Jennifer Arnold is an Emmy nominated writer, producer and director working in both narrative and documentary formats. She grew up in Santa Barbara, California and began world traveling at age 16. She attended University of Nairobi in Kenya and has worked on projects in Africa, Asia and Europe.
Jennifer is the winner of the Humanitas prize, a NAMIC Vision Award and the Adrienne Shelly Director’s Award among others. Her projects have premiered at prestigious festivals, including four separate appearances at Sundance. She’s been a participant in Sundance’s Film Forward program, an advisor at Film Independent, Sundance and CNEX and has presented story workshops in the US, Kenya, Taiwan and China. Her directing credits include acclaimed feature documentaries A Small Act (HBO), The Diplomat (ESPN) and Tig (Netflix). She has also directed several television series including The Last Man on Earth (Fox), Shameless (Showtime), American Horror Story (FX), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBC), The L Word: Generation Q (Showtime) and many others. Jennifer’s work runs the gamut from comedy to drama and fiction to non-fiction. She still travels the world, believing that stories bind us together. Her home base is Los Angeles, California.