Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal

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Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal (Achs)

Birthplace: New York, NY, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Private and Ruth Achs
Ex-wife of Eric Foner and Stephen Roark Gyllenhaal
Mother of Maggie Gyllenhaal and Jake Gyllenhaal
Sister of Robert Achs

Occupation: Screen writer
Managed by: Private User
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About Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal

Naomi Gyllenhaal (née Achs) is an American screenwriter. She has written the screenplays for several feature films, including Running on Empty (for which she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay and won a Golden Globe Award for the same category), Losing Isaiah, and most recently Bee Season. She is the Naomi from the Love of Chair segment of The Electric Company, where she was an associate producer for two seasons.

She was raised in a family of "high-achieving New York Jews." She attended Barnard College, an affiliate of Columbia University, in New York City, graduating with a BA in English. She later achieved an MA in Developmental Psychology at Columbia.

Her second ex-husband is the film director Stephen Gyllenhaal, with whom she has also collaborated professionally. They were married for 32 years. The couple's two children are actors Maggie and Jake. Her first ex-husband is historian and Columbia Professor Eric Foner.

On October 3, 2006, Naomi became a grandmother for the first time when Maggie and her husband, actor Peter Sarsgaard, became parents of baby Ramona Sarsgaard, who was born in New York City.

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Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal's Timeline

May 15, 1946
New York, NY, United States
November 16, 1977
Age 31
New York, New York, New York, United States
December 19, 1980
Age 34
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States