Maurissa Tancharoen, born November 28, 1975 in Los Angeles, California, USA, is a television writer and producer. She is an executive producer and writer for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. She is married to fellow executive producer and writer Jed Whedon. Her brother-in-law Joss Whedon is the creator of the series and is also an executive producer and writer. The three have also collaborated on the earlier series Dollhouse (which was also created by Joss) and Dr. Horrible's Singalong Blog (with their brother Zack Whedon). She has been active since 2003 and has also worked on the series Oliver Beene, Drop Dead Diva and Spartacus. Jed and Maurissa worked with fellow Executive Producer Jeffrey Bell on Spartacus.