|Early on, Maggie Gyllenhaal's career consisted mainly of appearances as a teen in projects
such as Waterland (1992) and A Dangerous Woman (1993). But it was her penchant for taking
on new and risky projects that eventually catapulted her into stardom. From 2000's The
Pornographer: A Love Story to 2002's Secretary, Maggie is taking Hollywood (and the rest of
us) by storm.
Standing at 5'9", Maggie Gyllenhaal exudes a sexy charm that harkens back to a more glamorous
era of Hollywood leading ladies. Additionally, her spunky attitude toward life and her desire to
partake in some of the more "scandalous" films in recent memory make her one of the sexier
actresses out there today.
Maggie Ruth Gyllenhaal was born November 16, 1977 in New York, NY. Maggie made her
debut in her father, Stephen Gyllenhaal's film Waterland and emerged as full-blown star in
Secretary. Her sweet looks and conduct has a deep on-screen subtle style that emerges from the
characters she plays, large part or small. Gyllenhaal's career has already shown through her
presence on screen.
2006 was a big year for Maggie with roles in 5 major motion pictures. She starred as the title
character in the award winning SherryBaby. Had supporting roles in Paris je t'aime, World Trade
Center and Monster House. Maggie showed her spunk as Anna Pascal, the nemisis/love interest
of Will Farrell in the Delta's Choice award winning comedy Stranger Than Fiction.
After attending Columbia University, Gyllenhaal resides in New York City. She earned her BA
in English, which gave her theater experience during college in addition to her literary point. In
London, she studied briefly at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. Focusing on English, her
stage experience led her to acting after graduation
Delta 99 Most Desirable Women #6 Highest Debut
Prism Awards - Performance in a Feature Film for: SherryBaby
Stockholm Film Festival - Best Actress for: SherryBaby
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - Best Actress for: SherryBaby
Chicago Film Critics Association Awards - Most Promising Performer for: Adaptation.
Also for Confessions of a Dangerous Mind and Secretary.
Central Ohio Film Critics Association - Best Actress for: Secretary
Florida Film Critics Circle Awards - Pauline Kael Breakout Award for: Secretary
Fantasporto - Directors' Week Award - Best Actress for: Secretary
Online Film Critics Society Awards - Best Breakthrough Performance for: Secretary
Paris Film Festival - Best Actress for: Secretary
Boston Society of Film Critics Awards - Best Actress for: Secretary
Gotham Awards - Breakthrough Award for: Secretary (2002)
National Board of Review - Best Breakthrough Performance by an Actress for: Secretary