STARmeter
Top 500
Down 2 this week

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 »

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

Watch on TV

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 45 people
created 31 Dec 2010
 
a list of 37 people
created 13 Mar 2011
 
a list of 31 images
created 04 Oct 2011
 
a list of 21 people
created 12 Feb 2013
 
a list of 44 images
created 2 months ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Jake Gyllenhaal's work have you seen?

User Polls

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 41 wins & 61 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actor (35 credits)
Show Show Producer (3 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (102 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (20 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Release of Jamie Foxx's music video for "Blame It," which premiered on 106 & Park Top 10 Live (2000); and was directed by Hype Williams; with appearances by Ron Howard; Forest Whitaker; Jake Gyllenhaal; Samuel L. Jackson; Quincy Jones; Cedric the Entertainer; Morris Chestnut; Clifton Powell; Alex Thomas; DeRay Davis; Joe; ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

8 Interviews | 12 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 13 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:


Alternate Names:

Jacob Gyllenhaal | Jake Gyllenhall

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Coming from a family where my mom is a writer, I just respond to how people speak. See more »

Trivia:

Was personally approved by Joe Namath to play the football legend in a proposed biopic about the latter's life. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

Message Boards

Recent Posts
If Jake gets nominated for an oscar... natekaf22
Jake Gyllenhaal Passes on Suicide Squad StellaDarko
Jake's Transformation for Southpaw. StellaDarko
Constellations Curiouser2
Why am I so attracted to him? Victoriadiamond16-201-312654
In which movie he is more hot chiara-usa
Discuss Jake Gyllenhaal on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page