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Jake Gyllenhaal

Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal was born in Los Angeles, 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, ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 42 wins & 60 nominations. See more awards »

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Appeared in music video "Time To Dance" by The Shoes, filmed in the UK. See more »

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8 Interviews | 14 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 14 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Jacob Gyllenhaal | Jake Gyllenhall


5' 11¾" (1.82 m)

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[on playing Donnie Darko] For me, personally, when approaching the role, it was sort of hard to figure out, because there's so many things that he gets hit with. I think that Donnie is what he comes in contact with. See more »


Attended high school with Freaks and Geeks (1999) star Jason Segel and Ayda Field. See more »

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