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Gyllenhaal began acting as a child, making his acting debut in City Slickers (1991), followed by roles in his father's films A Dangerous Woman (1993) and Homegrown (1998). His breakthrough roles were as Homer Hickam in October Sky (1999) and as a psychologically troubled teenager in Donnie Darko (2001).

Gyllenhaal starred in the 2004 science fiction disaster film The Day After Tomorrow. He played Jack Twist in Ang Lee's 2005 romantic drama Brokeback Mountain, for which Gyllenhaal won a BAFTA Award and was nominated for an Academy Award. His career progressed with starring roles in the thriller Zodiac (2007), the romantic comedy Love & Other Drugs (2010), and the science fiction film Source Code (2011). Further acclaim came with his roles in Denis Villeneuve's thrillers Prisoners (2013) and Enemy (2013), and he received nominations for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performances as a manipulative journalist in Nightcrawler (2014) and a troubled writer in Nocturnal Animals (2016). His highest-grossing release came with the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero film Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019), in which he portrayed Quentin Beck / Mysterio. He has since starred in Wildlife (2018), Velvet Buzzsaw (2018), The Guilty (2021), and Ambulance (2022).

Gyllenhaal has performed on stage, starring in a West End production of the play This Is Our Youth and Broadway productions of the musical Sunday in the Park with George as well as the plays Constellations and Sea Wall/A Life, the lattermost of which earned him a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play. Aside from acting, he is vocal about political and social issues.

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Jake Gyllenhaal STAGE CREDITS

2020 West End Revival, 2020

Original Broadway Production, 2019

The Public Theater Off-Broadway Production, 2019

Broadway Revival, 2017
Georges Seurat, George

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New York City Center Concert Gala, 2016

City Center Encores Off-Center Production, 2015
Seymour Krelborn

Broadway Premiere, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Production, 2012

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Post Malone Joins Jake Gyllenhaal-Led ROAD HOUSE on Prime Video

Road House stars Jake Gyllenhaal as Dalton, an ex-UFC fighter trying to escape his dark past and his penchant for violence, in this adrenaline-fueled actioner. Dalton is barely scraping by on the reputation that still precedes him when he is spotted by Frankie (Jessica Williams), owner of a roadhouse in the Florida Keys.

GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL Will Release a Cast Recording This Spring; Recoups Investment

Gutenberg! The Musical! will release a cast recording! After taking their final bows on the stage of the Jones Theatre, Josh Gad  and Andrew Rannells step into the studio to record the upcoming Original Broadway Cast Album. The album will be released this spring on Center Stage Records and Yellow Sound Label.

LAURA BENANTI: NOBODY CARES to Begin Performances at Audible's Minetta Lane Theatre in February

Audible Inc. will present Laura Benanti: Nobody Cares, a three-night-only comedy show starring Tony Award winner Laura Benanti, featuring all original music co-written with Todd Almond live at Audible’s Minetta Lane Theatre. See performances dates and learn how to purchase tickets!


Casting has been announced for the UK premiere of Clueless the Musical, which will have an exclusive two-week run in Bromley as it continues to be developed for the stage. Find out who is starring in the show here!

Full Cast Set For THE HUMAN BODY at the Donmar Warehouse

 Donmar Warehouse Artistic Director Michael Longhurst and Executive Director Henny Finch have announced the full cast for the world première of Lucy Kirkwood’s The Human Body.

Northern Stage Kicks Off 2024 With CONSTELLATIONS

Northern Stage kicks off 2024 with Nick Payne's award-winning 'Constellations'. Performances from January 24 to February 11, 2024 at the Byrne Theater, Barrette Center for the Arts. Directed by Sarah Elizabeth Wansley.

Norah Jones and yMusic to Join Punch Brothers' ENERGY CURFEW MUSIC HOUR at Audible Theater This Week

Norah Jones and yMusic(Alex Sopp, flute; Mark Dover, clarinet; CJ Camerieri, trumpet; Rob Moose, violin; Nadia Sirota, viola; and Andrew Janss, cello) will appear as special guest artists this Wednesday, January 10 at The Energy Curfew Music Hour.

MARY JANE Starring Rachel McAdams Sets Opening Date at Manhattan Theatre Club

Mary Jane, starring Rachel McAdams, has set its opening night date of April 23, following previously announced previews that begin on April 2 at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. The limited run will continue through June 2.

Jill Paice, John Hillner & More to Star in Industry Readings of BRILLIANCE, Based on the life of Frances Farmer

Musical Brilliance, LLC, will present private industry readings (by invitation only) of Brilliance, a musical based on the life of Frances Farmer, with book by Lance Lewman, music and lyrics by Lance Lewman & Kristan King, and additional music by Gabriel Kane.

VIDEO: Aigul Akhmetshina and Piotr Beczała Perform “Je vais danser en votre honneur” from Bizet's CARMEN At The Metropolitan Opera

The Met celebrates the new year with a new production of Bizet's Carmen by acclaimed English director Carrie Cracknell, opening on Sunday, December 31, at 6:30PM. In her highly anticipated Met debut, Cracknell reinvigorates the classic story of deadly passion with a staging that moves the action to modern day and explores themes that could not be more relevant today: gendered violence, abusive labor structures, and the desire to break through societal boundaries.

New Production Of Bizet's CARMEN to Open at The Metropolitan Opera This Month

The Met's new production of Bizet's Carmen, directed by Carrie Cracknell, opens on December 31.

David Rockwell, Brian Anthony Moreland & More to be Honored at Theatre Communications Group Gala

Theatre Communications Group's 2024 TCG Gala: Our Stories will honor ​architect and designer David Rockwell, Broadway producer Brian Anthony Moreland, director Schele Williams, and The Shubert Foundation.

SNL's Darrell Hammond to Bring Solo Show CRAY to Audible's Minetta Lane Theatre

Audible Theater will present CRAY, starring SNL's Darrell Hammond. Get all the details on this exciting new production featuring the talented comedian.

CENTER OF THE YOUNIVERSE & More Set for Audible Theater December Audio Slate

Audible Theater has revealed its December audio slate, featuring five new originals.

Audible Theater Adds Three New Live Shows for THE ENERGY CURFEW MUSIC HOUR with Punch Brothers

Audible Inc. will present three additional live performance dates for The Energy Curfew Music Hour, featuring the Grammy Award-winning band Punch Brothers, at Audible’s Minetta Lane Theatre.

Donmar Warehouse Production of NEXT TO NORMAL Will Transfer to the West End in 2024

The critically acclaimed Donmar Warehouse production of the Broadway musical Next to Normal – which sold every seat at every performance across its season at Donmar Warehouse, where the production made its long-awaited UK Premiere – is to transfer to London's West End.

Lesli Margheita, George Salazar & More to Star in Pasadena Playhouse HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR

Pasadena Playhouse announces the cast for their Holiday Spectacular, including Broadway stars MaryAnn Hu and Lesli Margheita. Get all the details here.

Ruth Negga, Premiere From Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker & More Set for NYU Skirball 2024 Season

Get ready for an exciting 2024 season at NYU Skirball, featuring acclaimed actress Ruth Negga and a highly anticipated premiere from renowned choreographer Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker. Explore the lineup and mark your calendars for this unforgettable season of performances.


A new musical adaptation of the classic film Clueless will have an exclusive two-week run in Bromley as it continues to be developed for the stage.


Jake Gyllenhaal has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

Jake Gyllenhaal has not appeared in the West End.

Jake Gyllenhaal has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. Some of his notable nominations include the Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards for his performances in "Sea Wall/A Life" and "A Life." He was also nominated for the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for "Sea Wall/A Life." Gyllenhaal received a nomination for Outstanding Solo Performance at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "A Life." Additionally, he was nominated for the Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards for his roles in "Constellations" and "If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet." He also received a nomination for Outstanding Featured Actor at The Lortels for "If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet." Gyllenhaal's talent was recognized with the Milton Shulman Award for Outstanding Newcomer at the Evening Standard Awards for his performance in "This Is Our Youth."

Jake Gyllenhaal has won the Milton Shulman Award for Outstanding Newcomer at the Evening Standard Awards for his performance in "This Is Our Youth."

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