Jake Gyllenhaal

<b>Born:</b> Dec. 19, 1980<br>
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<b>Hometown:</b> Los Angeles<br>
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Gyllenhaal was born into a showbiz family -- his dad is a TV and movie director, his mom is a screenwriter and big sister Maggie is a Golden Globe-nominated actress. He made his acting debut in "City Slickers" in 1991 with a small role as <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB001212" title="Billy Crystal" href="/topic/entertainment/billy-crystal-PECLB001212.topic">Billy Crystal</a>'s son. Following a couple other small roles as a kid, he turned to acting full time after finishing high school. His first big role came in the 1999 movie "October Sky."
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Born: Dec. 19, 1980

Hometown: Los Angeles

Gyllenhaal was born into a showbiz family -- his dad is a TV and movie director, his mom is a screenwriter and big sister Maggie is a Golden Globe-nominated actress. He made his acting debut in "City Slickers" in 1991 with a small role as Billy Crystal's son. Following a couple other small roles as a kid, he turned to acting full time after finishing high school. His first big role came in the 1999 movie "October Sky."

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