Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhal was born on the 19th December 1980 is a well-known American actor. He is a member of the Gyllenhal family and son of director Stephen Gyllenhaal and screenwriter Nao
Gyllenhal was born in Los Angeles, California. Actress Maggie Gylenhaal was his older sister who appeared with him in Donnie Darko. Gyllenhaals father is of Swedish descent .He volunteered to work at a homeless shelter because his parents wanted to give him a sense of gratitude for the lavish lifestyle that he was living. He supported himself with a summer job and worked as a lifeguard and a busboy at a restaurant as well.
His acting career
Gyllenhaal was given the Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Male Lead for playing the title character in Donnie Darko where he played a psychologically troubled teenager. He also appeared in an Indie film the Good Girl and the fictional disaster film The Day after Tomorrow. Gyllenhaal also played roles in Proof as Gwen paltrows love interest, Brokeback Mountain, where he received the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and was also nominated for the Screen actors guild award for Outstanding performance by a ale actor in supporting roles, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He plays the ex husband of Amy Adams in Nocturnal animals.
Gyllenhaal is an actor with so many talents, movies and awards in his kitty. He is destined to do well in the movie industry and his fans expect a lot more of him in the coming year as well. Jake Gyllenhaal is indeed one of the best actors with a net worth of 65 million dollars that he acquires from his movies.