Jesse Peretz is an American film director, producer, and music video director. He was born on May 19th, 1968. He was born in Cambridge to Anne Devereux and Marty Peretz. His father is a Jewish and the former editor of The New Republic magazine while his mother is a Protestant, psychotherapist, and a painter. Initially, he was the bass player and co-founder of the American guitar band The Lemonheads. He left the band but managed to help them as a photographer and video director. He directed music videos for various singers, and he won the Grammy Award for Best Music video for directing the music video Learn To Fly.
He mastered and created shots for several commercials such as Nike, Ikea, and Sony PlayStation. In 1998, he directed his first feature film
First Love, Last Rites. His band drummer co-wrote the story for the film. In 2001, he created The Chateau. His third film came in 2007 with The Ex. In 2011, he directed
Our Idiot Brother. In 2014, he announced that he would be directing the adaptation of the novel Juliet, Naked with
Kate Winslet in his mind for the flick. He also directed several small screen serials like Girls,
New Girl, Bent, The Office, Nurse Jackie.