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Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico to a Peruvian father and Spanish mother, Arteta grew up all over Latin America due to his father’s job as a Chrysler auto parts salesman. He attended Harvard University’s documentary program where he learned filmmaking and eventually left for Wesleyan University where he met future collaborators Matthew Greenfield and Mike White.
Arteta’s first film, Star Maps, debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. It was a critical hit, receiving five Independent Spirit Award nominations, including Best First Feature and Best First Screenplay. He then turned to directing television shows, helming episodes of Homicide: Life on the Street, Freaks and Geeks, and Six Feet Under. He has also since directed episodes of The Office, Ugly Betty, and American Horror Story.
Most recently he reunited with White and directed four episodes of White’s HBO series Enlightened.