Jake Gyllenhaal BioGraphy

His’s full name is Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal. He is an American actor. This actor was born in the Gyllenhaal family. In 1991, he acted in City Slickers and it was this actor who started his acting career. He acted as a child in City Slickers (American Western comedy film). After this the actor also acted in Stephen’s films. Such as A Dangerous Woman (American romantic drama film) in 1993 and Homegrown (American dark comedy-drama thriller film) in 1998.He appeared as Homer Hickam in October Sky (American biographical drama film) in 1999 and as a psychologically troubled teenager in Donnie Darko (American science fiction psychological thriller film) in 2001. He was applauded by the audience for acting in these two films.

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Her set his fist steps on this earth on December 19, 1980. His birthplace is Los Angeles, California, United States. His birth sign is Sagittarius. His father is Stephen Gyllenhaal. And his mother’s name is Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal. His father is an American film director and poet by profession. And his mother is an American screenwriter and director by profession. He has an elder sister named Maggie Gyllenhaal. Apart from being an actress of America, his elder sister is also a filmmaker. Appeared in Donnie Darko with elder sister.

His father was raised as a Swedenborgian. His father is of Swedish and English descent. His last ancestor born in Sweden is Stephen’s great-grandfather whose name was Anders Leonard Gyllenhaal. Naomi is of Jewish descent. This actor’s mother was born in New York. Was born in the city to a Jewish family from Russia and Poland. This actor considers himself a Jew. This actor volunteered to perform “a bar mitzvah-like act, without the typical stuff” at a homeless shelter on his 13th birthday. Because Stephen and Naomi wanted to give their son a sense of gratitude for the privileged lifestyle. This actor was regularly exposed to filmmaking as a child because of his family’s ties to the industry.


He started his acting career in 1991. Where he was seen acting as Billy Crystal’s son in Comedy City Slickers. In 1992 Stephen and Naomi did not allow their son to appear in The Mighty Ducks. Because his son would have to leave the house for two months for this. In later years Stephen and Naomi allowed their son to audition for roles. But if his son was chosen, he was regularly forbidden to take him. Naomi appeared with her son Jake and Maggie in two episodes of Molto Mario, an Italian cooking show on the Food Network.  The only other film the actor directed before his senior year in high school in which Gyllenhaal was not allowed to appear was directed by his father.

Education Qualification

Jacob took admission in Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles to do his high school studies, he graduated from high school in 1998. He took Columbia University for further studies. But he took a two-year break from his college studies to focus on acting and then completed his degree.

Personal Life

His sister was married to actor Peter Sarsgaard. Her sister’s husband is Jarhead and Gyllenhaal co-stars in Rendition. Jake has a niece named Ramona Sarsgaard. His niece was born on 3 October 2006. The actor and his sister survived a fire in December 2006. The fire destroyed Manka’s Inverness Lodge. The actor and his sister were at that time vacationing at a famous lodge and restaurant in Inverness, California. He is not married yet. Although he is currently in a relationship, so if you want to know who he is in a relationship with, then read this post completely.

Real Name Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal
Nick Name
Age 40 years old
Date Of Birth 19 December 1980
Religion Jewish
Gender Male
Birth Place
Los Angeles, California, United States
Profession Actor
Zodiac sign Sagittarius
Years active 1991 -present
Ethnicity Jewish
Father Stephen Gyllenhaal
Mother Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal
Sister Name Maggie Gyllenhaal
Brother name
Children Yet not
Girl Friend name Jeanne Cadieu
 School Mishawaka High School
College Columbia University
Qualification Gradauate
 Physical Status
Jake Gyllenhaal BioGraphy Cover Pic
Height 5′ 11¾” (1.82 m)
Body type Athlete
Weight 88 kg
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Black
Shoe Size 16 (US)
Chest size 42 inches
Waist  size 32 Inches
Biceps size 18 inches
Sexual Orientation Straight
  Relationship Status
Are you married ? No
Is he Gay No
Any Affair No
Ex- Girl Friend  Name
  • Actress Kirsten Dunst
  • Reese Witherspoon
  • Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
  • Model Alyssa Miller
Current Girl Friend  Name French model Jeanne Cadieu
  Social Network
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Instagram Hit here


Reese Witherspoon was his Rendition co-star. Gyllenhaal dated singer-songwriter Taylor Swift from October 2010 to March 2011. Then after that he dated model Alyssa Miller from July to December 2013. Since then, the actor has been in a relationship with French model Jean Cadeau since 2018.

Interesting Facts

  • His godfather was actor and director Paul Newman.
  • The godmother of this actor was actress Jamie Lee Curtis.
  • Other godparents of his unknown status include a gay couple and cinematographer Robert Ellswitt.
  • This actor is the godfather of Gyllenhaal Matilda Rose Ledger.

Net Worth

The net worth of this 40 year old Actor is around  $80 Million.

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