Jake Gyllenhaal Wiki/Biography

Jake Gyllenhaalwas born on December 19, 1980, and as of 2023, he is 43 years old. California, USA’s Los Angeles is where he was born. She is a Jewish religious follower and an American citizen.

After completing his education at Harvard Westlake School in Los Angeles in 1998, he enrolled at Columbia University to further his studies in Eastern Religion and Philosophy. After two years, he left to pursue his acting ambitions, but he still said he would finish his degree on time.

October Sky, which received favorable reviews and brought in an estimated $80 million, became his first major hit. It was even hailed as the “breakout performance” of Gyllenhaal.

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Jake Gyllenhaal

Full Name

Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal

Net Worth

$80 Million

Date of Birth

19 December 1980


43 Years Old

Birth Place

Los Angeles, California, USA

Marital Status



Stephen Gyllenhaal, Naomi Foner


Maggie Gyllenhaal (Sister)

Currently, Live In

Los Angeles


Actor and Producer


TV Series: Homicide: (1994) Life on the Street
Music Video: Blame It (2009)
Film: City Slickers (1991)

Years Active

1991 – Present

Famous Role

Homer Hickam in the Film October Sky (1999)






English and Swedish Descent


Los Angeles, California

Zodiac Sign


School/High School

Harvard Westlake School in LA


Columbia University in New York City (Two Year)

Family, Wife & Relationships

Stephen Gyllenhaal and Naomi Foner are Jake Gyllenhaal’s parents. Jake Gyllenhaal’s mother is a screenwriter named Naomi Foner, and his father is a film director named Stephen Gyllenhaal. Gyllenhaal identifies as Jewish, and his mother practices Judaism.

He has one sibling as well. Maggie Gyllenhaal, his older sister, is an actress who costarred with him in the film Donnie Darko.

The brother of Gyllenhaal, Maggie, is wed to Gyllenhaal’s Jarhead and Rendition co-star, Peter Sarsgaard. His niece, Ramona Sarsgaard, was born on October 3, 2006.

Actress Kirsten Dunst was dated by Gyllenhaal from 2002 to 2004. He dated his co-star in Rendition, Reese Witherspoon, from 2007 to 2009. From October 2010 until March 2011, he also dated singer-songwriter Taylor Swift.

After that, he dated Alyssa Miller from July until December of 2013. Since 2018, Gyllenhaal has been dating the French equivalent of Jeanne Cadieu.

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Jake Gyllenhaal Net Worth

American actor and producer Jake Gyllenhaal are also known as Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal. Jake Gyllenhaal has a net worth of $80 million as of 2022. In the 1991 film City Slickers, he made his acting debut as a toddler. He then went on to star in the 1993 film A Dangerous Woman and the 1998 film Homegrown. His roles in The Day After Tomorrow (1994), Brokeback Mountain (2005), and October Sky (1999) have made him well-known.

In addition, he has pursued his passion on theater, appearing in Broadway productions such as Sunday in the Park with George and This Is Our Youth. He has received multiple accolades for his contributions to theaters and the film industry. He also speaks out a lot about sociopolitical issues.

Ethnicity, Religion & Political Career

Due to his parents’ insistence that he pursue summer jobs to support himself, he took positions as a busboy and lifeguard at a restaurant run by a family friend. “I do have parents who constantly supported me in certain ways,” Gyllenhaal added, expressing how much his parents fostered artistic expression. They lacked in other respects. My family has always excelled in expressiveness and creativity. After graduating from Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles in 1998, Gyllenhaal went on to study philosophy and Eastern religions at Columbia University, where his mother had also graduated and where his sister was a senior.

 Gyllenhaal left school after two years to focus on his acting career, but he has stated that he plans to eventually complete his degree. In October Sky, Joe Johnston’s 1999 film adaptation of Homer Hickam’s autobiography Rocket Boys, Gyllenhaal played the starring part of a teenage West Virginian who was trying to get into a science program so he wouldn’t have to work as a coal miner. The Sacramento News and Review referred to Gyllenhaal’s $32 million box office take as his “breakout performance” for the well-received movie.

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Who is Jake Gyllenhaal Dating?

Our data indicates that Jake Gyllenhaal has not been previously engaged and may be single. At the 13th of January, 2024, Jake Gyllenhaal is single.

Beginning in 2002, Gyllenhaal dated actress Kirsten Dunst for over two years. Afterwards, he dated Reese Witherspoon, his co-star in Rendition, from around 2007 to 2009. He dated model Alyssa Miller from July to December 2013 and singer-songwriter Taylor Swift from October 2010 to March 2011. Since the middle of 2018, Gyllenhaal has been seeing French model Jeanne Cadieu.

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Jake Gyllenhaal Height & Weight


6 Feet Zero Inches/182 CM/1.82 M.


Kilograms-77 Kg/ Pounds-170 lbs

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Jake Gyllenhaal's wife

Since late 2018, Gyllenhaal and French model Jeanne Cadieu have been romantically together.


Theatre: This is our Youth at the Garrick Theatre (2002)

Film: City Slickers (1991)

TV Shows: Homicide: Life on the Street – 1994


  1. The film Donnie Datku received an Independent Spirit nomination for Best Male Lead.
  2. Got a nomination for the Golden Globe Award in the Best Actor category for the film Love & Other Drugs.
  3. Best Actor in a Leading Role for the Nocturnal Animals (2016) BAFTA Award


  1. The Brokeback Mountain actor won the Best Actor in a Supporting Role Oscar.
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