Best Known For
Maggie Gyllenhaal is an actress known for roles in small films and for her leading-lady role in The Dark Night.
Think you know about Biography?
Answer questions and see how you rank against other players.Play Now
In 2003, she returned to mainstream film with a starring role opposite Julia Roberts in Mona Lisa Smile. In 2005, Gyllenhaal received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Female for her performance in the film Happy Endings.
Gyllenhaal receieved professional recognition again in 2006, this time for her performance in the independent film,
SherryBaby. The role earned her a second Golden Globe nomination, and much critical acclaim. That same year, Gyllenhaal gave birth to her daughter Ramona, and married her long-time boyfriend, actor Peter Sarsgaard. After some time off to be with her family, Gyllenhaal returned to film, this time to replace actress Katie Holmes in the blockbuster Batman sequel, The Dark Knight.
In 2009, the actress returned to the stage to star in an Off-Broadway revival of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya. Her co-star in the play was her fiancé at the time, Peter Sarsgaard. That same year, Gyllenhaal appeared in the indie drama Away We Go, and earned her first Academy Award nomination for her portrayal of a journalist and single mother opposite Jeff Bridges in the film Crazy Heart (2009).
Gyllenhaal lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and daughter.
© 2014 A+E Networks. All rights reserved.
profile name: Maggie Gyllenhaal profile occupation:
Sign in with Facebook to see how you and your friends are connected to famous icons.
Your Friends' Connections
Included In These Groups
Famous Scorpios 554 people in this group
Famous Actresses 684 people in this group
Without a doubt, the roles that women have taken on throughout the history of film has evolved dramatically. Film actresses of the Golden Age of Hollywood fought tooth and nail to attain the same respect as their male counterparts. And slowly, over time, we've seen women take on powerful and complex lead roles in blockbusters, comedies, dramas and everything in between, thanks to the work of leading ladies like Hattie McDaniel, Audrey Hepburn and Ava Gardner. Browse through the women who have changed film history.
Famous Film Actresses 431 people in this group