Jake Gyllenhaal was born into showbiz.
Gyllenhaal’s parents are director Stephen Gyllenhaal and writer Naomi Foner.
He was made to support himself growing up and took summer jobs.
After appearing in “Comedy Slickers,” producers wanted Gyllenhaal to act as the lead character in “The Mighty Ducks.”
His parents felt like it would interfere with his schoolwork, so Gyllenhaal wasn’t allowed to act.
Gyllenhaal started taking up darker roles to be seen as an adult actor.
He continued taking the roles as an older adult because he thought it was fun.
The Gyllenhaals are related to the
Swedish royal fam
Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal are the 19th cousins of the Queen.