Maggie Gyllenhaal (b. 1977) is an American actress who appears in the 40th season of Sesame Street. She explained the Word of the Day "surprise" (First: Episode 4194) and had a cameo in the song "Set Your Piggies Free."
Her mother, Naomi Foner, had worked for Children's Television Workshop. At the age of 10, Gyllenhaal appeared as one of the kids in Episode 2341 in 1987, playing basketball in the arbor just before Uncle Wally tells some cowboy stories to Maria and two other kids.