Jake Gyllenhaal’s Movies, Net Worth, Dating, Awards

7th Feb. 2018, 18:51 pm
Jake Gyllenhaal’s Movies, Net Worth, Dating, Awards
Quick Info
Birth Name: Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, U.S
Father: Stephen Gyllenhaal
Mother: Naomi Foner
Height: 6 feet
Weight: 170 lbs
Ethnicity: White
Eye Color: Grey
Hair Color: Light Brown
Date of Birth: 19/12/1980
Age: 37 years old
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $ 65 million
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American actor, Jake Gyllenhaal is popular for his remarkable movies The Good Girl, Donnie Darko, Brokeback Mountain. Jake Gyllenhaal’s movies are the sole cause of his growing fame and finances.

An interesting fact about Jake Gyllenhaal is that he is the godfather of Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams’ daughter, Matilda Rose Ledger. He is also the godson of actress Jamie Lee Curtis and director Paul Newman.

Jake Gyllenhaal is a member of the Gyllenhaal family with celebrity parents and relatives. Jake Gyllenhaal’s movies such as Brokeback Mountain, Southpaw, Donnie Darko, Zodiac, Love & Other Drugs, are the biggest hit of the time

Early Life

Jake Gyllenhaal, named as Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal, was born on December 19, 1980, in Los Angeles, California, U.S. to parents Naomi Foner and Stephen Gyllenhaal. His mother is a film producer and screenwriter while his father is a film director.

Similarly, Jake has a sister named Maggie Gyllenhaal who is also an actress. From his father’s side, Jake Gyllenhaal is quarter Swedish, English and is Ashkenzai Jewish from his mother’s side.


Jake Gyllenhaal arose in the industry as an actor, television personality, and onstage performer.


Jake Gyllenhaal began his movie career in 1991 debuting City Slickers as Daniel Robbins. The film listed hit on box office and brought Jake into the limelight. After few films, Jake got wide-recognition for October Sky (1999) where he portrayed the role, Homer Hickman. Successively, he cast in the 2001 movie Donnie Darko as the leading role Donnie Darko.

Eventually, Jake Gyllenhaal appeared in Bubble Boy, The good Girl, The Man Who Walked Between the Towers. In 2005, he played Jack Twist in the award inning movie Brokeback Mountain.

Then he appeared in Jarhead, Zodiac, Prince of PersiaEverest, Stronger. Jake Gyllenhaal’s movies list also consists of Love & Other Drugs, Source Code, Nightcrawler, Nocturnal Animals, Okja, and more.

On January 21, 2018, Jake alongside Paul Dano, Oren Moverman, produced an American drama Wildlife.

TV Career

Jake Gyllenhaal made his TV debut in 1994 on an episode of Homicide: Life on the Street as character Matt. He appeared in an episode of Saturday Night Live in 2007 as a host. In 2011, Jake Gyllenhaal appeared alongside Bear Grills in the series Man vs. Wild.


Jake Gyllenhaal appeared in the play This is Our Youth (2002) at the Garrick Theatre. In 2012, he appeared in the play If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet at the Laura Pels Theatre. Additionally, he performed at Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, New York City Centre, and Hudson Theatre.

Net Worth and Salary

According to the Richest, Jake Gyllenhaal net worth is estimated to be $ 65 million. Jake Gyllenhaal’s movies and TV series appearance led him to have a huge salary and net worth. In 2015, he was reported to make $ 3,000,000 from his appearance in The Man Who Made It Snow.

Personal Life

Jake Gyllenhaal is unmarried till this date. However, Jake Gyllenhaal has several dating histories or rumors. He dated actress Kristen Dunst from 2002 to 2004. Then in 2007, Jake started dating Reese Witherspoon while on the sets of Rendition. But the couple broke up in 2009.

According to Billboard, after 2009, Gyllenhaal dated singer and songwriter Taylor Swift. Later, the couple publicized their break up in January 2011. He was then briefly in a relationship with model Alyssa Miller. Jake Gyllenhaal also was rumored getting cozy with Freta Caruso in New York in April 2017.

In June 2017, there were rumors that he was in a relationship with actress Lily Collins, however, both the party ignored the rumors. In September 2017, he revealed in an interview that

He would love to go on a blind date and be in a relationship again. But still, I am happy being single at present.

Did Jake Gyllenhaal take steroids for his role in Southpaw? 

Jake Gyllenhaal did not take any steroids or special drugs to enhance his figure. In an interview, Jake stated that before the actual filming of Southpaw, Jake took training classes and was on a strict diet. He weighs 170 lbs and stands tall at the height of 6 feet. His body measurement is 44-16-33.

Awards and honors

As of 2018, Jake Gyllenhaal’s movies like Love & Other Drugs and Nightcrawler led him to nominate for a Golden Globe Award respectively. Besides, Jake is also nominated for an Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in  Brokeback Mountain (2005).

Moreover,  Jake won awards like British Academy Film award, Austin Film Critics Association Best Actor award, Hollywood Film Awards, MTV Movie & TV Awards, San Diego Film Critics Society, Young Hollywood Awards, and more.

Likewise, he nominated for Young Artist Award, six Teen Choice Awards, Satellite Awards, Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, and more.

He is active in the social pages like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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