Stephen Roark Gyllenhaal

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Stephen Roark Gyllenhaal

Birthplace: Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Hugh Anders Gyllenhaal and Virginia Lowrie Gyllenhaal
Ex-husband of Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal
Father of Maggie Gyllenhaal
Brother of Private; Private; Max Stafford Gyllenhaal; Private and Private

Occupation: Film director, poet
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About Stephen Roark Gyllenhaal

Stephen Roark Gyllenhaal is an American film director and poet. Gyllenhaal directed the film version of the Pete Dexter novel Paris Trout, which was nominated for five Emmy awards. In addition, he directed an episode of the ABC television series Twin Peaks.

He is also a poet who has been published in literary journals such as Prairie Schooner and Nimrod. His first collection of poetry, Claptrap: Notes from Hollywood, was published in June 2006 by Cantara Christopher's New York-based literary small press, Cantarabooks.

He was married to screenwriter Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal for 32 years until their divorce was finalized in 2009. From that marriage, he is the father of actors Maggie Gyllenhaal and Jake Gyllenhaal. He is also the brother of Anders Gyllenhaal, Executive Editor of the Miami Herald. His daughter Maggie is married to actor Peter Sarsgaard.


(1979) Exit 10

(1985) Certain Fury

(1990) A Killing in a Small Town (TV)

(1991) Paris Trout

(1992) Waterland

(1993) A Dangerous Woman

(1995) Losing Isaiah

(1998) Homegrown

(2006) Time Bomb (TV)

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Stephen Roark Gyllenhaal's Timeline

October 4, 1949
Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States
November 16, 1977
New York, New York, United States