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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.
Jacob Danner Paltrow
September 26, 1975
(in Santa Monica, California)
Taryn Simon (m. 2010)
|Relatives||Gwyneth Paltrow (sister)|
Harry Danner (uncle)
Katherine Moennig (maternal cousin)
Gabrielle Giffords (second cousin)
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'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|
- Ileane Rudolph (November 11, 2004). "Blythe Danner Gets Huffy". TVGuide.com. Retrieved May 20, 2015.
- "Gwyneth Paltrow, Movies, Stardom and Judaism - Old Stories". Jewish Journal. Archived from the original on October 1, 2015. Retrieved May 20, 2015.
- "Taryn's World". W magazine. November 2011. Retrieved April 26, 2013.