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Maggie Gyllenhaal

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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. Description above from the Wikipedia article Maggie Gyllenhaal, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors can be found on Wikipedia.

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Nov 16, 1977 In Lower East Side, New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series LIVE with Kelly and Ryan 1988-09-05
Latest Project:
Movie Joker: Put on a Happy Face 2020-08-18
Known For
Poster of White House Down
Poster of The Dark Knight
Poster of Mona Lisa Smile
Poster of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Movie The Ben Cobb Show 2020-01-15
Movie Joker: Put on a Happy Face Self 2020-08-18
Movie Sylvia Plath: Inside the Bell Jar Narrator 2018-08-11
Movie The Kindergarten Teacher Lisa Spinelli 2018-09-23
Movie Brigsby Bear Arielle Smiles 2017-07-27
Series The Deuce Eileen 'Candy' Merrell 2017-09-10
Movie Starring Austin Pendleton 2016-04-01
Movie Beauty Mark Valerie 2016-07-30
Movie Home Ruth 2016-08-01
Movie Frank Clara 2014-05-09
Movie River of Fundament Hathfertiti 2014-02-12
Series The Honourable Woman Nessa Stein 2014-07-03
Movie White House Down Finnerty 2013-06-27
Movie The Fire Rises: The Creation and Impact of The Dark Knight Trilogy Self (archive footage) 2013-09-24
Movie BAM150 Self 2012-04-27
Movie Won't Back Down Jamie Fitzpatrick 2012-09-28
Movie Hysteria Charlotte Dalrymple 2011-06-06
Movie Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang Isabel Green 2010-03-26
Movie Heath Ledger: A Tribute Self 2009-06-01
Movie Away We Go LN 2009-06-05
Movie Crazy Heart Jean Craddock 2009-12-16
Series Live from Studio Five Unknown 2009-09-14
Movie The Dark Knight Rachel Dawes 2008-07-14
Movie Paris Je T'aime Liz (Quartier des Enfants Rouges) 2006-06-21
Movie Monster House Zee (voice) 2006-06-30
Movie World Trade Center Allison Jimeno 2006-08-09
Movie Stranger Than Fiction Ana Pascal 2006-09-09
Movie Sherrybaby Sherry Swanson 2006-09-08
Movie Happy Endings Jude 2005-01-20
Movie The Great New Wonderful Emme Keeler 2005-04-22
Movie Trust the Man Elaine 2005-09-01
Movie Strip Search Linda Sykes 2004-04-27
Movie The Pornographer: A Love Story Sidney 2004-05-02
Movie Criminal Valerie 2004-10-07
Movie Casa de los Babys Jennifer 2003-09-19
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie Mona Lisa Smile Giselle Levy 2003-12-19
Movie 40 Days and 40 Nights Sam 2002-03-01
Movie Secretary Lee Holloway 2002-09-20
Movie Adaptation. Caroline Cunningham 2002-12-06
Movie Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Debbie 2002-12-31
Movie Riding in Cars with Boys Amelia 2001-10-19
Movie Donnie Darko Elizabeth Darko 2001-10-24
Movie The Photographer Mira 2000-04-15
Movie Cecil B. Demented Raven 2000-05-17
Series Independent Lens Unknown 1999-08-09
Movie Resurrection Mary 1999-03-15
Movie Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story Noreen Bixler (Part 1) 1999-11-07
Movie The Patron Saint of Liars Lorraine Thomas 1998-04-05
Movie Homegrown Christina 1998-04-17
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie Shattered Mind Clothes Clerk 1996-05-27
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Herself 1996-07-22
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series Late Show with David Letterman Herself 1993-08-30
Movie A Dangerous Woman Patsy 1993-09-10
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Movie Waterland Maggie Ruth 1992-08-21
Series LIVE with Kelly and Ryan Unknown 1988-09-05