Jake Gyllenhaal, Date of Birth, Place of Birth

    

Jake Gyllenhaal

American actor

Date of Birth: 19-Dec-1980

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Profession: stage actor, voice actor, television actor, film actor

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Jake Gyllenhaal

  • Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal (; born December 19, 1980) is an American actor and film producer.
  • Born into the Gyllenhaal family, he is the son of director Stephen Gyllenhaal and screenwriter Naomi Foner.
  • He began acting as a child, making his acting debut in City Slickers (1991), followed by roles in his father's films A Dangerous Woman (1993) and Homegrown (1998).
  • His breakthrough performances were as Homer Hickam in October Sky (1999) and as a psychologically troubled teenager in Donnie Darko (2001).
  • His most widely seen film to that point came with the disaster film The Day After Tomorrow (2004). Gyllenhaal won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for playing Jack Twist in Ang Lee's romance Brokeback Mountain (2005).
  • His career progressed with starring roles in the thriller Zodiac (2007), the romantic comedy Love & Other Drugs (2010), and the science fiction film Source Code (2011).
  • He continued to gain acclaim for Denis Villeneuve's thrillers Prisoners (2013) and Enemy (2013), and he received nominations for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his roles as a manipulative journalist in Nightcrawler (2014) and a troubled writer in Nocturnal Animals (2016).
  • His highest-grossing release came with the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero film Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019), in which he portrayed Mysterio. Gyllenhaal's stage roles include a Broadway production of Nick Payne's drama Constellations in 2014.
  • In addition to acting, he is vocal about political and social issues.

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