She attended Harvard University and graduated in 1997. She originally wanted to become a lawyer.
She served as the executive producer and co-director on the 2018 Netflix documentary Quincy about her own father.
She dated Tobey Maguire from 1996 to 2000. She became engaged to Mark Ronson, but the couple split a year later. She dated Jon Favreau in 2009. In 2017, she began dating musician Ezra Koenig; they welcomed a son named Isaiah Jones in August 2018. Her father is legendary record producer Quincy Jones and her mother is actress Peggy Lipton.
She co-starred with Amy Poehler on Parks and Recreation.