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Profile of Gwyneth Paltrow on Famous Like Me

Name: Gwyneth Paltrow  
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Date of Birth: 28th September 1972
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, USA
Profession: Actress
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Gwyneth Kate Paltrow (born September 28, 1972) is an Oscar-winning American actress.

Paltrow was born in Los Angeles of Jewish and Pennsylvania Dutch descent. Raised in Santa Monica, she is the daughter of the late television producer and director Bruce Paltrow (died 2002) and the actress Blythe Danner. She attended Spence School, a selective private girls' school in New York City, and briefly studied Art History at the University of California, Santa Barbara, before dropping out and committing herself to acting. Paltrow has a younger brother named Jake and is a cousin of actress Katherine Moennig.

Her debut film was Shout (1991) and she played in family friend Steven Spielberg's Hook (1991) before starring in Se7en (1995) and dating her co-star Brad Pitt. Their relationship was much publicized, just like their break-up two years later. Pitt and Paltrow are now somewhat friendly. She was also once linked romantically to Ben Affleck.

Her performance in Emma (1996) received its share of praise. She was awarded the Academy Award for Best Actress two years later for her performance in Shakespeare in Love (1998), in which Affleck appeared.

Paltrow gave birth to her first child, Apple Blythe Alison Martin, on May 14, 2004, with husband Chris Martin of the rock group Coldplay, whom she married in secret on December 5, 2003. In October 2005, the couple announced that she is pregnant with their second child. She is a vegetarian and a good friend of both Madonna and Christina Applegate, but she earned the enmity of Sharon Stone due to her performance as Stone in a Saturday Night Live skit that poked fun at Stone and her then-husband, Phil Bronstein.

In May 2005, Paltrow was announced as the new face of Estée Lauder. Also in May of 2005 she publicly announced that she suffered from depression after the untimely death of her father Bruce Paltrow.

Partial filmography

  • Running with Scissors (2006)
  • Proof (2005)
  • Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)
  • Sylvia (2003)
  • View from the Top (2003)
  • Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) (cameo)
  • Possession (2002)
  • Shallow Hal (2001)
  • The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
  • The Anniversary Party (2001)
  • Bounce (2000)
  • Duets (2000)
  • The Intern (2000) (cameo)
  • The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
  • Shakespeare in Love (1998)
  • A Perfect Murder (1998)
  • Hush (1998)
  • Great Expectations (1998)
  • Sliding Doors (1998)
  • Emma (1996)
  • The Pallbearer (1996)
  • Hard Eight (1996)
  • Se7en (1995)
  • Jefferson in Paris (1995)
  • Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994)
  • Flesh and Bone (1993)
  • Malice (1993)
  • Hook (1991)
  • Shout (1991)

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