Jake Gyllenhaal (born December 19, 1980) is an American Actor from Los Angeles, California. He is famous for his appearance in films like October Sky, Donnie Darko, Zodiac, Brothers, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Love & Other Drugs etc. Furthermore, the 38-year-old actor started his career as Billy Crystal’s son in the film City Slickers in 1991.
He later acted in the 1993 film A Dangerous Woman along with his sister Maggie. Moreover, Jake received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Male Lead for playing the lead role in Donnie Darko (2001).
In addition, the actor also gained Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor for the movie Love & Other Drugs. Later, he also won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for the movie Brokeback Mountain.
His other notable roles are in movies like Nightcrawler, Source Code, End of Watch, Southpaw, Prisoners, Enemy, and Nocturnal Animals. Moreover, Gyllenhaal’s upcoming movies are Spider-Man: Far From Home and Velvet Buzzsaw.
He will play the role of Mysterio alongside Tom Holland in the new Spiderman movie. Recently, Jake and Hugh Jackman played an ugly sweater prank on their best friend Ryan Reynolds (actor). The photo also went viral on the internet.
Profile, Parents & Early Life
The actor was born on the 19th of December 1980 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Hence, Jake Gyllenhaal’s age is 38 years old. The star actor was born to director Stephen Gyllenhaal (father) and screenwriter Naomi Foner (mother).
Furthermore, he has an elder sister named Maggie Gyllenhaal (American Actress and producer). Jake attended Harvard-Westlake School and graduated in 1998. Later, the actor also enrolled at Columbia University.
However, he later dropped out from the college in order to focus on his acting career. Jake belongs to Multiracial ethnicity and he is of Swedish and English descent. His mom belongs to Jewish-American ethnicity. In fact, Gyllenhaal follows Judaism religion.
Personal Affairs, Girlfriend & Spouse
In 2001, Jake started his relationship with girlfriend Jenny Lewis (singer). They also attended the Donnie Darko premiere together. Later, the actor dated Kirsten Dunst (actress) from September 2002 to December 2004. They first met through Jake’s sister who did a film “Misa Lisa Smile” with Kirsten.
Furthermore, Jake later started his affair with former partner Reese Witherspoon. The ex-couple met on the set of Rendition in 2007 but started dating in March 2007. They split in December 2009.
Moreover, his relationship with singer Taylor Swift gained a lot of media attention. They started dating in October 2010 after meeting in New York City. According to a source, Taylor lost her virginity to Jake. In December 2010, he dumped her by sending a text message. Currently, the actor is in a relationship with his new girlfriend Jeanne Cadieu (French Model).
|Full Birth Name||Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal.|
|Age (As of 2018)||38 years old|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||December 19, 1980.
|Birthplace/Hometown||Los Angeles, California, United States.|
|Debut||Theatre: This Is Our Youth at the Garrick Theatre (in 2002).
Film: City Slickers (as Billy Crystal's son, 1991).
TV-show: Homicide: Life on the Street (as Matthew “Matt” Ellison, in 1994).
|Famous For||1. Being the son of director Stephen Gyllenhaal and screenwriter Naomi Foner.
2. His role in movies like October Sky, Donnie Darko, Zodiac, Brothers, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Love & Other Drugs etc.
|Awards||1. Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Male Lead for the movie Donnie Darko.
2. Received Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor for the movie Love & Other Drugs.
3. He was also nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for the movie Nocturnal Animals (2016).
4. won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for the movie Brokeback Mountain.
|Star Sign (Zodiac Sign)||Sagittarius.|
|Ethnicity||Multiracial Swedish and English descent,|
|Current Residence||LA, California, United States.|
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 6' 0".
Centimeters: 182 cm.
Meters: 1.82 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 77 Kg.
Pounds: 170 lbs.
|Biceps Size||16 inches.|
|Body Measurements (chest-waist-hips)||44-32-37.|
|Shoe Size (US)||10.|
|Tattoos details?||Will Update.|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown.|
|Parents||Father: Stephen Gyllenhaal.
Mother: Naomi Foner.
|Siblings||Sister: Maggie Gyllenhaal.|
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Dating History?||1. Jenny Lewis.
2. Kirsten Dunst (2002-2004).
3. Reese Witherspoon (2007-2009).
4. Taylor Swift (2010).
5. Alyssa Miller (2013-2014).
6. Ruth Wilson (rumored).
|Highest Qualification||College drop-out.|
|Alma Mater||Columbia University.|
|Hobbies & Favorite Things|
|Favorite Celebrities||Actor: Ryan Reynolds.
Actress: Jennifer Lawrence.
|Dream Holiday Destination||Miami.|
|Favorite Color||Black and Blue.|
|Love to do||Music, Traveling, Cooking & Fishing.|
|Favorite Dishes||Burger, Fries, and Meat.|
|Net worth (Approx.)||$65 Million US dollars (As of 2018).|
|Earnings per month||Under review.|
|Office Address||Will Update.|
|Home Details||Not Known|
|Mobile or Phone Number||Will Update.|
Some Lesser Known Facts about Jake Gyllenhaal
- He was also nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for the movie Nocturnal Animals (2016).
- The actor also rumored to be dating actress Ruth Wilson in May 2015.
- Furthermore, Jake also worked as a lifeguard and as a busboy at a restaurant.
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- Money Factor: The estimated Net worth of Jake Gyllenhaal is $65 Million US Dollar in 2018.
- He has two dogs named Atticus and Boo.
- The 38-year-old actor also listed in the People Magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People” in 2006.