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Jake Gyllenhaal

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Jake Gyllenhaal

Movie Actor


Who is Jake Gyllenhaal?

Jake Gyllenhaal is an American film actor. He was nominated for Best Supporting Actor by the Academy Awards for his performance in Brokeback Mountain. He is the son of film director Stephen Gyllenhaal and film producer and screenwriter Naomi Foner. His sister is film actress Maggie Gyllenhaal

Famous Kin

In addition to his immediate family, Jake Gyllenhaal has a number of famous kin connected to his family tree. This includes family connections to fellow actors Vincent Price, Lucille Ball, Shirley Temple, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda, Dick Van Dyke, and Raquel Welch. Some of his relatively close famous kin include inventors Eli Whitney (Cotton gin), Samuel Morse (Morse code), and Charles Goodyear (namesake of the Goodyear Tire Company). A couple of more infamous cousins include Benedict Arnold (Traitor to the American cause) and Sydney Biddle Barrows (aka Mayflower Madam).

Jake Gyllenhaal also has connections to the current royal family through Queen Elizabeth II and a number of U.S. Presidents including Ulysses S. Grant, Calvin Coolidge, James Garfield, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and both Presidents Bush.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Jake Gyllenhaal

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Abigail (Powers) Fillmore

First Lady of President Millard Fillmore

5th cousin 6 times removed
via William Learned

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Ding Darling

Cartoonist and Founder of National Wildlife Federation

6th cousin 3 times removed
via Mary Warren

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Ding Darling

Cartoonist and Founder of National Wildlife Federation

8th cousin 3 times removed
via William Learned

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Milton Bradley

Founder, Milton Bradley Company

17th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir John Howard

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John Dye

TV and Movie Actor - “Touched by an Angel”

18th cousin 3 times removed
via Sir Philip le Despencer

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

16th cousin
via Sir Roger Wentworth

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Theatre, TV and Movie Actress

21st cousin
via Eudo la Zouche

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Charles V

Holy Roman Emperor

8th cousin 13 times removed
via Isabella de Beauchamp

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Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood

Leader of the Rough Riders

6th cousin 4 times removed
via Daniel Warren

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Endicott Peabody

62nd Governor of Massachusetts

13th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir John St. John

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Endicott Peabody

62nd Governor of Massachusetts

18th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir John Howard

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Alexander Spotswood

Lieutenant Governor of Virginia

12th cousin 9 times removed
via Isabella de Beauchamp

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William Fishback

17th Governor of Arkansas

14th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir Roger Wentworth

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William Fishback

17th Governor of Arkansas

15th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir John Howard

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James Merrill

Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet

9th cousin 2 times removed
via John Warren

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T. S. Eliot

Poet and Playwright

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Isabella de Beauchamp

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T. S. Eliot

Poet and Playwright

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

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T. S. Eliot

Poet and Playwright

18th cousin 3 times removed
via Eudo la Zouche

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Michael Bennet

U.S. Senator from Colorado

21st cousin
via William de Ros

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Michael Bennet

U.S. Senator from Colorado

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

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Gretchen Mol

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Thomas Lothrop

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Gretchen Mol

TV and Movie Actress

17th cousin 3 times removed
via Sir John Howard

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Richard Gere

Movie Actor

18th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir Philip le Despencer

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George Washington

1st U.S. President

12th cousin 6 times removed
via Sir Philip le Despencer

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Henry Sturgis Morgan

Co-Founder of Morgan Stanley

17th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Philip le Despencer

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Jake Gyllenhaal photo by Siebbi (CC BY 3.0)