Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal
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Gyllenhaal attending the premiere of Proof.
BornJacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal
(1980-12-19) December 19, 1980 (age 37)
Los Angeles, California, United States
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActor
Years active1991–present
Parent(s)Stephen Gyllenhaal
Naomi Foner Gylllenhaal
RelativesMaggie Gyllenhaal (sister)
WebsiteJakeGyllenhaal.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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