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.
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 Jonze's Adaptation.
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.
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 Literature.
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Maggie Gyllenhaal Facts
|Birthday||November 16, 1977 (43)|
|Birthplace||New York, New York, USA|
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