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Apr 28, 2013
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BIOGRAPHIC
Steve McGarry

Gwyneth Paltrow

Born in Los Angeles, California, on September 27, 1972, Gwyneth Paltrow is the daughter of actress Blythe Danner and the late director and producer Bruce Paltrow.  She made her professional stage debut in the summer of 1990 and her screen debut the following year in the John Travolta movie "Shout."  That same year, she appeared as Wendy Darling in Steven Spielberg's Peter Pan movie "Hook."

Her star continued to rise throughout the 1990s, thanks to the roles in the likes of "Jefferson in Paris," :Seven" and "Emma."  She starred in four movies in 1998 - "Sliding Doors," "Hush," "Great Expectations" and "Shakespeare in Love," the latter earning her a number of awards, including an Oscar and a Golden Globe.

Subsequent movies included "The Talented Mr. Ripley," "Duets," "the Royal Tenenbaums," "Shallow Hal," and "Proof."  She won an Emmy for her role in the hit TV show "Glee."

2013 sees her reprise her role of Pepper Potts in "Iron Man 3," the latest installment in the blockbuster Marvel Universe franchise.

Following high profile romances with Brad Pitt and Ben Affleck, she married Coldplay singer Christ Martin in 2003.  They have two children together.  Away from movies, Gwyneth has developed a lifestyle company, written two very popular cookbooks and worked with such brands as Coach and Estee Lauder.
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