Gwyneth Paltrow

Actor, Singer
Oscar- and Golden Globe-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow distinguished herself from the pack of rising young stars in the 1990s with surprisingly mature performances in "Se7en" (1995) and "Shakespeare in Love" (1998) ... Read more »
Born: 09/27/1972 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (98)

Nightcap 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Think It Up 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Herself

Clerks 1999 - 2000, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Voice

Mortdecai 2015 (Movie)

Johanna (Actor)

The 87th Annual Academy Awards 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Graham Norton Show 1999 - 2000, 2010 - 2011, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Web Therapy 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Glee 2010 - 2011, 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Iron Man 3 2013 (Movie)

Pepper Potts (Actor)

Stand Up to Cancer 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Thanks For Sharing 2013 (Movie)

Phoebe (Actor)

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Women's Concert for Change: Live From London 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

Out of Character With Krista Smith 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

The 54th Annual Grammy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 84th Annual Academy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Avengers 2012 (Movie)

Pepper Potts (Actor)

The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Contagion 2011 (Movie)

Beth Emhoff (Actor)

Rampart 2011 (Movie)

Linda Fentress/"Sharon Duncan" (Actor)

Saturday Night Live 2007, 2011 (Tv Show)

Host

Stand Up to Cancer 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

The 44th Annual CMA Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Performer

The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Performer

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Performer

Who Do You Think You Are? 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Conan 2010 (Tv Show)

Guest

Country Strong 2010 (Movie)

Kelly Canter (Actor)

Iron Man 2 2010 (Movie)

Pepper Potts (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2008, 2010 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Marriage Ref 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Spain: On the Road Again 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The 51st Annual Grammy Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Presenter

Two Lovers 2009 (Movie)

Michelle Rausch (Actor)

Iron Man 2008 (Movie)

Virginia "Pepper" Potts (Actor)

Swarovski Style Rocks 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The Good Night 2007 (Movie)

Dora (Actor)

Infamous 2006 (Movie)

Kitty Dean (Actor)

Love and Other Disasters 2006 (Movie)

Hollywood Jacks (Actor)

Running with Scissors 2006 (Movie)

Hope Finch (Actor)

The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Proof 2005 (Movie)

Catherine (Actor)

The 77th Annual Academy Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow 2004 (Movie)

Polly Perkins (Actor)

The 2004 MTV Video Music Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Ashtanga, NY 2003 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Searching for Debra Winger 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Sylvia 2003 (Movie)

Sylvia Plath (Actor)

View From the Top 2003 (Movie)

Donna Jensen (Actor)

Austin Powers in Goldmember 2002 (Movie)

cameo (Actor)

Holiday With the Stars 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Possession 2002 (Movie)

Maud Bailey (Actor)

Reel Comedy: Shallow Hal 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The 74th Annual Academy Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Concert For New York City 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Presenter

Shallow Hal 2001 (Movie)

Rosemary Shanahan (Actor)

The 55th Annual Tony Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Performer

The Anniversary Party 2001 (Movie)

Skye Davidson (Actor)

The Royal Tenenbaums 2001 (Movie)

Margot Tenenbaum (Actor)

We All Dream of Oz 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Bounce 2000 (Movie)

Abby Janello (Actor)

Duets 2000 (Movie)

Liv--Vegas Showgirl (Actor)

Intern 2000 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 72nd Annual Academy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 1999 MTV Movie Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Performer

The 71st Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Talented Mr. Ripley 1999 (Movie)

Marge Sherwood (Actor)

A Perfect Murder 1998 (Movie)

Emily Bradford Taylor (Actor)

Great Expectations 1998 (Movie)

Estella (Actor)

Hush 1998 (Movie)

Helen (Actor)

Out of the Past 1998 (Movie)

of Sarah Orne Jewett (Voice)

Shakespeare in Love 1998 (Movie)

Viola De Lesseps (Actor)

Sliding Doors 1998 (Movie)

Helen (Actor)

Hard Eight 1997 (Movie)

Clementine (Actor)

The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Presenter

Emma 1996 (Movie)

Emma (Actor)

Spotlight: David Schwimmer 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Pallbearer 1996 (Movie)

Julie DeMarco (Actor)

Jefferson in Paris 1995 (Movie)

Patsy Jefferson (Actor)

Moonlight and Valentino 1995 (Movie)

Lucy Trager (Actor)

Seven 1995 (Movie)

Tracy Mills (Actor)

Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle 1994 (Movie)

Paula Hunt (Actor)

Flesh and Bone 1993 (Movie)

Ginnie (Actor)

Malice 1993 (Movie)

Paula Bell (Actor)

Hook 1991 (Movie)

Young Wendy (Actor)

Shout 1991 (Movie)

Rebecca (Actor)

Cruel Doubt (TV Show)

Actor

Deadly Relations (TV Show)

Actor

Red Nose Day (TV Show)

Herself

The 57th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Show)

Presenter
Music (5)

Glee The 3D Concert Movie 2011 (Movie)

("Forget You") (Song Performer)

Country Strong 2010 (Movie)

("Country Strong") (Song Performer)

Infamous 2006 (Movie)

("What Is This Thing Called Love") (Song Performer)

Duets 2000 (Movie)

("Bette Davis Eyes" "Cruisin'" (with Huey Lewis) "Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)" (with Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds)) (Song Performer)

Flesh and Bone 1993 (Movie)

("Papa Come Quick (Jody & Chico)") (Song Performer)
Producer (2)

View From the Top 2003 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Stand Up to Cancer (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Director (1)

Dealbreaker 2005 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (1)

Dealbreaker 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

Oscar- and Golden Globe-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow distinguished herself from the pack of rising young stars in the 1990s with surprisingly mature performances in "Se7en" (1995) and "Shakespeare in Love" (1998), for which she received well-deserved critical praise. With her sharp intelligence and her fair, patrician looks, Paltrow earned comparisons to Grace Kelly as she carved out a steady niche in British period dramas like "Emma" (1996), but kept audiences guessing with occasional comedies like "Shallow Hal" (2001) and richly drawn portraits of complex women, including the fur-wearing eccentric sister in Wes Anderson's "Royal Tenenbaums" (2001). Though she excelled in films like "Proof" (2005), in which she reprised her acclaimed West End role as the troubled daughter of a late mathematics genius, Paltrow also made time for big budget studio films, including the comic book-based "Iron Man" (2008). The graceful and poised New York-bred actress also emerged as an admired style icon and portrait of the cool, modern woman who had it all, including a family with Chris Martin of Coldplay fame (prior to their 2014 separation) - but not before several high-profile relationships with the likes of Ben Affleck and Brad Pitt made her the perfect tabloid fodder. Though sometimes criticized for being a bit too urbane, particularly after she launched GOOP.com, which touted high-end products out of reach for the average person, this daughter of Hollywood nonetheless remained one of the more compelling actresses of her generation.

Relationships

Ben Affleck Actor

Companion
Began dating December 1997 Co-starred in "Shakespeare in Love" (1998) Reportedly split December 1998 Co-starred in "Bounce" (2000), fueling speculation they reconciled No longer together

Blythe Danner Actor

Mother
Born Feb. 3, 1943 Appeared in a number of productions at the Williamstown Theatre Festival with her daughter Co-starred in "Sylvia" (2003)

Hillary Danner Actor

Cousin
Daughter of opera singer/actor Harry Danner

Aaron Eckhart Actor

Companion
Met while filming "Possesion" (2002) No longer together

Brad Falchuk Writer

Girlfriend
Began dating August 2014 First public appearance as couple at the premiere party for Falchuk's TV series "Scream Queens"

Donovan Leitch Actor

Companion
Briefly engaged in early 1990s No longer together

Robert Sean Leonard Actor

Companion
Were briefly romantically linked No longer together

Chris Martin Song

Husband
Began dating November 2002 Engaged as of fall 2003 Married Dec. 5, 2003 in a small, private ceremony in Santa Barbara, CA Announced separation March 25, 2014. Paltrow filed for divorce Divorce is finalized; according to reports, Martin had dragged his feet about signing the papers.

Apple Martin

Daughter
Born May 14, 2004 in London, England; father, Chris Martin

Moses Martin

Son
Born April 9, 2006 in New York City; father, Chris Martin

Katherine Moennig Actor

Cousin
Daughter of Broadway dancer Mary Zahn and violin maker William Moennig; acted on "The L Word" (Showtime)

Jake Paltrow Director

Brother
Born in 1975; made directorial debut with "The Good Night" (2007) starring his sister Gwyneth

Bruce Paltrow Director

Father
Born Nov. 26, 1943 Produced the NBC series "St. Elsewhere" and "Homicide: Life on the Street"; directed daughter in "Duets" (2000); died of cancer on Oct. 3, 2002, while vacationing in Rome, Italy, to celebrate his daughter's 30th birthday

Brad Pitt Actor

Companion
Met while playing a married couple in "Se7en" (1995) Engaged November 1996 Announced split June 1997

James Purefoy Actor

Companion
Briefly dated 2002 No longer together

Luke Wilson Actor

Companion
Met during filming of "The Royal Tenenbaums" (2001) No longer together

EDUCATION

Spence School

New York , New York 1990
A private college-preparatory day school for girls

University of California, Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara , California
Attended for one semester; would cut classes to attend auditions in L.A.

Crossroads School

Santa Monica , California

Milestones

2015

Starred opposite Johnny Depp in comedy mystery "Mortdecai"

2013

Returned as Pepper Potts in "Iron Man 3"

2013

Co-starred in ensemble romantic comedy "Thanks for Sharing"

2012

Reprised Pepper Potts role in the Marvel superhero ensemble feature "The Avengers"

2011

Joined an ensemble cast for Steven Soderbergh's "Contagion"

2010

Re-teamed with Robert Downey Jr. to reprise the role of Pepper Potts for "Iron Man 2"

2010

Played a recurring role on Fox's "Glee" as Holly Holliday, the sexy substitute teacher

2010

Portrayed a fallen country music star in "Country Strong"

2009

Teamed with director James Gray and Joaquin Phoenix for "Two Lovers"; earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Female Lead

2008

Cast as Pepper Potts, Starks' loyal secretary in Marvel Comics' "Iron Man"

2008

Earned a Grammy nomination for Best Spoken Word for the children's album Brown Bear And Friends

2008

Joined Mario Batali for the PBS television series, "Spain... on the road Again," which showcased the food and culture of Spain

2007

Cast in the Sundance screened, "The Good Night"; the directorial debut of her brother Jake Paltrow

2006

Co-starred in the film based on Augusten Burroughs' memoir, "Running with Scissors"

2006

Made her directing debut, co-directing a 10-minute short called ''Dealbreakers,'' a comic montage about a woman's series of bad first dates; also penned the script

2006

Reunited with director Doug McGrath for the Truman Capote biopic "Infamous"

2005

Reunited with director John Madden to reprise her role in "Proof," based on the David Auburn play

2004

Cast as reporter Polly Perkins opposite Jude Law in "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow"

2003

Starred as the American poet Sylvia Plath in "Sylvia"; also featured her mother Blythe Danner

2003

Played a flight attendant in the romantic comedy "A View From The Top"

2002

Teamed with Aaron Eckhart for Neil LaBute's "Possession"

2002

Made London stage debut in "Proof" at the Donmar Warehouse under the direction of John Madden

2001

Played both a 300-pound woman and an altered version of her seen by her boyfriend in the Farrelly brothers' comedy "Shallow Hal"

2001

Co-starred as a depressed playwright in Wes Anderson's "The Royal Tenenbaums"

2000

Directed by father in "Duets" opposite Scott Speedman; originally to co-star opposite then-fiance Brad Pitt, before they split

2000

Teamed on screen with former off-screen beau Ben Affleck in "Bounce"

1999

Starred opposite Matt Damon in "The Talented Mr. Ripley"

1998

Portrayed Viola, who serves as the muse for the playwright, in romantic comedy "Shakespeare in Love"

1998

Displayed a cool reserve as Estrella in Alfonso Cuaron's contemporary updating of Dickens' "Great Expectations"

1998

Portrayed the Grace Kelly role in "A Perfect Murder"; a loose remake of Hitchcock's "Dial M for Murder"

1996

Cast as a hard-edged prostitute in Paul Thomas Anderson's debut feature "Sydney" aka "Hard Eight"

1996

Breakthrough leading role as title character in Douglas McGrath's adaptation of Jane Austen's "Emma"

1996

Starred opposite David Schwimmer in the romantic comedy "The Pallbearer"

1995

Played Patsy, the daughter of the future US President, in the Merchant-Ivory production "Jefferson in Paris"

1995

Portrayed the wife of a detective (Brad Pitt) tracking a serial killer in David Fincher's "Seven"

1993

Gained first substantial film role in "Flesh and Bone"; cast as the young girlfriend of an unpredictable James Caan

1992

Made TV miniseries debut in "Cruel Doubt" (NBC); portrayed daughter of character played by Blythe Danner

1991

Made feature acting debut with supporting role in "Shout"

1991

Appeared in "Picnic" with her mother at Williamstown Theatre Festival

1991

Cast by family friend Steven Spielberg as the young Wendy in "Hook"

1990

Appeared in the Williamstown Theatre Festival production of "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"

Bonus Trivia

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In September 2008, Paltrow launched GOOP, a weekly online upscale lifestyle newsletter encouraging its readers to "nourish the inner aspect."

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Paltrow revealed in March 2013 that she had suffered a miscarriage with her third child.

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Paltrow was childhood friends with future "Saturday Night Live" star Maya Rudolph.

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Paltrow scored several hit singles, including a double platinum certification in Australia for her duet with Huey Lewis on Smokey Robinson's "Cruisin'" from the film "Duets," a pair of hits on the country charts with songs from the film "Country Strong," and a no. 11 hit on the Billboard Top 40 with her rendition of Cee-Lo Green's "Forget You" from an episode of "Glee."

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Paltrow inadvertently turned the phrase "conscious uncoupling" into a pop-culture punchline in 2014 when she used the term in her announcement of her divorce from Coldplay frontman Chris Martin.

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In April 2000, Paltrow was sued for damages by siblings allegedly injured in an April 1999 automobile accident.

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