|Date of Birth||16 November 1977 , Lower East Side, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA|
|Birth Name||Margaret Ruth Gyllenhaal|
|Height||5' 9" (1.75 m)|
Mini Bio (2)
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, Stephen Gyllenhaal and Naomi Foner, are both filmmakers, and Maggie made her film debut in Stephen's film Waterland (1992). She had sporadic roles throughout her teenage years, though she stepped away to receive a degree in literature from Columbia University in 1999. In addition, she studied briefly at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, which helped with her post-graduation transition back in to acting.
Soon after graduation, Gyllenhaal appeared in supporting roles in Cecil B. DeMented (2000) and alongside brother Jake Gyllenhaal in Donnie Darko (2001). Her breakout role came a bit later, when she took on the daring, sexy title role in Secretary (2002). That part wound up earning her a Golden Globe nomination, and Gyllenhaal followed that up with supporting turns in 40 Days and 40 Nights (2002), Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002), Adaptation. (2002), and Mona Lisa Smile (2003), among other movies.
Gyllenhaal received her second Golden Globe nomination for playing a recent prison parolee in Sherrybaby (2006). She followed that up with roles in World Trade Center (2006) and Stranger Than Fiction (2006), and then replaced Katie Holmes in the role of Rachel Dawes in The Dark Knight (2008).
In 2009, Gyllenhaal received great acclaim for her role opposite Jeff Bridges in Crazy Heart (2009), which earned the actress her first Oscar nomination. Since then, Gyllenhaal has been seen in Nanny McPhee Returns (2010), Hysteria (2011) and Won't Back Down (2012).
Gyllenhaal has two children with husband Peter Sarsgaard, whom she married in 2009.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous
Maggie Gyllenhaal made her debut in her father 'Stephen Gyllenhaal''s film Waterland (1992) and emerged as a full-blown star in Secretary (2002). Her sweet looks and conduct result in a subtle on-screen style that emerges from the character she plays, whether the part is large or small. A graduate of Columbia University, Gyllenhaal resides in New York City. She earned her BA in English, which gave her theater experience during college in addition to her literary point. In addition, she studied briefly at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. Her stage experience led her to acting after graduation.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Bee
|Peter Sarsgaard||(2 May 2009 - present) (2 children)|
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|World Trade Center (2006)||$500,000|