Maggie Gyllenhaal

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.

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Just The Facts

  1. Maggie Gyllenhaal is the older sister of Jake Gyllenhaal.
  2. Maggie Gyllenhaal made her movie debut at the age of 15 in Waterland, a film directed by her father.
  3. The next two movies Maggie was in were also directed by her father. Jake also played supporting roles in them.
  4. Maggie finally achieved recognition for her role in indie hit Donnie Darko, which starred her brother Jake.
  5. The only reason people have any clue about Maggie Gyllenhaal's existent is because they know who Jake Gyllenhaal is.

Acting Career

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.

Who are you again?
Who are you again?

Oscar Nomination

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.

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