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Jake Gyllenhaal

Birthday: December 19, 1980 (43 years)

HomeTown: Los Angeles, California, United States

Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal is an American actor who began acting when he was younger, playing in films such as City Slickers and A Dangerous Woman. He rose to prominence after starring in the 2001 film Donnie Darko. One of his most memorable films was Brokeback Mountain, in which he co-starred with Heath Ledger. He was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in the film. He has also appeared in the films Proof, Jarhead, Prisoners, and Nightcrawler. He even appeared in the Broadway drama Constellations. Born on December 19, 1980, Jake Gyllenhaal hails from Los Angeles, United States. As in 2024, Jake Gyllenhaal's age is 43 years. Discover below for comprehensive details about Jake Gyllenhaal, including the biography, wiki profile, age, date of birth, family background, relationship status, interesting facts, photographs, lesser-known facts, and more.


Jake Gyllenhaal Profile:

Stage Name Jake Gyllenhaal
Real Name Jake Gyllenhaal
Profession(s) Actor,
Birthday December 19, 1980
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Age 43 years
Gender Male
Birthplace Los Angeles, United States
Hometown Los Angeles, California, United States
Nationality American

Family and Personal Life

  • Jake Gyllenhaal‘ father’s name is Stephen Gyllenhaal and Jake Gyllenhaal‘ mother’s name is Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal.
  • Birth and Parents: Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal, popularly known as Jake Gyllenhaal, was born on December 19, 1980, in Los Angeles, California. He comes from a family deeply rooted in the entertainment industry, with his father, Stephen Gyllenhaal, is a director, and his mother, Naomi Foner, is a producer and scriptwriter. He has a sister named Maggie who is an actress.
  • Relationship: In 2019, it was reported that Gyllenhaal was dating French model Jeanne Cadieu. Previously, he had relationships with celebrities such as Kirsten Dunst and Reese Witherspoon, as well as music diva Taylor Swift.

Trivia and Facts

  • Jake Gyllenhaal was born in Los Angeles, United States.
  • Jake Gyllenhaal’s birth sign is Sagittarius.
  • Early Acting Career: Gyllenhaal ventured into acting at a young age, appearing in films such as “City Slickers” (1991) as Billy Crystal’s on-screen son, and “A Dangerous Woman” (1993), which was directed by his father.
  • Education: He finished high school at Harvard-Westlake in Los Angeles. After that, he went to Columbia University in New York for a short time before deciding to stick to playing full-time.
  • Early Movie Roles: Jake Gyllenhaal picked parts in films such as “October Sky” (1999) and “Donnie Darko” (2001) to make the transition from kid to adult actor. He received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for his performance in “Donnie Darko,” with Drew Barrymore and his sister Maggie.
  • London Stage Debut: Gyllenhaal made his London stage debut in Kenneth Lonergan’s play “This Is Our Youth,” receiving an Evening Standard Theater Award for his performance.
  • Breakthrough in “Brokeback Mountain”: His performance in the 2005 romance “Brokeback Mountain” won him praise from critics and landed him a nod for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.
  • Diverse Filmography: Gyllenhaal has been in a lot of different movies, including “Jarhead” (2005), “Zodiac” (2007), “Source Code” (2011), and “Prisoners” (2013). These movies show how versatile he is as an actor in military plays, thrillers, and mystery stories.
  • Success in “Nightcrawler”: His performance in “Nightcrawler” (2014) garnered him nominations for Golden Globe, BAFTA, and SAG Awards for portraying a daring cameraman seeking success through capturing intense crime scenes.
  • Broadway Debut and Return: Gyllenhaal made his Broadway debut in 2015 with “Constellations.” He returned to the stage in 2017 to play the French artist Georges Seurat in a new production of “Sunday in the Park with George.”
  • Recent Film Ventures: In “Stronger” (2017), he played a victim of the Boston Marathon Bombing. “The Sisters Brothers” (2018) is a comedy western, and “Spider-Man: Far From Home” (2019) is his first role as the bad guy Mysterio in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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