November 16, 1977
43 years old
5 ft 9 in | 175 cm tall
36-25-35 in | 91.5-63.5-89 cm
60 kg | 132 pounds
9.5 US | 40 EU
Maggie Gyllenhaal was born in Lower East Side, New York, United States, on November 16, 1977, is an American actress.
Young Maggie Gyllenhaal first started her career in her father's films, director Stephen Gyllenhaal.
She made her big screen debut in mystery drama film Waterland (1992) in role as Maggie Ruth, at the age of 15.
She got her television debut in drama thriller movie Shattered Mind (1996) in role as Clothes clerk.
Her breakthrough performance came as Lee Holloway in romantic drama comedy film Secretary (2002).
She landed her professional stage debut in a play "Closer" (2000) in role as Alice.
She made her Broadway debut in a play "The Real Thing" (2014) in role as Annie, at American Airlines Theatre.
She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Jean Craddock in drama movie Crazy Heart (2009).
She was nominated for the Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress for her roles in films:
Secretary (2002) romantic drama comedy in role as Lee Holloway
Sherrybaby (2006) drama in role as Sherry Swanson
She was nominated for the Saturn Awards for Best Actress for her performances in movies:
Stranger than Fiction (2006) fantasy comedy drama in role as Ana Pascal
The Dark Knight (2008) superhero in role as Rachel Dawes
She was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female for her role as Jude in psychological dramedy movie Happy Endings (2005).
Donnie Darko (2001) science fiction psychological thriller opposite Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone and Drew Barrymore
Paris, I Love You (2006) anthology movie in segment: "Quartier des Enfants Rouges", in role as Liz
Frank (2014) comedy with Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson and Scoot McNairy
Mona Lisa Smile (2003) drama opposite Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst and Julia Stiles
Cecil B. Demented (2000) comedy with Melanie Griffith and Stephen Dorff
White House Down (2013) action opposite Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx and Jason Clarke
Riding in Cars with Boys (2001) drama comedy with Drew Barrymore and Brittany Murphy
The Kindergarten Teacher (2018) drama opposite Rosa Salazar and Gael García Bernal
Best Summer Ever (2020) musical in role as TV Reporter, opposite Eric Carl Adams, Maya Albanese and Giulia Alexander
She won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress and she was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress for her role as Nessa Stein, Baroness Stein of Tilbury in British political spy thriller television miniseries The Honourable Woman (2014).
She was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Eileen "Candy" Merrell in HBO drama television series The Deuce (2017-2019).
Graduated from the Harvard–Westlake school in Los Angeles, California.
Studied at the Columbia University.
Studied acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London.
Has two brothers, Jake Gyllenhaal and half-brother, Luke.
Has Ashkenazi Jewish, Swedish, English, Swiss-German and German ancestry.
Her father is film director, Stephen Gyllenhaal and her mother, Naomi Foner is scriptwriter.
Good friends with actress Emma Thompson.
Lives in Brooklyn, New York, United States.
She started dating actor Peter Sarsgaard in 2002, the couple got married in 2009, they have two daughters, Ramona and Gloria Ray.