- Faith: Judaism
- Career: Actor
- Birthday: December 19, 1980
- Accomplishments: Golden Globe Nominations 2013
- Fun Faith Fact!: Gyllenhall also appreciates the Buddhist practice of mindfulness.
Jake Gyllenhaal is an actor that is the son of director Stephen Gyllenhaal and screenwriter Naomi Foner. His breakthrough role was Homar Hickam in October Sky and playing the title character in the hit Donnie Darko. Other films he has been seen in include Brokeback Mountain, Zodiac, Brothers, Nightcrawler, and The Day After Tomorrow. He has been nominated for 66 awards and has won 21 of them.