December 19, 1980
40 years old
6 ft 0 in | 183 cm
77 kg | 170 pounds
44 in | 112 cm
10 US | 43.5 EU
33 in | 84 cm
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.
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
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.