Chris Martin

An exceedingly earnest rocker, British singer-guitarist-keyboardist Chris Martin was the frontman for the massively popular alt-rock band Coldplay. Upon releasing the group's mellow debut, Parachutes, to ... Read more »
Born: 03/01/1977 in Exeter, Devon, England, GB

Filmography

Music (19)

This is Where I Leave You 2014 (Movie)

("Reign Of Love") (Song)

Unbroken 2014 (Movie)

("Miracles") (Song)

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 2013 (Movie)

("Atlas") (Song)

The Amazing Spider-Man 2012 (Movie)

("Til Kingdom Come") (Song)

Country Strong 2010 (Movie)

("Me And Tennessee") (Song)

Brüno 2009 (Movie)

("Dove Of Peace") (Song Performer)

Miss Conception 2008 (Movie)

("Gravity") (Song)

Young@Heart 2008 (Movie)

("Fix You") (Song)

Freedom Writers 2007 (Movie)

("Code of the Streets") (Song)

The 11th Hour 2007 (Movie)

("Politik") (Song)

The Wedding Weekend 2007 (Movie)

("Trouble") (Song)

The Last Kiss 2006 (Movie)

("Warning Sign") (Song)

The Wild 2006 (Movie)

("Clocks") (Song)

Domino 2005 (Movie)

(3 Tha Hard Way) (Song)

Wedding Crashers 2005 (Movie)

("Sparks") (Song)

Garden State 2004 (Movie)

("Don't Panic") (Song)

Wicker Park 2004 (Movie)

("The Scientist") (Song)

8 Mile 2002 (Movie)

("Unbelievable") (Song)

Shallow Hal 2001 (Movie)

("Trouble") (Song)
Actor (11)

Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways 2014 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

The Voice 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

12-12-12 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

The Simpsons 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Voice

Brüno 2009 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Extras 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

In the Sun: Michael Stipe and Special Guests 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 57th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Show)

Performer
Producer (2)

Ashes 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Twelve Trees of Christmas 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Associate Producer

Biography

An exceedingly earnest rocker, British singer-guitarist-keyboardist Chris Martin was the frontman for the massively popular alt-rock band Coldplay. Upon releasing the group's mellow debut, Parachutes, to considerable attention in 2000, the boyishly good-looking Martin and his three inconspicuous bandmates began playing before progressively bigger crowds. The charming musician's fame was solidified when Coldplay's second album, A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002) became even more successful, fittingly accompanied by a grander stadium-ready sound. In late 2002, Martin met willowy American actress Gwyneth Paltrow; the two were quickly inseparable, and they wed the following year. (The couple separated in March 2014.) After some downtime as a newlywed, Martin got back to the business of fronting Coldplay, unveiling the accessible and well-received X&Y in 2005. He and the lads next ventured into more dynamic sonic territory with Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends (2008). The restless and bold album found favor with critics and audiences alike, though Coldplay's subsequent outing, the ambitious 2011 record Mylo Xyloto, didn't inspire quite the same level of enthusiasm. Outside of Coldplay, Martin has worked with other pop/rock superstars, including his friend Jay-Z, and appeared in a number of film and television productions, most notably the satirical celebrities-are-jerks series "Extras" (BBC, 2005-07) and the gleefully garish big-screen comedy "Brüno" (2009). Consistently pegged as an amiable guy-next-door, Martin has tried to escape that image on occasion, while never indulging in clichéd rock-star antics or any other unseemly behavior.

Relationships

Blythe Danner Actor

Mother-In-Law

Jennifer Lawrence Actor

Girlfriend
Stared dating in August 2014. Broke up in October 2014.

Gwyneth Paltrow Actor

Wife
Began dating November 2002 Engaged as of fall 2003 Married Dec. 5, 2003 in a small, private ceremony in Santa Barbara, CA

Jake Paltrow Actor

Sibling-In-Law

EDUCATION

University College London

Majored in Ancient World Studies; Graduated 1998

Milestones

2008

The song "Viva La Vida" is Coldplay's first number one single in both the U.K. and the U.S.

2008

Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends, Coldplay's fourth record, is 2008's second biggest-selling album in the United States

2005

X&Y, the third studio album by Coldplay, debuts at no. 1 in the

2002

A Rush of Blood to the Head, Coldplay's sophomore album, reaches no. 5 in the

2000

Parachutes, the debut album by Coldplay, debuts at no. 1 on the U.K. Albums Chart

Bonus Trivia

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"I don't think you can be a mysterious rock star the same way you could in 1965 because there's too much information. Everything you do is available all the time. So the only thing you can rely on is not being false." -- from Pitchfork, Oct. 31, 2011

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Martin was an unabashed fan of the 1980s Norwegian New Wave band A-ha.

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Martin had never been in what he considered to be a "serious relationship" before dating and marrying actress Gwyneth Paltrow.

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"I get more people approaching me about how good I was in ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ than being in Coldplay." -- from The New York Times, Oct. 13, 2011

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"On releasing a new album: ""I start to panic and think: 'What if people don't fall in love with this album? What if this is the one our biggest fans don't like?'' -- from NME, Oct. 26, 2011

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Appeared as himself on the comedy series "Extras" with Ricky Gervais and on the animated series "The Simpsons"

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Declared World's Sexiest Vegetarian by PETA in 2005

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Actor/screenwriter Simon Pegg, a longtime friend, is the godfather of Martin and Paltrow's daughter, Apple

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