Jake Paltrow

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Jake Paltrow
Born Jacob Danner Paltrow
(1975-09-26) September 26, 1975 (age 40)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Education Crossroads School
(in Santa Monica, California)
Occupation Film director
Spouse(s) Taryn Simon
Parent(s) Bruce Paltrow (deceased)
Blythe Danner
Relatives Gwyneth Paltrow (sister)
Chris Martin (brother-in-law)(2003-2015)
Katherine Moennig (first cousin)
Gabrielle Giffords (second cousin)

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

Personal life[edit]

Paltrow was born in Los Angeles, California, to film director Bruce Paltrow and actress Blythe Danner. He and his sister are the second cousins of former US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Paltrow is married to photographer and artist Taryn Simon.[1]


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.


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


  1. ^ "Taryn’s World". W magazine. November 2011. Retrieved April 26, 2013. 

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