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Shakespeare in Love
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Actress. Born on September 28, 1972, in Los Angeles, California. The daughter of Tony Award-winning actress Blythe Danner and television producer Bruce Paltrow, Gwyneth Paltrow grew up no stranger to the world of Hollywood. After living in Los Angeles, Paltrow moved with her family to New York at age eleven. The precocious young blonde made her stage debut at just five years old in a theater in Massachusetts`s Berkshire Mountains, where her mother performed in summer stock.
As she grew up, Paltrow`s burgeoning beauty and developing acting talent began to win her small film roles, beginning with Shout and Hook in 1991. After a well-received spot opposite her mother in the television mini-series Cruel Doubt (1992), Paltrow decided to abandon her art history studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara to pursue acting full time.
The decision paid off—Paltrow won a string of roles in films like Malice (1993), co-starring Nicole Kidman and Alec Baldwin, Flesh and Bone (1993), and Jefferson in Paris (1995), co-starring Nick Nolte. In 1995, Paltrow appeared in the controversial Seven with Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt. A romance with the latter helped propel Paltrow into the headlines, just as she began to win starring roles in The Pallbearer (1996), Emma (1996), Great Expectations (1998), and A Perfect Murder (1998) with Michael Douglas. Paltrow confirmed her superstar status with an inspired performance in 1998`s Shakespeare in Love, as the immortal Bard`s purported muse. The role won her a Best Actress Oscar and made her one of Hollywood`s most sought-after female performers.
The willowy blonde also made a name for herself in the gossip columns with much-publicized relationships and break-ups with both Pitt and Ben Affleck, the Oscar-winning co-screenwriter of Good Will Hunting (1997). Affleck also appeared (in a relatively small role) in Shakespeare in Love. He and Paltrow, who broke up amicably in early 1998 after a yearlong romance.
In 1999, Paltrow starred with Matt Damon in director Anthony Minghella`s lush production of The Talented Mr. Ripley, a novel by Patricia Highsmith. In 2000, she starred in the karaoke comedy-drama Duets, directed by her father, Bruce Paltrow, and the romantic Bounce, opposite Affleck. In late 2001, Paltrow donned an unflattering fat suit for some of her scenes in the crude comedy Shallow Hal, costarring Jack Black and directed by Peter and Bobby Farrelly. She also joined an all-star cast, including Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Ben Stiller, Bill Murray, Danny Glover, and Luke and Owen Wilson, in The Royal Tenenbaums, directed by Wes Anderson. In 2002, she starred in the literary adaptation Possession, as well as Miramax`s romantic spoof A View From the Top.
In October 2002, while vacationing in Italy to celebrate her 30th birthday, Gwyneth`s father, Bruce, succumbed to complications from pneumonia after a battle with throat cancer. Following his death, Gwyneth pulled out of some film projects, returning to the screen in the literary drama Sylvia in 2003, about the iconic, tragic poet Sylvia Plath, who killed herself in 1963.
Paltrow continued to tackle such drama fare as 2005`s Proof and 2006`s Running with Scissors. Changing gears, she had a supporting role in the action blockbuster Iron Man starring Robert Downey Jr. in 2008. Paltrow then starred opposite Joaquin Phoenix in Two Lovers the following year.
Paltrow has been married Chris Martin, front man for the British rock group Coldplay, since 2003. Their daughter, Apple Blythe Alison Martin, was born in May 2004. Two years later, the couple welcomed a son they named Moses.
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The Spence School, New York City, New York
University of California, Santa Barbara (dropped out)
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Gwyneth Kate Paltrow
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Gwyneth Paltrow ( ; born Gwyneth Kate Paltrow; September 27, 1972) is an American actress, singer, and food writer. She made her acting debut on stage in 1990 and started appearing in films in 1991. After appearing in several films throughout the decade, Paltrow gained early notice for her work in films such as Seven (1995) and Emma (1996) (in which she played the title role). Following the films Sliding Doors (1998) and A Perfect Murder (1998), Paltrow garnered worldwide recognition through her performance in Shakespeare in Love (1998), 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
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