Profile of Gwyneth Paltrow

Date Of Birth:
28 September 1971
Place Of Birth:
Los Angeles, California
One of Hollywood's top actors in the late 1990's, Gwyneth Paltrow won an Oscar for her starring role in 1998's Shakespeare in Love. Premiere magazine called Gwyneth Paltrow the modern actress "most likely to assume the mantle of Audrey Hepburn," but in recent years she is more famous for her minor role as Pepper Potts in Marvel movies and for her "lifestyle" company, Goop. Paltrow was born into the business: her father was the director Bruce Paltrow, and her mother the actress Blythe Danner. Paltrow made her movie debut in Steven Spielberg's Hook (1991), and then grew into a willowy blonde beauty who had leading roles in the thriller Seven (1995, with Brad Pitt) and the Jane Austen flick Emma (1996). She proved herself as a leading lady by winning the best actress Oscar for playing Viola De Lesseps in the romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love (1998, with Imelda Staunton). Paltrow's romantic relationships with actors Pitt and Ben Affleck also kept her in the public eye, until she married singer Chris Martin of the band Coldplay in December of 2003. (She and Martin were married for 10 years, until announcing their separation in March of 2014.) Paltrow's other films include The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999, with Matt Damon and Cate Blanchett), Duets (2000, directed by her father, Bruce Paltrow), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001, with Ben Stiller and Gene Hackman), Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004, with Jude Law), Proof (2005, with Jake Gyllenhaal), and The Good Night (2007, directed by her brother Jake Paltrow). She won an Emmy in 2011 for a recurring role in the TV series Glee.
Extra Credit

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have a daughter, Apple (b. 2004) and a son, Moses (b. 2006)… Her brother Jake Paltrow (b. 1975) is a film writer and director… Bruce Paltrow was the executive producer of the TV series St. Elsewhere, among his many other credits.

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