Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal is the second child of Stephen Gyllenhaal and Naomi Foner. Born on 19th December 1980 in Los Angeles, California, he is a graduate from Harvard Westlake School in Los Angeles. Although his parents encouraged him to go to school, the famous movie star began acting from his childhood thanks to his parents ties to the industry.
Jake Gyllenhaal Early Life
At the age of 11, he featured in the Movie City Slickers in 1991. In 1999, the film October sky brought him to the spot light at the age of 19. Ever since, he has remained on the spot light, appearing in movies like “The Day After Tomorrow”, “Brokeback Mountain” and “Marvel’s Spider-Man: Far from Home”. He has received several nominations like Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Actor in 2015 for the movie “Night crawler”, and 2018 for the movie “Stronger”. He has also won several awards including Holywood Actor Award in 2017.
Is Jake Gyllenhaal Married Or Dating Secretly?
Jake Gyllenhaal is currently single. He has been in romantic relationships with women like Jenny Lewis, Kirsten Dunst, Ruth Wilson, Reese Witherspoon, Taylor Swift and Alyssa Miller among others. In December 2018 he was seen with Jeanne Cadieu, a 24 years old French model in New York. The two appear to be discreet and don’t want to talk about the relationship in public. The couple has not made any public appearance but Jake Gyllenhaal and Jeanne Cadieu were seen together in midtown Manhattan. Gyllenhaal doesn’t have any kids but looks forward to having his own children in the future.
Jake Gyllenhaal Parents
Jake Gyllenhaals parents are Naomi Forner Gyllenhaal his mother, who hails from an Ashkenazi Jewish family and Stephen Gyllenhaal, his father from a Swedish-English man, with Swiss-German and German backgrounds. Naomi Forner Gyllenhaal nee Achs was born on March 15th 1946. She attended Bernard College where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Arts and Colombia University where she obtained a masters in arts. She pursued her present career as a screenwriter and director. In 1965 she married Eric Forner. The couple got divorced in 1977. Stephen Roark Gyllenhaal was born on October 4th 1949. He schooled at Trinity College. He is a film director, TV director and Poet. Stephen and Naomi married in 1977. They have two children, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Jake Gyllenhaal. They divorced in 2009 and in 2011 Stephen remarried Kathleen Man.
Jake Gyllenhaal Sister
Margalit Ruth Gyllenhaal, older sister of Jake Gyllenhaal was born on November 16th 1977 in Lower East Side, New York, United States. She earned a degree in literature in 1999. She pursued a carrier as an actress. Her brilliant role in the Secretary 2002 earned her a Golden Globe nomination. She has ever since received several nominations. She got married to actor Peter Sarsgaard in 2009. The couple has two daughters, Gloria Ray Sarsgaard and Romona Sarsgaard. They currently live in Brooklyn, New York.
Is Jake Gyllenhaal Gay?
In 2005, Jake Gyllenhaal together with Heath Ledger appeared in the movie “Brokeback Mountain”, where he played the role of Jack Twist and Ennis Del Mar. The film portrays the story of two cowboys and their complex sexual relationship around the 60s, 70s and early 80s. This gay movie won several nominations including others after its release. The two actors remained close after the movie until Heath’s death in 2008. Gyllenhaal became Heath’s daughter, Matilda Roses’ God Father. Gyllenhaal has been discreet about his friendship with Heath till date. He is a supporter of the charity group GLAAD. Their aim is to represent equal rights for everyone, irrespective of gender and sexual orientation. He has attended several of GLAAD media awards.
Jake Gyllenhaal Net Worth
Thanks to his carrier as a professional actor, Jake Gyllenhaal stands at a net worth of approximately $65 Million dollars. For every sponsored post on Instagram, he makes about $7,277 to $12,046. Jake Gyllenhaal’s wealth is spent on several charity organizations in USA. He supports several charity organizations such as Hillside, a charity which strives for children’s right in Southern California and Robin Hood a charity organization which aims at eradicating poverty, educating the poor and offering business support to the poor and needy. Jake Gyllenhaal remains focused on his acting and producing. He is currently working on a movie.