Jake Gyllenhaal or Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal is an American actor and producer. He started his career as a toddler artist within the movie City Slickers (1991), followed by A Dangerous Woman (1993) and Homegrown (1998). He is famous for his roles in October Sky (1999), Brokeback Mountain (2005), and The Day After Tomorrow (1994).
He has also enrolled his passion into stage and in broadway shows like This Is Our Youth and Sunday in the Park with George. He is garnered several awards for his contribution to both cinema and theatres. He is also very vocal regarding socio-political pieces of stuff.
Jake Gyllenhaal Wiki/Biography
Born on 19th December 1980 Jake Gyllenhaal’s age is 41 years as of 2021. He was born to Film Director Stephen Gyllenhaal (Father) and Screenwriter Naomi Foner (mother) in Los Angeles, California, USA. Gyllenhaal’s mother has Jewish faith and he considers himself Jewish. Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal is his elder sister and worked together with him in the movie Donnie Darko.
He got graduated in the year 1998 from Harvard Westlake School, LA, and therefore attended Columbia University and pursued to study Eastern Religion and Philosophy. He then dropped out after two years to follow his dreams of an acting career but expressed to complete his degree by time.
His first lead breakthrough was in October Sky, which was garnered with positive reviews and grossed an estimate of $32million. It was even accoladed as Gyllenhaal’s “breakout performance”.