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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 & 41 nominations. See more awards »

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Secretary Lee Holloway
The Dark Knight
Frank Clara
Crazy Heart
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 2018 The Kindergarten Teacher
Lisa Spinelli
 2017 The Deuce (TV Series)
- My Name Is Ruby (2017) ... Candy
- Au Reservoir (2017) ... Candy
- Why Me? (2017) ... Candy
- What Kind of Bad? (2017) ... Candy
- I See Money (2017) ... Candy
 2016/XVII Home (Short)
 2016 The New Empress (Short)
 2016 Beauty Mark (Short)
 2014 The Honourable Woman (TV Mini-Series)
Nessa Stein
- The Paring Knife (2014) ... Nessa Stein
- The Hollow Wall (2014) ... Nessa Stein
- The Mother Line (2014) ... Nessa Stein
- Two Hearts (2014) ... Nessa Stein
- The Ribbon Cutter (2014) ... Nessa Stein
 2014 River of Fundament
 2014/II Frank
 2013 White House Down
 2012 The Corrections (TV Movie)
 2012 Won't Back Down
Jamie Fitzpatrick
 2011 Hysteria
Charlotte Dalrymple
 2010 Nanny McPhee Returns
Isabel Green
 2009 Crazy Heart
Jean Craddock
 2009 Away We Go
 2008 The Dark Knight
 2007 High Falls (Short)
 2006 Stranger Than Fiction
Ana Pascal
 2006 World Trade Center
Allison Jimeno
 2006 Monster House
Zee (voice)
 2006 Paris, je t'aime
Liz (segment "Quartier des Enfants Rouges")
 2006 Sherrybaby
Sherry Swanson
 2005 Trust the Man
 2005 The Great New Wonderful
Emme Keeler (segment "Emme's Story")
 2005 Happy Endings
 2004 Criminal
 2004 Strip Search (TV Movie)
Linda Sykes
 2003 Mona Lisa Smile
Giselle Levy
 2003 Casa de los babys
 2002 Adaptation.
Caroline Cunningham
 2002 Secretary
Lee Holloway
 2001 Riding in Cars with Boys
 2001 Donnie Darko
Elizabeth Darko
 2000 Cecil B. DeMented
 2000 The Photographer
 1999 Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story (TV Movie)
Noreen Bixler (Part 1)
 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
 1993 A Dangerous Woman
 1992 Waterland
Maggie Ruth
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Starred as "Yelena" in Anton Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya", with Peter Sarsgaard at the Classic Stage Company, New York City. See more »

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5' 9" (1.75 m)

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I do seem to have a bit of a predilection for movies that say something transgressive. See more »


Was member of the dramatic jury at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004. See more »

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