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Known Credits: 39

Birthday: 1977-11-16

Place of Birth: Lower East Side, New York City, New York, USA

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Maggie Gyllenhaal

Biography

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.

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Acting
2014 Frank as Clara
2014 The Honourable Woman
2014 River of Fundament as Hathfertiti
2013 White House Down as Finnerty
2012 Won't Back Down
2011 Hysteria as Charlotte Dalrymple
2010 Nanny McPhee Returns as Mrs. Green
2009 Crazy Heart as Jean Craddock
2009 Live from Studio Five - (1 episode)
2009 Away We Go as LN
2008 The Dark Knight as Rachel Dawes
2006 Stranger Than Fiction as Ana Pascal
2006 Monster House as Zee (voice)
2006 World Trade Center as Allison Jimeno
2006 Paris, je t'aime as Liz (Quartier des Enfants Rouges)
2006 SherryBaby as Sherry Swanson
2005 Trust the Man as Elaine
2005 The Great New Wonderful as Emme Keeler
2005 Happy Endings as Jude
2004 Criminal as Valerie
2004 Strip Search
2003 Mona Lisa Smile as Giselle Levy
2003 Casa de los Babys as Jennifer
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live! - (2 episodes)
2002 Confessions of a Dangerous Mind as Debbie
2002 Adaptation. as Caroline Cunningham
2002 40 Days and 40 Nights as Sam
2002 Secretary as Lee Holloway
2001 Donnie Darko as Elizabeth Darko
2000 Cecil B. DeMented as Raven
2000 The Photographer as Mira
1999 Independent Lens - (307 episodes)
1998 The Patron Saint of Liars as Lorraine Thomas
1997 The View - (1 episode)
1996 The Daily Show - (7 episodes)
1993 A Dangerous Woman as Patsy Bell
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien - (3 episodes)
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno - (2 episodes)
1983 Live! with Kelly and Michael - (2 episodes)