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American stage and screen actress

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Margaret Ruth "Maggie" Gyllenhaal is the daughter of director Stephen Gyllenhaal and screenwriter Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal (née Achs) and the older sister of actor Jake Gyllenhaal. She made her screen debut when she began to appear in her father's films. Gyllenhaal later achieved recognition in a supporting role in the indie cult hit Donnie Darko (2001). She made her break-through role in the 2002 sadomasochistic comedy Secretary, for which she received critical acclaim and a Golden Globe nomination.

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 It’s very unusual for me to cry at a movie, I usually don’t unless it involves children. When I saw Crazy Heart I didn’t cry because I’m just watching my acting the whole time. But this is a kids’ movie and I really got wrapped up in it. I cried five or six times just reading the script! 
— Maggie Gyllenhaal on her new movie Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang / April 04, 2010
 You know I have been here so much we shot The Dark Knight here, my husband shot An Education here, but I think it's funny; we speak the same language and so many things are similar about New York and London but culturally there are huge differences, 
— Maggie Gyllenhaal has to translate what people say when she comes to England / March 25, 2010
 I have to do a lot of translating, ‘what do they mean by that?' But I love London, like, love it. 
— Maggie Gyllenhaal has to translate what people say when she comes to England / March 25, 2010
 London surprises me and continues to surprise me — and when I'm here, I'm always a little on guard of what I say, exactly for that reason, 
— Maggie Gyllenhaal / March 25, 2010
 I've gone to the Academy Awards before. Once I presented the technical awards. And of course I was there when my brother was nominated. Last year I was doing the play 'Uncle Vanya' and I made a huge bowl of cereal and sat up in bed, still with my period corset on, watching. 
— Maggie Gyllenhaal on how she watches the Academy Awards / March 03, 2010

 This time I'm really even more into it. I'm thinking, well, maybe, these things really do mean something. But I did let go of the attachment because this time I seemed not to be getting any of the pre-Oscar nominations. I know I do want to go to the parties. I'm working with a couple of designers, and I'm still looking at dresses. 
— Maggie Gyllenhaal on how she watches the Academy Awards / March 03, 2010

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