Celebrity Gwyneth Paltrow, the daughter of Tony Award winning actress Blythe Danner and television producer Bruce Paltrow, started acting as a kid shortly earning modest movie parts in Cry (1991) and Hook (1991). In 1995, she appeared in the contentious movie Se7en alongside Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt. From that point, Paltrow won starring characters in a string of movies including Emma (1996), Great Expectations (1998) and A Perfect Murder (1998). In 2003, Paltrow wed Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, with whom she got two kids. The couple parted ways in 2014.
Gwyneth Kate Paltrow was born on September 27, 1972, in La, California. The daughter of Tony Award winning actress Blythe Danner and television producer Bruce Paltrow, Paltrow grew up no stranger to the entire world of Hollywood. After living in La, Paltrow moved along with her family to The Big Apple at age 11. The precocious young blond made her stage debut at only 5 years old in a theatre in Massachusetts’s Berkshire Mountains, where her mom performed in summer stock.
As she grew up, Paltrow’s burgeoning attractiveness and developing playing talent started to win her little movie parts, starting with Yell and Hook in 1991. After a well-received place opposite her mom on the television miniseries Cruel Doubt (1992), Paltrow chose to abandon her art history studies in the University of California at Santa Barbara to pursue acting full time.
The choice paid off – Paltrow won a sequence of characters in movies 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 contentious movie Se7en with Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt.
Paltrow supported her superstar status with the inspired performance in 1998’s Shakespeare in Love, as the immortal Bard’s purported muse.
Affleck also appeared (in a comparatively modest part) in Shakespeare in Love.
In 2000, she starred in the karaoke comedy drama Duets, directed by her dad, Bruce Paltrow, as well as the intimate Bounce, opposite Affleck.
In 2002, she starred in the literary version Possession, together with Miramax’s romantic spoof A View From the Top.
Following her 1998 Academy Award triumph, Paltrow took part in several less than memorable characters. In 2003, Paltrow played in the biopic Sylvia, the story of the gifted poet and writer Sylvia Plath, as the primary character. The movie failed to meet the hoopla and flopped in the box office. A sequence of less popular movies followed, including Running with Scissors (2003), Evidence (2005) and Infamous (2006). None of her movies were considered Oscar-worthy or did extremely well in the box office. She even tried her hand at directing in 2005 by making her directiorial introduction in 2005 for the brief Dealbreakers. It was not until 2008 that Paltrow began to make a recovery.
The movie got rave reviews and garnered the greatest box office amounts of any movie that Paltrow had previously played in, raking in over $300 million. The movie can also be arguably the very first in the comic book genre to start the collection of other superhero movies in the Marvel universe that followed—Thor (2011), Captain America (2011) and The Avengers (2012). Paltrow reprised her characters in the 2nd and third movies in the series, released in 2010 and 2013, respectively. It was additionally in 2008 that Paltrow found her lifestyle site GOOP, which sends out a weekly newsletter on anything from parenting to trend suggestions.
In 2003, Paltrow wed Chris Martin, frontman for the British rock group Coldplay. Their daughter, Apple Blythe Alison Martin, was created in May 2004. A couple of years after, the couple welcomed a son, Moses Bruce Anthony Martin. In March 2014, via her web site GOOP, Paltrow declared that she and Martin had split: “It’s with hearts filled with despair that people decided to split,” she said. “We happen to be working hard for well over annually, some of it together, some of it divided, to see what might have been potential between us, and we’ve come to the final outcome that while we love each other very much, we shall stay independent.”