Jamie Lee Curtis Is the Best Jewish Godmother to Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal


Lior Zaltzman, Kveller

This is just so stinkin’ cute. Apparently, Jamie Lee Curtis is not just a loving mom to her two daughters, Annie and Ruby. She’s also a super sweet godmother to famous siblings Jake Gyllenhaal and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

Curtis, the daughter of Jewish crooner Tony Curtis, boasts a long friendship with the Gyllenhaals’ parents, Jewish screenwriter Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal (born Naomi Achs), and director Stephen Gyllenhaal. This means she’s known the Gyllenhaal siblings for a long, long time — did she attend Jake’s bar mitzvah at a homeless shelter? Inquiring minds want to know!

Since the actors’ parents are not on social media, it seems that Curtis has taken the role of being their surrogate online Jewish mom. Curtis regularly takes to Instagram to kvell about the famous Jewish siblings and their myriad recent achievements — with lots of candor, tags and ALL CAPS, as one does.

The renowned actress recently went to support Jake Gyllenhaal at a Q&A about his newest Netflix film, “The Guilty,” coming out on October 1. So impressed was she that posted an effusive message about the film on Instagram that very day.

“I am still recovering from watching the career peak performance from Jake. His collaboration with Antoine is a searing portrayal of conflict and the confluence of truth and lies. Gripping and gut-wrenching. A master class in filmmaking and film acting. Proud godmother, friend and fan,” she wrote.

But she didn’t stop there — like a true supportive Jewish mama, Curtis posted about this film not once, not twice, but three times in the five days since that Q&A session. (She also previously reposted Jake’s own Instagram post about the film with a “PROUD GODMOTHER ALERT” caption, because, of course.)

This past Saturday, she shared a truly glorious photo of the gifted actor and appetizing merch designer wearing a fuzzy pink sweater on the cover of “Style” Magazine. (He is giving comfy pandemic mom vibes and it is all very good).