Jennifer Arnold is an Emmy-nominated and award-winning director, writer and producer whose projects span wide-ranging subjects and formats. In the episodic space Arnold has quickly built an impressive list of credits that include SHAMELESS for John Wells/Showtime, THE LAST MAN ON EARTH for Lord Miller/FOX, AMERICAN HORROR STORY: APOCALYPSE for Ryan Murphy/FX, YOUNGER for Darren Star/TVLand, multiple episodes of FOX's sci-fi/action comedy GHOSTED starring Craig Robinson and Adam Scott, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE and A.P. BIO for NBC, AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE for ABC, and upcoming episodes of SINGLE PARENTS (ABC) and THE L-WORD: GENERATION Q (Showtime).
Her independent and documentary work has premiered at prestigious festivals around the world, including four separate appearances at Sundance. Arnold’s feature documentary A SMALL ACT (HBO) is the winner of the Humanitas Prize, a NAMIC Vision Award, multiple festival prizes, and has been nominated for the Best Documentary Emmy Award. Her other long-form documentaries include THE DIPLOMAT (ESPN) and TIG (Netflix Originals). She also directed THICKER THAN WATER, a documentary short about Greg Louganis for ESPN's 30 for 30 shorts series, the documentary portion of GLEE: THE 3D CONCERT MOVIE (FOX), AMERICAN MULLET (Palm Pictures), WHERE THE GIRLS ARE (produced by Ethan Coen) and narrative short MAID OF HONOR (HBO).
Arnold has participated in several programs including the Ryan Murphy Half Fellowship, Women in Film Mentorship Program, the Fox Global Directors Initiative, IFC’s Film Week, and Film Independent’s Directors Lab. She has also served on juries for Outfest and has been an advisor at the Sundance labs in Utah and CNEX workshops in Asia. She attended UCLA’s Graduate Film School and studied African History as an undergrad at UCLA and University of Nairobi. She lives in Los Angeles with her wife, the esteemed cinematographer Patti Lee.