Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal Proof.jpg
Gyllenhaal attending the premiere of Proof.
Born Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal
(1980-12-19) December 19, 1980 (age 37)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Nationality American
Occupation Actor
Years active 1991–present
Parent(s) Stephen Gyllenhaal
Naomi Foner Gylllenhaal
Relatives Maggie Gyllenhaal (sister)
Website JakeGyllenhaal.com

Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal [1] (born December 19, 1980) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. He has appeared in diverse roles since his first lead role in 1999's October Sky, followed by the 2001 cult hit Donnie Darko, in which he played a psychologically troubled teen and onscreen brother to his real-life sister, actress Maggie Gyllenhaal. In the 2004 blockbuster The Day After Tomorrow he portrayed a student caught in a cataclysmic global cooling event, alongside Dennis Quaid as his father. He then played against type as a frustrated Marine in Jarhead (2005). The same year, he won critical acclaim portraying a role that entered popular shorthand as a " gay cowboy" [2] [3] in the controversial but highly acclaimed film Brokeback Mountain.

Early life

His mother is screenwriter Naomi Foner. His father is director Stephen Gyllenhaal, who was raised as a Swedenborgian, is of Swedish and English descent, and is a descendant of the Swedish noble Gyllenhaal family. [4] Jake's last ancestor to be born in Sweden was his great-great-grandfather, Anders Leonard Gyllenhaal. [5] [6] Jake's mother is Jewish; she was born in New York City, to a family from Russia and Poland. Gyllenhaal has said that he considers himself Jewish. [7] [8] Gyllenhaal began acting at 11 years old.

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