Maggie Gyllenhaal is one of the great young actresses of today. In 2014, Gyllenhaal headlined the BBC/Sundance TV original seriesThe Honorable Woman garnering a 2015 Golden Globe Award, a SAG Award nomination, and an Emmy Award nomination. She also gained critical acclaim and an Oscar nomination for “Best Supporting Actress” for her portrayal of Jean Craddock in Crazy Heartalongside 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 Lion’s Gate’sSecretary, 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 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.
Years later, back at Sundance in 2007, Gyllenhaal 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 Dark Knight directed by Chris Nolan. She was also seen in Sam Mendes’sAway We Go.
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, Gyllenhaal starred in Tony Kushner’s play Homebody/Kabul, which ran in both Los Angeles and at B.A.M. Next, Gyllenhaal will be seen alongside Peter Sarsgaard and Mamie Gummer in Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov.
In August 2010, Gyllenhaal was seen in Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang with Emma Thompson. In 2011, Gyllenhaal appeared in the Anton Chekhov play ‘Three Sisters’ alongside Peter Sarsgaard, Jessica Hecht and Josh Hamilton and also starred alongside Hugh Dancy in the romantic comedy, Hysteria. In 2012, Gyllenhaal starred in the drama, Won’t Back Down alongside Viola Davis and directed by Daniel Barnz.
On the silver screen, Gyllenhaal was seen in Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank, co-starring Michael Fassbender and in White House Down,directed by Roland Emmerich alongside Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx.
In 2014, Gyllenhaal made her Broadway debut in Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing, opposite Ewan McGregor and Cynthia Nixon.
Gyllenhaal produced and is starring in David Simon’s HBO drama The Deuce, currently airing its first season on HBO to rave reviews . She recently wrapped filming on The Kindergarten Teacher, an independent film of which she is also producing and starring, in New York.