Maggie Gyllenhaal is an American actress and film producer. One of the most famous actresses in the world, her surname also carries certain reverence in the film industry: her parents are both acclaimed filmmakers and she counts, among her siblings, actor Jake Gyllenhaal.
Maggie Gyllenhaal has nearly 50 acting credits including acclaimed turns in movies like Secretary, Sherrybaby, Crazy Heart, The Dark Knight, and The Kindergarten Teacher.
We look at the career of Maggie Gyllenhaal and breakdown her net worth.
What is Maggie Gyllenhaal Worth in 2020? Salary & Earnings Details
As of June 2020, Maggie Gyllenhaal has a net worth of $15 million. Her wealth comes from her career as an actress and a movie producer. Being born in a filmmaking family, Gyllenhaal had a head start to her acting career, appearing in minor roles in her father’s movies while still a teenager.
At 15, she had her first acting role in her father’s 1992 movie, Waterland, followed by 1993’s A Dangerous Woman and 1998’s Homegrown.
She came into her own as a lead actress with her breakthrough performance in the 2002 dark comedy, Secretary, starring James Spader.
She readily found work after her star-making turn and landed roles in movies like Adaptation, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, and 40 Days and 40 Nights.
She also starred alongside Julia Roberts in Mona Lisa Smile and starred in the HBO drama, Strip Search.
She replaced Katie Holmes as Rachel Dawes in Christopher Nolan’s 2008 sequel to Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, which is widely considered the greatest superhero movie of all time.
Throughout her career, Maggie Gyllenhaal has established herself as one of the most versatile and talented actresses of her generation.
Her body of work speaks for itself and includes roles in such diverse movies as Hysteria, Won’t Back Down, Frank, and The Kindergarten Teacher.
Gyllenhaal has also produced and starred in the HBO drama series, The Deuce. Previously, she won a Golden Globe Award for her performance in the BBC miniseries, The Honorable Woman.
In January 2019, Maggie Gyllenhaal and husband Peter Sarsgaard listed their Brooklyn townhouse for $4.599 million.
The couple originally bought the 3,600-square-foot home in 2006 for $1.9 million. Tucked in the high-end Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, the four-story brownstone was their private retreat when Gyllenhaal got pregnant with their first child.
The house has four fireplaces including a wood-burning fireplace in the dining quarters and a glass-encased fireplace surrounded by Heath Ceramic tiles.
The house also has a music room with an upright piano and a marble hearth. It also features a parlor with a retractable projector screen that serves as a home theatre system.
The master suite also has its own hearth fireplace with a king-sized bed and teak furniture. The master bath features a rustic teak bathtub, with an additional bathroom that has a steam shower.
The kitchen is a mixture of vintage and contemporary with chestnut wood floorings and teak cupboards, but with state-of-the-art appliances.
Daughter of Filmmakers Stephen Gyllenhaal and Naomi Achs
Maggie Gyllenhaal was born Margalit Ruth Gyllenhaal to filmmakers Stephen Gyllenhaal and Naomi Achs.
Born on November 16, 1977, the 42-year-old was born in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, New York and raised in Los Angeles.
She attended the Harvard–Westlake prep school and after graduation, attended Columbia University in New York where she pursued a degree in literature and Eastern religions.
Older Sister of Jake Gyllenhaal
Maggie counts, among her siblings, actor Jake Gyllenhaal. Jake Gyllenhaal is Academy Award-nominated actor, and has had a career that equals his older sister in prestige and acclaim.
Jake Gyllenhaal is most known for his acclaimed roles in movies like Brokeback Mountain, Jarhead, Nightcrawler, and Prisoners.
Married Mother of Two with Husband, Peter Sarsgaard
Since May 2, 2009, Maggie Gyllenhaal has been married to actor Peter Sarsgaard.
On October 3, 2006, Gyllenhaal became a mother at 28 with the arrival of her and Peter’s daughter, Ramona Sarsgaard.
She became a mother for the second time at 34 when she gave birth to their second daughter, Gloria Ray Sarsgaard, on April 19, 2012.