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American Jake GYLLENHAAL

born Jacob Benjamin GYLLENHAAL

American actor

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on December 19, 1980 in Los Angeles, California, USA  (40 years)


Gyllenhaal was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of film director Stephen Gyllenhaal and film producer and screenwriter Naomi Foner (née Achs). Maggie Gyllenhaal, his older sister and also an actress, appeared with Jake in the movie Donnie Darko. Gyllenhaal's father, who was raised as a Swedenborgian, is of Swedish and English descent, and is a descendant of the Swedish noble Gyllenhaal family. Jake's last native Swedish ancestor was his great-great-grandfather, Anders Leonard Gyllenhaal. Jake's mother is from a Jewish family from New York City, and Gyllenhaal has said that he considers himself Jewish.

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