Maggie Gyllenhaal biography

Hysteria

Maggie Gyllenhaal

Date of Birth: November 16, 1977

The daughter of director Stephen Gyllenhaal and screenwriter Naomi Forner, Maggie Gyllenhaal was born in Los Angeles. She made her feature film debut at the age of 14, in Waterland (1992), directed by her father. Over the next six years she would appear in four more productions directed by her father. In 1999, she landed a role in the mini-series Shake, Rattle and Roll.

Her performance as Raven, a Satan-worshipping make-up artist in John Waters' quirky Hollywood satire, Cecil B. Demented (2000) led her to a co-starring role in Donnie Darko (2001), a fantasy-thriller about disturbed adolescence. The film was executive-produced by Drew Barrymore, and Gyllenhaal next landed a small role in Riding In Cars With Boys, starring Barrymore. She followed that up with a small role in 40 Days And 40 Nights, starring Josh Hartnett.

In 2002, Gyllenhall landed a starring role in the feature film Secretary. While filming Secretary, she was simultaneously shooting a supporting role in Spike Jonze's Adaptation (2002). Finally hitting the big time, Gyllenhaal next filmed Mona Lisa Smile (2003), starring alongside Julia Roberts and Julia Stiles. She received her first Academy Award nomination for her work in the 2009 movie Crazy Heart, co-starring Jeff Bridges. She also appeared in the popular blockbuster The Dark Knight (2008), the historical film Hysteria (2012) about the invention of the vibrator and the drama Won't Back Down (2012) based on a true story about parents reforming their children's failing inner-city schools.

Gyllenhaal has also appeared onstage in Closer at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles and in Antony and Cleopatra at the Vanborough Theatre in London. Gyllenhaal is a 1999 graduate of Columbia University where she studied Literature and Eastern Religion. Her brother is actor Jake Gyllenhaal.

On May 2, 2009, she married actor Peter Sarsgaard, with whom she has a daughter.

Filmography:

Won't Back Down(2012)
Hysteria(2012)
Nanny McPhee Returns(2010)
Crazy Heart(2009)
Away We Go(2009)
The Dark Knight(2008)
High Falls (2007)
Stranger Than Fiction(2006)
World Trade Center(2006)
Monster House(2006)
Paris, je t'aime(2006)
Stranger Than Fiction(2006)
Trust the Man(2006)
The Great New Wonderful (2005)
Happy Endings(2005)
Sherrybaby (2005)
Criminal(2004)
Mona Lisa Smile(2003)
Casa de los Babys(2003)
Adaptation(2002)
Secretary(2002)
40 Days And 40 Nights(2002)
Riding In Cars With Boys(2001)
Donnie Darko(2001)
Cecil B. Demented(2000)
The Photographer (2000)
Homegrown (1998)
A Dangerous Woman(1993)
Waterland (1992)

Maggie Gyllenhaal Filmography

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Hysteria

Genre:  Comedy | Running Time:  100 min.
In Theatres:  May 25, 2012 | On DVD/VOD:  September 18, 2012

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Cast: Hugh Dancy, Jonathan Pryce, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Rupert Everett, Felicity Jones

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