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John Peter Sarsgaard

Birthplace: Scott Air Force Base, Belleville, IL, USA
Immediate Family:

Husband of Maggie Gyllenhaal
Father of Minor Child and Minor Child

Occupation: Actor
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About Peter Sarsgaard

Known professionally as Peter Sarsgaard, his name has become synonymous with the term "edgy young performer." Sarsgaard is an American film and stage actor who achieved critical recognition when he was cast in Boys Don't Cry (1999) as John Lotter.

For his portrayal of Charles Lane in Shattered Glass, Sarsgaard won the Online Film Critics Society Award in the category for Best Supporting Actor and was nominated for the 2004 Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor.

He has also appeared in Off-Broadway productions including Kingdom of Earth, Laura Dennis, and Burn This. In September 2008, he made his Broadway debut as Boris Alexeyevich Trigorin in The Seagull. Sarsgaard appeared in the off-Broadway production of Uncle Vanya in January 2009.

Sarsgaard has been in a relationship with actress Maggie Gyllenhaal since 2002. In 2006, the two became engaged and Gyllenhaal gave birth to their daughter, Ramona, on October 3, 2006. On May 2, 2009 Sarsgaard and Gyllenhaal were married in Italy.


   Orphan (21-Jul-2009)
   In the Electric Mist (7-Feb-2009)
   An Education (18-Jan-2009)
   Elegy (10-Feb-2008)
   The Mysteries of Pittsburgh (20-Jan-2008)
   Rendition (7-Sep-2007)
   Year of the Dog (20-Jan-2007)
   Jarhead (4-Nov-2005)
   Flightplan (23-Sep-2005)
   The Skeleton Key (29-Jul-2005)
   The Dying Gaul (2005)
   Kinsey (12-Nov-2004)
   Garden State (16-Jan-2004)
   Shattered Glass (10-Aug-2003)
   Death of a Dynasty (7-May-2003)
   Unconditional Love (23-Aug-2002)
   K-19: The Widowmaker (19-Jul-2002)
   The Salton Sea (23-Apr-2002)
   Empire (Jan-2002)
   The Center of the World (19-Apr-2001)
   Boys Don't Cry (1-Oct-1999)
   Freak City (16-Jan-1999)
   Another Day in Paradise (15-Sep-1998)
   Desert Blue (12-Sep-1998)
   The Man in the Iron Mask (13-Mar-1998)
   Subway Stories: Tales From the Underground (17-Aug-1997)
   Dead Man Walking (29-Dec-1995) 
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Peter Sarsgaard's Timeline

March 7, 1971
Belleville, IL, USA