Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal was born in Los Angeles, California, to producer/screenwriter Naomi Foner (née Achs) and director Stephen Gyllenhaal. He is the brother of actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, who played his sister in Donnie Darko (2001). His godmother is actress Jamie Lee Curtis. His mother is from a Jewish family, and his father's ancestry...
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Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal was born in Los Angeles, California, to producer/screenwriter Naomi Foner (née Achs) and director Stephen Gyllenhaal. He is the brother of actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, who played his sister in Donnie Darko (2001). His godmother is actress Jamie Lee Curtis. His mother is from a Jewish family, and his father's ancestry includes Swedish, English and Swiss-German.
At the age of eleven, Gyllenhaal made his movie debut in the comedy-drama City Slickers (1991), playing Billy Crystal's character's son. He made an impact in various films in the late 1990s and early 2000s, in films such as the period drama October Sky (1999), his breakthrough performance, and as the title role in the psychological thriller Donnie Darko (2001), for which he received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Actor, playing a psychologically troubled teenager. He followed this with roles encompassing many different genres, including the comedy film, the Disney romantic comedy Bubble Boy (2001); opposite Jennifer Aniston in another Sundance favorite, The Good Girl (2002), as a young man grieving the death of his fiancée in Moonlight Mile (2002), and in the science fiction blockbuster The Day After Tomorrow (2004), portraying a student caught in a cataclysmic climate event, opposite Dennis Quaid. Making his theater debut, Gyllenhaal appeared on the London stage with a starring role in Kenneth Lonergan's revival of \\"This Is Our Youth\\". The play was widely-received and played for eight weeks in London's West End. Gyllenhaal followed his successful theater en devour with a role in Jarhead (2005), playing Anthony \\"Swoff\\" Swofford, an aggressive and masculine but equally vulnerable and sensitive Marine during the Gulf War, and Proof (2005), as Gwyneth Paltrow's love interest. However, it was his follow-up performance that won critical acclaim in Brokeback Mountain (2005), in which he co-starred with Australian actor Heath Ledger, as sheep herders who fall in love in the 1960s and depicts their relationship over the 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s. For his role as Jack Twist, Gyllenhaal received critical acclaim and won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role, the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture, and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Since then, he has acted in a wide range of movies, ranging from the critically-acclaimed thriller, Zodiac (2007), the drama Brothers (2009), playing opposite Tobey Maguire as the title siblings, in the action adventure film, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010), sporting a bulked-up physique, and the box office hit, Love & Other Drugs (2010), in which he teamed up with Anne Hathaway, once again, and for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. In the 2010s, Gyllenhaal starred in several major films for which he received significant critical acclaim: science fiction thriller Source Code (2011), police drama End of Watch (2012), mystery Prisoners (2013), dark media satire Nightcrawler (2014), the boxing drama Southpaw (2015), and the dramedy Demolition (2015). For Nightcrawler, he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama, the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, and the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.
Gyllenhaal is the godfather of Matilda Ledger (aka Matilda Rose Ledger), daughter of the late actor Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams. Gyllenhaal's most significant personal relationships have been with actresses Kirsten Dunst and Reese Witherspoon. He is friends with Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, having known him since kindergarten. He is good friends with his sister's husband and Jarhead (2005) co-star, actor Peter Sarsgaard.
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Despite his pedigree as a child of show biz, actor Jake Gyllenhaal earned his spot as one of Hollywood's leading performers purely by way of his merits. With screenwriter and director parents, and...
Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal was born in Los Angeles, California, to producer/screenwriter Naomi Foner (née Achs) and director Stephen Gyllenhaal. He is the brother of actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, who played his sister in Donnie Darko (2001). His godmother is actress Jamie Lee Curtis.
- December 19, 1980
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Jake Gyllenhaal was born Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal on 19th December 1980 in Los Angeles, California with the birth sign, Sagittarius. He was raised by his parents,Naomi Foner ( a film producer and screenwriter) andStephen Gyllenhaal (a film director) along with his sister, Maggie Gyllenhaal (an actress who married to Peter Sarsgaard). Regarding his ethnicity, he belongs to mixed descent as his father is of English and Swedish and his mother, Russia and Poland descent. Jake Gyllenhaal finished his schooling at Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles and later studied Eastern religions and philosophy at Columbia University but did not graduate as was dropped out two years after joining the college. Before pursuing his career in acting, he used to work as a lifeguard and a busy boy at a restaurant to support himself.
Recently, the dashing actor, Gyllenhaal worked in his latest 2017 thriller movie, Life in a supporting role. Prior to this, he made his Hollywood debut with a film, City Slicker in 1991 along with the casts members,Billy Crystal, Jack Palance,Daniel Stern, Bruno Kirby, Patricia Wettig, David Paymer, Josh Mostel, and few others. In 1999, Jake Gyllenhaal appeared in his first lead role in the movie, October Sky where he shared the screen with Chris Cooper, Laura Dem, Chris Owen,Chad Lindberg,William Lee Scott,Natalie Canerday and few others. Gyllenhaal has appeared in a numbers of movies and series and among them, he is famous for his roles in the movies including, Brokeback Mountain (starringHeath Ledger, Anne Hathaway, Michelle Williams, Randy Quaid, Anna Faris and others. He is also recognized for his roles in other movies like A Dangerous Woman, Zodiac, The Good Girl, Nightcrawler, Nocturnal Animals and some others. As of 2017, he appeared in the thriller movie, Life with stars Ry...
Besides acting in movies and TV series, Jake Gyllenhaal is also engaged with stage shows. In 2012, he debuted his Off-Broadways from Nick Payne’s play, If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet at the Roundabout Theater Company. Two years later, Gyllenhaal performed at the Samuel J. Friedman Theater opposite Ruth Wilson in Payne’s Constellations. In 2016, he joined the team of David Denby and John Mauceriin Adam Gopnik’s podium discussion at Lincoln Center. Later Gyllenhaal performed in many other theaters like Hudson, New York City Center, and few others.
For Jake Gyllenhaal's outstanding performance, he was nominated for the various awards and won some of them as well. Young Hollywood Award is one of his first awards which he won in 2001 for the movie Donnie Darkoafter being nominated twice. Some of Jake Gyllenhaal's other awards include: 1. In 2012, won Evening Standard Theater Awards for This is Our Youth. 2. In 2005, won British Academy Film Awards, MTV Movie & TV Awards (twice),National Board of Review, North Texas Film Critics Association, Online Springs International Film Festival,Palm Springs International Film Festival andPhoenix Film Critics Society Awards for Brokeback Mountain. 3. In 2006, won National Awards Arts Award. 4. In 2013, won Hollywood Film Awards and National Board of Review Awards forPrisoners. 5. In 2014, won Vancouver Film Critics Circle, St. Louis Film Critics Association, San Diego Film Critics Society, North Texas Film Critics Association, Houston Film Critics Society, Georgia Film Critics Association, F...
The dashing actor is currently single but has been in affairs in his past with many famous ladies of the industry. Jenny Lewiswas the first lady who dated him. The couple dated for certain months in 2001 and remained friends ever since. Kristen Dunstis the second girlfriend of Gyllenhaal who he began to date from 2002 and became one of the hottest Hollywood couples of the time. But the relationship did not last long and they broke up after two years of their relationship. As of sources, the reason behind their separation was lack of compatibility and Gyllenhaal was not planning to take their relationship for long. After he broke up with his second partner, he next dated his co-star from Rendition, Resse Witherspoon from 2007. The couple announced their affair after the divorce of Witherspoon with her ex-husband, Ryan Phillippe. Gyllenhaal was even close with her kids from her previous relationship and used to visit various places together. The pair who even planned for their marriag...
The 36 years old actor, Gyllenhaal has a good height of 6 feet (1.83m). He is one of the famous actors in the industry who appeared in numerous movies from which he is presently successful to collect an eye-catching net worth of $65 million. Some his movies that grossed a high collection at the box office include: 1. Brokeback Mountain(2004) with $178,062,759 2. Love and Other Drugs(2010) with $102,820,008 3. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time(2010) with $336,365,676 4. Prisoners(2013) with $122,126,687 5. Southpaw(2015) with $90,903,415 6. Life(2017) with $$100.5 million Besides movies, he also earned from the stage shows, theater shows, advertisements and others. He earned more than $1 million from the endorsements and sponsorships. He also appeared on the show, Man Vs. Wild with Bear Gryllsfrom which he made a good amount of money. With such earning, Jake Gyllenhaal owned a Hollywood Hills home worth $2.5 million which he sold for $3.3 million with $800k profit. As of 2017, he b...
Jake Gyllenhaal has been in relationships with Ruth Wilson (2015), Alyssa Miller (2013 - 2014), Anna Kendrick (2011), Taylor Swift (2010 - 2011), Reese Witherspoon (2007 - 2009), Natalie Portman (2006), Kirsten Dunst (2002 - 2004) and Jenny Lewis (2001). Jake Gyllenhaal has had an encounter with Léa Seydoux (2012).
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