Jake Gyllenhaal is an American actor. He is known for roles in the films Brokeback Mountain, Source Code, Donnie Darko, October Sky, The Day After Tomorrow, Jarhead, Prisoners, Nightcrawler, and Zodiac. For his performance in Donnie Darko, he won the 2003 Chlotrudis Award for Best Actor. Born Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal on December 19, 1980 in Los Angeles, California, he is the son of director Stephen Gyllenhaal and screenwriter Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal, and younger brother of actress Maggie Gyllenhaal. His father is of Swedish, English and Swiss-German descent, and his mother is from a Jewish family. He made his film debut in 1991 with a minor role in the comedy film City Slickers.
Jake Gyllenhaal Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 19 December 1980
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth Name: Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal
Nicknames: Jake, Jakey
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Hair Color: Blue
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Jake Gyllenhaal Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 170 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 77 kg
Height in Feet: 6′ 0″
Height in Meters: 1.83 m
Body Build/Type: Athletic
Chest: 44 in (112 cm)
Biceps: 16 in (41 cm)
Waist: 33 in (84 cm)
Shoe Size: 10 (US)
Jake Gyllenhaal Family Details:
Father: Stephen Gyllenhaal (Film Director)
Mother: Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal (Screenwriter)
Siblings: Maggie Gyllenhaal (Older Sister) (Actress)
Others: Anders Leonard Gyllenhaal (Great-Great-Grandfather), Jamie Lee Curtis (Godmother) (Actress)
Partner: Reese Witherspoon (2007-2009)
Jake Gyllenhaal Education:
Harvard-Westlake School (1998)
Jake Gyllenhaal Facts:
*He is the younger brother of Maggie Gyllenhaal who is also an actress.
*His fans refer to themselves as “Gyllenhaalics”.
*Before success as an actor, he used to work as a lifeguard.
*In 2004, he was named one of People magazine’s 50 Hottest Bachelors.
*People Magazine named him one of the top 50 Most Beautiful People in the World in 2006.
*In June 2007, he was voted #10 in Elle (France) magazine’s “15 Sexiest Men” poll.
*He is close friends with Bryce Dallas Howard and Natalie Portman, and good friends with Matthew McConaughey and Lance Armstrong.
*He has two dogs, Atticus and Boo named after characters in the novel.
*He cites Anthony Quinn, Paul Newman, Sean Penn, Bruce Springsteen and Bono as his idols.
*Follow him on Facebook.