Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow

A star born in the showbiz royalty showed how to fall in love with the Shakespeare. An Oscar winning American actress, singer, and food writer Gwyneth Kate Paltrow was born on September 27, 192. She was born in Los Angeles as the daughter of actress Blythe Danner and film producer/director Bruce Paltrow. Her father was Jewish and her mother is from a Christian background, and Paltrow was raised with both Jewish and Christian culture. Paltrow was raised in Santa Monica, where she attended Crossroads School before enrolling in the Spence School, a private girls’ school in New York City. Later, she briefly studied anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, before dropping out to act. She is an “adopted daughter” of Talavera de la Reina (Spain), where at 15 she spent a year as an exchange student and learned to speak Spanish
She gained early notice for her work in films such as “the thriller Seven” in 1995 and “the period drama Emma” in 1996.  Following starring roles in the romantic comedy-drama Sliding Doors (1998) and the thriller A Perfect Murder (1998). Paltrow garnered worldwide recognition through her performance in Shakespeare in Love (1998), for which she won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and two Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Paltrow has portrayed supporting, as well as lead roles, in films such as The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), Shallow Hal (2001), and Proof (2005), for which she earned a Golden Globe nomination. Since 2008, Paltrow has portrayed Pepper Potts, the female lead of the Iron Man franchise in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, in Iron Man (2008),  Iron Man 2 (2010), The Avengers (2012), and Iron Man 3 (2013). She won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series in 2011 for her role as Holly Holliday on the FOX hit television series Glee, her first and so far only foray into television acting, for the episode The Substitute. She reprised this role four more times throughout the show’s run.
Paltrow is a Save the Children artist ambassador, raising awareness about World Pneumonia Day. She is on the board of the Robin Hood Foundation, a charitable organization that works to alleviate poverty in New York City. In February 2009, Paltrow received a Grammy nomination for her reading of the classic bear books of author Bill Martin, Jr.
Paltrow had her singing debut in the 2000 film Duets, in which she performed a cover version of Smokey Robinson’s “Cruisin'”. The song was released as a single. The song went to number one in Australia, while Paltrow’s rendition of the Kim Carnes classic “Bette Davis Eyes” reached number three. In the 2006 film Infamous, she sang “What Is This Thing Called Love”. On September 27, 2006, Paltrow sang with rapper Jay-Z during his concert at Royal Albert Hall. She sang the chorus for “Song Cry”, from the rapper’s album Blueprint. In an interview, she said she would be at the concert but not that she would perform. She was quoted as saying “I’m a Jay-Z fan. He’s my best friend.”
At the age of 24, Paltrow was engaged to actor Brad Pitt, whom she dated from 1994 to 1997. Paltrow had an on-off three-year relationship with actor Ben Affleck from 1997 to late 2000. Following relationships with Brad Pitt and Ben Affleck, Paltrow married Chris Martin, the lead vocalist of band Coldplay, in 2003; they have two children. They announced their separation in March 2014 and divorced in July 2016. Paltrow has been dating Glee and American Horror Story co-creator Brad Falchuk since August 2014. In 2000, one Dante Soiu was charged after allegedly sending Paltrow sex toys and hundreds of unsolicited letters, many of a sexual nature. He pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity and was confined to a mental institution for several years.
Paltrow has been the face of Estée Lauder’s Pleasures perfume since 2005. She is also the face of American fashion brand Coach, owner of a lifestyle company, and author of two cookbooks. Paltrow has acting in DNA and has witnessed what a great actress can do and she does it all!

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