Maggie Gyllenhaal Biography

Updated On Feb 11, 2019 Published On Oct 13, 2015
Facts of Maggie Gyllenhaal
Date of Birth: 1977 , November-16
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
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Maggie Gyllenhaal full name Margalit Ruth "Maggie" Gyllenhaal is a renowned actress from the United States. Currently, 41 years of age, Maggie is popular in the world for portraying her role in the movie The Dark Knight.

Maggie Gyllenhaal's early age

Maggie Gyllenhaal was from the higher class family born as Margalit Ruth Gyllenhaal on the 16th of November, 1977 in Lower East Side, New York City, New York of United States of America to Stephen Gyllenhaal and Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal.

Both of her parents are also renowned people in the film industry including her brother Jake Gyllenhaal. She is an American and is of diverse descent.

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She began her acting career since her childhood days. As a child, Maggie Gyllenhaal attended The Mountain School in Vermont and later enrolled at Columbia University, where she studied Literature.

Maggie Gyllenhaal's career

Maggie Gyllenhaal stared her career doing small roles in her father's movie until she finally appeared in Donnie Darko (2001).

Since her professional debut Maggie Gyllenhaal has appeared in movies like Secretary, Sherrybaby, Confessions of a Dangerous Minds, Won't Back Down and White House Down, featuring Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum, to name a few.

She is best known for portraying the role of Rachel Dawes in The Dark Knight, starring Christian Bale, and directed by Christopher Nolan.

Maggie Gyllenhaal's personal life

Maggie Gyllenhaal is a married woman. She is married to Peter Sarsgaard. His full name is John Peter Sarsgaard and he is also one of the great actors from the United States.

Actually, they had a long relationship with each other before getting married. They started seeing each other form in 2002. Actually, he is his brother best friend and from his brother, she got to know him.

After having a romantic relationship for about four years, they got engaged in 2006 and finally got married in 2009. They also have two children together and both of them are sweet little daughters. 

Maggie Gyllenhaal's net worth and salary

She rose into prominence after portraying her role in Secretary whose box office earning was the net worth of $9.3 million.

For her role in the World Trade Center, she earned the salary of $500,000. Besides her acting career, she is active in politics and also in charitable works.

As of 2019, Maggie Gyllenhaal has an estimated net worth of $15 million while her husband has a net worth of $20 million.

Maggie Gyllenhaal facts on timeline

Born in Lower East Side, New York City

November 16 , 1977

Maggie Gyllenhaal was from the higher class family born as Margalit Ruth Gyllenhaal in Lower East Side, New York City, New York of United States of America to Stephen Gyllenhaal and Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal. She is an American and is of diverse descent.

Began dating Peter Sarsgaard

2002

Maggie Gyllenhaal started her love affairs with Peter Sarsgaard. His full name is John Peter Sarsgaard and he is also one of the great actors from United States. They started seeing each other from 2002. Actually he is his brother best friend and from his brother she got to known him.

Married to Peter Sarsgaard

May 2 , 2009

After having a romantic relationship with Peter Sarsgaard for about four years, they decided to enter into the new stage of relationship. So, they got engaged in 2006 and finally got married in 2009. They also have two children together.

First child, Ramona Sarsgaard

October 3 , 2006

Maggie Gyllenhaal became pregnant with her first child before she was engaged to Peter Sarsgaard. In April 2006, they announced that they are about to engaged the same month and they are going to welcome their first child soon.

Second child, Gloria Ray Sarsgaard

April 19 , 2012

She also gave birth to her child from her married life too. Maggie Gyllenhaal became mother for the first time with Peter Sarsgaard in 2006 but she was not married with him at that time. After being married in 2009, she gave birth to her second child in 2012. 

Won Golden Globes, USA

2015

Maggie Gyllenhaal has also been honored with the Golden Globes, USA once in her life and that was recently on 2015. But it took her a long time to be honored with this award because she was first nominated in this award back in 2003.

Won Central Ohio Film Critics Association

2003

Central Ohio Film Critics Association is also one of the prestigious awards that are given to the actors in USA. And Maggie Gyllenhaal is quite lucky as she has won this award twice from her two nominations. She has won this award for Best Actress and Best Ensemble.

Won Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

2003

It looks like her role in Secretary was one of the best roles Maggie Gyllenhaal has ever played in her life. For portraying her role in that movie she was honored with Chicago Film Critics Association Awards in 2003 for Most Promising Performer.

Won Fantasporto

2003

Beside Chicago Film Critics Association Awards, Maggie Gyllenhaal was also honored with several prestigious awards for her role in Secretary. In 2003, she also won Fantasporto and as well Florida Film Critics Circle Awards for her role in that movie.