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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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
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Name: Margalit Ruth Gyllenhaal
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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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 Actress: Gena Rowlands
Favorite Perfume: Dior
Favorite Book: Anna Karenina
Favorite Sports: Rugby
Favorite Movie: Anna Karenina
- 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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