Full Name: Margaret Ruth Gyllenhaal
Why Famous: Achieved recognition in a supporting role in the independent cult film, "Donnie Darko" (2001) opposite her brother the actor Jake Gyllenhaal, before her breakthrough role in the sadomasochistic romance, "Secretary" (2002), for which she received critical acclaim and a Golden Globe nomination.
Gyllenhaal has gone on to star in numerous films including Spike Jonze's "Adaptation" (2002) and Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight" (2008). She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress opposite Jeff Bridges in "Crazy Heart".
In recent years Gyllenhaal has achieved considerable success on television. She won a Golden Globe for the BBC's "The Honourable Woman" (2014) and was nominated for an Emmy. In "The Deuce" for HBO she both produces and stars.
- 2009-05-02 Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal (32) weds film and stage actor Peter Sarsgaard (38) in a small chapel in Brindisi, Italy
- 2001-01-19 Cult film "Donnie Darko" written and directed by Richard Kelly, starring Jake Gyllenhaal premieres at the Sundance Film Festival
- 2001-10-28 The indie cult hit "Donnie Darko", starring Jake Gyllenhaal, is released
- 2008-07-14 "The Dark Knight" directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Christian Bale and Heath Ledger, premieres in New York