Maggie Gyllenhaal is an Oscar nominated actress with an impressive filmography. Besides being a talented actress, she is also a wife, mother, and political activist. She is best known for being Jake Gyllenhaal's older sister.
Maggie Gyllenhaal is most famous for her role of replacing Katie Holmes as the insufferable Rachel Dawes in The Dark Knight. She has been in twenty-five movies, most of which people have seen but don't remember seeing her in. These include such films as 40 Days and 40 Nights, World Trade Center, Stranger than Fiction, and Away We Go.
In 2009, Maggie Gyllenhaal was nominated for her role in Crazy Heart. In it, she plays the groundbreaking role of a young single mom who is both tough and intelligent. She lost to Mo'nique.