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Biography #2 (for Stranger Than Fiction)

Maggie Gyllenhaal is one of the best young actresses of her generation. After receiving rave reviews at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival for her starring role opposite James Spader in Lionsgate's Secretary, she went on to receive 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.

Gyllenhaal was nominated for a 2006 Independent Spirit Award for her role in Don Roos' Happy Endings opposite Lisa Kudrow and Tom Arnold. She recently starred in Trust the Man with Julianne Moore, Billy Crudup and David Duchovny, Oliver Stone's World Trade Center starring Nicolas Cage and Maria Bello and Columbia Pictures' motion capture film Monster House. She will also be seen in the 2006 Sundance hit Sherrybaby as a female convict struggling to overcome her drug addiction and regain custody of her daughter.

In the past few years, Gyllenhaal has appeared in John Sayles' Casa De Los Babys with Daryl Hannah and Lili Taylor and Mike Newell's Mona Lisa Smile in which she co-starred with Julia Roberts, Julia Stiles and Kirsten Dunst.

Also accomplished on stage, Gyllenhaal starred as Alice in Patrick Marber's award-winning Closer at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles for director Robert Egan, and prior to that at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre. In 2004, Maggie starred in Tony Kushner's play Homebody/Kabul both in Los Angeles and at Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Gyllenhaal made her feature film debut in 1992 alongside Jeremy Irons and Ethan Hawke in Waterland. It 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 Literature.

Bio courtesy Sony Pictures Entertainment for "Stranger Than Fiction" (14-Jan-2007)


Biography #3 (for Criminal)

Maggie Gyllenhaal is emerging as one of the great young actresses of today.

For her starring role opposite James Spader in Secretary, directed by Steven Shainberg she received rave reviews plus a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress, a National Board of Review Award for Breakthrough Performance, an IFP/Gotham Breakthrough Performance Award, a Best Actress Award from the Boston Film Critics, the Chicago Film Critics' Award for Most Promising Performeras well as a Best Actress Award nomination from the Independent Spirit Awards. She also appeared in Spike Jonze's Adaptation with Nicolas Cage and George Clooney's Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.

Last year, Gyllenhaal was seen in Mike Newell's Mona Lisa Smile, with Julia Roberts, Julia Stiles and Kirsten Dunst and John Sayles' Casa De Los Babys with Darryl Hannah and Lily Taylor.

Following Criminal, Gyllenhaal starred with Ellen Barkin, Glenn Close, Patti LuPone and Oliver Platt in the Sidney Lumet-directed HBO movie Strip Search. Gyllenhaal currently stars in Tony Kushner's Homebody Kabul at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York, and previously at the Mark Taper Forum theatre in Los Angeles. She recently completed production on Danny Leiner's The Great New Wonderful and Don Roos' Happy Endings.

Among her recent motion picture credits are Penny Marshall's Riding In Cars With Boys with Drew Barrymore, and 40 Days and 40 Nights with Josh Hartnett and Shannyn Sossamon, directed by Emmy-nominated Michael Lehmann.

An accomplished stage actress, 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.

Gyllenhaal 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 Literature and Eastern Religion.

Bio courtesy Warner Bros. for "Criminal" (16-Sep-2004)


Biography #4 (for Mona Lisa Smile)

Maggie Gyllenhaal recently received rave reviews, a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress, a National Board of Review Award for Breakthrough Performance and an IFP/Gotham Breakthrough Performance Award for her starring role opposite James Spader in Secretary directed by Steven Shainberg. Other recent appearances include Spike Jonze's Adaptation with Nicolas Cage and Penny Marshall's Riding In Cars With Boys with Drew Barrymore, both Columbia Pictures releases.

Gyllenhaal also appeared in John Sayles' Casa De Los Babys with Daryl Hannah and Lily Taylor and Lodge Kerrigan's indie In God's Hands with Peter Sarsgaard. She will next star in Criminal with John C. Reilly and Diego Luna.

Also accomplished on stage, Gyllenhaal starred as Alice in Patrick Marber's award-winning Closer at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles for director Robert Egan, and prior to that, at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre. This fall she appeared in Tony Kushner's Homebody/Kabul, also at the Mark Taper Forum. She has also appeared in Anthony and Cleopatra at the Vanborough Theatre in London.

Gyllenhaal 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.

In 1999, Gyllenhaal graduated from Columbia University where she had studied Literature and Eastern Religion.

Bio courtesy Columbia Pictures for "Mona Lisa Smile" (01-Jan-2000)


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