Maggie Gyllenhaal

Born Nov 16, 1977

Margaret Ruth "Maggie" Gyllenhaal is an American actress. She is the daughter of director Stephen Gyllenhaal and screenwriter Naomi Foner and the older sister of actor Jake Gyllenhaal. She made her screen debut when she began to appear in her father's films. Gyllenhaal achieved recognition in a supporting role in the independent cult film, Donnie Darko (2001).… Read More

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Her parents married in 1977, and filed for divorce in October 2008.


2002 - 2003 2 More Events
Gyllenhaal was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2004. … Read More
2005 27 Years Old 1 More Event
Gyllenhaal's next film role was in the 2005 comedy-drama Happy Endings, in which she played an adventuress singer who seduces a young gay musician (Jason Ritter) as well as his rich father (Tom Arnold). … Read More
2006 28 Years Old 1 More Event
Following Happy Endings, she starred in the 2006 films Trust the Man, Stranger than Fiction, Monster House, World Trade Center, and Sherrybaby. … Read More


2008 - 2009 2 More Events
2010 32 Years Old In 2010, Gyllenhaal appeared in Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang, the sequel to the 2005 film Nanny McPhee. … Read More
2011 33 Years Old In February 2011, Gyllenhaal starred in another Anton Chekhov production as the character Masha in Austin Pendleton's Three Sisters at the Classic Stage Company. … Read More
2012 34 Years Old In the 2012 film Won't Back Down, she played a parent involved in a parent trigger takeover of her child's school. … Read More
2013 35 Years Old The first name on Maggie's birth certificate is "Margalit", which she did not discover until 2013, when she officially changed it to "Maggie". … Read More
In 2014, she made her Broadway debut in a revival of The Real Thing, and also starred in the television BBC miniseries The Honourable Woman. … Read More
2016 38 Years Old In August 2016, the audiobook mega provider Audible announced that Gyllenhaal's narration performance of Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy was available for purchase. … Read More
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