Jake Gyllenhaal is a famous American actor. He is best known for his role as Homer Hickam in the 1999 film October Sky. He was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Actor for his lead role in the cult indie series Donnie Darko (2001), in which he starred alongside his older sister, Maggie Gyllenhaal, as a mentally unstable adolescent.
|date of birth
|December 19, 1980
|42 years old
|Los Angeles, California
|6 feet 0 inches
|80 million dollars
Age and Early Life of Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal was born Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal in Los Angeles, California on December 19, 1980. He is an American of Ashkenazi Jewish, Swedish, English, and Swiss-German descent. He is a member of the Gyllenhaal family, the son of director Stephen Gyllenhaal and writer Naomi Foner. Maggie Gyllenhaal, his older sister, is also an actress.
He graduated from Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles in 1998, then attended Columbia University for two years before dropping out to focus on acting. Jake’s family history inspired his desire to become a movie star. As a teenager he worked as a lifeguard.
Jake Gyllenhaal Height and Weight
Jake is 6 feet tall. His body weight is 77 kg. He also has dark brown hair and blue eyes.
Jake Gyllenhaal Net Worth
How much is Jake Gyllenhaal’s net worth? As of August 2023, he has a net worth of $80 million. However, there is no information about his salary. We can assume that he has a fair salary based on his success in this industry.
In the 1991 comedy City Slickers, Jake made his acting debut as Billy Crystal’s son. He co-starred with his sister Maggie in the 1993 film Dangerous Woman. Since then, he has starred in a number of films and television shows. He made his debut as Homer Hickam in October Sky (1999). He was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Actor for his role as the title character in Donnie Darko (2001).
In 2005, he played Jack Twist in the movie Brokeback Mountain. He received critical acclaim and a BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Brokeback Mountain. Gyllenhaal was also nominated for the “Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role”. He also appeared in Zodiac (2007), Brothers (2009), Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) and Love & Other Drugs (2010).
Jake Gyllenhaal Girlfriend and Dating
Who is Jake Gyllenhaal dating? Jake Gyllenhaal is currently single. He has been in many partnerships in the past. He dated Jenny Lewis, an American singer-songwriter, in 2001. After that, he started dating the stunning American actress Kirsten Dunst in 2002, and they split in 2004. In 206, he had an affair with actress Natalie Portman. He was in a committed relationship with actress Reese Witherspoon from 2007 to 2009. Jake started dating famous American singer Taylor Swift in 2010. They dated for a year before splitting in 2011.
In 2013, he started dating Alyssa Miller, an American fashion model. The couple dated for a year before splitting in 2014. Jake is now seeing Jeanne Cadieu, but the couple have kept their relationship private.