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Maggie Gyllenhaal


Academy Award-nominated actress Maggie Gyllenhaal was born on November 16, 1977, on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City. Her parents, Naomi Foner (née Achs) and Stephen Gyllenhaal, are both filmmakers, and her brother is actor Jake Gyllenhaal. Her mother is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family, while her father has Swedish, English, ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 24 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 River of Fundament
Hathfertiti
 2014/II Frank
Clara
 2012 The Corrections (TV Movie)
Denise
 2009 Away We Go
LN
 2007 High Falls (Short)
April
 2006 Monster House
Zee (voice)
 2006 Paris, je t'aime
Liz (segment "Quartier des Enfants Rouges")
 2005 Trust the Man
Elaine
 2005 The Great New Wonderful
Emme Keeler (segment "Emme's Story")
 2004 Criminal
Valerie
 2004 Strip Search (TV Movie)
Linda Sykes
 2003 Casa de los babys
Jennifer
 2000 Cecil B. DeMented
Raven
 1999 Resurrection (TV Movie)
Mary
 1998 Homegrown
Christina the Babysitter
 1998 The Patron Saint of Liars (TV Movie)
Lorraine Thomas
 1996 Shattered Mind (TV Movie)
Clothes Clerk
 1992 Waterland
Maggie Ruth
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Stage production of "Anthony & Cleopatra". See more »

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3 Interviews | 11 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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In terms of sexuality in film, I'm really interested in that. I think it's a really interesting element to storytelling. I think nudity is interesting, and I know that there are many actors and actresses who feel that it's just a part of their work. But I'm kind of compelled by it-when it's done well. So often, it's done in a way that's maybe not all that sexy or maybe trying to sort of fit into ... See more »

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In an interview with The Observer newspaper in July 2014, Maggie claimed she didn't know her real name until she was 35 years old: "I needed my birth certificate, and when my dad found it, it said that my name was Margolit. It was a bit of a shock. I'd always thought my full name was Margaret - never heard of Margolit. Neither of my parents can remember how it got on the birth certificate.". See more »

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