Gyllenhaal, Willimon To Be Reunion Keynote Speakers

Maggie Gyllenhaal


Beau Willimon


Golden Globe-winning actress and producer Maggie Gyllenhaal ’99 and producer, screenwriter, playwright and showrunner Beau Willimon ’99, SOA’03 will speak at the Reunion Weekend 2019 Alumni Keynote on Saturday, June 1. The two will discuss storytelling through television and film, and how they choose projects that reflect their values and advance a particular vision of society.

Gyllenhaal, a 2009 John Jay Award honoree, currently stars in and produces the HBO series The Deuce, and starred in the 2018 Netflix film The Kindergarten Teacher. Willimon was the showrunner for the Netflix series House of Cards for four seasons; his latest series, The First, premiered on Hulu and Amazon Prime in September. He also wrote the screenplay for the 2018 film Mary Queen of Scots.