Date of Birth: 1965
Miguel Arteta was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He studied film at Wesleyan University under the guidance of Professor Jeanine Basinger, graduating in 1989. He also completed the MFA program at The American Film Institute. Arteta also participated in the screenwriter's workshop at The Sundance Institute and served both as board member and a juror at the festival.
Miguel's first film was the low budget Star Maps (1997). From there he went on to bigger success with Chuck & Buck (2000) and 2002's The Good Girl, starring Jennifer Aniston and Jake Gyllenhaal. He has also directed episodes of television shows such as Freaks and Geeks, Six Feet Under and The Office. The show to which he has contributed the most on the small screen is the HBO comedy Getting On (2013 - 15), directing 18 episodes in total.On the big screen he helmed Youth in Revolt (2010), starring Michael Cera.
Cedar Rapids(2011) starring Ed Helms and the family comedy Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day(2014) starring Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner followed. For his work on the comedy drama Beatriz at Dinner(2017), starring Salma Hayek in the title role, Miguel won a 2017 Imagen Foundation Award in the Best Director category.