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Maggie Gyllenhaal (born Margaret Ruth Gyllenhaal, 16.11.1977) Maggie Gyllenhaal is an American film actress.

Childhood: Maggie Gyllenhaal was born to Stephen and Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal in New York. Her father is a film director and her mother is a screenwriter. Her brother, Jake Gyllenhaal is also an actor (both brother and sister appeared in the cult classic Donnie Darko. Stephen and Naomi divorced in 2008, having been married for over 30 years.

Maggie Gyllenhaal studied at Harvard-Westlake prep school. After graduating, she moved to New York, where she studied literature and Eastern religions at Columbia University.

Gyllenhaal also studied at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Acting Career: Maggie Gyllenhaal's introduction into feature film acting came in the early 1990s, when she appeared in three films directed by her father. The first was 1992's Waterland, starring Jeremy Irons, Ethan Hawke and Sinéad Cusack. Second was A Dangerous Woman, with Debra Winger and Laurie Metcalfe. The third was Homegrown, which also starred her brother, as well as Billy Bob Thornton and Hank Azaria.

Gyllenhaal's stage debut came in 2000, when she appeared in the Berkeley Repertory Theatre's production of Closer, by Patrick Marber. Since then she has also appeared in The Tempest, Antony and Cleopatra and No Exit.

In 2000, Maggie Gyllenhaal landed a supporting role in Cecil B. Demented, a darkly comic cult film, starring Melanie Griffith, Stephen Dorff and Alicia Witt. The following year, she had another supporting role in Riding in Cars With Boys, starring Drew Barrymore and Brittany Murphy.

A pivotal role for Gylenhaal also came in 2001, when she played her brother's on-screen sister win Donnie Darko. The film, which gradually became an underground hit, also featured Drew Barrymore, Patrick Swayze and Noah Wyle.

Maggie Gyllenhaal's breakthrough role came in 2002, with the release of Secretary, in which she took a lead role opposite James Spader. Her performance earned her her first Golden Globe nomination.

Gyllenhaal's next performance was a supporting role in Adaptation. Starring Nicolas Cage, Adaptation tells the story of the screenwriter Charlie Kaufman and his struggle to film an adaptation of The Orchid Thief. Later on in 2002, Gyllenhaal appeared in Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. The film benefitted from an all-star cast, which featured Drew Barrymore, Sam Rockwell, Julia Roberts and George Clooney. The film was a huge success and grossed over $33 million across the globe.

2003 saw Maggie Gyllenhaal working with Julia Roberts in Mona Lisa Smile. Most film critics were unimpressed with the film. Gyllenhaal followed Mona Lisa Smile with a number of smaller independent films. The first was Casa de los Babys, in which she shared screen time with Marcia Gay Harden and Daryl Hannah. The second was Criminal, in 2004, with John C Reilly and Diego Luna. Later that year, she starred in the HBO movie, Strip Search.

In 2005, Maggie Gyllenhaal appeared in Happy Endings, a comedy-drama with Jason Ritter and Tom Arnold. The following year was a busy one for Maggie Gyllenhaal, when she appeared in no fewer than five feature length movies. Trust the Man starred Billy Crudup, David Duchovny and Julianne Moore. Stranger than Fiction starred Will Ferrell, Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson, Monster House was a CGI film, featuring voices from Steve Buscemi and Kathleen Turner, Oliver Stone's World Trade Centre featured Nicolas Cage, Maria Bello and Stephen Dorff. Finally Sherrybaby saw Gyllenhaal in the lead role, playing a drug addict recently released from prison and trying to patch her life together.

In The Dark Knight (2008), Maggie Gyllenhaal replaced Katie Holmes as Rachel Dawes, Assistant District Attorney. The Dark Knight, directed by Christopher Nolan, was released after Heath Ledger's death and also starred Christian Bale, Michael Caine and Gary Oldman.

In early 2010, it was announced that Maggie Gyllenhaal had received an Oscar nomination for her role in Crazy Heart a musical drama starring Jeff Bridges. Bridges also landed an Oscar nomination for his own performance.

Personal Life: Maggie Gyllenhaal has been in a relationship with the actor Peter Sarsgaard since 2002. The have a daughter, Romana, born in 2006. Maggie and Peter married in 2009 in Brindisi, Italy.



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Maggie Gyllenhaal Hides Her Face From The Cameras As She Arrives At A Doctor's Office

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Maggie Gyllenhaal Out Running Errands In Midtown Manhattan

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Opening Night Of Vandal, TAO Group's New Restaurant

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Maggie Gyllenhaal To Play Times Square Hooker In The Deuce


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The Dark Knight star, who played a mentally-challenged sadomasochist in Secretary and a vibrator pioneer in Hysteria, has signed on to director David Simon's upcoming HBO drama about the rise of the porn industry in New York City.

In The Deuce, Gyllenhaal will play a Times Square prostitute called Candy.

The actress will also produce the project, alongside James Franco, who will portray twin porn kingpins.

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Jake Gyllenhaal Misses Heath Ledger 'very Badly'


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Jake Gyllenhaal stopped ''wasting time on things that are trivial and superficial'' when Heath Ledger died.

The 34-year-old actor has opened up about losing his 'Brokeback Mountain' co-star to an accidental overdose in 2008 to admit it changed his outlook on life.

He said: ''I miss him very badly.

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List Of Emmy Presenters Includes Amy Poehler, Maggie Gyllenhaal And Terrence Howard


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The Television Academy has revealed the first tranche of stars who will present awards at this year’s Primetime Emmys ceremony, including actress and comedienne Amy Poehler and ABC talk show host Jimmy Kimmel.

The list, revealed on Tuesday (September 8th), includes a number of past and present nominees. Taraji P. Henson, who is nominated for lead actress in a drama for her role in ‘Empire’, is presenting a statuette, as is her co-star Terrence Howard. Maggie Gyllenhaal, who received a nod for lead actress in a limited series or movie for ‘The Honourable Woman’, will also present an award.

Amy PoehlerAmy Poehler, multiple Emmy nominee for her part in 'Parks and Recreation', will be presenting at the 2015 ceremony

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Amy Poehler To Present At Emmys


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Amy Poehler, Maggie Gyllenhaal and LL Cool J are among the presenters at this year's Emmy Awards.

They will be joined by celebrities including TV presenter Jimmy Kimmel and 'Empire' stars Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard to hand out awards at the 67th annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

'Game of Thrones' leads the nominations with a staggering 24 nods.

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Natalie Dormer Claims Both Men And Women Are Subject To Objectification In Film Industry


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Game Of Thrones’ star Natalie Dormer has spoken out in defence of the movie and TV industry over claims about the objectification of women, claiming that men are just as likely to be under scrutiny for their age and physical appearance.

Dormer, who plays Margaery Tyrell in the massively popular HBO fantasy drama, has told the Radio Times in a new interview that the visual nature of television and film inevitably means that both sexes will be under the microscope when it comes to their looks.

Natalie DormerNatalie Dormer stars in 'The Scandalous Lady W' on the BBC next week (Aug 20th)

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Jake Gyllenhaal Wants Children


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Jake Gyllenhaal ''would love'' to have children.

The 34-year-old actor, who plays a boxer and grieving father to 13-year old actress Oona Laurence, in drama 'Southpaw', hopes his character's personal life one day becomes a reality for him.

He said: ''I would love it not to be fictional.''

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Jake Gyllenhaal's 'powerful Bond' With Nieces


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Jake Gyllenhaal has a ''powerful'' bond with his nieces.

The 'Southpaw' actor is very close to his older sister Maggie Gyllenhaal's daughters Ramona, eight, and three-year-old Gloria, and admits he jumped at the chance to play a father in the new film because it's something he is yearning for in real life.

He said: ''I would love for it not to be fictional. I have two nieces whom I adore and whom I'm connected to in so many powerful ways. They are deeply ingrained in the movie and my love for them is there.''

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Emma Thompson: Sexism In Acting Industry Is Worse Than Ever


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Emma Thompson thinks ''sexism'' in the acting business is worse than ever.

The Oscar-winning actress has joined other female stars - including Maggie Gyllenhaal and Dame Helen Mirren - in criticising perceived sexism in the television and film industries, saying the world is in a ''worse state than I have known it, particularly for women''.

The 'Saving Mr. Banks' star said: ''I don't think there's any appreciable improvement and I think that, for women, the question of how they are supposed to look is worse than it was even when I was young.

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Jessica Lange Ready To Retire


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Jessica Lange has wanted to retire for 30 years.

The 66-year-old actress - who has 33-year-old daughter Shura with Mikhail Baryshnikov, as well as 30-year-old Hannah and 28-year-old Samuel with playwright Sam Shepard - constantly thinks about turning her back on her career to do something different but can't help but get ''seduced'' by the profession every time she is offered an exciting new role.

She said: ''I've been in the process of retiring for the last 30 years.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal Fascinated By Nudity


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Maggie Gyllenhaal is ''really interested'' in nudity.

The 'Honourable Woman' actress - who has daughters Ramona, eight, and Gloria, three, with husband Peter Sarsgaard - admits shooting sex scenes are ''uncomfortable'' but she is fascinated by seeing intimate moments played out on film.

She said: ''I think sex in film is so interesting. It's uncomfortable to take your clothes off in front of people you don't know, but it can be an opportunity for really interesting acting. I'm 37, and I've had two babies, and I'm really interested in nudity now.''

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Maggie Gyllenhaal

Date of birth

16th November, 1977

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female

Height

1.77




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Crazy Heart Movie Review

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The Dark Knight Movie Review

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