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Jacob Danner Paltrow (born September 26, 1975) is an American film director, screenwriter and actor. Coming from a family of actors, he is the younger brother of Gwyneth Paltrow and the son of Bruce Paltrow and Blythe Danner.

Jake Paltrow
Born
Jacob Danner Paltrow

(1975-09-26) September 26, 1975 (age 43)
EducationCrossroads School
(in Santa Monica, California)
OccupationFilm director
Spouse(s)
Taryn Simon (m. 2010)
Children2
Parent(s)Bruce Paltrow
Blythe Danner
RelativesGwyneth Paltrow (sister)
Harry Danner (uncle)
Katherine Moennig (maternal cousin)
Gabrielle Giffords (second cousin)

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Personal lifeEdit

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.[1][2] He and his sister are second cousins of former US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

Paltrow met photographer and artist Taryn Simon in 1999 and married in 2010; they have two children together.[3]

CareerEdit

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.

FilmographyEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ileane Rudolph (November 11, 2004). "Blythe Danner Gets Huffy". TVGuide.com. Retrieved May 20, 2015.
  2. ^ "Gwyneth Paltrow, Movies, Stardom and Judaism - Old Stories". Jewish Journal. Archived from the original on October 1, 2015. Retrieved May 20, 2015.
  3. ^ "Taryn's World". W magazine. November 2011. Retrieved April 26, 2013.

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