Margaret Ruth Gyllenhaal
November 16, 1977
|Alma mater||Columbia University|
|Relatives||Jake Gyllenhaal (brother)|
Margaret Ruth "Maggie" Gyllenhaal 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. Her parents, who married in 1977, filed for divorce in October 2008. Her father is director Stephen Gyllenhaal, who was raised as a Swedenborgian, is of Swedish, French, German, Swiss, Welsh and English descent, and is a descendant of the Swedish noble Gyllenhaal family. Jake's last ancestor to be born in Sweden was his great-great-grandfather, Anders Leonard Gyllenhaal. Her mother is Jewish; she was born in New York City, to a family from Russia, Latvia and Poland.
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. She graduated in 1999. Hence, she got a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Movies[change | change source]
|1993||A Dangerous Woman||Patsy|
|1996||Shattered Mind||Clothes clerk||TV|
|1998||The Patron Saint of Liars||Lorraine Thomas||TV|
|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|
|2003||Mona Lisa Smile||Giselle Levy|
|2003||Casa de los Babys||Jennifer|
|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||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|
|2009||Away We Go||Ellen "LN"|
|2009||Crazy Heart||Jean Craddock|
|2010||Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang||Mrs. Green|
References[change | change source]
- Stérin, Gabrielle (June 25, 2009). "Maggie Gyllenhaal". Le Figaro (in French). Retrieved August 12, 2009.
- "Maggie Gyllenhaal In The Con". The Early Show. CBS News. August 30, 2006. Archived from the original on October 16, 2013. Retrieved September 7, 2008.
- Lee, Ken (October 17, 2008). "Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal's Parents Call it Quits". People. Archived from the original on October 21, 2013. Retrieved December 5, 2008.
- Stated on Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., PBS, April 22, 2012
- "The Gyllenhaal Family Tree Project: Obituary of Anders Leonard Gyllenhaal". Gyllenhaal.org. July 9, 2000. Retrieved September 6, 2010.
- Bloom, Nate (June 11, 2004) Rootsweb.com. Retrieved September 19, 2006.
- "Jews in the News:Sarah Michelle Gellar, Julianne Margulies and Jake Gyllenh". jewishtampa.com. Tampa Jewish Community Center & Federation. October 3, 2013.
- "Jake Gyllenhall Interview – Prince of Persia". ugo.com.
- O'Sullivan, Charlotte (May 9, 2003). "Maggie Gyllenhaal: Scones and S&M". The Independent. London. Retrieved October 24, 2008.
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