Jake Paltrow

Jake Paltrow

Birth name: Jacob Danner Paltrow
Born: September 26, 1975
Age: 43
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
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Biography

Jacob Danner Paltrow (born September 26, 1975) is an American film director, screenwriter and actor. He is the younger brother of actress Gwyneth Paltrow.

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Personal life

Paltrow was born in Los Angeles, California, to film director Bruce Paltrow and actress Blythe Danner. Their ancestry includes Polish and Belarusian Jews, English (with some via Barbados), and Pennsylvania Dutch (German). He had a traditional Bar Mitzvah when he turned 13. He and his sister are second cousins of former US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

Paltrow is married to photographer and artist Taryn Simon, and they have two children together.

Career

Paltrow's most prominent job was directing some NYPD Blue episodes, such as: Andy Appleseed (2003), Brothers Under Arms (2000) and Big Bang Theory (1999), following in his father's footsteps as a television director.

In 2006, he made his debut as a film director with the movie The Good Night, which featured his sister Gwyneth. The movie was released at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. Paltrow has produced short films about actors for the New York Times. In 2014, he wrote, directed and produced the dystopian sci-fi Western Young Ones.

Filmography

Film
Year Title Director Writer Producer Notes
2007 The Good Night Yes Yes No
2010 Greenberg No No No appeared as Johno
2014 Young Ones Yes Yes Yes
2015 De Palma Yes No No Documentary

Co-directed with Noah Baumbach

Television
Year Title Director Writer Notes
1997-2004 NYPD Blue Yes No Ten episodes
2013-2014 Boardwalk Empire Yes No Two episodes

[ Source: Wikipedia ]