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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 21 wins & 42 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Secretary Lee Holloway
(2002)
(2008)
Crazy Heart Jean Craddock
(2009)
Frank Clara
(2014)

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  The Farnsworth House (pre-production)
Edith Farnsworth
 2017-2018 The Deuce (TV Series)
Eileen 'Candy' Merrell
- Inside the Pretend (2018) ... Eileen 'Candy' Merrell
- Nobody Has to Get Hurt (2018) ... Eileen 'Candy' Merrell
- The Feminism Part (2018) ... Eileen 'Candy' Merrell
- We're All Beasts (2018) ... Eileen 'Candy' Merrell
- All You'll Be Eating Is Cannibals (2018) ... Eileen 'Candy' Merrell
 2018 The Kindergarten Teacher
Lisa Spinelli
 2016/XVII Home (Short)
Ruth
 2016 The New Empress (Short)
Olive
 2016 Beauty Mark (Short)
Valerie
 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
Hathfertiti
 2014/II Frank
Clara
 2013 White House Down
Finnerty
 2012 The Corrections (TV Movie)
Denise
 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
LN
 2008 The Dark Knight
Rachel
 2007 High Falls (Short)
April
 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
Elaine
 2005 The Great New Wonderful
Emme Keeler
 2005 Happy Endings
Jude
 2004 Criminal
Valerie
 2004 Strip Search (TV Movie)
Linda Sykes
 2003 Mona Lisa Smile
Giselle Levy
 2003 Casa de los babys
Jennifer
 2002 Adaptation.
Caroline Cunningham
 2002 Secretary
Lee Holloway
 2001 Riding in Cars with Boys
Amelia
 2001 Donnie Darko
Elizabeth Darko
 2000 Cecil B. DeMented
Raven
 2000 The Photographer
Mira
 1999 Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story (TV Movie)
Noreen Bixler (Part 1)
 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
 1993 A Dangerous Woman
Patsy
 1992 Waterland
Maggie Ruth
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Performed in the Public Theater's "Courage in Concert" benefit, Oct. 19 in the Newman Theater. The show reunited the cast of the Public's 2006 Shakespeare in the Park staging of Bertolt Brecht's "Mother Courage and Her Children", among them Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Jenifer Lewis, Austin Pendleton and Frederick Weller. ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Interviews | 17 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 9 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Facebook | Official Site | See more »

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on her view of the Israeli-Palestininian conflict] What I've been doing is trying to read as much as I can and to think and feel each day what my position is..At the moment, I feel like the show I made ['The Honorable Woman'] ...does articulate beautifully so many things I feel, and I'm trying to keep my personal politics out of the press. I do believe in the possibility of reconciliation. See more »

Trivia:

Was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) after the 2004 Academy Awards. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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