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 & 43 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

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

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  Farnsworth House (pre-production)
Edith Farnsworth
 2017-2019 The Deuce (TV Series)
Eileen 'Candy' Merrell
- Finish It (2019) ... Eileen 'Candy' Merrell
- That's a Wrap (2019) ... Eileen 'Candy' Merrell
- This Trust Thing (2019) ... Eileen 'Candy' Merrell
- You Only Get One (2019) ... Eileen 'Candy' Merrell
- They Can Never Go Home (2019) ... 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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Other Works:

Stage production of "The Butterfly Project". 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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In terms of sexuality in film, I'm really interested in that. I think it's a really interesting element to storytelling. I think nudity is interesting, and I know that there are many actors and actresses who feel that it's just a part of their work. But I'm kind of compelled by it-when it's done well. So often, it's done in a way that's maybe not all that sexy or maybe trying to sort of fit into ... See more »

Trivia:

Maggie's father has English, Swedish, Swiss-German, German, Scottish, and distant Welsh and French, ancestry. Maggie's mother's family is Jewish (from Poland and Latvia). See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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