Jennifer Arnold is an Emmy-nominated and award-winning director, writer and producer whose projects span wide-ranging subjects and formats. Her independent and documentary work has premiered at prestigious festivals around the world, including four separate appearances at Sundance.
Arnold’s documentary A SMALL ACT (HBO), which follows stories in Kenya, Sweden and Switzerland, won the Humanitas Prize, garnered numerous festival awards and was nominated for the Best Documentary Emmy. Her other long-form documentaries include THE DIPLOMAT (ESPN), about sport in the Cold War and TIG, about comedian Tig Notaro (Netflix). Additionally, she has directed documentary short form including THICKER THAN WATER (ESPN), about Greg Louganis testing positive for HIV and the documentary vignettes in GLEE: THE 3D CONCERT MOVIE (FOX).
In the narrative space, Arnold’s credits include THE LAST MAN ON EARTH, AMERICAN HORROR STORY, SHAMELESS, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, THE L-WORD: GENERATION Q, YOUNGER, EMILY IN PARIS, P-VALLEY, an upcoming pilot for NETFLIX, and many more.
Arnold 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 ASC cinematographer Patti Lee.