Maggie Gyllenhaal Height and Weight Stats

Born Maggie Ruth Gyllenhaal on November 16, 1977, in New York City. Gyllenhaal’s parents were both in the entertainment industry; her mother, Naomi Finer, was an Oscar-nominated television producer. Her father, Stephen Gyllenhaal, was an Emmy-nominated film director. Gyllenhaal’s brother, Jake, is also a film actor.She landed her big screen debut in 1992, in her father’s filmWaterland. The following year, she appeared with her brother in their father’s film Dangerous Woman (1993).

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In 1995, Maggie Gyllenhaal graduated high school and moved back to New York City to attend Columbia University. During her years at Columbia, Gyllenhaal appeared in three more of her father’s projects, including the movie Homegrown (1998). Gyllenhaal earned her B.A. in English Literature in 1999, followed by a brief stint at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, England. In 2001, Gyllenhaal had a long run in the stage production of Closer.
 She then returned to the big screen in the film Riding in Cars with Boys(2001), starring Drew Barrymore and Brittany Murphy, followed by an co-starring role in the famous independent film Donnie Darko, where she played the sister to her real-life brother Jake. In 2002, she showed her range by appearing in the light, romantic comedy 40 Days and 40 Nights.
In 2009, the actress returned to the stage to star in an Off-Broadway revival of Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. Additional projects have included the 2012 TV-movie The Corrections as well as the 2013 big-screen action flick White House Down. And in 2015, Gyllenhaal won her first Golden Globe Award and an Emmy nomination for the TV mini-series The Honourable Woman.

Body Stats:

Maggie Gyllenhaal

Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal attends the “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty”

Height: 5 ft 9 in or 175 cm

Weight: 60 kg or 132 pounds

Shoe size: 9

Dress size: 6

Bra size: 34B

Measurements: 36-25-35 in or 91.5-63.5-89 cm

Ethnicity: White

Hair Color: Dark Brown

Eye Color: Dark Brown


Name: Margalit Ruth Gyllenhaal

Nickname: Maggie

Date of Birth: November 16, 1977

Place of Birth:  New York City, New York, United States

Place of Residence: New York City, New York, United States

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

Education: Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

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Fun Facts:

Maggie Gyllenhaal

MET Gala 2013 – Maggie Gyllenhaal


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Children: 1

Awards and Honors:

  • 2015 Won Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
  • 2014 Nominated British Independent Film Award Best Supporting Actress
  • 2007 Nominated Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
  • 2009 Nominated Saturn Award Best Actress
  • 2008 Won ACCA Best Cast Ensemble
  • 2007 Nominated Annie Best Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production
  • 2006 Nominated EDA Award Best Actress in a Dramatic Performance
  • 2002 Won BSFC Award Best Actress

Hobbies and Interests: Reading

Favorite Color: Yellow

Favorite Food: Summer Zucchini Salad

Favorite Music: Muse

Favorite ActressGena Rowlands

Favorite Perfume: Dior

Favorite Book: Anna Karenina

Favorite Sports: Rugby

Favorite Movie: Anna Karenina

Interesting Facts:

  • Maggie’s dad grew up in Swedenborgian religion.
  • Maggie did not go to any Hebrew school.
  • Gyllenhaal’s birth certificate contains the name “Margalit,” which she found in 2013. She then officially changed it to “Maggie.” In some news websites, “Margolit” can also be seen.
  • “Margalit” is a hebrew word, which means “Pearl” in English.
  • She has also worked as a waitress in a Massachusetts restaurant.
  • She has modeled for brands like Miu Miu, Reebok, and Agent Provocateur.
  • She also used to smoke earlier, but now has quit.
  • For the 2010 film The Killer Inside Me, she was first considered to play the role of Joyce Lakeland. But, ultimately, Jessica Alba was finalised to the cast.
  • Maggie is good friends with actress Emma Thompson.
  • In 2015, she revealed that she was rejected to play the love interest of a 55-year old male character in a movie, saying that, she was too old to do that. At that time, she was 37.
  • She never leaves home without a lipstick in her purse.

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