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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 26 wins & 28 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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I do see things sometimes that are good, but they don't feel like a challenge to me personally. Like, in my own life and so often I think the things that excite me are things that feel a little bit beyond my grasp. See more »

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Was born in New York City but grew up in Los Angeles where she and her brother attended the prestigious Harvard-Westlake prep school. Returned to New York when she was 17. See more »

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Scorpio

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