Jake Gyllenhaal

Ancestry of
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.

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Jake Gyllenhaal photo by Siebbi (CC BY 3.0)