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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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David Crosby

Singer and Songwriter

21st cousin
via William de Ros

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David Crosby

Singer and Songwriter

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

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Douglas Trumbull

Film Special Effects Pioneer

16th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Roger Wentworth

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Douglas Trumbull

Film Special Effects Pioneer

17th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir John Howard

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William Rufus Day

36th U.S. Secretary of State

6th cousin 4 times removed
via Daniel Warren

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Anna Gunn

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin
via Daniel Warren

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Charlie Day

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed
via John Warren

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Charlie Day

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed
via William Learned

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Charlie Day

TV and Movie Actor

11th cousin
via Ellis Barron

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Sam Waterston

Stage, TV and Movie Actor

21st cousin
via William de Ros

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Sam Waterston

Stage, TV and Movie Actor

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

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Steve McQueen

Movie Actor

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Isabella de Beauchamp

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Steve McQueen

Movie Actor

20th cousin
via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

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James C. Jones

10th Governor of Tennessee

17th cousin 4 times removed
via Isabella de Beauchamp

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James C. Jones

10th Governor of Tennessee

17th cousin 3 times removed
via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

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Geena Davis

Movie and TV Actress

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

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Matt Bomer

TV and Movie Actor

11th cousin 1 time removed
via Rev. John Lothrop

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Sonny Dove

NYC Basketball Hall of Fame

11th cousin
via Rev. John Lothrop

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Amanda Bearse

TV Actress

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

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Amanda Bearse

TV Actress

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Rev. John Lothrop

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Amanda Bearse

TV Actress

19th cousin
via Sir John Howard

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Hiram Bingham

69th Governor of Connecticut

7th cousin 4 times removed
via Rev. John Lothrop

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King Charles III

King of the United Kingdom

11th cousin 1 time removed
via Wolston Child

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King Charles III

King of the United Kingdom

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

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Tennessee Williams

Author of A Streetcar Named Desire

20th cousin 1 time removed
via William de Ros

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Jake Gyllenhaal photo by Siebbi (CC BY 3.0)