. In 1978, Marci was kidnapped and held for 9 hours until a $100,000 ransom was paid. Police arrested the culprits.