Jennifer Arnold is an Emmy-nominated director who was raised as a drama-geek / skateboard kid in Santa Barbara, California. Her summers were spent living off the grid without electricity in the Trinity Alps and Alaskan wilderness with her extended family. She became a world traveler at age sixteen, moved to Kenya at nineteen, and continues to work and travel abroad. She credits her story sense to her adventurous upbringing.

In the episodic space, Arnold is currently the producing director on season 3 of P-VALLEY Her other recent credits include BASED ON A TRUE STORY, as well as the pilot for Netflix’s Rom-Com meets K-Drama XO KITTY – which went number one on the platform within 24 hours. Additionally, she’s directed EMILY IN PARIS, AMERICAN HORROR STORY, YOUNGER, SHAMELESS, THE L WORD: GENERATION Q, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE and THE LAST MAN ON EARTH among others. Her independent and documentary work has premiered at prestigious festivals around the world, including four appearances at Sundance. Arnold’s feature documentary A SMALL ACT (HBO) won the Humanitas Prize, a NAMIC Vision Award, and was nominated for the Best Documentary Emmy. Her other documentaries include THE DIPLOMAT (ESPN), TIG (Netflix), and THICKER THAN WATER, about Greg Louganis for ESPN's 30 for 30 shorts series.

She has been an advisor at the Sundance labs and CNEX workshops in Asia and traveled to Kazakhstan with the American Film Showcase. She attended UCLA’s Graduate Film School and studied African History as an undergrad at UCLA and the University of Nairobi. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her wife, the esteemed ASC cinematographer Patti Lee.