December 19, 1980 in Los Angeles, CA
Jake dated actress Kirsten Dunst for many years before finally calling it quits in late 2005. They still share custody of their two dogs, Atticus and Boo Radley.
2001- Independent Spirit Award for Best Actor in Donnie Darko
2006 - Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in Brokeback Mountain
Godfather Part I:
In 2006, Jake was named the official godfather to the daughter of Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams.
Quotes From Jake:
"Being a star doesn't last. That's not what life should be about. It's a complete illusion that really has nothing to do with you. For me, finding out about life is the most important thing."
"You know, it's flattering when there's a rumor that says I'm bisexual. It means I can play more kinds of roles. I'm open to whatever people want to call me. I've never really been attracted to men sexually, but I don't think I would be afraid of it if it happened."
Jake is of Swedish and Russian-Jewish descent.
He dropped out of Columbia University after two years.
Jake's godmother is actress Jamie Lee Curtis.
He received his first driving lesson from actor Paul Newman.
He went to elementary school with band members of Maroon 5.
In 2004, he was named one of People Magazine's 50 Hottest Bachelors.
One of his professors at Columbia University was actress Uma Thurman's father, Robert.
His favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird, and he named his dogs after the novel's main characters.