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Jake Gyllenhaal is an American actor.
The movie City Slickers which was released in 1991 gave Jake is first screen exposure.
Best Known For
He is mostly recognized for the movie Nightcrawler (2014).
Jake is straight. He has had romantic relationships with famous actress such as Natalie Portman, Kirsten Dunst, Jenny Lewis, Taylor Swift and various others. Nevertheless, Jake stated that despite all these relationships, he has truly been in love only twice. Jake also hopes to get married sometime in the future and wants to have children.
Jake walked in his parent's footsteps and also pursued a career in the movie industry. His father Stephen Gyllenhaal is a movie director as well as his mother Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal. His sister Maggie Gyllenhaal is also a well-known actress. Through his sister's marriage, Jake is related to the famous actor Peter Sarsgaard.
Jake was raised in a Jewish home and thereby considers himself drawn more to this religion than any other. Nevertheless, he takes part in some Buddhist practices and particularly puts effort into having daily meditation.
Worth To Know
Jake's middle name is Benjamin.
Though Jake did not need summer jobs as a teenager, yet he took up any job he could get his hands on. Jake never took the privileges he had for granted. When he turned 13, he decided to give back to the homeless as he volunteered at a shelter in place of having a grand Bar Mitzvah party (A Jewish boy's 13th coming of age birthday).
Jake loves animals and even owns two pet dogs, Atticus and Boo.
Matilda, Heath Ledger's daughter is his goddaughter.