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American actor

Born: December 19, 1980 (age 40 years), Los Angeles, California, United States

Height: 1.82 m

Siblings: Maggie Gyllenhaal

Awards: MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss

KNOWN FOR Jake Gyllenhaal is an Oscar-nominated actor known for his work in films like ‘Donnie Darko,’ ‘Brokeback Mountain,’ ‘Prisoners’ and ‘Nightcrawler.

NICKNAME: Jake, Jakey

FULL NAME: Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal

PROFESSION: Film Producer, Film Actor


AGE: 40 years old (in 2021)

DATE OF BIRTH: December 19, 1980

BIRTHPLACE: Los Angeles, California, United States

ZODIAC SIGN: Sagittarius

HEIGHT: 6 foot (1.83 m)

WEIGHT: 77 kg (170 lbs)

CHEST: 44 Inches

WAIST: 33 Inches

BODYTYPE: Straight

BICEPS: 16 Inches

HAIR COLOR: Dark Brown


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Gyllenhaal’s sister, actress Maggie, is married to actor Peter Sarsgaard, Gyllenhaal’s co-star in Jarhead and Rendition.

His niece, Ramona Sarsgaard, was born on October 3, 2006. In December 2006, Gyllenhaal and his sister escaped a fire that destroyed Manka’s 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.

Gyllenhaal has both literal godparents and what he describes as “celebrity godparents”.

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 his Brokeback Mountain co-stars Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams.

Gyllenhaal dated actress Kirsten Dunst from 2002 to 2004. He dated his Rendition co-star Reese Witherspoon from around 2007 until 2009. 

He dated singer-songwriter Taylor Swift from October 2010 to March 2011, and model Alyssa Miller from July to December 2013. 

Gyllenhaal has been in a relationship with French model Jeanne Cadieu since 2018.

Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal, an American actor, was born on December 19, 1980 in Los Angeles, California.

He is the son of director Stephen Gyllenhaal of Losing Isaiah fame, and screenwriter Naomi Foner.

His sister Maggie Gyllenhaal is an accomplished actress who has had roles in movies such as Secretary and Mona Lisa Smile.

According to Premiere magazine, Jake grew up surrounded by celebrity actors, such as Paul Newman (who taught him how to drive), Jamie Lee Curtis, and Dustin Hoffman.

By age 11, he had a role as Billy Crystal’s son in City Slickers, but did not have his first leading role until 1993 in the movie Josh and S.A.M.

Jake Gyllenhaal has appeared in over 15 films since 1991, including several with high critical acclaim.

In 1999, he starred in October Sky with Laura Dern.

In 2001, he played the lead character in the cult science-fiction psychological thriller Donnie Darko, a film about a mentally-ill teen who escapes death and has apocalyptic visions.

Maggie Gyllenhaal also appeared in the film as the lead character’s sister.

Jake was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for his role in Donnie Darko.

In 2004, he had his first lead role in an action film, starring alongside Dennis Quaid in The Day After Tomorrow.

He has earned acclaim on the stage as well.

The play “This is Our Youth,” readapted by Kenneth Lonergan, was a critical sensation on Broadway and London.

For his role as main character, Jake won the “Outstanding Newcomer” Evening Standard Theater award.

The year 2005 has been a good one for Gyllenhaal’s acting career, as he starred in three feature films and won a prestigious award.

He played the character Hal in Proof, co-starring with Gwyneth Paltrow and Anthony Hopkins.

One of the year’s most highly acclaimed films is Brokeback Mountain, where Gyllenhaal and co-star Heath Ledger play gay cowboys in love in 1960s Wyoming.

For his role as Jack Twist, Jake won the coveted Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 2005.

He also stars in Jarhead, a movie about American soldiers in Iraq, and Zodiac, due out in 2006.

He is a much sought-after bachelor who has dated several beautiful women including Kirsten Dunst, Reese Witherspoon and Taylor Swift.

He is very close to his parents and sister.

Along with his entire family he supports the American Civil Liberties Union.

He regularly recycles and supports the ‘Future Forests’ program.

He also helps raise funds for cancer research through the television fundraiser ‘Stand Up To Cancer’.

He was named as one of the “50 most talented, intelligent, funny, and gorgeous Jewish men in the world” by ‘Shalom Life in 2012.

Began acting professionally by the age of 11

Parents didn’t allow him to take a role in 1992’s The Mighty Ducks because it required a two-month location shoot

Paul Newman, a family friend, gave him his first driving lesson at age 15

Sang in a rock band called Holeshot

Auditioned for the role of Christian in Moulin Rouge

On-screen sister in Donnie Darko was played by his real sister, Maggie

Appeared on the London stage in 2002 opposite Anna Paquin and Hayden Christensen in This Is Our Youth

Developed friendships with Brokeback Mountain costars Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams

Is godfather of their daughter, Matilda Rose Ledger

In 2006, won the MTV Movie Awards’ Best Kiss category with Ledger for Brokeback Mountain

Supports Rock the Vote and the American Civil Liberties Union, among other causes