Maggie Gyllenhaal

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Maggie Gyllenhaal
A woman with brown hair poses with her hand on her hip. She is wearing a one-shouldered green and black dress, with long gold earrings, and her hair is styled and tied back.
Gyllenhaal at the 66th Golden Globe Awards, January 11, 2009
Born Margaret Ruth Gyllenhaal
November 16, 1977 (1977-11-16) (age 37)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Alma mater Columbia University
Occupation Actress
Years active 1992–present
Spouse Peter Sarsgaard
(m. 2009–present)
Parents
  • Stephen Gyllenhaal
  • Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal
Relatives Jake Gyllenhaal (brother)

Margaret Ruth "Maggie" Gyllenhaal[1] is an American actress. She is the daughter of director Stephen Gyllenhaal and screenwriter Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal. She is the sister of actor Jake Gyllenhaal. Maggie got many awards for her 2002 movie Secretary.

Early life[change | change source]

Maggie was born in New York City to Stephen and Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal.[2] Her parents, who married in 1977, filed for divorce in October 2008.[3]

Gyllenhaal grew up in Los Angeles. She studied at the Harvard-Westlake School prep school. In 1995, she went to New York to attend Columbia University. Here, she studied literature and Eastern religions.[4] She graduated in 1999. Hence, she got a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Movies[change | change source]

Movies
Year Title Role Notes
1992 Waterland Maggie Ruth
1993 A Dangerous Woman Patsy
1996 Shattered Mind Clothes clerk TV
1998 Homegrown Christina
1998 The Patron Saint of Liars Lorraine Thomas TV
1999 Resurrection Mary TV
2000 The Photographer Mira
2000 Cecil B. Demented Raven
2001 Riding in Cars with Boys Amelia Forrester
2001 Donnie Darko Elizabeth Darko
2002 Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Debbie Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Performer
2002 Adaptation Caroline Cunningham Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Performer
2002 40 Days and 40 Nights Sam
2002 Secretary Lee Holloway
  • Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress
  • Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
  • Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Performer
  • Fantasporto
  • Directors' Week Award for Best Actress
  • Florida Film Critics Circle
  • Florida Film Critics Circle Pauline Kael Breakout Award
  • Gotham Award for Breakthrough Artist
  • National Board of Review Award for Best Breakthrough Performance by an Actress
  • Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
  • Paris Film Festival Award for Best Actress
  • Nominated — Chlotrudis Award for Best Actress
  • Nominated — Empire Awards
  • Empire Award for Best Actress
  • Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
  • Nominated — Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead
  • Nominated — MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
  • Nominated — Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
  • Nominated — Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
  • Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
2003 Mona Lisa Smile Giselle Levy
2003 Casa de los Babys Jennifer
2004 Criminal Valerie
2004 Strip Search Linda Sykes TV
2005 The Great New Wonderful Emme
2005 Happy Endings Jude Nominated — Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female
2006 Stranger than Fiction Ana Pascal Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Actress
2006 Trust the Man Elaine
2006 Sherrybaby Sherry Swanson
  • Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Award for Best Actress
  • Milan International Film Festival Award for Best Actress
  • Prism Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film
  • Stockholm International Film Festival Award for Best Actress
  • Nominated — Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
  • Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
  • Nominated — London Film Critics Circle Award for Actress of the Year
  • Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
2006 Paris, je t'aime Liz Segment "Quartier des Enfants Rouges" only
2006 World Trade Center Allison Jimeno
2006 Monster House Elizabeth "Zee" Nominated — Annie Award for Best Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production
2008 The Dark Knight Rachel Dawes
  • Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Best Acting Ensemble
  • People's Choice Award for Favorite Cast
  • Nominated — Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Acting Ensemble
  • Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Actress
2009 Away We Go Ellen "LN"
2009 Crazy Heart Jean Craddock
  • Nominated — Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
  • Nominated — Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
2010 Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang Mrs. Green
2011 Hysteria Charlotte Dalrymple Post-production

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