Born: September 26, 1975
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Jacob Danner Paltrow (born September 26, 1975) is an American film director, screenwriter and actor. He is the younger brother of actress Gwyneth Paltrow.
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.
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.
|2007||The Good Night||Yes||Yes||No|
|2010||Greenberg||No||No||No||appeared as Johno|
Co-directed with Noah Baumbach
|1997-2004||NYPD Blue||Yes||No||Ten episodes|
|2013-2014||Boardwalk Empire||Yes||No||Two episodes|