The son of celebrity director Stephen Gyllenhaal and his wife Naomi Foner – a famous writer and producer – it’s no surprise that Jake Gyllenhaal has been involved in entertainment since he was a child. Jake was a child actor on the set of a Dangerous Woman and City Guy before appearing in 2001 ‘s Donnie Darko that saw his transition from a child actor to a full-blown adult male film sensation.
Once named one of People Magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People” Jake Gyllenhaal worked very hard not to be sucked into the stereotype of one of those pretty faces in Hollywood. He is known for unconventional roles that give him space to explore his acting skills. The famous actor’s big break came on the set of October Sky where he portrayed the character of Homer Hickman. Other films he has appeared in include Drawn by Himself (1998), The Good Girl (2002), The Day After Tomorrow (2004) and Jarhead (2005).
His other notable productions are Brokeback Mountain, Zodiac, Brothers, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, End of the Watch, Love and Other Drugs, Enemy, Nightcrawler, Prisoner, Nocturnal Beast and Southpaw Jake, whose trademark is his smooth voice and dimpled smile, has received several prestigious awards and nominations including BAFTA Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Academy Awards, Satellite Awards, Independent Spirit Awards and Golden Globe Awards.
Sister – Maggie Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal was raised alongside his older sister, Maggie Gyllenhaal, who is also an accomplished actress. Both siblings worked together on the set of Donnie Darko in a film in 2001. They made history as the first siblings to be nominated for an Oscar for their acting roles in the 21st century. Maggie is in a marital relationship with noted actor Peter Sarsgaard, her brother’s co-star on the set of Playback and Jarhead Maggie and her husband are the proud parents of a beautiful girl named Ramona Sarsgaard (born 10/3/2006).
Both Jake and Maggie were staying at Mankas Inverness Lodge, a popular lodge and restaurant in Inverness, California, in 2006 when a massive fire swept the site. The siblings were on vacation there but escaped without injury. According to celebrity chef and hotelier Daniel DeLong, Jake Gyllenhaal and Maggie helped a lot despite being exposed to the wind and cold after the incident.
Jake Gyllenhaal’s wife or girlfriend, children
Jake Gyllenhaal comes into his dating life known as one of the most popular bachelors who has had romantic relationships with some of the most beautiful girls in the entertainment industry. The beginning of his relationship with the opposite sex can be traced back to 2001 when he starred with Jenny Lewis, an American-born singer/songwriter. Popular American actress Kirsten Dunst burst onto the scene in 2002, their relationship lasted a couple of years but blew up in 2004. In 2006 he had a brief torrid romance with actress Natalie Portman but from 2007 to 2009 with actress Reese Witherspoon was his girlfriend.
In 2010, Jake began an affair with Taylor Swift- a well-known American singer, which lasted 12 months and ended the next year. His last known relationship was in 2013 with Alyssa Miller – an American model. Their affair lasted until 2014 before collapsing. Jake Gyllenhaal’s name has not been linked to any other woman. He is understood to be currently single with no known descendants from his previous relationships. Those fans who are no doubt waiting for wedding bells to ring on his behalf may have to wait a long time as handsome Romeo shows no signs of settling down anytime soon.
Jake Gyllenhaal Net Worth (Income and Earnings)
The acclaimed movie star has a whopping $65 million from his career in entertainment. Although his annual income has never been published, given the size of his net worth, we can accurately surmise that he has made a decent income throughout his career.