Maggie Gyllenhaal Biography
|Date of Birth:||1977 , November-16|
|Age:||42 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United States of America|
|Height:||6 Feet 9 Inch|
|Birth Name||Margalit Ruth Gyllenhaal|
|Mother||Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal|
|Birth Place/City||New York City, New York|
|Net Worth||$15 million|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Body Measurements||36-25-35 in|
|Shoe Size||9.5 (US)|
|Weight in KG||60|
|Married to||Peter Sarsgaard|
|Awards||Golden Globes, Awards Circuit Community Awards, Boston Society of Film Critics Awards|
|Movies||Waterland, Donnie Darko, Donnie Darko, Secretary, 40 Days and 40 Nights, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Mona Lisa Smile, World Trade Center, The Dark Knight, Crazy Heart, Nanny McPhee Returns, White House Down, The Kindergarten Teacher|
|TV Show||The Honourable Woman, The Deuce|
Born and raised in New York, Maggie Gyllenhaal is an American actress. She is known for her roles in movies like The Dark Knight, Confession of a Dangerous Mind, Mona Lisa Smile, Happy Endings, and Crazy Heart. She has earned a nomination for Academy Awards for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role. Likewise, she was also nominated for Golden Globes Award four times and won on one occasion for her role in the movie The Honourable Woman in 2015.
Born in the Family of Filmmakers
Margalit Gyllenhaal was born Margalit Ruth Gyllenhaal on 16th November 1977 in New York City, New York, the United States. Gyllenhaal belongs to white ethnicity and holds the American nationality.
Gyllenhaal is the oldest daughter of screenwriter and director Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal (mother) and director Stephen Roark Gyllenhaal. She was raised with her younger brother Jake Gyllenhaal who is also an actor.
The American actress went to Harvard-Westlake Prep School and later studied at The Mountain School for four months. She relocated to New York and completed her degree in literature and Eastern religions. She learned acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, England.
Accumulated $15 Million Net Worth
Gyllenhaal has been working in Hollywood for more than two decades. She has accumulated an alluring net worth of $15 million from her work in television series and movies.
Gyllenhaal took $500,000 as a salary for her role in the movie World Trade Center in 2006. She also appeared in various movies that did well at the Box Office. Here are some of the movies with their budget and box office collection.
|Donnie Darko||2001||Jena Malone, Drew Barrymore, and Katharine Ross||$4.5 million||$4.5 million|
|Secretary||2002||James Spader, Jeremy Davies, and Lesley Ann Warren||$4 million||$9.3 million|
|40 Days and 40 Nights||2002||Josh Harnett, Vinessa Shaw, and Paulo Costanzo||$17 million||$95.1 million|
|Adaptation.||2002||Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, and Chris Cooper||$19 million||$19 million|
|Mona Lisa Smile||2003||Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, and Julia Stiles||$72.3 million||$141.3 million|
|Monster House||2006||Mitchel Musso, Sam Lerner, and Jason Lee||$75 million||$140.2 million|
|World Trade Center||2006||Michael Pena, Maria Bello, and Nicolas Cage||$65 million||$163 million|
|The Dark Knight||2008||Christian Bale, Michael Caine, and Heath Ledger||$185 million||$1.005 billion|
|Crazy Heart||2009||Jeff Bridges, Colin Farrell, and Robert Duvall||$7 million||$47.4 million|
|Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang||2010||Emma Thompson, Rhys Ifans, and Maggie Smith||$35 million||$93.2 million|
|White House Down||2013||Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, and Jason Clarke||$150 million||$205.4 million|
Gyllenhaal owns a house in Brooklyn, New York, which is spread in 3,600 square feet area and features 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. She bought the house in 2006 for $1.91 million and as of now, the house is put for sale for $4.59 million.
Acting Career of Maggie Gyllenhaal
Gyllenhaal debuted from the 1992 her father Stephen Gyllenhaal-directed movie Waterland. She got the main role in the 2002 movie Secretary. After that, she started receiving several offers for main roles in films and television series.
The 41-year-old actress also worked as a voice actor in an animated movie Monster House in 2006. Later, she replaced Katie Holmes as Rachel Dawes on DC's comic adaptation movie The Dark Knight directed by Christopher Nolan. She portrayed the role of Nessa Stein in 2014 mini Series The Honourable Woman, for which she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television.
In 2017, she made her debut as a producer from the television series The Deuce. A year later, she worked as a producer and actress in the movie The Kindergarten Teacher.
Married to Actor Peter Sarsgaard
The Golden Globe-winning actress is married and is a mother of two children. She is married to actor Peter Sarsgaard. The couple first met in 2002 through her little brother Jake.
They were in a relationship for 4 years before getting engaged in April 2006. The couple welcomed their first daughter Ramona Sarsgaard on 3rd October 2006. After three years, they took their relationship to the next height by walking down the aisle. They exchanged their wedding vows on 2nd May 2009 in a chapel in Brindisi, Italy.
Gyllenhaal and her husband welcomed their second child Gloria Ray on 19th April 2012. The family of four is living a blissful life as of October 2019.