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Margaret Ruth "Maggie" Gyllenhaal is an American actress born November 16, 1977, and best known for her performance in ''{{Secretary}}'', as well as such movies as ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', ''StrangerThanFiction'', ''CecilBDemented'', and playing sister to her [[RealLifeRelative real life brother]], [[Creator/JakeGyllenhaal Jake]], in ''DonnieDarko''.

Incidentally, she's technically a member of the [[BlueBlood Swedish nobility]] (the Gyllenhaals date back to 1652), but her looks come from her JewishMother's side. Make of it what you will.

She has one [[AcademyAward Oscar]] nomination, for Best Supporting Actress for ''Film/CrazyHeart''.

Known on the {{Troll}} home world as "[[Series/DoctorWho The Oncoming Storm]]".

Married to Creator/PeterSarsgaard.
!!'''This actress provides examples of:'''
* OneOfUs: Not originally a comic book fan, but became a convert once [[http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/thu-july-17-2008/maggie-gyllenhaal Batman swooped in to save her from falling off a skyscraper.]]