Jake Gyllenhaal

Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal was born December 10, 1980 in Los Angeles, to producer/screenwriter Naomi Foner (Achs) and director Stephen Gyllenhaal. He is the brother of actress Maggie Gyllenhaal (who played his sister in Donnie Darko). Gyllenhaal made his debut at 11 years old in City Slickers, playing Billy Crystal's son, but didn't burst into mainstream consideration until starring in the cult classic Donnie Darko. Since then he's had several notable roles, drawing serious critical acclaim for his lead role in Brokeback Mountain, playing one of two cowboys locked in a forbidden homosexual romance opposite the late Heath Ledger. Since then he has embraced darker roles in movies like Zodiac, Jarhead and Nightcrawler. Gyllenhaal has dated Kirsten Dunst, Reese Witherspoon and Taylor Swift, but has never married. He is the godfather of Heath Ledger's daughter, Matilda, and has two dogs named after characters in To Kill a Mockingbird.