Maggie Gyllenhaal


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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 »

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Secretary Lee Holloway
(2002)
(2008)
Crazy Heart Jean Craddock
(2009)
Frank Clara
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  The Farnsworth House (pre-production)
Edith Farnsworth
 2017-2019 The Deuce (TV Series)
Eileen 'Candy' Merrell
- Morta di Fame (2019) ... Eileen 'Candy' Merrell
- The Camera Loves You (2019) ... 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
 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 »

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

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Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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I find myself more and more interested only in roles which move the world forward. See more »

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In an interview with The Observer newspaper in July 2014, Maggie claimed she didn't know her real name until she was 35 years old: "I needed my birth certificate, and when my dad found it, it said that my name was Margalit. It was a bit of a shock. I'd always thought my full name was Margaret - never heard of Margalit. Neither of my parents can remember how it got on the birth certificate.". See more »

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