Jeff Baena - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 16, 2022

Jeff Baena
Profession: Director, Screenwriter
Best Known For: Life After Beth (film)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $3 million

Personal Details

Born on : June 29, 1977 (age 46)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Jeff Baena
Birth Place: Miami, Florida, USA
Horoscope: Cancer
Father's Name: N/A
Mother's Name: N/A
Siblings: N/A
High School: Miami Killian Senior High School
University: New York University
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi-Jewish
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife's Name: Aubrey Plaza

Body Measurements

Height: 1.81 meter (5 feet 11 inch)
Weight: N/A
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
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Who is Jeff Baena?

Jeff Baena is a screenwriter and director by profession and American by nationality. He is well known for his work in the films Life After Beth, Joshy, and The Little Hours, and as co-writer of the comedy film, I Heart Huckabees.

He is the husband of actress Aubrey Plaza.

Jeff Baena, Aubrey Plaza (Image: Getty Images)

Jeff Baena – Age, Parents, Siblings

Jeff Baena was born on June 29, 1977, in Miami, Florida, USA. His parents raised him in South Florida. Other details of his early life including the name of his mother, father, and siblings, or what they do for a living are not shared with the public.

Education, Ethnicity

Following college graduation, Jeff Baena studied at New York University. He also attended the Miami Killian Senior High School. 

His ethnicity is Jewish.

Jeff Baena – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Jeff Baena began dating actress and comedian Aubrey Plaza in 2011. After years of a romantic relationship, they married in secret in early 2021, which they revealed in May 2021. They do not have any children yet.

The newlyweds are not linked to rumors of divorce.

Jeff Baena, Aubrey Plaza in 2017 (Image: The Hollywood Reporter)

Jeff Baena – Career

Early Days

Baena moved to Los Angeles to start his professional career soon after graduation. He ended up working on several films as a production assistant for the director, and producer Robert Zemeckis. He then went up to work as an assistant editor for writer-director David O. Russell.

A year and a half later, Jeff Baena met with a car accident that left his eyes injured. So as to keep Baena’s spirit up and to pass the time during his recovery, Russell began to discuss film script ideas with him. Among their four completed scripts, the comedy film I Heart Huckabees was released in 2004.

Films, Series

Over the years Baena has worked as a director as well as a writer for the films Life After Beth (2014), Joshy (2017), The Little Hours (2017), Horse Girl (2020), and Spin Me Round. He is also a producer of the film Horse Girl.

Moreover, Jeff Baena is the writer, director, and producer for Cinema Toast (2021).

Jeff Baena directing Horse Girl (Image: Cinapse)


On the set of Horse Girl, Jeff Baena has worked with Alison Brie, Matthew Gray Gubler, Debby Ryan, Molly Shannon, and Jake Picking.

Jeff Baena – Awards, Nominations

Several of Baena’s work has earned him nominations. Some are namely nominations at Sundance Film Festival (2016, 2014), Fangoria Chainsaw Awards (2015), Edinburgh International Film Festival (2014, 2017), Chlotrudis Awards (2018), etc.

Jeff Baena – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Baena is estimated to be around $3 million while the figure for his annual salary is unknown.

Jeff Baena – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles including Instagram and Twitter, Jeff Baena has hundreds of followers. His Instagram is maintained private while he is absent from Facebook.

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