Maggie Gyllenhaal Turns 39 Today. Here Are 5 Times She Amazed Us

We’re not going to lie, Maggie Gyllenhaal is one of our preferred actresses–largely due to the fact she will take risks and perform characters who are drastically complex. More so, Gyllenhaal also just appears like a down-to-earth person–the Jewish celebrity and mom of two is not only known for starring in films like “Secretary,” but for her charitable trust and social activist work as well.

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She’s campaigned on behalf of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), for example, and has been helping the Hear the World Foundation as ambassador since 2008. Simply because today is her birthday–she turns 39 today–I decided to highlight some of our favorite moments from her career:

 

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