awards & nominations

The Honorable Woman (2014)

Maggie Gyllenhaal as "Nessa Stein"

Troubling events from her past haunt powerful businesswoman Nessa Stein. After inheriting her father's company, she changes its purpose from supplying arms to laying data cables between Israel and the West Bank and in an attempt to help stem conflicts between Palestinians and Israelis. When a Palestinian businessman with close ties to her family's empire is killed, Nessa is thrown into the middle of cat-and-mouse politics.

Emmy (Primetime) (2015)NominatedOutstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Golden Globe (2015)WonBest Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

Crazy Heart (2009)

Maggie Gyllenhaal as "Jean Craddock"

With too many years of hazy days and boozy nights,former country-music legend Bad Blake (Jeff Bridges) is reduced to playing dives and bowling alleys. In town for his latest gig, Blake meets Jean Craddock (Maggie Gyllenhaal), a sympathetic reporter who has come to do a story on him. He unexpectedly warms to her and a romance begins, then the singer finds himself at a crossroads that may threaten his last shot at happiness.

Academy Award (2009)NominatedActress in a Supporting Role

Sherrybaby (2006)

Maggie Gyllenhaal as "Sherry Swanson"

After serving time in prison, former drug addict Sherry Swanson (Maggie Gyllenhaal) returns home to reclaim her young daughter from family members who have been raising the child. Sherry's family, especially her sister-in-law (Bridget Barkan), doubt Sherry's ability to be a good mother, and Sherry finds her resolve to stay clean slowly weakening.

Golden Globe (2006)NominatedBest Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

Secretary (2002)

Maggie Gyllenhaal as "Lee Holloway"

Lee Holloway (Maggie Gyllenhaal), a young woman with a history of severe emotional problems, is released into the care of her overbearing parents following a stay at a mental institution. She finds work as a secretary for a rigid and demanding attorney, E. Edward Grey (James Spader), and starts dating the kind but dull Peter (Jeremy Davies). However, Lee soon realizes she's turned on by Grey's stern demeanor, and begins a sadomasochistic relationship with him.

Golden Globe (2002)NominatedBest Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical