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Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal
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Birth Date

December 19, 1980


40 years old


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color

Dark Brown

Eye color



6 ft 0 in | 183 cm

Net Worth

$65 Million


77 kg | 170 pounds


44 in | 112 cm

Shoe size

10 US | 43.5 EU


33 in | 84 cm

Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

Jacob Benjamin "Jake" Gyllenhaal was born in Los Angeles, California, United States, on December 19, 1980, is an American actor.

Young Jake Gyllenhaal began his acting career as a child actor.

He made his big screen debut in western comedy movie City Slickers (1991) in role as Danny Robbins, at the age of eleven.

He got his television debut in NBC police procedural series Homicide: Life on the Street (1994) in episode "Bop Gun", in role as Matthew "Matt" Ellison.

Jake's breakthrough performance came as Homer Hickam in biographical drama film October Sky (1999).

He made his Broadway debut in a play "Constellations" (2014) in role as Roland, at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

New Movies

Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) superhero in role as Quentin Beck / Mysterio

Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) supernatural horror in role as Morf Vandewalt, opposite Rene Russo, Toni Collette and John Malkovich

Best Movies

He was nominated for the Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor for his roles in movies:

Nightcrawler (2014) thriller drama in role as Louis "Lou" Bloom

Love & Other Drugs (2010) romantic drama comedy in role as Jamie Randall

He was nominated for the Academy Award and he won the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Jack Twist in neo-Western romantic drama movie Brokeback Mountain (2005) opposite Heath Ledger.

He was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his role as Edward Sheffield in psychological thriller film Nocturnal Animals (2016).

He won a Young Hollywood Awards for Breakthrough Performance – Male for his role as Donald "Donnie" Darko in science fiction movie Donnie Darko (2001).

Highway (2002) drama opposite Jared Leto

The Good Girl (2002) black comedy drama with Jennifer Aniston and Zooey Deschanel

Moonlight Mile (2002) romantic drama with Dustin Hoffman and Susan Sarandon

The Day After Tomorrow (2004) science fiction disaster with Dennis Quaid

Proof (2005) drama with Gwyneth Paltrow and Anthony Hopkins

Zodiac (2007) mystery thriller with Mark Ruffalo and Robert Downey, Jr.

Rendition (2007) political thriller with Reese Witherspoon and Meryl Streep

Brothers (2009) psychological drama war opposite Tobey Maguire and Natalie Portman

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) action fantasy with Gemma Arterton and Ben Kingsley

End of Watch (2012) action thriller drama opposite Anna Kendrick and Michael Peña

Prisoners (2013) thriller with Hugh Jackman

Accidental Love (2015) romantic comedy with Jessica Biel

Southpaw (2015) sports drama with Rachel McAdams and 50 Cent

Everest (2015) biographical adventure with Josh Brolin, Jason Clarke and Keira Knightley

Demolition (2015) drama with Naomi Watts

Life (2017) science fiction horror opposite Ryan Reynolds

Okja (2017) drama science fiction opposite Tilda Swinton and Lily Collins

Stronger (2017) biographical drama in role as Jeff Bauman

The Sisters Brothers (2018) western dark comedy opposite John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix

Wildlife (2018) drama opposite Carey Mulligan


Graduated from Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles, California (1998).

He studied for a year at Columbia University in New York.

Has an older sister, actress Maggie Gyllenhaal.

Studied acting with Ivana Chubbuck.

Fan of actress Marion Cotillard.

Jake's hobbies are woodworking and cooking.

Big fan of novel "To Kill A Mockingbird".

Featured in music videos for:

Jamie Foxx "Blame It" (2009)

Vampire Weekend "Giving Up the Gun" (2010)

The Shoes "Time to Dance" (2012)

Jay-Z and Beyoncé "Part II (On the Run)" (2014)

Close friends with Matthew McConaughey, Natalie Portman and Bryce Dallas Howard.

His godmother is actress Jamie Lee Curtis.

Good friends with actress Jennifer Aniston.


He dated Kirsten Dunst (2002-2004), Reese Witherspoon (2007-2009), Natalie Portman (2006), Anna Kendrick (2011), Taylor Swift (2010) and Alyssa Miller (2013-2014).

He started dating French model Jeanne Cadieu in 2018.

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