Gwyneth Paltrow, born September 27, 1972, in Los Angeles, California, is an actress who won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her work in the 1998 film Shakespeare in Love.
Paltrow’s professional acting debut came in the 1989 TV movie High, which was directed by her father Bruce Paltrow. Her feature film debut came in 1991 when she appeared in the John Travolta starring movie Shout.
In in 1995, Paltrow had her biggest role to date, appearing as the wife of Brad Pitt’s character in the David Fincher-directed thriller Se7en.
Paltrow’s career skyrocketed in 1998 when she starred in five different feature films: Great Expectations, Sliding Doors, Hush, A Perfect Murder and the award-winning, John Madden-directed film Shakespeare in Love.
Following her Academy Award-winning performance in Shakespeare in Love, Paltrow starred in films such as The Talented Mr. Ripley, Shallow Hal, The Royal Tenenbaums, View from the Top, Proof, Sylvia and Bounce.
After a brief hiatus in the early-to-mid 2000’s, Paltrow returned to acting with the 2008 Marvel Cinematic Universe film Iron Man, appearing as Pepper Potts.
Paltrow’s character of Pepper Potts would go onto appear in, Iron Man 2 (2010) andThe Avengers (2012), Iron Man 3 (2013), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), and Avengers: Infinity War (2018).
In 2017, Paltrow took another break from acting to focus on her business Goop, which describes itself as a “modern lifestyle brand” that provides cutting-edge wellness advice from doctors, vetted travel recommendations, and a curated shop of clean beauty, fashion, and home decor.
Paltrow has been in some high profile relationships during her career, dating actors Brad Pitt and Ben Affleck, and Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin.