His nationality is American and he is of Ashkenazi Jewish, Swedish, English, and Swiss-German ethnicity.
He is a member of the Gyllenhaal family and the son of director Stephen Gyllenhaal and screenwriter Naomi Foner.
Jake Gyllenhaal was born as Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal on 19 December 1980, in Los Angeles, California, USA.She garnered critical praise for starring as Lee Holloway in Secretary (2002), for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award.For her performance in independent drama Sherrybaby (2006), she was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama.It seems he is doing best job without harming others and has been a straight person in his life, for which he has not been in any controversy yet. Jake is currently active on social sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Similarly, his Instagram account holds more than 156k followers.Besides these, his Twitter account holds more than 49.1k followers.