‘The Kindergarten Teacher’ Screening In New York
10 October, 2018 Author: Catagories: Gallery Updates, Maggie Gyllenhaal

Last night Jake showed his support for sister Maggie by attending a special screening of her new film, ‘The Kindergarten Teacher’, at the Crosby Street Hotel in NYC. Pictures have been added to the gallery.

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Public Appearances > 2018 > ‘The Kindergarten Teacher’ Screening In New York

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The Time Jake Was The Best (or Worst?) Uncle Ever
25 October, 2014 Author: Catagories: Interviews, Maggie Gyllenhaal

Every parent knows: There are gifts, and then there are annoying gifts.

There are gifts that make noise, and ones that take up an insane amount of space.

And then there are gifts that do both.

The moral of this story is: Think twice before inviting Jake Gyllenhaal, doting uncle to Gloria and Ramona — and brother of Maggie and brother-in-law to her husband, Peter Sarsgaard — to your kids’ birthday party.

“I brought so many balloons to my niece’s eighth birthday — I felt really bad,” Jake recalls, a bit ruefully. “I knew I wasn’t going to be the one taking them home. I literally brought like 45 balloons. My brother in law was like, ‘Thanks.’ The next day I asked my niece where all the balloons went. She said, ‘They’re everywhere.’”


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"Three Sisters" Off-Broadway Opening Night
4 February, 2011 Author: Catagories: Appearances, Gallery Updates, Maggie Gyllenhaal

Jake attending the opening night for his sisters (Maggie Gyllenhaal) off-broadway play Three Sisters last night. Pictures have been added to the gallery.

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Appearances from 2011 > “Three Sisters” Off-Broadway Opening Night

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Jake Gyllenhaal Dreads Turning 30 – Sort Of
6 October, 2010 Author: Catagories: Love and Other Drugs, Maggie Gyllenhaal, News & Headlines

With only two months to go until he turns 30, Jake Gyllenhaal has mixed emotions about the milestone.

“Look guys, I’m not 30 yet!” Gyllenhaal cracked at Saturday’s New Yorker Festival in Manhattan. “Can you cut it with the 30 comments?”

Deflecting – humorously – any questions about leaving his 20s behind, the Love and Other Drugs star may feel wistful, but he also says he is comfortable with the person he has become.

“I feel more like myself. I feel like now, it’s just the beginning,” he says. “I guess you get to a point at 30 or somewhere and you say, ‘What I am, is what I am and that’s what I’m going to be and that’s all good. I don’t need to be anything else.’ And that’s kind of how I feel.”

One major influence is big sister Maggie Gyllenhaal, 32, who initially sparked Jake’s love of acting. Growing up, the two did a lot of performing when their parents held dinner parties.

“Some of my earliest memories are of my sister coming back from doing a rehearsal for some musical during elementary school,” he says. “I would watch her, and I realized that she got attention that way. I joined her and we would put on shows together and she would always boss me around.”

Typically, Maggie would pull the big-sister card. Recalls Jake, “She would put on a stage performance of Cats, and I would be a lone, poor cat sitting in the corner while my sister performed. I never got to be the star. I did everything wrong according to her.”

Now that both are Oscar-nominated headliners, what would it take for them team on the big screen again, as they did in 2001’s Donnie Darko?

“I love her a lot,” Jake tells PEOPLE, but “we don’t go around looking for something to work on together. I would rather spend time with my niece, [Maggie’s daughter Ramona, 4] and spend time as brother and sister.”

Not that the door is completely closed. “It would take something that I love so much … that I would need her to be a part of, and vice versa,” he says.

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82nd Annual Academy Awards
8 March, 2010 Author: Catagories: Appearances, Gallery Updates, Maggie Gyllenhaal

Jake attended the 82nd Annual Academy Awards last night to present and to support his older sister Maggie Gyllenhaal who was nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

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Public Appearances > Appearances from 2010 > 82nd Annual Academy Awards – Arrivals
Public Appearances > Appearances from 2010 > 82nd Annual Academy Awards – Show
Public Appearances > Appearances from 2010 > 82nd Annual Academy Awards – Press Room

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