Brooklyn-born filmmaker known for being the writer and director of critically-acclaimed films like 2005's The Squid and the Whale and 2013's Frances Ha. His screenplay for The Squid and the Whale was named the year's best by critics groups like the New York Film Critics Circle and the National Board of Review.
He worked as a messenger for The New Yorker and made his feature debut as a writer and director with 1995's Kicking and Screaming.
He was married to actress Jennifer Jason Leigh from 2005 to 2010. He and Jennifer share a son named Rohmer. In 2011, he began dating Greta Gerwig, with whom he welcomed a son named Harold in 2019. In December 2022, the couple announced they were expecting their second child together. They welcomed a son in February 2023.