Maggie Gyllenhaal – An American Actress & Producer

Born as Margalit Ruth Gyllenhaal aka Maggie Gyllenhaal is an American actress who most popular for her in the movie The Dark Knight. She has only played in a few movies but her performance in all movies was noteworthy. She made her debut in film Waterland which was directed by her father in 1992.

Likewise, she also appeared in movies like Donnie Darko, Secretary, Adaptation, Mona Lisa Smile, and World Trade Center. According to Forbes, Maggie Gyllenhaal’s net worth is evaluated at $15 million. Here is everything you need to know about Maggie Gyllenhaal.

Early Life

Maggie Gyllenhaal took birth to parents Stephen Gyllenhaal and Naomi Foner in New York, USA on 16th November 1977. Her father is a film director and her mother a screenwriter. She grew up with younger brother Jake Gyllenhaal who is also a popular actor and director.

When she was at her tender age, her family moved to Los Angeles. She showed her interest in acting profession from an early age. She attended Harvard- Westlake Prep School where she pursued her education in drama and acting.

She completed her graduation in 1995 and went to Columbia University, New York to study literature.

Maggie Gyllenhaal childhood picture.


She started her career in acting by playing a role in the movie ‘Waterland’ that was directed by her father in 1992. After that, she also appeared in movies ‘A Dangerous Woman’ and ‘Homegrown’ alongside her brother Jake which was also directed by her father.

After receiving a lot of positive response from the audiences, she was cast in the movie Donnie Darko in 2001. She performed in the movie helped her to rise into stardom.

She got a breakthrough in her career after getting cast for the movie Secretary in 2002. Her role in the movie Secretary earned her to bag her first ever Academy Award in 2003. In the following year, she made her appearance in the comedy movies like Adaptation and 40 Days and 40 Nights.

She kept on developing her acting skills by appearing in several movies like Mona Lisa Smile, Criminal, Strip Search, Happy Endings, World Trade Centre and many more.

She also played a leading role in the movie ‘The Dark Knight’ in 2008. She received a lot of accolades for her role in the movie. In 2009, she received an Academy Award nomination for her role in the movie Crazy Heart.

She also made her appearance in television miniseries The Honorable Woman in 2014. She played the role of Eileen Merrell in the TV series The Deuce in 2017.

Furthermore, she has received the Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress for the movie Secretary in 2003. Likewise, she also received several nominations for Golden Globe Award, Academy Award, MTV Movie Award, and many others.

Net Worth and Earnings

Aforementioned, Maggie Gyllenhaal’s net worth is evaluated at $15 million. She has gathered a grand sum of money from her appearance in numbers of movies and television series.

Though her salary has not been revealed for her role in the tv series The Deuce we can assume that she must have collected a splendid cheque for her role.

Personal Life and Relationship

Talking about Maggie’s personal life, she is married to Peter Sarsgaard. The couple started met in 2002 and started dating. Later, in 2009 they got married. The beautiful couple was blessed with two daughters Ramona and Gloria. Peter Sarsgaard is an American actor.

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#Repost @archdigest with @get_repost ・・・ “Fourteen million,” jokes actress Maggie Gyllenhaal (@mgyllenhaal) about the number of fireplaces in her and husband Peter Sarsgaard’s bright Brooklyn brownstone. “We have 14 million fireplaces.” The actual number is seven, but even if the effortlessly cool family had only one hearth in their four-story home, which they purchased in 2006, the space would feel endlessly warm. Or, as Sarsgaard puts it, “There are lots of places to curl up with a book.” Tucked into a sleepy T-shaped street in Park Slope (a Brooklyn neighborhood known for its stroller traffic and laid-back restaurants), the brownstone, with its high ceilings and southern exposure, was an instant hit with the creative couple. The quiet block gave them Sesame Street vibes, and when they first looked at it, Gyllenhaal was pregnant with the couple’s eldest daughter. Since then, another daughter has joined the family, adding to the home’s all-over family feel. “When we walked into this house, it really felt like a home to us,” says Gyllenhaal. “The light is beautiful and the rooms feel airy because the ceilings are unusually high.” And though the pair worked with architect @elizabeth_roberts_architecture and designer John Erik Karkula, they’ve made the 3,600-square-foot space all their own. In their entryway, the pair stand beneath a iron chandelier Sarsgaard bought from an antiques shop on Rivington Street in Manhattan that was owned by a woman from Buenos Aires. “I would just go in there to make small talk, and I actually just bought it at a certain point as a way of saying thank you for all the conversation,” Sarsgaard says. Gyllenhaal teases: “She was almost 80, but Peter was in love with her.” Visit the link in our profile to see inside the couple’s home. Photo by @gievesanderson; text by @julievadnal

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As of now, Maggie Gyllenhaal is living with her family. Maggie and her husband are enjoying their life together.

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