Nina Kostroff Noble is an American motion picture producer and director. She was an Executive Producer for The Wire. She has also worked on Treme and The Corner with The Wire creator David Simon.



Noble is an award-winning American television producer.[1] Before entering television she worked extensively in film. Initially she was a production assistant and then became a second assistant director after joining the Directors Guild of America in 1984.[1] She worked as a freelance assistant director for ten years and worked with several notable film-makers including Alan Parker, Paul Mazursky, Ron Shelton, Stephen Frears, Paul Verhoeven and Ivan Reitman.[1] In 1995 she began producing and production managing television projects for Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana.[1] They introduced her to writer David Simon in 1999 when he was developing his book The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood for the HBO network.[1] She collaborated with Simon and Robert F. Colesberry to produce the Emmy award-winning The Corner for HBO.[1]

Noble continued her collaboration with Simon and Colesberry on their next project The Wire. She was involved from the beginning and was credited as a producer for the show's first season.[2] She retained her role for the show's second season and her credit was upgraded to co-executive producer.[3] For the third and fourth season she was credited as executive producer alongside Simon.[4][5] She continued in this role for the fifth and final season.

Personal life

Noble is married to David Noble. Her brother, Michael Kostroff, played defense attorney Maurice Levy in The Wire. She has two sons, Nick and Jason.



Season 1 credits
"The Target" "The Detail" "The Buys" "Old Cases" "The Pager"
"The Wire" "One Arrest" "Lessons" "Game Day" "The Cost"
"The Hunt" "Cleaning Up" "Sentencing"

Co-Executive Producer

Season 2 credits
"Ebb Tide" "Collateral Damage" "Hot Shots" "Hard Cases" "Undertow"
"All Prologue" "Backwash" "Duck and Cover" "Stray Rounds" "Storm Warnings"
"Bad Dreams" "Port in a Storm"

Executive Producer

Season 3 credits
"Time after Time" "All Due Respect" "Dead Soldiers" "Amsterdam" "Straight and True"
"Homecoming" "Back Burners" "Moral Midgetry" "Slapstick" "Reformation"
"Middle Ground" "Mission Accomplished"
Season 4 credits
"Boys of Summer" "Soft Eyes" "Home Rooms" "Refugees" "Alliances"
"Margin of Error" "Unto Others" "Corner Boys" "Know Your Place" "Misgivings"
"A New Day" "That's Got His Own" "Final Grades"
Season 5 credits
"More with Less" "Unconfirmed Reports" "Not for Attribution" "Transitions" "React Quotes"
"The Dickensian Aspect" "Took" "Clarifications" "Late Editions" "-30-"


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Nina K. Noble Biography. HBO (2007). Retrieved on 2007-10-17.
  2. The Wire season 1 crew. HBO (2007). Retrieved on 2007-10-14.
  3. The Wire season 2 crew. HBO (2007). Retrieved on 2007-10-14.
  4. The Wire season 3 crew. HBO (2007). Retrieved on 2007-10-14.
  5. The Wire season 4 crew. HBO (2007). Retrieved on 2007-10-14.

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