Jake Paltrow was born in Los Angeles, California in 1975. His narrative fiction films are Young Ones and The Good Night. He co-directed the documentary De Palma with Noah Baumbach. He has directed several television shows including Boardwalk Empire and Halt and Catch Fire. He was nominated for an Emmy Award for The First Ones (a film commissioned by the New York Times Magazine). His films have screened at Sundance, Venice, New York, Karlovy Vary, and several other international film festivals.