Paltrow, Gwyneth (1972–)

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Paltrow, Gwyneth (1972–)

American actress. Born Gwyneth Kate Paltrow, Sept 28, 1972, in Los Angeles, CA; dau. of Blythe Danner (actress) and Bruce Paltrow (producer); sister of Jake Paltrow; m. Chris Martin (lead singer with Coldplay), Dec 5, 2003; children: daughter Apple Martin (b. 2004) and son Moses Martin (b. 2006).

Received early acting training at Williamstown Theater in the Berkshires; made film debut in Shout (1991); appeared in Flesh and Bone (1993), Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994), Jefferson in Paris (1995), and Emma (1996) among others; won Academy Award for Best Actress for Shakespeare in Love (1998); other films include The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), Duets (2000), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), Shallow Hal (2001), Sylvia (2003) and Running with Scissors (2006).

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