STARmeter
Top 500
Down 23 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 »

Fiercest Femmes Fatales

Here's a look at some unforgettable female characters who never had a problem mixing pleasure with danger.

View the whole gallery

On Amazon Video

Watch on TV

Projects In Development

Details only on IMDbPro »

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 33 people
created 05 Mar 2013
 
a list of 40 people
created 28 Sep 2013
 
a list of 43 people
created 15 Nov 2013
 
a list of 31 people
created 12 Jul 2014
 
a list of 49 people
created 7 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 33 wins & 80 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actor (38 credits)
 2017 Okja (pre-production)
 2014 Lucid Dreams: The Making of Enemy (Video short)
 2012 The Shoes: Time to Dance (Video short)
 2005 The Man Who Walked Between the Towers (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2002/I Highway
Pilot
 1998 Homegrown
Jake / Blue Kahan
 1994 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series)
Matt Ellison
- Bop Gun (1994) ... Matt Ellison
 1993 Josh and S.A.M.
Leon Coleman
 1993 A Dangerous Woman
Edward (as Jacob Gyllenhaal)
Show Show Producer (4 credits)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (124 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (21 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Appeared in music video for Vampire Weekend's "Giving Up the Gun". See more »

Publicity Listings:

8 Interviews | 15 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 15 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:


Alternate Names:

Jacob Gyllenhaal | Jake Gyllenhall

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

In a perfect world, I would love to do one play for every three movies. See more »

Trivia:

Was ranked #8 on Entertainment Weekly's '30 Under 30' the actors list. (2008). See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Best actor in the business ApexZynoOx
If Jake gets nominated for an oscar... natekaf22
Jake's Transformation for Southpaw. StellaDarko
True Detective kitty145684
Why am I so attracted to him? Victoriadiamond16-201-312654
WHAT happend to his face????? anatyy-238-977543
Discuss Jake Gyllenhaal on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page