Maggie Gyllenhaal

Maggie Gyllenhaal

Highest Rated: 100% Donnie Darko: 15th Anniversary (2017)

Lowest Rated: 28% Trust the Man (2006)

Birthday: Nov 16, 1977

Birthplace: Lower East Side, New York, New York, USA

The daughter of director Stephen Gyllenhaal (Waterland [1992]) and screenwriter Naomi Foner (Running on Empty [1988]), and the sister of hot young Hollywood heartthrob Jake Gyllenhaal (Donnie Darko [2001], The Good Girl [2002], Moonlight Mile [2002]), Maggie Gyllenhaal seems to have all the makings of a successful young starlet with her Tinseltown background and curiously unique beauty. Born in November 16th, 1977, Gyllenhaal got some early screen breaks thanks to roles in such Stephen Gyllenhaal films as Waterland (1992) and Homegrown (1998). Soon graduating from Columbia University with an English degree, pretty Gyllenhaal continued to refine her acting skills on the stages of New York and London theaters in such productions as The Tempest and The Butterfly Project. Her ascent into the collective film conscience continued with a humorous turn in director John Waters' anarchic Cecil B. Demented and alongside younger brother Jake in the surreal teen fantasy Donnie Darko (2001). Soon gaining more prominent roles alongside such hot Hollywood actors as Drew Barrymore (Riding in Cars With Boys [2001]) and Josh Hartnett (40 Days and 40 Nights [2002]), Gyllenhaal would turn up later in 2002 in eccentric director Spike Jonze's sophomore effort, Adaptation. Her supporting roles offering but a glimpse into her engagingly offbeat talent, Gyllenhaal truly came into her own with her breakthrough performance as a mentally unstable secretary in director Steven Shainberg's 2002 dark comedy Secretary. Cast opposite former '80s wonder boy James Spader, Gyllenhaal displayed a careful balance of unshielded vulnerability and mild sadomasochism as the film's troubled lead. Nominated for numerous awards including a Golden Globe and Independent Spirit for Best Actress, Secretary found the disarming actress branded the "it" girl to watch for in the coming years. While subsequent supporting performances in such films as Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Casa de Los Babys, and Mona Lisa Smile may not have offered fans the large dose of Gyllenhall that they sought after Secretary, audiences could see her in a starring role opposite John C. Reilly in the 2004 George Clooney/Steven Soderbergh-produced remake Criminal. Gyllenhaal kept up her status as an independent film icon in 2005 with major parts in The Great New Wonderful and earning praise for her work in Don Roos' Happy Endings where she got to show off her vocal talents performing a selection of Billy Joel songs. 2006 would be a very busy year for the actress. She co-starred in Oliver Stone's 9/11 film World Trade Center, gave an award winning performance as a drug addict in SherryBaby, played opposite Will Ferrell in the comedy Stranger Than Fiction, and lent her voice to the Steven Spielberg produced animated film Monster House. That same year she announced that she was expecting her first child with her longtime boyfriend actor Peter Sarsgaard. In 2008, Gyllenhaal appeared in the record-breaking box-office smash sequel The Dark Knight, taking over the role played by Katie Holmes in Batman Begins. She followed that up in 2009 with a hilarious supporting turn in Away We Go as an overly-involved mother. But it was her appearance that same year in the low-key drama Crazy Heart opposite Jeff Bridges that earned her some of the best reviews of her career as well as a Best Supporting Actress nominations from the Academy.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet Best Summer Ever Actor 2020
92% The Kindergarten Teacher Lisa Spinelli Producer 2018
No Score Yet Sylvia Plath: Inside the Bell Jar Narrator 2018
100% Donnie Darko: 15th Anniversary Elizabeth $0.3M 2017
No Score Yet River Of Fundament Hathfertiti $43.6K 2015
92% Frank Clara 2014
52% White House Down Finnerty $73.2M 2013
34% Won't Back Down Jamie Fitzpatrick $5.4M 2012
59% Hysteria Charlotte Dalrymple $1.8M 2012
76% Nanny McPhee Returns Isabel Green $29M 2010
No Score Yet Rosemary Wells Collection Actor 2010
90% Crazy Heart Jean Craddock $38.4M 2009
67% Away We Go LN $9.5M 2009
No Score Yet Herskovits at the Heart of Blackness Actor 2009
No Score Yet P-Star Rising Actor 2009
No Score Yet Lost Souls (Animas Perdidas) Actor 2009
94% The Dark Knight Rachel Dawes $533.4M 2008
87% Paris Je T'aime Liz $4.9M 2007
73% Stranger Than Fiction Ana Pascal $40.2M 2006
75% Sherrybaby Sherry Swanson 2006
28% Trust the Man Elaine $1.5M 2006
67% World Trade Center Allison Jimeno $70.3M 2006
75% Monster House Zee $73.7M 2006
73% The Great New Wonderful Emme $40.2K 2006
55% Happy Endings Jude $1.2M 2005
90% Donnie Darko: The Director's Cut Actor $0.6M 2004
69% Criminal Valerie Gaddis $0.8M 2004
No Score Yet Strip Search Linda Sykes 2004
No Score Yet The Pornographer: A Love Story Actor 2004
No Score Yet In the Company of Women Actor 2004
34% Mona Lisa Smile Giselle Levy $63.7M 2003
92% Shattered Glass Actor $2.2M 2003
58% Casa de los Babys Jennifer $0.4M 2003
79% Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Debbie 2003
91% Adaptation Caroline $22.2M 2002
76% Secretary Lee $3.9M 2002
39% 40 Days and 40 Nights Sam 2002
49% Riding in Cars With Boys Amelia (age 20) $29.7M 2001
87% Donnie Darko Elizabeth 2001
53% Cecil B. Demented Raven 2000
No Score Yet The Photographer Mira 2000
No Score Yet Miracle of the Spring Actor 2000
No Score Yet The Patron Saint of Liars Actor 1998
44% Homegrown Christina 1998
50% A Dangerous Woman Patsy 1993
53% Waterland Maggie Ruth 1992

TV

Credit
94% Homemade
2020
Director 2020
No Score Yet Independent Lens
1999
Host Appearing Host (Season 10) 2020
2010
2009
93% The Deuce
2017-2019
Candy Producer 2019
2018
2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2019
Guest 2019
2018
2017
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest 2019
2018
2017
2014
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest 2018
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
2015-2019
Guest 2018
2017
No Score Yet Close Up With the Hollywood Reporter
2015
Guest 2018
2015
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009-2019
Guest 2018
2017
2015
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest 2018
2017
2014
2012
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest 2017
41% Chelsea
2016-2017
Guest 2017
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest 2017
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
2015-2019
Guest 2015
91% The Honorable Woman
2014
Nessa Stein 2014
No Score Yet Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.
2012
Appearing 2014
2012
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest 2013
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest 2013
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest 2013
2012
2010
2008
2006
2005
2003
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest 2010
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest 2006
2002

QUOTES FROM Maggie Gyllenhaal CHARACTERS

Bad Blake says: I don't know what he looks like. I don't know what he does. I never taught him how to ride a bike or watch him play baseball; none of that.

Jean Craddock says: Why not?

Bad Blake says: I wasn't there... Even when I was.

Natascha says: But this is a democracy, Harvey.

Harvey Dent says: When their enemies were at the gates, the Romans would suspend democracy and appoint one man to protect the city, and it wasn't considered an honor it was considered a public service.

Rachel Dawes says: Harvey, the last man that they appointed to protect the republic was named Caesar and he never gave up his power.

Harvey Dent says: Okay fine...you either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.

Rachel Dawes says: We'll never be able to link the gun to Maroni, so we won't be able to charge him. But the fact they're trying to kill you means we're getting to them.

Harvey Dent says: I'm glad you're so pleased, Rachel. I'm fine, by the way.

Rachel Dawes says: Come on, Harvey. You're Gotham's DA. You're not getting shot at for doing your job right.

Rachel Dawes says: I don't have an answer

Harvey Dent says: Well, I guess no answer is a no.

Rachel Dawes says: Harvey...

Rachel Dawes says: Harvey.

Harvey Dent says: It's someone else, isn't it? Just tell me it's not Wayne, the guy's a complete...

Harvey Dent says: It's someone else, isn't it? Just tell me it's not Wayne, the guy's a complete.

Rachel Dawes says: [Bruce comes up behind him and grabs in a chokehold] What are you doing?

Rachel Dawes says: What are you doing?

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: as Harvey falls unconscious] They're coming for him!

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: They're coming for him!

Elizabeth Darko says: Suck a fuck

Elizabeth Darko says: Suck a fuck.

Donnie Darko says: Oh dear Elizabeth, how does one suck a fuck?

Jamie Fitzpatrick says: You know those mothers that can lift 1-ton trucks? They're nothing compared to me.

Jamie Fitzpatrick says: I can tell you being poor sucks, and my kid can't read!

Joker says: You know, I'll settle for his loved ones.

Male Guest says: We're not intimidated by thugs!

Bank Manager says: You know, you remind me of my father.

Joker says: I hated my father!

Rachel Dawes says: Okay, stop!

Charlotte Dalrymple says: Must be difficult pleasuring half the women in the city.

Donnie Darko says: You are such a fuck ass.

Elizabeth Darko says: Did you just call me a fuck ass? You can go suck a fuck!

Donnie Darko says: Tell me Elizabeth, how exactly does one suck a fuck?

Ana Pascal says: Mr. Crick! You're here early. Must have a lot of people to extort.

Ana Pascal says: [laughing at Harold's humor]

Karen 'Kay' Eiffel says: [narrating] Harold nervously made small talk.

Harold Crick says: You have very...[gesturing] straight teeth.

Karen 'Kay' Eiffel says: [narrating] Very small talk.

Ana Pascal says: Thanks. They're real. [nodding]

Ana Pascal says: Actually, uh, it's my weekly evil conspiracy and needlepoint group.

Harold Crick says: Oh...

Ana Pascal says: Wanna come?

Harold Crick says: I left my thimbles and socialist reading material at home.

Ana Pascal says: Okay, apology accepted. But only because you stammered.

Harvey Dent says: When Rome was threatened by an enemy they used to suspend democracy and appoint one man to protect the republic

Harvey Dent says: When Rome was threatened by an enemy they used to suspend democracy and appoint one man to protect the republic.

Rachel Dawes says: Harvey the last man they appointed to protect them was named caesar abd he never gave up his power!

Harvey Dent says: Fine you either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain

Harvey Dent says: Fine you either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.

Ana Pascal says: (throws wad of dough on wall, shouting) TAX MAN!

Ana Pascal says: (throws wad of dough on wall, shouting) Tax man!

Harold Crick says: You have very...straight teeth.

Harold Crick says: You have very... straight teeth.

Ana Pascal says: Oh, yeah. They're real.

Donnie Darko says: Elizabeth: You can go suck a fuck! Donnie: Oh, please tell me, Elizabeth: how exactly does one suck a fuck?

Elizabeth Darko says: You can go suck a fuck!

Donnie Darko says: Oh, please, tell me Elizabeth, how exactly does one suck a fuck?

Joan Brandwyn says: "She is too old for him,"

Joan Brandwyn says: She is too old for him.

Giselle Levy says: "No, she is too smart for him"

Giselle Levy says: No, she is too smart for him.

Burt says: What's wrong with a stroller?

LN says: I LOVE my babies. Why would I want to PUSH them away from me?

Ana Pascal says: Harold you're not fine! Look at you, you're severely injured!