Gwyneth Kate Paltrow (born September 27, 1972 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actress, singer, and entrepreneur. The daughter of actress Blythe Danner and director Bruce Paltrow, she made her acting debut on stage in 1990 and started appearing in films in 1991. After appearing in several films throughout the decade, she gained early notice for her work in films such as Se7en and Emma (in which she played the title role).
Following the films Sliding Doors and A Perfect Murder , she garnered worldwide recognition through her performance in Shakespeare in Love, for which she won an Academy Award for Best Actress, a Golden Globe Award and two Screen Actors Guild Awards, for Outstanding Lead Actress and as a member of the Outstanding Cast. She also won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series in 2011 for her role as Holly Holliday on the Fox hit TV show Glee in the episode "The Substitute".
Paltrow has portrayed supporting, as well as, lead roles, in films such as The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Royal Tenenbaums, Shallow Hal, and Proof, for which she earned a Golden Globe nomination as Best Actress in Motion Picture Drama. Since 2008 she has portrayed Pepper Potts, the Love Interest of Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, particularly the Iron Man and Avengers films.
She has had two children, Apple and Moses, with Coldplay lead vocalist Chris Martin, who she was married to since 2003 but separated (or, as she put it, "consciously uncoupled") in early 2014. She met her second husband Brad Falchuk on the set of Glee. In recent years Paltrow has been concentrating on her "Goop" lifestyle brand rather than her acting career.
Gwyneth Paltrow has appeared in these following works:
- Hook (1991)
- Se7en (1991)
- Emma (1996)
- Sliding Doors (1998)
- A Perfect Murder (1998)
- Shakespeare in Love (1998)
- The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
- The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
- Shallow Hal (2001)
- Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)
- Proof (2005)
- Marvel Cinematic Universe (2008-)
- Country Strong (2010)
- Mortdecai (2015)
- Glee (2010-2011, 2014)
- The New Normal (2012)
- The Politician (2019-)
- Web Therapy (2014)