Gwyneth Kate Paltrow (Los Angeles (California), september 27, 1972) is an American actress. She was initially known as the girlfriend of Brad Pitt, but she is best known for her film roles, including Shakespeare in Love, for which she won an Oscar . Even though she is, she speaks in a few American movies with a flawless British accent.She lives with her family in England.

Life Course[Edit]Edit

Paltrow is the daughter of television producer and Director Bruce Paltrow and actress Blythe Danner. She is the niece of actress Katherine Moennig. As a child she went to the high-quality private school Spence, after which she went to study at the University of California. However, she broke her studies prematurely to pursue an acting career.

In 1991 she played her film debut in the movie Shout. That same year she played the young Wendy in Hook by Steven Spielberg. The following years she played small roles in films such as MaliceFlesh and BoneMrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle and Jefferson in Paris, until in 1995 her prominent role was with the film Se7en. In this movie she played a small but important role as the wife of Brad Pitt. The two were also given a relationship in real life. The relationship got a lot of attention in the press, and Paltrow was instantly famous. Two years later, the relationship is over. Afterwards, she had a relationship with Ben Affleck.

Also In 1996 she got attention for her film work, when she got the title role in Emma, based on the novel by Jane Austen. In 1998 she played the lead role in five different movies. Especially Sliding Doors and Shakespeare in Love were successful, both with critics and at the public. Shakespeare in Love won seven Oscars, including best actress for Paltrow.

They played together In 1999 Matt DamonJude LawPhilip Seymour Hoffman and Cate Blanchett, all belonging to the main actors of their generation, in The Talented Mr. Ripley. Subsequent years she opted for more comedic roles, including Shallow Hal and The Royal Tenenbaums. In 2000, she played in Duets, a film by her father, Bruce Paltrow. In 2003 she played Sylvia Plath Sylviain the film. In this film, she played for the first time together with her mother, Blythe Danner. In 2010 was Paltrow a star on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame.

On 5 december 2003 married Paltrow with Chris Martin, the lead singer of Coldplay. Their daughter was born In 2004, and gave birth to a son followed in 2006.

In 2011 she got a role in Glee offered. Here she appeared several times as Holly Holliday, an eccentric history teacher.

On 25 March 2014 to Paltrow and Chris Martin decided to get divorced. [1]


Filmography as an actress
Year Title Role Comments
1991 Shout Rebecca
1991 Hook Wendy (as a child)
1992 Cruel Doubt Angela Pritchard television film
1993 Deadly Relations Carol Bassoon Holland television film
1993 Malice Paula Bell
1993 Flesh and Bone Ginnie
1994 Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle Paula Hunt
1995 Jefferson in Paris Patsy Jefferson
1995 Se7en Tracy Mills
1995 Moonlight and Valentino Lucy Trager
1996 Hard Eight Clementine
1996 The Pallbearer Julie DeMarco
1996 Emma Emma Woodhouse
1998 Sliding Doors Helen Quilley
1998 Great Expectations Estella
1998 Hush Helen Baring
1998 A Perfect Murder Emily Bradford Taylor
1998 Shakespeare in Love Viola De Lesseps
1999 The Talented Mr. Ripley Marge Sherwood
2000 Duets Liv
2000 Bounce Abby Janello
2001 The Anniversary Party Skye Davidson
2001 The Royal Tenenbaums Margot Tenenbaum
2001 Shallow Hal Rosemary Shanahan
2002 Austin Powers in Goldmember Gwyneth Paltrow as Dixie Normous in ' Austinpussy '
2002 Possession Maud Bailey
2003 View from the Top Donna Jensen
2003 Sylvia Sylvia Plath
2004 Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow Polly Perkins
2005 Proof Catherine
2006 Running with Scissors Hope
2006 Infamous Peggy Lee
2006 Love and Other Disasters Hollywood Jackets
2006 The Good Night Dora
2008 Iron Man Virginia ' Pepper ' Potts
2008 Two Lovers Michelle
2008 Spain... on the road Again As herself
2009 King Lear Regan
2010 Iron Man 2 Virginia ' Pepper ' Potts
2011 Country Strong Kelly Canter
2011 Contagion Beth Emhoff
2012 The Avengers Virginia ' Pepper ' Potts
2013 Iron Man 3 Virginia ' Pepper ' Potts

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