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Maggie Gyllenhaal

Artist Ambassador for Privacy, Security & Surveillance

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Maggie Gyllenhaal is an ACLU Artist Ambassador for immigrants’ rights and privacy & technology. She is an award-winning actress and star of the HBO series “The Deuce.” Her film work has included, “Secretary,” “Crazy Heart,” “Dark Knight,” “Stranger Than Fiction,” “Sherrybaby,” and many more. She has starred in the BBC/SundanceTV original series “The Honorable Woman,” for which she garnered a 2015 Golden Globe Award, a SAG Award nomination, and an Emmy Award nomination. She earned an Oscar nomination for her performance in “Crazy Heart” and two Golden Globe nominations, for “Secretary” and “Sherrybaby.”

Gyllenhaal is also accomplished on stage, having performed at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and the Vanborough Theatre in London. In October 2014, Maggie made her Broadway debut in Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing, opposite Ewan McGregor and Cynthia Nixon.

In 2016, Gyllenhaal narrated “Truth and Power,” a documentary series on Pivot TV exploring the invasive use of technology by our government.

This past year, she created the video “My Name is Mirian,” joining over 30 celebrities in reading a letter penned by a mother forcibly separated from her son at the border.