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Gwyneth Paltrow ACTOR


To most moviegoers, Gwyneth Paltrow was "that English actress that used to be engaged to Brad Pitt."
On March 21, 1999, that image was altered completely when the little known actress was awarded the Academy Award for her outstanding performance in Shakespeare in Love (1998). Gwyneth Paltrow, who in fact is not English, was born in 1972 in Los Angeles, the daughter of noted film director Bruce Paltrow and Tony award-winning actress Blythe Danner. When Gwyneth was 11, the family moved to Massachusetts where her father began working in summer stock productions in the Berkshires. It was here that she received her early acting training under the tutelage of her parents.

In 1991, she quit the University of California and began to actively pursue a career in acting. She made her film debut with a small part in "Shout" (1991) starring John Travolta, Jamie Walters, Scott Coffey, Heather Graham and Glenn Quinn and for the next 5 years had featured roles in a mixed bag of film fare that included "Flesh and Bone" (1993), "Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle" (1994), "Se7en" (1995), "Jefferson in Paris" (1995), "Moonlight and Valentino" (1995), and "The Pallbearer" (1996).

It was her performance in the title role of Emma Woodhouse in "Emma" (1996) also starring Alan Cumming, Toni Collette, Ewan McGregor and Jeremy Northam, that led to her being offered the role of Viola in "Shakespeare in Love" (1998) co-starring Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush, Colin Firth, Ben Affleck and Judi Dench, for which she won an Academy Award for Best Actress, a Golden Globe Award and two Screen Actors Guild Awards, for Outstanding Lead Actress.

She broke her much publicized engagement to actor Brad Pitt in 1997 citing as the reason the fact that neither she nor Pitt felt that they could pursue their respective careers and at the same time maintain a happy marriage. They remain good friends. A tall, wafer thin, delicate beauty, Gwyneth Paltrow is a consummate professional and a highly skilled actress who appears to possess everything necessary to achieve super stardom.

Gwyneth is married to Chris Martin, the lead vocalist of Coldplay and they have two children together, Apple and Moses.


1991 Shout   
1991 Hook Young
1992 Cruel Doubt
1993 Deadly Relations 
1993 Malice
1993 Flesh and Bone
1994 Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle
1995 Higher Learning
1995 Jefferson in Paris
1995 Seven
1995 Moonlight and Valentino
1996 Hard Eight 
1996 The Pallbearer  
1996 Emma
1997 Thomas Jefferson
1997 Sliding Doors
1997 Great Expectations
1997 Hush
1997 A Perfect Murder
1998 Shakespeare in Love
1999 The Talented Mr. Ripley 
1999 Saturday Night Live
2000 The Intern
2000 Duets
2000 Bounce
2001 The Anniversary Party
2001 The Royal Tenenbaums
2001 Shallow Hal
2002 Searching for Debra Winger
2002 Austin Powers in Goldmember
2002 Possession
2002 View from the Top
2003 Sylvia
2004 Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
2005 Proof
2005 Infamous
2005 Love and Other Disasters
2005 Running with Scissors
2007 The Good Night
2008 Two Lovers
2008 Iron Man
2008 Spain... On The Road Again
2009 The Marriage Ref
2010 Iron Man 2
2010 Country Strong
2011 Contagion
2012 Thanks for Sharing
2012 The Avengers
2013 Iron Man

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