Maggie Gyllenhaal

16 Nov 1977

Actor, Producer

Margaret Ruth "Maggie" Gyllenhaal ( born November 16, 1977) is an American actress. She is the daughter of director Stephen Gyllenhaal and screenwriter Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal (née Achs) and the older sister of actor Jake Gyllenhaal. She made her screen debut when she began to appear in her father's films. Gyllenhaal later achieved recognition in a supporting role in the indie cult hit Donnie Darko (2001). She made her breakthrough role in the 2002 sadomasochistic romance Secretary, for which she received critical acclaim and a Golden Globe nomination.

Gyllenhaal has appeared in an eclectic range of films, including the indie film Sherrybaby (2006), for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe, the romantic comedy Trust the Man (2006) and big-budget films such as World Trade Center (2006) and The Dark Knight (2008). She next starred in the 2009 musical-drama Crazy Heart, for which she received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress nomination. Gyllenhaal has also appeared in theatrical plays, including Closer (2000) and television productions including Strip Search (2004).

Gyllenhaal has been in a relationship with actor Peter Sarsgaard since 2002. In 2006, the two became engaged and Gyllenhaal gave birth to their daughter, Ramona, on October 3, 2006. On May 2, 2009, she married Sarsgaard in Italy. She is a politically active Democrat and, like her brother and parents, supports the American Civil Liberties Union. Prior to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq she participated in anti-war demonstrations. Gyllenhaal drew criticism in 2005 for her opinion that America was "responsible in some way" for the 9/11 attacks. She is actively involved in human rights, civil liberty, and anti-poverty campaigns.


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Filmography (31 titles)

(movie, 2018)
···The Kindergarten Teacher
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Clara)
(movie, 2014)
···River of Fundament
Role: Actor (as Hathfertiti)
(movie, 2013)
···White House Down
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Finnerty)
(movie, 2012)
···Won't Back Down
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Jamie Fitzpatrick)
(movie, 2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Charlotte Dalrymple)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Family
Role: Actor (as Isabel Green)
(movie, 2009)
···Crazy Heart
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Role: Actor (as Jean Craddock)
(movie, 2009)
···Away We Go
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as LN)
(movie, 2008)
8.1The Dark Knight
Genre: Drama, Action, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Rachel Dawes)
(movie, 2006)
···Stranger Than Fiction
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Ana Pascal)
(movie, 2006)
···World Trade Center
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Allison Jimeno)
(movie, 2006)
···Monster House
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Zee (voice))
(movie, 2006)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Sherry Swanson)
(movie, 2005)
···Trust the Man
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Elaine)
(movie, 2005)
···The Great New Wonderful
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Emme Keeler)
(movie, 2005)
···Happy Endings
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Jude)
(movie, 2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Valerie)
(movie, 2004)
···Strip Search
Genre: Action, Drama
Role: Actor
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Sidney)
(movie, 2003)
···Mona Lisa Smile
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Giselle Levy)
(movie, 2003)
···Casa de los Babys
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Jennifer)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller, Romance
Role: Actor (as Debbie)
(movie, 2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Caroline Cunningham)
(movie, 2002)
···40 Days and 40 Nights
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Sam)
(movie, 2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Lee Holloway)
(movie, 2001)
···Donnie Darko
Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Elizabeth Darko)
(movie, 2000)
···Cecil B. Demented
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Raven)
(movie, 1996)
···Shattered Mind
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Clothes Clerk)
(movie, 1993)
···A Dangerous Woman
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Patsy Bell)