Jack Gyllenhaal Biography, family, religion, Wiki, girlfriend, and much more

Jack Gyllenhaal is an American entertainer and filmmaker. Naturally introduced to the Gyllenhaal family, he is the child of chief Stephen Gyllenhaal and screenwriter Naomi Foner. He started going about as a youngster, making his acting introduction in City Slickers, trailed by functions in his dad’s movies A Dangerous Woman and Homegrown.

Jack Gyllenhaal Personal Information

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Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal

Born Name:Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal

Nick Name: Jake, Jakey

Age: 39

Birthdate:  December 19, 1980

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Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal Childhood

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

Born Place: Los Angeles, California, United State

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Education : Graduation from Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles. Columbia University but dropped out after 2 years to focus on his acting career.

Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal studied in Havard WestLake School
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Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal studied in Colombia University

Occupation: Actor, Producer

Jack Gyllenhaal Family

Father – Stephen Gyllenhaal

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Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal with his Father

Mother – Naomi Foner

Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal with his mother

Siblings – Maggie Gyllenhaal(Older Sister)

Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal with his Sister

Others –

Hugh Anders Gyllenhaal (Paterna Grandfather),

Virginia Lowry/Lowrie Childs (Paternal Grandmother),

 Anders Leonard Gyllenhaal (Great-great-grandfather),

Samuel Achs (Maternal Grandfather),

Ruth Silbowitz (Maternal Grandmother), 

Peter sarsgaard (Brother-In-Law),

Ramona Sarsgaard (Niece)

Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal’s Family


William Morris Endeavor Entertainment


Jack Physical Appearance



Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal’s Body

Height: 5 ‘11¾

Weight: 77 kg

Hair Color: Dark Brown

Eye Color: Blue

Distinctive Features

Deep blue eyes, Lips, Big smile

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Jack Gyllenhaal Girlfriends :

  • Jenny Lewis 
  • Isabel Lucas
  • Izabel Goulart
  • Lea seydoux
  • Minka Kelly
  • Alyssa Milla
  • Rachel McAdams

Taylor Swift,

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Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal’s Girlfriend Taylor swift

Rashida Jones,

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Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal’s Girlfriend Rashida Jones

Anna Kendrick,

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Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal’s Girlfriend Anna Kendrick

Ruth Wilson,

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Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal with Ruth Wilson

Jeanne Cadieu

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Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal with Jeanne Cadieu.
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Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal with Anna Hathaway


 Swedish, English, Swiss-German, German, Scottish, Welsh, and French descent on his father’s side and has Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry on his mother’s side.

Jack career

He started acting early, playing different roles in his first film, A Dangerous Woman, followed by various roles in his family’s films A Dangerous Woman (2021) and Homegrown (2021). Currently, he has featured heavily in the movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Spider-Man 3, and The Dark Knight. His other films include Yoga instructor, Edward Scissorhands, and The Pursuit of Happyness.

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Jake Gyllenhaal

Gyllenhaal has also worked in television, notably on The Mentalist, Psych, and Hawaii Five-0. On the TV show, he played the young John Kinsey, the son of a prominent attorney. Originally cast as the cynical, humorless lawyer, his character became more memorable when he went into therapy with a fellow actor played by Jeff Daniels.

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The two became close friends and the characters of John and Esther appeared in several episodes of the Psych series. He also worked on the series Hawaii Five-0, playing recurring roles including the role of Teal whom Dr. David Clark had taken under custody. In the seventh season, he played the role of Van forensics expert, proving invaluable to the show as the show attempted to solve the Chucks’ case.

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Jake Gyllenhaal in his movie Zodiac

Gyllenhaal has since gone on to play multiple roles in films. Though he has been primarily a character actor, he did receive critical acclaim for his performances in The Blind Side (2021), and The Perfect Score (2021). However, his most notable and successful film to date would be his role in the adaptation of No Ordinary Family. The film itself was well-received and managed to garner Gyllenhaalt an Academy Award nomination. No Ordinary Family was based on the true story of a family, headed by an aging father, who happened to live in an affluent neighborhood that was considered by many to be out of reach for a common person.

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Jake Gyllenhaal in his movie Jarhead

It’s interesting to note that Gyllenhaal only became recognized as one of the best character actors in his film when The Blind Side and The Perfect Score were released. He certainly has since then been nominated for Emmys for his work in those two movies. He has also landed several other acting awards, including a Best Actor award for his work in the television drama River Street. This experience has also helped launch his career into Hollywood, as he was seen as a leading man during the 2021 Academy Awards. He was also nominated for his portrayal of David Kleinfeld, who played a character very similar to that of attorney David Kleinfeld in The Blind Side.

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Jake Gyllenhaal in his movie Brothers

Gyllenhaal has also appeared in a few smaller films. One of those is the crime series End of Watch, which he portrayed as an attorney. No Other is another of his filmography, which also starred Matt Damon. Neither of these roles was quite as successful as No Ordinary Family, but both still did well enough to earn him an additional Best Actor award. With such a lengthy resume, Gyllenhaal is certainly well on his way to earning a career in movies.

Jake Gyllenhaal Movies List

 2022 Ambulance upcoming movie
 2021 The Guilty 
 2021 Spirit Untamed 
 2019 Spider-Man: Far from Home
 2019 Velvet Buzzsaw
 2018 The Sisters Brothers
 2018 Wildlife
 2017 Great Performers: Horror Show 
 2017 Stronger
 2017 Okja
 2017 Life
 2016 Nocturnal Animals
 2016 Inside Amy Schumer 
 2015 Demolition
 2015 Everest
 2015 Southpaw
 2015 Accidental Love
 2014 Nightcrawler
 2014 Jay-Z Feat. Beyoncé: Part II – On the Run 
 2013 Enemy
 2013 Prisoners
 2012 End of Watch
 2012 The Shoes: Time to Dance 
 2011 Source Code
 2010 Love & Other Drugs
 2010 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
 2010 Vampire Weekend: Giving Up the Gun 
 2009 Jamie Foxx Ft. T-Pain: Blame It 
 2009 Brothers
 2007 The Lonely Island: Iran So Far 
 2007 Rendition
 2007 Zodiac
 2005 Jarhead
 2005 Proof
 2005 Brokeback Mountain
 2005 Between the Towers 
 2004 Jiminy Glick in Lalawood
 2004 The Day After Tomorrow
 2002 Moonlight Mile
 2002 Highway
 2002 The Good Girl
 2001 Lovely & Amazing
 2001 Bubble Boy
 2001 Donnie Darko
 1999 October Sky
 1998 Homegrown
 1994 Homicide: Life on the Street 
 1993 Josh and S.A.M.
 1993 A Dangerous Woman
 1991 City Slickers

As his career moves forward, there is little doubt that Gyllenhaal will be able to maintain his place in the hearts of movie lovers. No doubt, people will continue to see his films, as they do with any of the other great actors that have come before him. His ability to shine in even the smallest of roles is what has helped propel him to the forefront of Hollywood.

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