Birth Name: Jake Gyllenhaal
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Jake Gyllenhaal was born on Dec. 19, 1980 to children's television producer-turned-screenwriter Naomi Foner ("Running on Empty," 1988; "Losing Isaiah," 1995), and published poet and film director Stephen Gyllenhaal ("Losing Isaiah," 1995; "Homegrown," 1998). Gyllenhaal and older sister, Maggie, grew up in Los Angeles and thrived in the intellectual, arts-oriented environment their parents created. He was acting by age 11, appearing on the big screen in a brief turn as Mitch's (Billy Crystal) son in "City Slickers" (1991) and in the little-seen kid's adventure "Josh and S.A.M." (1993), as a mean step-brother to the title characters. The 1993 film "A Dangerous Woman," penned by mom and directe...
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