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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 20 wins & 39 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Dark Knight
(2008)
Donnie Darko
Donnie Darko Elizabeth Darko
(2001)
White House Down
White House Down Finnerty
(2013)
Secretary
Secretary Lee Holloway
(2002)

Filmography

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 2016/XVII Home (Short)
Ruth
 2016 The New Empress (Short)
Olive
 2016 Beauty Mark (Short)
Valerie
 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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Other Works:

Her credits at Los Angeles' Mark Taper Forum include: "Priscilla Ceiling" in "Homebody/Kabul" by Tony Kushner (2003) and "Alice" in "Closer" by Patrick Marber (2000, also Berkeley Repertory Theatre). See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

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Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

(While promoting Mona Lisa Smile (2003)) "I've realised that the only way to make movies that you're proud of, that don't fall into the sentimental bullshit that so many movies fall into, is to fight. You have to fight. So many people are willing to sleepwalk through things and fall into the not human, not interesting choice". See more »

Trivia:

Graduated Harvard-Westlake (private) high school in North Hollywood, California. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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