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Jake Gyllenhaal


Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal was born in Los Angeles, to producer/screenwriter Naomi Foner (née Achs) and director Stephen Gyllenhaal. He is the brother of actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, who played his sister in Donnie Darko (2001). His godmother is actress Jamie Lee Curtis. His mother is from a Jewish family, and his father's ancestry includes Swedish, ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 42 wins & 61 nominations. See more awards »

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Performed at NYC "Between My Legs", with Rufus Wainwright. See more »

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8 Interviews | 13 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 14 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Jacob Gyllenhaal | Jake Gyllenhall

Height:

5' 11¾" (1.82 m)
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Personal Quote:

"Being a star doesn't last. That's not what life should be about. It's a complete illusion that really has nothing to do with you. For me, finding out about life is the most important thing." (1999, Raygun) See more »

Trivia:

He appeared on the 1994 Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) episode, Homicide: Life on the Street: Bop Gun (1994), which was directed by his father, Stephen Gyllenhaal. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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