Actor Jake Gyllenhaal was born Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal on December 19, 1980 in Los Angeles, California, the son of director Stephen Gyllenhaal and screenwriter Naomi Foner. He belongs to English, Swedish, Swiss-German, German, distant Welsh, French and Ashkenazi Jewish descent. He is the brother of actress Maggie Gyllenhaal. His godmother is actress Jamie Lee Curtis. Gyllenhaal began acting at the age of ten. His breakthrough role in October Sky and won a BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Brokeback Mountain. He starred in the cult classic film Donnie Darko, for which he won the 2003 Chlotrudis Award for Best Actor.
Jake Gyllenhaal Height, Weight & More
Jake Gyllenhaal Height: 6′ 0″ (1.83 m)
Jake Gyllenhaal Weight: 167 lbs (76 kg)
Jake Gyllenhaal Body Measurements:
Jake Gyllenhaal Shoe Size: 10 (US)
Jake Gyllenhaal Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Jake Gyllenhaal Eye Color: Blue
Jake Gyllenhaal Hair Color: Dark Brown
Date Of Birth: 19 December 1980
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, U.S.A
Birth Name: Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal
Race / Ethnicity: White
*He belongs to English, Swedish, Swiss-German, German, distant Welsh, French and Ashkenazi Jewish descent.
Partner: Reese Witherspoon (2007-2009)
Parents: Stephen Gyllenhaal, Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal
Siblings: Maggie Gyllenhaal
Education: Harvard-Westlake School (1998), Columbia University
*He attended and graduated from Harvard-Westlake School in June 1998.
*He attended Columbia University to study Eastern religions and philosophy.