Jake Gyllenhaal recently made headlines with his new role in Marvel’s Spiderman: Far From Home’s trailer. But he is by no means new to public fame and Hollywood for that matters.

In fact, Gyllenhaal’s journey in the big screens dates back to the days when even the MCU itself wasn’t in the mainstream. So, how was that early path of his into the film industry? Also, know about his net worth. Moreover, you might not wanna miss the long arrays of relationships this heartthrob has had with some big femme fatal from the tinsel town.

Jake Gyllenhaal’s Early Career

Jake Gyllenhaal began his acting career as a child artist in 1991’s City Slickers. He then played minor roles in movies like A Dangerous Woman (1993) and Homegrown (1998). However, his breakthrough performance came only as Homer Hickam in October Sky (1999).

The 2000s to present

Later Gylenhall went on to garner Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Lead for playing the title character in the cult hit Donnie Darko (2001).  In the movie, he played a mentally troubled teenager alongside his older sister, Maggie Gyllenhaal. Gyllenhaal subsequently appeared in another indie film, The Good Girl (2002).

Jake Gyllenhaal in Donnie Darko
Jake Gyllenhaal in Donnie Darko

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And two year later in the climate fiction-disaster film The Day After Tomorrow (2004), portraying a student caught in a fatal climate event.

In 2005, Gyllenhaal portrayed Anthony “Swoff” Swofford in war-drama, Jarhead, Harold Dobbs in Proof, and Jack Twist in Ang Lee’s Brokeback Mountain. For his performance in Brokeback Mountain, he even won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.  Gyllenhaal also nabbed a nomination for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role.

And later, the nomination also followed the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Gyllenhaal then received further recognition for roles in Zodiac (2007) and with Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time in 2010. In 2010 Gyllenhaal’s role in the movie, Love & Other Drugs nominated him for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.

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Jake Gyllenhaal in zodiac,

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After that, he appeared in movies like Source Code (2011), Prisoners and Enemy (both 2013), Nightcrawler (2014), Southpaw (2015), and Nocturnal Animals (2016). For Nocturnal Animals, Gyllenhaal further seized the nomination for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. And for Nightcrawler, he again grabbed the nomination in the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.

Gyllenhaal’s next role will be of a supervillain, Mysterio/Quentin Beck in upcoming MCU movie Spider-Man: Far From Home. The movie is set within the Marvel Cinematic Universe which is to be hit the theaters in July of 2019.

Check out the trailer of Spider-man far from home:

To this point, we know a very little about Mysterio’s role in the film. However, it’s speculated that he’ll be just one of many villains to appear from the MCU universe.

So what’s the Mysterio’s motive here? Well, from the looks of things it seems he’s pulling a Syndrome.

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Yes, that’s the lethal character from The Incredibles who craved to be a superhero so badly that he killed off ex-heroes in an attempt to emerge out as the world’s lone savior – complete with a made-up threat of his own design, the Omnidroid.

But as for now, we have no way of finding out the real fuss but to see for ourselves in the theater on July 5 in 2019.

Following Spider-Man: Far From Home which was made on a budget of $160 million and generated $71 million from its opening in China, Jake Gyllenhaal will appear in the movies such as The Division, Rio, Finest Kind, The Anarchists vs ISIS, and Lake Success.

What is Jake Gyllenhaal’s Net Worth?

Jake Gyllenhaal currently sits atop of a whopping amount of $65 million (£48.4m) to his net worth.

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Jake Gyllenhaal

Gyllenhaal made the majority of his greens from acting in films. Moreover, his movies were among the highest grosser in the box office with the majority of the movies reaching around $90 million marks during their theatrical runs. Some of them include movies like 2013’s Prisoner($122 million), 20o5’s Jarhead($96.9 million) and 2007 David Fincher‘s Zodiac with $84 million.

From his movies, Jake Gyllenhaal always received a million dollars and sometimes more. For his appearance in Jarhead, he received a salary of $3 million in 2005. Similarly, Gyllenhaal also appeared in Prince of Persia in 2010. For this movie, he received an income of a whopping $10 million. Not to boast, Jake also made $3 million from the movies The Man Who Made It Snow.

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Besides, Gyllenhaal also owns an apartment in New York at an astounding price of $8.5 million. Still, his lists of luxuriousness don’t end as he also owns several automobiles with the tag from heavyweights like Mercedes ($25,995.00 to $124,500.00 ), Audi ($32,500.00 to $138,700.00), and Bently ($165,000.00 to $304,670.00).

Moreover, Jake is involving in several charity activities from a long period of time. Back in 2013, he donated around $5 thousand to Mental-Health Care for Military Veterans. In 2017, he earned $10 thousand for charity y competing on The Boston Strongman Challenge. Recently, Jake also sold off his house on Hollywood Hills. He sold his house for $3,262,500.

Who Is Jake Gyllenhaal’s Current Girlfriend?

To talk about the romance, Jake Gyllenhaal, 38, is currently dating French model Jeanne Cadieu. Gyllenhaal recently went off the market again with dating French model Jeanne Cadieu.

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Jake Gyllenhaal ft Jeanne cadieu

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While there is a 16-year age difference between the 38-year-old actor and the 22-year-old model, their relationship seems to be progressing quickly.

Furthermore, even US Weekly source came on to support the statement stating,

‘Jeanne is very mature for her age. She’s quirky, smart and loves history, reading; she’s a really great and well-rounded person, She and Jake really took things slow, but are now pretty serious.’

Still, both the actor and model are for trying to keep their relationship a secret. And neither of them follows each other on social media, which Gyllenhaal is still very new to.

While they’ve been trying to keep things under the shadows, both Gyllenhaal and Cadieu have been spotted together over the past few months. The couple was spotted in London in July last year, and then in Greece a month later in August.

Cadieu also posted a rather vague quote from Paris, stating, ‘My own brokenness. my broken was attracted to your broken, maybe that’s why I allowed you to break me.’ This in turn only fueled the speculation of her relationship with Gyllenhaal even more. Yet, we may still have to stick around for the approval from both sides.

Jake Gyllenhaal’s Past Relationships

Gyllenhaal’s first romance into Hollywood began with the actress, 2001’s Spiderman’s actress, Kirsten Dunst. The couple at first met through Gyllenhaal’s sister, Maggie Gyllenhaal. At the time they were a match made in young Hollywood heaven, as Dunst was fresh off her success with Spider-Man. While Gyllenhaal was about to become the next big thing with The Day After Tomorrow and Brokeback Mountain.

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Gyllenhaal with Dunst

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Later they were also sharing a home in Los Angeles.

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Unfortunately, their relationships eventually became one among Hollywood’s love curse. The then seemingly lovebirds split up shortly after their first march into a serious relationship. Yet, the details, when and why their romantic relationship stopped are still a mystery like every other Hollywood’s duo.


Gyllenhaal next had a brief relationship with his 2009’s Brother’s co-star, Natalie Portman.

gyllenhaal with portman
gyllenhaal with Portman

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The romance only lasted a few months. And they remained close friends and later Gyllenhaal even presented his ex with the Desert Palm Achievement Award in 2011, joking,

“She’s a vegan, which makes it really frustrating when you’re picking a place to eat.”

After they broke up Portman became the wife of Benjamin Millepied, a French dancer.


After co-starring together in Rendition, rumors started flying that Witherspoon was with Gyllenhaal.

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Gyllenhaal with Witherspoon

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And in October 2008, she couldn’t help but hint about her beau to Vogue saying,

“He’s very supportive. Suffice it to say, I’m very happy in life. And I’m very lucky to have a lot of really supportive people around me who care very much for me, and, you know, that’s all you can hope for in life. I am very blessed in that way.”

Gyllenhaal was also frequently photographed with Witherspoon and her two kids, Ava and Deacon.


But much like Gyllenhaal’s previous relationships, Witherspoon also parted from his life much to the shock for the fans who were rooting for them to get hitched. Later, E! news confirmed their separation adding,

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“There are no other people involved,” the insider revealed. “The relationship just ended. It just fizzled. But they also wanted to be careful and private about it because of Reese’s kids.”


Gyllenhaal next affair with Taylor Swift dominated the tabloid covers. This began after he was first spotted with Swift all around Brooklyn, and even attending SNL taping for one of its episodes.

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Gyllenhaal with Swift

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Their relationship became a big deal pretty quickly, with the first photos of them together making the cover of Us Weekly.


While it wasn’t much of a surprise, sources again came forward confirming that Gyllenhaal and Swift parted ways at the end of 2010.

Insiders close to the former couple added that both parties were separately very happy and wouldn’t blame on who ended the shortlived-but-much-covered romance.

But it was apparently all of that mass attention that gave Gyllenhaal major pause.

“Let’s just say Jake was surprised by all the attention [he found with Taylor], and the last thing he wanted was another public, surprise breakup,” a source told us at the time. “Taylor’s young, you just don’t know what could have happened. He needed to contain it before it went any further. He’s just not in that relationship space right now.”

Alas, while their love didn’t last, it did inspire some of Swift’s best songs, including “All Too Well,” which references the infamous scarf.

Jake Gyllenhaal’s Wiki-Bio; Early Life, Family, Education

Jake Gyllenhaal was born on 19th December 19890 in Los Angeles, California. He is the son of film producer and screenwriter Naomi Foner (née Achs) and film director Stephen Gyllenhaal. Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, his older sister, appeared alongside him in the film Donnie Darko.

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Gyllenhaal with Maggie

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Moreover, Gyllenhaal’s father is of Swedish and English descent and is a descendant of the Swedish noble Gyllenhaal family. Gyllenhaal’s last ancestor to be born in Sweden was his great-great-grandfather, Anders Leonard Gyllenhaal. His mother, on the other hand, is Jewish and was born in New York City to a Jewish family from Russia and Poland.

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Gyllenhaal also considers himself as Jewish. On his 13th birthday, Gyllenhaal performed a “bar mitzvah-like act, volunteering at a homeless shelter. His parents insisted that he have summer jobs to support himself. Gyllenhaal thus worked as a lifeguard and as a busboy at a restaurant operated by a family friend.

Jake Gyllenhaal’s Body Measurement

  • Height = Jake Gyllenhaal stands at the height of 1.82m (5 feet 11 inches).
  • Weight = Jake weighs around 77 kg.
  • Age = As of January 2019, his age is 38.