Maggie Gyllenhaal

Maggie Gyllenhaal is known as an American actress and producer. She is most famous for being the sister of famous actor, Jake Gyllenhaal and for her role as Rachel Dawes in Christopher Nolan’s Batman film, The Dark Knight.

Related Biography: Jake Gyllenhaal


Margalit Ruth "Maggie" Gyllenhaal was born on November 16, 1977 in Lower East Side, New York City. She is a member of the famous Gyllenhaal family who are all involved with the film industry. Filmmakers Stephen Gyllenhaal and Naomi Achs are her parents. Maggie’s mother is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family. Her father has Swedish, English, Swiss-German, and German ancestry in his family tree.

She is the older sister of actor Jake Gyllenhaal, who reached fame for many of his films including Donnie Darko, Zodiac, and Nightcrawler.


Maggie started her acting career with a film debut in her father’s movie Waterland in 1992. She appeared with her brother, Jake Gyllenhaal in Donnie Darko. Maggie’s breakout role came when she took on the sexy role in Secretary. She got a Golden Globe nomination for her excellent performance in the film. She was given a second Golden Globe nomination for her role as a recent prison parolee in the film called Sherrybaby in 2006.

Quick Facts
Birth Date: 16 Nov, 1977
Age: 42 yrs
Occupations: Film actor
Stage actor
Television actor
Voice actor
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Manhattan
Gender: Female
Description: American actress
Spouse: Peter Sarsgaard [M. 2009]
Net Worth 2021: 25 million
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Last Modified: Jun 28 2020
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