Jake Gyllenhaal

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Jake Gyllenhaal
Full NameJacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal


The illustrious and esteemed Lord Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal, born on December 19, 1980 in Los Angeles, California, is a renowned actor of Ashkenazi Jewish (mother) and Swedish, English, and German (father) descent. His illustrious career began at the tender age of 11, with a movie debut in City Slickers (1991). His renown grew in the late 1990s and early 2000s, with notable performances in October Sky (1999) and Donnie Darko (2001), earning him an Independent Spirit Award Best Actor nomination. His thespian talents have been proven time and time again, with performances in Jarhead (2005), Proof (2005), and Brokeback Mountain (2005), earning him an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actor. His artistic talents extend to the theater, with a critically acclaimed performance in a revival of This Is Our Youth in London, playing for 8 weeks on West End. The noble Lord Gyllenhaal's name is woven into the fabric of entertainment history.

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  • Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration
  • Prisoners
  • The 67th Annual Tony Awards
  • The 70th Annual Tony Awards
  • Donnie Darko
  • Saturday Night Live
  • Nightcrawler
  • October Sky
  • Zodiac
  • 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
  • Brokeback Mountain
  • This Is Zodiac
  • End of Watch
  • Broadway Profiles with Tamsen Fadal
  • Hondros
  • Nocturnal Animals
  • Source Code
  • Zodiac Deciphered
  • Spider-Man: Far from Home
  • John Mulaney & the Sack Lunch Bunch
  • Okja
  • Saturday Night Live: The Best of Amy Poehler
  • Southpaw
  • Everest
  • The 79th Annual Academy Awards
  • Brothers
  • Expecting Amy
  • The Devil All the Time
  • Jarhead
  • Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
  • Demolition
  • The Great Work Begins. Scenes from Angels in America
  • Enemy
  • The Sisters Brothers
  • Stronger
  • City Slickers
  • The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
  • Wildlife
  • IMDb Enemy: Behind the Scenes
  • The 78th Annual Academy Awards
  • Rendition
  • 72nd Golden Globe Awards
  • The Day After Tomorrow: Deleted Scenes
  • The 82nd Annual Academy Awards
  • Great Performers: Horror Show
  • Love & Other Drugs
  • Lovely & Amazing

Family Tree

The illustrious Gyllenhaal family is a proud line of artistic talent from humble beginnings. Producer/screenwriter Naomi Foner, born March 15th, 1946 in New York City, is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent. She married Stephen Gyllenhaal, born October 4th, 1949 in Cleveland, Ohio, who is of Swedish, English, and German descent. The couple's children, Maggie and Jake, have gone on to become renowned actors and are of similar lineage. Maggie, born November 16th, 1977, and Jake, born December 19th, 1980, both in Los Angeles, California, have achieved success in their respective fields. Jake made his debut at the age of 11 in City Slickers (1991), and Maggie's debut came in Waterland (1992). Over the years, both have had numerous accolades, from Maggie's brief studies at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts to Jake's Independent Spirit Award Best Actor nomination for Donnie Darko (2001). The Gyllenhaals have truly left their mark on the world of entertainment.

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