Jake Gyllenhaal

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Real Name: Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth Date: December 19, 1980
Occupation: Actor, Producer, Soundtrack

Jake Gyllenhaal Biography


Jacob "Jake" Gyllenhaal (last name pronounced jill-en-hall) was born in Los Angeles, California, on December 19, 1980 to director Stephen Gyllenhaal and producer/screenwriter Naomi Foner and is the brother of actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, who played his sister in Donnie Darko (2001). His father is of partial Swedish heritage and his mother is of Ashkenazi Jewish heritage.Jake made his film debut at age eleven in City Slickers (1991) playing Billy Crystal's son and began to establish himself as an up-and-coming actor in films like as October Sky (1999) before being cast in the title role in Donnie Darko (2001), for which he was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for best actor. Gyllenhaal's performance as a troubled psychotic won him excellent reviews, and the film quickly received cult status. He played opposite Jennifer Aniston in another Sundance favorite in The Good Girl (2002) and once again earned good reviews. Gyllenhaal also starred in the Walt Disney romantic comedy, Bubble Boy (2001) and in the science fiction blockbuster The Day After Tomorrow (2004) which also starred 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, which had been a critical sensation on Broadway, ran for eight weeks in London's West End. Gyllenhaal's performance in Jarhead (2005) with Jamie Foxx came as a surprise to critics and fans, alike. Gyllenhaal played a markedly hostile, masculinely violent Marine during Gulf War I, while balancing this with the sensitive, vulnerable qualities of the lead character. 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. The film went on to win four Golden Globes, four BAFTA Awards and was nominated for a leading eight Academy Award nominations including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor for Gyllenhaal was nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Brokeback Mountain (2005). Jake is also the godfather of Matilda Rose Ledger, daughter of actor Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams.Gyllenhaal's most notable relationship has been with actress Kirsten Dunst. He is friends with Maroon 5 front-man Adam Levine, having known him since kindergarten. He is close with his sister's boyfriend and Jarhead (2005) co-star, actor Peter Sarsgaard. Jake has two dogs: a German Shepherd named "Atticus" and a Puggle named "Boo Radley" after the characters of his favorite book, "To Kill A Mockingbird".Gyllenhaal's career is booming and he is considered one of the most promising actors of his generation.

Jake Gyllenhaal Movies / TV-Shows


Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019)
Wildlife (2018)
The Sisters Brothers (2018)
Stronger (2017)
74th Golden Globe Awards (2017)
Okja (2017)
Life (2017)
I Am Heath Ledger (2017)
Hondros (2017)
Nocturnal Animals (2016)
Southpaw (2015)
72nd Golden Globe Awards (2015)
Demolition (2015)
Everest (2015)
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)
Accidental Love (2015)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)
Nightcrawler (2014)
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)
Enemy (2013)
Inside Amy Schumer (2013)
The 67th Annual Tony Awards (2013)
The Queen Latifah Show (2013)
Prisoners (2013)
End of Watch (2012)
The Chew (2011)
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards (2011)
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2011)
Source Code (2011)
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (2010)
Love & Other Drugs (2010)
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)
Conan (2010)
Comedy Central Roast of Joan Rivers (2009)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)
The 7PM Project (2009)
Brothers (2009)
The 7PM Project (2009)
Zodiac (2007)
Rendition (2007)
The Graham Norton Show (2007)
Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema (2006)
The One Show (2006)
Man vs. Wild (2006)
Between the Towers (2005)
Proof (2005)
Jarhead (2005)
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Attack of the Show! (2005)
Jiminy Glick in Lalawood (2004)
The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)
The Good Girl (2002)
Moonlight Mile (2002)
Last Call with Carson Daly (2002)
Highway (2002)
Donnie Darko (2001)
Bubble Boy (2001)
Lovely & Amazing (2001)
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001)
October Sky (1999)
Homegrown (1998)
The Daily Show (1996)
Inside the Actors Studio (1994)
WWE Raw (1993)
Josh and S.A.M. (1993)
A Dangerous Woman (1993)
WWE Raw (1993)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)
Homicide: Life on the Street (1993)
City Slickers (1991)
American Masters (1985)
Live with Kelly and Ryan (1983)
CBS News Sunday Morning (1979)
Live from Lincoln Center (1976)
Saturday Night Live (1975)
Sesame Street (1969)
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