Peter Sarsgaard


Peter Sarsgaard is an American actor known for his versatile and dynamic performances on both stage and screen. He has appeared in numerous films, television shows, and stage productions throughout his career, earning critical acclaim and a dedicated fanbase.

Early Life and Family

Peter Sarsgaard

Peter Sarsgaard was born on March 7, 1971, in Belleville, Illinois. His father, John Dale Sarsgaard, was an Air Force engineer, and his mother, Judy Lea Reinhardt, was a homemaker. He grew up in a tight-knit family with two older brothers, Scott and Jody.

Sarsgaard’s parents divorced when he was a child, and he and his brothers lived with their mother in Fairfield, Iowa. He attended Fairfield High School, where he was a standout athlete and a member of the drama club. After graduating in 1989, he attended Bard College in New York, where he studied theater and graduated in 1993.

Acting Career

Sarsgaard began his acting career in the mid-1990s, appearing in a number of independent films and stage productions. He gained critical acclaim for his performance in the 1998 off-Broadway play “Another Day in the Empire,” which earned him an Obie Award.

He made his film debut in 1995 with a small role in “Dead Man Walking,” and went on to appear in a number of notable films, including “Boys Don’t Cry,” “Shattered Glass,” and “Kinsey.” He received a Golden Globe nomination for his performance in the 2003 film “Shattered Glass.”

Personal Life

Sarsgaard has been married to actress Maggie Gyllenhaal since 2009. The couple has two daughters together, Ramona and Gloria Ray. Sarsgaard is also known for his activism and support of various social and political causes, including environmentalism and LGBTQ rights.

He has two older brothers, Scott and Jody, and a younger half-sister, Stephanie.

IMDb and Awards

Sarsgaard has received numerous accolades throughout his career, including nominations for Golden Globe, Emmy, and Screen Actors Guild awards. He has also been recognized for his work by the Independent Spirit Awards and the National Board of Review.

He has a 7.0 rating on IMDb, with some of his most highly-rated films including “Blue Jasmine,” “An Education,” and “Shattered Glass.”

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