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MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL (Jamie Fitzpatrick) is one of the great
young actresses of today. She gained critical acclaim and an Oscar nomination
for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Jean Craddock in "Crazy Heart"
alongside Jeff Bridges, further exemplifying her talent and versatility as an
actress. After receiving rave reviews out of the 2002 Sundance competition for
her starring role opposite James Spader in Lionsgate's "Secretary," she received
a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical, an
Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Actress, a Chicago Film Critics'
Award for Most Promising Performer, A Boston Film Critics' Award for Best
Actress, a National Board of Review Award for Breakthrough Performance and an
IFP/ Gotham Breakthrough Performance Award.
Years later, back at Sundance in 2007, Maggie starred in "Sherrybaby"; she
played a female convict struggling to overcome her drug addiction and regain
custody of her daughter. The film was well-received by critics and garnered her
second Golden Globe nomination, this time for Best Actress in a Motion
Picture-Drama. Gyllenhaal was also nominated for a 2006 Independent Spirit Award
for her role in Don Roos' "Happy Endings," opposite Lisa Kudrow and Tom Arnold.
She was Rachel Dawes in the Warner Bros. box office hit "The Dark Knight"
directed by Christopher Nolan. She was also seen in Sam Mendes's "Away We Go."
In 2010, Maggie was seen in "Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang" with Emma
Thompson. Recently, she starred alongside Hugh Dancy in the romantic comedy
"Hysteria." Maggie is currently filming the action drama "White House Down,"
directed by Roland Emmerich, also starring Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx.
In August 2006, Maggie was seen in "Trust the Man" with Julianne Moore, Billy
Crudup and David Duchovny, and in Oliver Stone's "World Trade Center" with Maria
Bello and "20" with Nicolas Cage. She also starred in Marc Forster's "Stranger
Than Fiction" with Will Ferrell, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah and Emma
Thompson. In the past few years, Maggie appeared in John Sayles' "Casa De Los
Babys" with Daryl Hannah and Lily Taylor and Mike Newell's "Mona Lisa Smile," in
which Maggie starred with Julia Roberts, Julia Stiles and Kirsten Dunst. She was
also seen in "Criminal" with Diego Luna and John C. Reilly, as well as Spike
Also accomplished on stage, Gyllenhaal starred as "Alice" in Patrick Mauber's
award-winning "Closer" at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles for director
Robert Egan, and previously at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre. She has also
appeared in "Anthony and Cleopatra" at the Vanborough Theatre in London. In
2004, Maggie starred in Tony Kushner's play "Homebody/Kabul," which ran in Los
Angeles and at B.A.M. Next, Maggie will be seen alongside Peter Sarsgaard and
Mamie Gummer in "Uncle Vanya" by Anton Chekhov.
Recently Maggie appeared in the Chekhov play "Three Sisters" alongside Peter
Sarsgaard, Jessica Hecht and Josh Hamilton.
Maggie made her feature film debut in 1992, alongside Jeremy Irons and Ethan
Hawke in "Waterland." This was followed by a memorable performance as Raven, the
Satan-worshipping make-up artist in John Waters' quirky Hollywood satire, "Cecil
B. Demented," which led her to a co-starring role in "Donnie Darko," a
fantasy-thriller about disturbed adolescence.
Gyllenhaal is a 1999 graduate of Columbia University where she studied
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