The hon­ourable woman

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mag­gie gyl­len­haal’s just scooped the 2015 golden globe award for best lead ac­tress in a mini-se­ries for her role as nessa stein in the hon­ourable woman (2014). says 37-year-old mag­gie: “there are kid­nap­pings, sex and a who­dun­nit – all the el­e­ments that draw peo­ple in.”

mag­gie’s got a fa­mous fam­ily – her dad stephen’s di­rected episodes of tv shows like army wives (2007-2013) the men­tal­ist (2008-cur­rent) and blue bloods (2010-cur­rent), while her mom naomi is a screen­writer who wrote 1998 os­carnom­i­nated film run­ning on empty. and her brother jake gyl­len­haal (from 2005 movies jar­head and broke­back moun­tain) is also an ac­tor. she mar­ried ac­tor peter sars­gaard (ray se­ward in the killing, 20112014) in 2009. they have two daugh­ters, ra­mona (8) and glo­ria ray (2). in 2013, mag­gie dis­cov­ered that her real name isn’t mag­gie. the name on her birth cer­tifi­cate is mar­golit and she only un­cov­ered this when she de­cided to take her hus­band’s last name. “i re­ally love that name, but to me it’s not my name. mag­gie’s on ev­ery­thing from my driver’s li­cence to my pass­port,” she says. she’s done some mod­el­ling work, tak­ing over from su­per­model kate moss in 2007 as the face of lin­gerie brand agent provo­ca­teur. she’s also posed for cam­paigns for miu miu and ree­bok. mag­gie’s lost out on a few big film roles. she au­di­tioned as rose in 1997 dis­as­ter epic ti­tanic. kate winslet was cast, be­came world fa­mous and got an os­car nom­i­na­tion. it hap­pened again in 2000 when mag­gie au­di­tioned for penny in almost fa­mous. kate hud­son got the role and the sub­se­quent os­car nod. she’s ob­sessed with brit pe­riod drama downton abbey (2010cur­rent). “it’s like crack; i love watch­ing english peo­ple do­ing old-fash­ioned things”. nb! see more on p38.

mag­gie gyl­len­haal has grabbed thrilling tv by the horns with her new show.

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