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Jake Gyllenhaal: Movies, Net Worth, Girlfriend, Height, Biography & More

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December 19, 1980

Jake Gyllenhaal is a Hollywood actor who has starred in many films. Gyllenhaal began acting at age ten when he appeared in City Slickers (1991), playing the young version of Billy Crystal's character Mitch Robbins. He also had small roles in A Few Good Men (1992) and Homegrown (1998). In 1999, he played the lead role of orienteer Donnie Darko in Richard Kelly's cult classic film donnie darko.

Early life: born in Los Angeles

Jake Gyllenhaal was born in Los Angeles, California on December 19, 1980. His mother, Naomi Foner, is a film producer and screenwriter, and his father, Stephen Gyllenhaal, is a director. Jake has two sisters: Maggie, who is also an actress, and Rachel. Jake's godmother is the actress Jamie Lee Curtis. Jake's parents divorced when he was 11 years old. He attended Harvard-Westlake School in North Hollywood before transferring to the Friends Seminary in New York City for his senior year of high school. Jake then attended Occidental College in Los Angeles but dropped out after one semester to pursue a career in acting.

Career: early roles in movies and TV

Jake Gyllenhaal's first film role was as Billy Crystal's son in the 1991 comedy City Slickers. He followed that up with a small part in the 1992 independent film, A Dangerous Woman. In 1993, he played Homer Macauley in the adaptation of Rohmer's novel, Demolition Man. Gyllenhaal's breakout role came in 1999 with his portrayal of a troubled teenager in the cult hit Donnie Darko.

Jake Gyllenhaal

Gyllenhaal continued to appear in films throughout his teenage years, including 2001's highly praised drama, The Good Girl. He also starred opposite Kirsten Dunst in 2002's Spider-Man as Peter Parker's best friend, Harry Osborn.

Breakthrough role: Donnie Darko

Donnie Darko is a science fiction film released in 2001. The story follows a high school student named Donnie who starts seeing visions of a giant rabbit named Frank. Frank tells Donnie that the world will end in 28 days and that he must take action to prevent it.

Donnie Darko was Jake Gyllenhaal's breakthrough role. He had previously appeared in small roles in films like City Slickers (1991) and A River Runs Through It (1992). But it was his performance as the troubled teen Donnie Darko that caught the attention of Hollywood.

Jake Gyllenhaal in the movie Donni Darko
Jake Gyllenhaal in the movie Donni Darko

Gyllenhaal gave an intense and complex performance in the film, which helped make it a cult classic. His work in the film also led to him being cast in bigger roles in films like The Day After Tomorrow (2004) and Brokeback Mountain (2005).

Successful career: Brokeback Mountain, Nightcrawler, Southpaw

Jake Gyllenhaal in the movie spiderman far from home
Jake Gyllenhaal in the movie spiderman far from home

Jake Gyllenhaal is an actor who has found success in a variety of genres. He first gained attention for his work in the film Brokeback Mountain and has since gone on to star in such films as Nightcrawler and Southpaw. Gyllenhaal is a versatile actor who is able to convincingly portray a wide range of characters. His ability to disappear into his roles has made him one of Hollywood's most sought-after actors.

Jake Gyllenhaal

Full NameJacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal
NicknameJake, Jakey
Date of BirthDecember 19, 1980
Age Years
BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States
Home TownLos Angeles
Educational QualificationGraduate
SchoolHarvard-Westlake School
College/ UniversityColumbia University
Zodiac SignSagittarius ♐
ProfessionFilm Producer, Film Actor
Physical Stats
Height6 foot (1.83 m)
Weight77 kg (170 lbs)
Hair ColorDark Brown
Eye ColorBlue
FoodGreggs baguettes
Place Amalfi Coast ( Italy)
HobbiesCooking, Working out, Surfing, Acting, Music, Sports
Family & Relationship
Marital StatusIn a relationship
FatherStephen Gyllenhaal
MotherNaomi Foner
Spouse (Wife/ Husband)Jeane Cadieu
Sister(s)Maggie Gyllenhaal
Profession Film Producer, Film Actor
Net Worth $80 million
Famous forwork in films like ‘Donnie Darko,’ ‘Brokeback Mountain,’ ‘Prisoners’ and ‘Nightcrawler.
DebutCity Slickers (1991)
Awards/ HonoursAwards
Austin Film Critics Association Awards
British Academy Film Awards
Chlotrudis Awards
Dubai International Film Festival Awards
Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards
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SignatureJake Gyllenhaal Autograph

Movie List

Road House
[ Upcoming ]
Strange World
[ 2022 ]
[ 2022 ]
Breaking News in Yuba County
[ 2021 ]
Spirit Untamed
[ 2021 ]
The Guilty
[ 2021 ]
[ 2020 ]
The Devil All the Time
[ 2020 ]
Joe Bell
[ 2020 ]
Velvet Buzzsaw
[ 2019 ]
Spider-Man: Far From Home
[ 2019 ]
[ 2018 ]
The Sisters Brothers
[ 2018 ]
[ 2017 ]
[ 2017 ]
[ 2017 ]
[ 2017 ]
Nocturnal Animals
[ 2016 ]
Accidental Love
[ 2015 ]
[ 2015 ]
[ 2015 ]
[ 2015 ]
[ 2014 ]
[ 2013 ]
[ 2013 ]
End of Watch
[ 2012 ]
Source Code
[ 2011 ]
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
[ 2010 ]
Love & Other Drugs
[ 2010 ]
[ 2009 ]
[ 2007 ]
[ 2007 ]
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
[ 2005 ]
Brokeback Mountain
[ 2005 ]
[ 2005 ]
[ 2005 ]
Jiminy Glick in Lalawood
[ 2004 ]
The Day After Tomorrow
[ 2004 ]
The Good Girl
[ 2002 ]
[ 2002 ]
Moonlight Mile
[ 2002 ]
Donnie Darko
[ 2001 ]
Bubble Boy
[ 2001 ]
Lovely and Amazing
[ 2001 ]
October Sky
[ 1999 ]
[ 1998 ]
A Dangerous Woman
[ 1993 ]
Josh and S.A.M.
[ 1993 ]
City Slickers
[ 1991 ]

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