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Jake Gyllenhaal Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal

Date of Birth
December 19, 1980
Age
42 years old
Zodiac sign
Sagittarius
Occupation
Actor, Producer
Height
182 cm

Biography of Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal, initially known as Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal is an American actor who was born on 19th December 1980 in Los Angeles, California. He belongs to the Swedish noble Gyllenhaal family. His father, Stephen Gyllenhaal, is a director and his mother, Naomi Foner, is a renowned producer/screenwriter. Moreover, his sister, Maggie Gyllenhaal, is also an actress. 

In 1998, Jake graduated from the Harvard-Westlake School based in Los Angles. He then went to Columbia University, from where his sister and mother also graduated, to study Eastern religions and philosophy. At Columbia University, he belonged to John Jay Hall. However, his stay at Columbia University was short-lived because he dropped out after 2 years to focus on his acting career.    

Jake has been exposed to filmmaking since childhood mainly because of his family’s association with the film industry. His movie debut came early at the age of 11 when he got a role in City Slickers (1991). He appeared in many of his father’s directed movies including A Dangerous Woman (1993) in which he appeared along with his sister. Moreover, he also appeared in two episodes of Molto Mario along with his mother and sister. Jake’s first lead role came at the age of 19 when he was cast in October Sky (1999). Two years later, he starred in Donnie Darko (2001) for which he was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Actor. One of his most prominent performances came in Nightcrawler (2014) for which he earned a nomination for the Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama Golden Globe. Some of his other well-received films include Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)Stronger (2017), Wildlife (2018), and Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019) to name a few. He last starred in Michael Bay’s directed Ambulance (2022).

Gyllenhaal suffers from near-sightedness. Once he mentioned, “Without contact lenses, I’m practically blind. This is where the mystery of my weird view of things comes from”. After the release of his romance/drama film, Brokeback Mountain (2005), rumors started circulating about Jake’s sexual orientation. However, Jake responded to the rumor in an interview saying, “You know it's flattering when there's a rumour that says I'm bisexual. It means I can play more kinds of roles. I'm open to whatever people want to call me. I've never really been attracted to men sexually, but I don't think I would be afraid of it if it happened”. 

Popular Movies

Filmography

Genre
Year
Untitled Guy Ritchie film The Covenant
Action, Thriller, Crime 2023, United States of America
Road House Road House
Action, Thriller 2023, United States of America
Ambulance 8.3
Ambulance Ambulance
Action, Drama, Thriller 2022, United States of America
The Division
The Division The Division
Action, Adventure, Drama 2022, United States of America
Strange World 5.3
Strange World Strange World
Animation, Adventure 2022, United States of America
Breaking News in Yuba County 7.6
Breaking News in Yuba County Breaking News in Yuba County
Comedy, Crime, Drama 2021, United States of America / Great Britain
The Guilty 8.4
The Guilty The Guilty
Drama, Thriller 2021, United States of America
Spirit Untamed 8.1
Spirit Untamed Spirit Untamed
Animation, Western, Adventure, Family 2021, United States of America
The Devil All the Time 7.3
The Devil All the Time The Devil All the Time
Thriller, Drama, Crime 2020, United States of America
Relic 5.9
Relic Relic
Drama, Horror, Mystery 2020, Australia / United States of America
Spider-Man: Far from Home 8.3
Spider-Man: Far from Home Spider-Man: Far From Home
Sci-Fi, Action 2019, United States of America
Finest Kind Finest Kind
Crime, Drama, Thriller 2019, United States of America
Velvet Buzzsaw 5.7
Velvet Buzzsaw Velvet Buzzsaw
Horror, Thriller, Comedy, Crime 2019, United States of America
Resurface Resurface
Thriller 2018, United States of America
Wildlife 6.7
Wildlife Wildlife
Drama 2018, United States of America
The Sisters Brothers 5.9
The Sisters Brothers The Sisters Brothers
Western, Comedy 2018, France / Spain / United States of America / Romania
Life 7.6
Life Life
Sci-Fi, Thriller 2017, United States of America
Okja 7.3
Okja Okja
Drama, Adventure, Sci-Fi 2017, United States of America / Korea
Stronger 6.9
Stronger Stronger
Drama 2017, United States of America
Nocturnal Animals 7.6
Nocturnal Animals Nocturnal Animals
Thriller, Drama 2016, United States of America
Accidental Love 5.1
Accidental Love Accidental Love
Romantic, Comedy 2015, United States of America / Great Britain
Everest 7.8
Everest Everest
Drama, Adventure, Thriller 2015, United States of America / Great Britain
Southpaw 7.3
Southpaw Southpaw
Sport, Drama 2015, United States of America
Demolition 7.3
Demolition Demolition
Comedy, Drama 2015, United States of America
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