2019-01-30

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  • Faith: Judaism
  • Career: Actress
  • Birthday:  November 16, 1977
  • Accomplishments:  Golden Globe Awards, academy award, emmy awards
  • Fun Faith Fact!: Maggie had no idea her name was actually "Margalit" until she adopted her husband's surname.

Maggie Gyllenhaal was born Margalit Ruth Gyllenhall in 1977. She began her career acting in the films of her father, filmmaker Stephen Gyllenhaal, and appeared in cult classic "Donnie Darko" with her brother. She is well known for her portrayal of Rachel Dawes in Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight" and recieved critical acclaim for her roles in "Secretary" and "Sherrybaby." She made her Broadway debute in 2014 with the revival of "The Real Thing" and currently both stars in and produces the HBO series "The Deuce."


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