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Maggie Gyllenhaal (Margolit Ruth Gyllenhaal)

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Biography

Lower East Side, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Academy Award-nominated actress Maggie Gyllenhaal was born on November 16, 1977, on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City. Her parents, Naomi Foner (née Achs) and Stephen Gyllenhaal, are both filmmakers, and her brother is actor Jake Gyllenhaal. Her mother is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family, while her father has Swedish, English, Swiss-German, and German ancestry.

Maggie made her film debut in Stephen's film Waterland (1992). She had sporadic roles throughout her teenage years, though she stepped away to receive a degree in literature from Columbia University in 1999. Read more...

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Character: Clara

Frank 2014

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Character: Elizabeth Darko

Donnie Darko 2001

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Character: Jamie Fitzpatrick

Won't Back Down 2012

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Character: Charlotte Dalrymple

Hysteria 2011

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Character: LN

Away We Go 2009

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Character: Jean Craddock

Crazy Heart 2009

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Character: Herself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television

The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2009

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Character: Ana Pascal

Stranger Than Fiction 2006

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Character: Allison Jimeno

World Trade Center 2006

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Character: Sherry Swanson

Sherrybaby 2006

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Character: Emme Keeler

The Great New Wonderful 2005

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Character: Giselle Levy

Mona Lisa Smile 2003

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Character: Lee Holloway

Secretary 2002

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Character: Maggie Ruth

Waterland 1992

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Character: Isabel Green

Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang 2010

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Character: Clothes Clerk

Shattered Mind 1996

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Character: Christina the Babysitter

Homegrown 1998

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Character: Lorraine Thomas

The Patron Saint of Liars 1998

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Character: Nessa Stein

The Honourable Woman 2014

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Character: Eileen 'Candy' Merrell

The Deuce 2016

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Character: Herself - Guest

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