- Date of Birth:
- December 19, 1980
- 6' 0"
- Los Angeles
Jake Gyllenhaal (born Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal in Los Angeles, California on December 19, 1980) is an American actor. He first shot to fame with his role in October Sky in 1999. From then on, it was a fast ride to superstardom. He gained critical acclaim for his role as Jack Twist in Brokeback Mountain, alongside Heath Ledger. Jake was nominated for an Oscar for his role. He has starred in numerous other films including Jarhead, Prisoners and The Day After Tomorrow. He was recently nominated for a Golden Globe for his role in Nightcrawler, for which he lost 30 lbs. for.
Best Known For:
Jake is best known for his role in Brokeback Mountain and other roles. He has been nominated for two Golden Globes and one Oscar.
Jake dated Kirsten Dunst from 2002 to 2004. He later dated Reese Witherspoon from 2007 to 2009. He was also romantically involved with Taylor Swift from 2010 to 2011. He has since dated model Alyssa Miller. He is brother to actress Maggie Gyllenhaal.