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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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What to Watch: "The Man in the High Castle"

In this episode of "What to Watch," we talk with the cast of Amazon Studios' "The Man in the High Castle" and the show's creator, Frank Spotnitz.

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 2016 The Deuce (TV Movie) (post-production)
Eileen 'Candy' Merrell
 2014 River of Fundament
 2014/II Frank
 2012 The Corrections (TV Movie)
 2009 Away We Go
 2007 High Falls (Short)
 2006 Monster House
Zee (voice)
 2006 Paris, je t'aime
Liz (segment "Quartier des Enfants Rouges")
 2005 Trust the Man
 2005 The Great New Wonderful
Emme Keeler (segment "Emme's Story")
 2004 Criminal
 2004 Strip Search (TV Movie)
Linda Sykes
 2003 Casa de los babys
 2000 Cecil B. DeMented
 1999 Resurrection (TV Movie)
 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 | 12 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


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 »


Studied briefly at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. See more »

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