Name: Jake Gyllenhaal
Profession: Movie Actor
Gender: Male
Height: 183 cm
Age: 43
Birth Place: Los Angeles - California
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal is a Movie Actor, and he was born on 19 December - 1980(43 years old) in California. Jake Gyllenhaal zodiac sign is Sagittarius. More detailed information about Jake Gyllenhaal given below.

About Jake Gyllenhaal

Actor who broke through with his role in October Sky and went on to win a BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor for his work in Brokeback Mountain. He also starred in The Day After Tomorrow, Zodiac, Nightcrawler, and Love and Other Drugs, among other films.


He starred in the cult classic film Donnie Darko, for which he won the 2003 Chlotrudis Award for Best Actor. 

Jake Gyllenhaal before fame

As a youth, he worked as a lifeguard and a busboy. He made his film debut as Danny Robbins in City Slickers in 1991.

Achievement of Jake Gyllenhaal

He earned the 2003 Chlotrudis Award for Best Actor for his role in the cult classic film Donnie Darko.

Salary 2020

Not known

Net Worth 2020

$80 Million

Jake Gyllenhaal family life

He is Maggie Gyllenhaal's younger brother. His parents worked as directors and screenwriters in Hollywood. Since late 2018, he has been dating French model Jeanne Cadieu.

Associations of Jake Gyllenhaal

He is the godfather of Matilda Ledger, Heath Ledger's daughter.

Jake Gyllenhaal Physique Measurements

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Height 183 cm
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Family Members of Jake Gyllenhaal

Name Relationship Net worth Profession
Stephen Gyllenhaal Father $10 Million Director
Samuel Achs Grandfather N/A
Hugh Anders Gyllenhaal Grandfather N/A
Virginia Lowrie Grandmother N/A
Ruth Silbowitz Grandmother N/A
Leonard Efraim Gyllenhaal Great-grandfather N/A
Virginia Philola Pendleton Great-grandmother N/A
Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal Mother N/A
Maggie Gyllenhaal Sister $15 Million Actor
Anders Gyllenhaal Uncle N/A

Jake Gyllenhaal Timeline

  • 1980

    Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal was born on December 19, 1980 in Los Angeles, California, the son of film producer and screenwriter Naomi Foner (nu00e9e Achs) and film director Stephen Gyllenhaal. Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, his older sister, appeared with him in the film Donnie Darko. Gyllenhaalu0027s father, who was raised as a Swedenborgian, is of Swedish and English descent and is a descendant of the Swedish noble Gyllenhaal family. His last ancestor to be born in Sweden was his great-great-grandfather, Anders Leonard Gyllenhaal. Gyllenhaalu0027s mother is Jewish, and was born in New York City to a Jewish family from Russia and Poland. Gyllenhaal has said that he considers himself Jewish. On his 13th birthday, Gyllenhaal performed a "barmitzvah-like act, without the typical trappings", volunteering at a homeless shelter because his parents wanted to give him a sense of gratitude for his privileged lifestyle.

  • 1988

    Donnie Darko, Gyllenhaalu0027s second film, was not a box office success upon its initial 2001 release but eventually became a cult favorite. Directed by Richard Kelly, the film is set in 1988 and stars Gyllenhaal as a troubled teenager who experiences visions of a 6-foot (1.8 m) tall rabbit named Frank who tells him that the world is coming to an end. Gyllenhaalu0027s performance was well received by critics; Gary Mairs of Culture Vulture wrote that "Gyllenhaal manages the difficult trick of seeming both blandly normal and profoundly disturbed, often within the same scene."

  • 1991

    As a child, Gyllenhaal was regularly exposed to filmmaking due to his familyu0027s ties to the industry. He made his acting debut as Billy Crystalu0027s son in the 1991 comedy City Slickers. His parents did not allow him to appear in The Mighty Ducks (1992) because it would have required him to leave home for two months. In subsequent years, his parents allowed him to audition for roles but regularly forbade him to take them if he were chosen. He was allowed to appear in his fatheru0027s films several times. Gyllenhaal appeared in the 1993u0027s A Dangerous Woman (along with sister Maggie), in "Bop Gun", a 1994 episode of Homicide: Life on the Street; and in the 1998 comedy Homegrown. Along with their mother, Jake and Maggie appeared in two episodes of Molto Mario, an Italian cooking show on the Food Network. Prior to his senior year in high school, the only other film not directed by his father, in which Gyllenhaal was allowed to perform, was the 1993 film Josh and S.A.M., a little-known childrenu0027s adventure.

  • 1998

    His parents insisted that he have summer jobs to support himself, and he thus worked as a lifeguard and as a busboy at a restaurant operated by a family friend. Gyllenhaal said his parents encouraged artistic expression: "I do have parents who constantly supported me in certain ways. In other ways, they were lacking. Definitely, itu0027s in expression and creativity where my family has always been best at." Gyllenhaal graduated from the Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles in 1998, then attended Columbia University, where his sister was a senior and from which his mother had graduated, to study Eastern religions and philosophy. Gyllenhaal dropped out after two years to concentrate on acting but has expressed intentions to eventually finish his degree. Gyllenhaalu0027s first lead role was in October Sky, Joe Johnstonu0027s 1999 adaptation of the Homer Hickam autobiography Rocket Boys, in which he portrayed a young man from West Virginia striving to win a science scholarship to avoid becoming a coal miner. The film was positively received and earned $32 million; it was described in the Sacramento News and Review as Gyllenhaalu0027s "breakout performance".

  • 2002

    Following Bubble Boy, Gyllenhaal starred opposite Dustin Hoffman, Susan Sarandon and Ellen Pompeo in Moonlight Mile (2002), as a young man coping with the death of his fiancu00e9e and the grief of her parents. The story, which received mixed reviews, is loosely based on writer/director Brad Silberlingu0027s personal experiences following the murder of his girlfriend, Rebecca Schaeffer. In his theatrical debut, Gyllenhaal starred on the London stage in Kenneth Lonerganu0027s revival of This Is Our Youth at the Garrick Theatre in 2002. Gyllenhaal said, "Every actor I look up to has done theatre work, so I knew I had to give it a try." The play ran for eight weeks in Londonu0027s West End; Gyllenhaal received favorable critical reviews and an Evening Standard Theatre Award in the Outstanding Newcomer category.Gyllenhaal dated actress Kirsten Dunst for nearly two years, starting in 2002. He later dated his Rendition co-star Reese Witherspoon from about 2007 to 2009. He dated singer-songwriter Taylor Swift from October 2010 until March 2011, and model Alyssa Miller from July to December 2013. Gyllenhaal is in relationship with French model Jeanne Cadieu.

  • 2003

    Gyllenhaal was almost cast as Spider-Man for 2004u0027s Spider-Man 2, due to director Sam Raimiu0027s concerns about original Spider-Man star Tobey Maguireu0027s health. Maguire recovered, however, and the sequel was shot without Gyllenhaal. The two actors later starred in Brothers (2009) together, and resemble each other enough that Gyllenhaal has jokingly complained about cab drivers often calling him "Spider-Man." In 2003, he also auditioned for the role of Batman in the superhero film Batman Begins and came close being offered the part, but the role was given to Christian Bale. Instead, Gyllenhaal appeared in the science fiction blockbuster The Day After Tomorrow in 2004, co-starring Dennis Quaid as his father.In 2003, Gyllenhaal participated in an advertising campaign by the American Civil Liberties Union. He recycles regularly, and said in an interview that he spends $400 a year to have trees planted in a Mozambique forest, partly to promote the Future Forests program. After filming The Day After Tomorrow, he flew to the Arctic to promote awareness of climate change. Gyllenhaal is the Honorary Chair of the New Eyes for the Needy Advisory Board, and has signed on to help the TV fundraiser Stand Up to Cancer. Gyllenhaal is on the board of directors for the Anti-Recidivism Coalition and volunteered in California juvenile detention centers with Scott Budnick.

  • 2005

    In 2005, Gyllenhaal was cast in the drama Proof, with co-stars Gwyneth Paltrow and Anthony Hopkins, He played a graduate student in mathematics who tries to convince Paltrowu0027s character to publish a revolutionary proof to a problem puzzling the mathematiciansu0027 community. The film received a generally positive response. He also starred in Sam Mendesu0027 Jarhead, where Gyllenhaal played a violent U.S. Marine during the first Gulf War. The film garnered a favorable response; Stephen Hunter of The Washington Post praises Gyllenhaalu0027s performance, writing, "He makes us see his characteru0027s intelligence", adding "he doesnu0027t seem jealous of the camerau0027s attention when it goes to others".

  • 2006

    In Brokeback Mountain (2005), Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger play young men who meet as sheep herders and embark upon a sexual relationship that begins in the summer of 1963 and lasts for 20 years. The film was often referred to in the media with the shorthand phrase "the gay cowboy movie", although there was differing opinion on the sexual orientation of the characters. The film won numerous accolades, including the Golden Lion prize at the Venice Film Festival. The film won three Academy Awards, and earned Gyllenhaal a nomination for Best Supporting Actor, but lost to George Clooney for Syriana. The film also won four Golden Globes, and four British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs), in which Gyllenhaal won for Best Supporting Actor. He and Ledger won an MTV Movie Award for "Best Kiss" in 2006. Shortly after the 2006 Academy Awards, Gyllenhaal was invited to join the Academy in recognition of his acting career.Gyllenhaal expressed mixed feelings about the experience of being directed by Ang Lee in Brokeback Mountain but generally had more praise than criticism for his directing style. While complaining of the way Lee tended to disconnect from his actors once filming began, Gyllenhaal praised his encouraging direction of the actors and sensitive approach to the material. At the Directors Guild of America Awards on January 28, 2006, Gyllenhaal also praised Lee for "his humbleness and his respect for everyone around him". When asked about his kissing scenes with Ledger in Brokeback Mountain, Gyllenhaal said, "As an actor, I think we need to embrace the times we feel most uncomfortable." When asked about the more intimate scenes with Ledger, Gyllenhaal likened them to "doing a sex scene with a woman Iu0027m not particularly attracted to". Following the release of Brokeback Mountain, rumors circulated regarding the actoru0027s sexual orientation. When asked about such gossip during an interview, Gyllenhaal said:Gyllenhaalu0027s sister, actress Maggie, is married to actor Peter Sarsgaard, Gyllenhaalu0027s co-star in Jarhead and Rendition. In December 2006, Gyllenhaal and his sister escaped a fire that destroyed Mankau0027s Inverness Lodge, a famed lodge and restaurant in Inverness, California, at which they were vacationing. The Gyllenhaals were among a dozen or so guests who fled after the fire, sparked by a falling tree, broke out at about 3 a.m. Co-owner and celebrity chef Daniel DeLong said the pair were supportive despite having to brave the wind and cold. "Jake was helping me pull things out of the fire" DeLong said.Gyllenhaalu0027s niece, Ramona Sarsgaard, was born on October 3, 2006. Gyllenhaal has both literal godparents and what he describes as "celebrity godparents". The late actor and director Paul Newman was his godfather, and actress Jamie Lee Curtis is his godmother. Other godparents of unknown status include a gay couple and cinematographer Robert Elswit. Gyllenhaal is the godfather of Matilda Rose Ledger (born October 28, 2005), daughter of Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams, both of whom co-starred with him in Brokeback Mountain.Gyllenhaal was named one of People magazineu0027s "50 Most Beautiful People" in 2006. He was also listed in Peopleu0027s "Hottest Bachelors of 2006". Thousands of gay and bisexual men were polled for the 2007 and 2008 " Hot 100 List". Gyllenhaal was ranked at number one in both consecutive years. He was ranked at number two on the Gay Wired Magazine poll of male actors who have played gay characters in movies. In April 2012, Shalom Life ranked him number six on its list of "the 50 most talented, intelligent, funny, and gorgeous Jewish men in the world".

  • 2007

    Gyllenhaal narrated the 2005 short animated film The Man Who Walked Between the Towers, based on Mordicai Gersteinu0027s book of the same name about Philippe Petitu0027s famous stunt. In January 2007, as host of Saturday Night Live, he put on a sparkly evening dress and sang "And I Am Telling You Iu0027m Not Going" from the musical Dreamgirls for his opening monologue, dedicating the song to his "unique fan base... the fans of Brokeback". Later, Gyllenhaal starred in David Fincheru0027s mystery thriller Zodiac (2007), based on the Zodiac killer. He played Robert Graysmith, a San Francisco Chronicle political cartoonist. In preparation for his role, Gyllenhaal met Graysmith, and videotaped him to study his mannerisms and behavior. The film received a positive response; writing for The Sydney Morning Herald, Paul Byrnes opined that it was "poignant, provocative and haunting", and called Gyllenhaal "terrific". He next starred opposite Meryl Streep, Alan Arkin and Reese Witherspoon in 2007u0027s Rendition, a Gavin Hood-directed political thriller about the U.S. policy of extraordinary rendition. Although it garnered a mixed response, New York magazineu0027s David Edelstein called Gyllenhaal "compelling ... heu0027s a reticent actor. But he builds that limitation into the character". Two years later, he co-starred with Tobey Maguire and Natalie Portman in Jim Sheridanu0027s Brothers, a 2009 remake of Susanne Bieru0027s Danish film of the same name. It was met with mixed reviews and moderate box office returns, but Anthony Quinn of The Independent thought Gyllenhaal and Maguire gave "honest performances".

  • 2010

    The following year, Gyllenhaal played the lead role in Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, an adaptation of the video game of the same name, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and released by Disney. He starred opposite Anne Hathaway in the romantic-comedy Love & Other Drugs, released on November 24, 2010, which gained him a Golden Globe Award nomination. The Guardianu0027s Philip French welcomed Gyllenhaalu0027s choice of an comic role, in contrast to his previous film roles, but thought the film "stumbles badly". For his sole project in 2011, he portrayed Colter Stevens, a U.S. Army Aviation captain, in the 2011 time-travel thriller Source Code. Despite noting the filmu0027s unrealistic plot, Peter Howell of the Toronto Star praised the "fine" performances of the cast.

  • 2012

    Gyllenhaal starred alongside Michael Peu00f1a in David Ayeru0027s action thriller End of Watch, about two Los Angeles street cops. The film was released in September 2012 and received positive reviews, with Roger Ebert deeming it "one of the best police movies in recent years, a virtuoso fusion of performances and often startling action" and Salonu0027s Andrew Ou0027Hehir stating that the film was "at least the best cop movie since James Grayu0027s We Own the Night, and very likely since Antoine Fuquau0027s memorable Training Day (which, not coincidentally, was written by Ayer)". To prepare for the role, Gyllenhaal took tactical training and participated in actual police drives with co-star Peu00f1a to help establish the language of the characters.He served as a jury member for the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival that was held in February 2012. Also in 2012, Gyllenhaal made his Off-Broadway debut in Nick Payneu0027s play If There Is I Havenu0027t Found It Yet at the Roundabout Theatre Companyu0027s Laura Pels Theatre. 2013 saw Gyllenhaal appear in two films directed by Denis Villeneuve, whom Gyllenhaal describes as "an older brother". The first, the thriller Prisoners, starred Gyllenhaal as a detective named Loki in search of the abductor of two young girls. Rolling Stone critic Peter Travers praised Gyllenhaalu0027s "exceptional" performance in the film. In their second collaboration, Gyllenhaal portrayed the dual role of a history teacher and his doppelgu00e4nger in the thriller Enemy. The following year, he produced and starred in the crime thriller Nightcrawler, earning Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for his performance. Ben Sachs of the Chicago Reader called Gyllenhaalu0027s performance "attention-grabbing" and said that he "creates a memorable screen presence".

  • 2015

    Gyllenhaal debuted on Broadway in Payneu0027s Constellations at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre opposite Ruth Wilson, also in her Broadway debut. The production opened in January 2015 and closed in March of the same year. That same year, he starred in the comedy Accidental Love, which was filmed in South Carolina with Jessica Biel, as well as Antoine Fuquau0027s sports drama Southpaw. Writing for The Independent, Geoffrey Macnab called his portrayal of a boxer in Southpaw "plausible" and complimented his "emotional vulnerability", despite an unoriginal plot. He then portrayed American mountaineer Scott Fischer in Baltasar Kormu00e1kuru0027s Everest, based on the 1996 Mount Everest disaster; the film was a commercial success, grossing $203 million worldwide. Finally, he appeared in Jean-Marc Vallu00e9eu0027s comedy-drama Demolition, playing an investment banker Davis Mitchell, who rebuilds his life after losing his wife. The Village Voiceu0027s Bilge Ebiri praised his performance, writing, "He nails Davisu0027s boyish curiosity, the quiet, wide-eyed uncertainty of someone discovering the world for the first time." He also served as a jury member for the main competition of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

  • 2016

    In 2016, he starred in Tom Fordu0027s neo-noir thriller Nocturnal Animals, based on the 1993 novel Tony and Susan by Austin Wright. The film received positive reviews; Justin Chang of the Los Angeles Times praised Gyllenhaalu0027s "rich" performance until it "overwhelms the picture". In October 2016, he appeared in four benefit concert performances of the Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine musical Sunday in the Park with George at the New York City Center as the titular character. Alexis Soloski of The Guardian gave the performance a perfect five-star review and wrote that Gyllenhaal sang "superbly". Starting in February 2017, Gyllenhaal reprised the role at the reopened Hudson Theatre on Broadway. Ben Brantley of The New York Times praised his "searing theatrical presence, in which his eyes are his center of gravity." He was scheduled to appear in Lanford Wilsonu0027s Burn This on Broadway under the direction of Michael Mayer in 2017. However, a new production of Burn This took place in 2019 with Adam Driver appearing, with Gyllenhaalu0027s production having reportedly been "scuttled".

  • 2017

    In 2017, Gyllenhaal starred as astronaut David Jordan in the science fiction horror film Life; Slant Magazineu0027s Eric Henderson stated that Gyllenhaal was "dead behind the eyes from his first scene". He also had a supporting role in the action-adventure film Okja and starred in the drama Stronger, based on Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman. In his review of the latter, The Independentu0027s Geoffrey Macnab complimented Gyllenhaalu0027s versatility and "outstanding" portrayal of Bauman. The following year, he co-starred in the drama Wildlife opposite Carey Mulligan, in which he plays a father who temporarily abandons his family to take a dangerous job. It is based on the 1990 novel of the same name by Richard Ford. Ella Kemp, writing for Sight & Sound magazine, praised the chemistry of the lead actors which "fizzes with an effortless dynamism". He also had a role in the western drama The Sisters Brothers (2018).

  • 2018

    Gyllenhaal once filmed a commercial for Rock the Vote and, along with his sister, visited the University of Southern California to encourage students to vote during the 2004 U.S. election. He also campaigned for Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry. He has said, however, that "it frustrates me when actors talk politics; Iu0027m political and I make choices in my movies that I think are political. I try and say things with what I do. Rightly or wrongly, young actors have all the power." In an interview, he remarked that "itu0027s a sad time when actors are politicians and politicians are actors". In the 2018 midterm elections, Gyllenhaal endorsed Beto Ou0027Rourke. His endorsement came in the form of a Facebook post that included a picture of him in a "BETO" shirt and lengthy caption that also endorsed Stacey Abrams, Andrew Gillum, Kyrsten Sinema, and Jacky Rosen in their respective Senate or gubernatorial elections.

  • 2019

    Gyllenhaal reunited with his Nightcrawler director Dan Gilroy in Velvet Buzzsaw (2019), in which he plays art critic Mort Vandewalt. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was distributed by Netflix. Varietyu0027s Peter Debrudge opined that Gyllenhaal was "relishing another of those cartoonishly camp performances". That same year, Gyllenhaal played comic book villain Mysterio / Quentin Beck in Spider-Man: Far From Home, a sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming, set within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It was one of the highest-grossing films of the year. He appeared alongside Tom Sturridge in Sea Wall/A Life, a double bill of monologues by Nick Payne and Simon Stephens, on Broadway at the Hudson Theatre, which opened on August 8, 2019. He was eventually nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play.

  • 2020

    Gyllenhaal will produce and star in a film adaptation of the musical Fun Home, which is based on Alison Bechdelu0027s graphic memoir of the same name. Gyllenhaal was set to star in a production of Sunday In The Park With George at the Savoy Theatre in London in 2020. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the run was postponed to 2021. Gyllenhaal will portray film producer Robert Evans in Francis and the Godfather, a film that chronicles the creation of the 1972 film The Godfather. He is also set to executive produce and star in The Son, a limited series based on the 2014 novel of the same name by Jo Nesbu00f8.

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