Jake Gyllenhaal is an American actor who won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his role as Jack Twist in Ang Lee’s Brokeback Mountain. His performance in the film earned him critical acclaim and an Academy Award nomination. He received rave reviews from critics and nominations for several prestigious awards for his role in Nightcrawler. He is also known for his roles in films like Zodiac, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Love & Other Drugs, End of Watch, Prisoners and Enemy, and Nocturnal Animals.
Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal
Birthday / Date of Birth
Jake Gyllenhaal was born on December 19, 1980 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
He’s currently 37 years old.
His ancestry is English, Swedish, Swiss-German, Jewish, German, and distant Welsh and French.
Jake attended Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles, graduation in 1998. He then enrolled at the Columbia University to study Eastern religions and philosophy but dropped out after two years to purse his acting career.
- Father – Stephen Gyllenhaal (Film Director)
- Mother – Naomi Foner (née Achs) (Film producer and screenwriter)
- Siblings – Maggie Gyllenhaal (Older Sister) (Actress)
Being friendly and polite demeanor, Jake Gyllenhaal has been romantically linked with several beautiful women during his career including Jenny Lewis, Kirsten Dunst, Natalie Portman, Reese Witherspoon, Taylor Swift, Minka Kelly, and Alyssa Miller.
- In feet – 6 feet
- In centimeters – 183 cm
- In meters – 1.83 m
- In Kilograms – 77 kg
- In Pounds – 170 lbs
- Measurements – 44-16-33
- Chest – 44 inches
- Biceps – 16 inches
- Waist – 33 inches
He wears a size 10 (US) shoe.
- Smooth voice
- Athletic and proportional body
- Blue eyes
- Beauty spot on the left cheek
- Oval shaped handsome face
- His smile makes dimples
Jake made his onscreen debut with the 1991 western comedy film City Slickers as Daniel Robbins.
His first lead role was as Homer Hickam in October Sky, Joe Johnston’s 1999 adaptation of the Homer Hickam autobiography Rocket Boys.
His films credits include Zodiac, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Love & Other Drugs, End of Watch, Prisoners and Enemy, Nocturnal Animals, Everest, Stronger, among others.
Jake was cast as Matthew “Matt” Ellison in NBC’s police procedural TV series Homicide: Life on the Street in 1994. The role marks his debut appearance in television space.
Jake has done endorsement work for IFC (Independent Film Channel) and “Call of Duty: Black Ops” video game.
Jake Gyllenhaal Favorites
- Favorite Book – To Kill A Mockingbird (By Harper Lee)
- Favorite Cartoon – Franklin
Jake Gyllenhaal Net Worth
Jake Gyllenhaal has a total net worth of $65 million dollars. He has a lot of impressive exotic cars in his auto collection including Audi Q7. He owns a $3.5 million lavish mansion in Los Angeles that is equipped with all luxury amenities.
Social Media Profiles
- Facebook – JakeGyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal Facts
He is the member of the popular Gyllenhaal family, Jake began acting when he was very young. As a child, he was cast in City Slickers (1991), followed by roles in A Dangerous Woman (1993) and Homegrown.
He worked as a lifeguard and as a busboy at a restaurant before attaining fame.
He is close friends with Natalie Portman and Bryce Dallas Howard.
Jake was supposed to play Spider-Man in Spider-Man 2 (2004) after Tobey Maguire injured his back while filming the movie Seabiscuit. However, when Jake was all set for the role, Tobey recovered to reprise his role as Spider-Man.
In 2006, Jake was named among People magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People” as well as included in People’s “Hottest Bachelors of 2006.”
He was ranked at No.2 on the Gay Wired Magazine poll of male actors who have played gay characters in movies.
In April 2012, Shalom Life ranked him Number 6 on its list of “the 50 most talented, intelligent, funny, and gorgeous Jewish men in the world”.
He and sister Maggie Gyllenhaal are the first siblings to be Oscar-nominated for acting in the 21st century.
He made the cover of GQ magazine three times in June 2004, February 2007 and May 2010.
Jake is set to play villain Mysterio in the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming.