Margaret Ruth (Maggie) Gyllenhaal (New York City16 november 1977) is an American actress. In 2010, she was nominated for an Oscar for her supporting role in Crazy Heart and both in 2003 (starring in Secretary (film)) and in 2007 (lead role in Sherry Baby) for a Golden Globe. More than fifteen other film prizes were actually awarded her, including a National Board of Review Award for best breakthrough (in Secretary) and a people's Choice Award along with all the actors of The Dark Knight .


Gyllenhaal is the oldest daughter of Director Stephen Gyllenhaal and Naomie Foner. During her film debut in Waterland , she was directed by her father, as well as in her five following films A Dangerous WomanShattered MindThe Patron Saint of LiarsHomegrown and Resurrection. Gyllenhaal is the older sister of actor Jake Gyllenhaal, with whom she had in the movie Donnie Darko actually brother and sister plays. They married in May 2009 with actor Peter Sarsgaard. Together with him she had at that time already had a daughter that was born in 2006. They had a second daughter In 2012.

Her brother Jake and Peter Sarsgaard, her (then future) husband, played together in the films Jarhead and Rendition .


[1][2]Blazon of the Gyllenhaalfamily*Waterland (1992)

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