Gwyneth Paltrow Biography
Birth name - Gwyneth Kate Paltrow
Date of birth - September 28, 1972
Los Angeles, California, USA
Nickname - Gwynnie
Height - 5' 9½" (1.77 m)
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Gwyneth Paltrow is the daughter of producer Bruce Paltrow and actress Blythe Danner. After attending the Spence School in New York City, she moved to California where she attended the University of California in Santa Barbara, majoring in Art History. She soon quit, realizing it was not her passion. She began acting in the Williamstown Theatre play "Picnic, " with her mother. In 1991 she appeared in her first film, Shout (1991) with John Travolta. She met Steven Spielberg and was cast in his film Hook (1991). After a bit part in the 1995 film Se7en (1995) she began dating her co-star Brad Pitt. She appeared in The Pallbearer (1996) and Emma (1996) and received her first Oscar nomination in 1999 for her role as Viola in John Madden's, Shakespeare in Love (1998)
Spouse - Chris Martin (December 5, 2003 - present) 1 child
More Interesting Information for Gwyneth Paltrow
Graduated from The Spence School in New York, New York. 
Voted "Most Stuck-up" in Movieline's 100 Most. [October 1998]
Gave $21,000 watch to boyfriend Ben Affleck as a birthday present. [15 August 1998]
One of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People. 
Engaged to actor Brad Pitt [20 December 1996]
Confirmed as the next "Calvin Klein" model. 
Attended the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) for one year as an Art History major.
After spending a time in her early teens in Talavera de la Reina (Spain), she can speak fairly good Spanish.
Turned down the role of Emma Peel in the movie The Avengers (1998).
Met with James Cameron for the role of Rose in Titanic (1997).
A couple sued Gwyneth for an undisclosed amount claiming that the actress injured them during an April 1999 car accident.
Attended Madonna's wedding to Guy Ritchie in Scotland.
Spends Thanksgiving every year with Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw at their home in the Hamptons.
As part of research for her role as an obese woman in _Shallow Hal (2001)_ , Gwyneth wore the 200 pound latex "fat" suit she used for the film to a bar where people refused to make eye contact with her and treated her rudely. She then said that this experience made her saddened by the injustice faced by overweight people in society.
Has been friends with Maya Rudolph (of "Saturday Night Live" (1975) fame) since she was seven.
Sticks to a macrobiotic diet.
Owned a flat in London, England, UK.
Sister of Jake Paltrow; first cousin of actress Katherine Moennig; and Hillary Danner; niece of Harry Danner.
In 2002, shot commercials and print ads for Spain's department store chain, El Corte Inglés' spring line.
Did her own singing in the movie Duets (2000).
Measurements: 33 1/2B-25-35. Called "a designer's dream". (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
Went to Crossroads High School in Santa Monica for one year.
13th April, 2003, attended the ceremony in Talavera de la Reina, Toledo, Spain, in which she was named "adopted daughter". Gwyneth first visited the town as a young school-girl, and has since frequently returned to visit the small town, enamoured - she says - of the people, the food and the countryside.
Played Thomas Jefferson's daughter in Jefferson in Paris (1995). Her mother, Blythe Danner, played Jefferson's wife, Martha, in 1776 (1972), just before Gwyneth was conceived.
Wears a size 9 shoe.
She was nominated for a 2002 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actress for her performance in Proof, performed at the Donmar Warehouse in London, England.
Daughter, with Chris Martin, Apple Blythe Alison Martin, born on 14 May 2004 in London, England, UK.
She and her husband, Chris Martin, purchased Kate Winslet's North London home in Belsize Park.
Her mother, Blythe Danner, is of Anglo-Saxon descent and her father, Bruce Paltrow, being Polish-Jewish, had many generations of rabbis in the family tree.
Her natural hair color is brown.
Her mother, Blythe Danner, was about five months pregnant with the future actress when she appeared in _Columbo: Étude in Black (1972) (TV)_ . The episode also starred John Cassavetes, and aired during the show's first season.
Her name can be heard over the P.A. system in many episodes of the medical drama "St. Elsewhere" (1982). Gwyneth's dad, Bruce Paltrow, was the producer of the series.
Turned down the role of Rachel Keller in The Ring (2002).
Husband, Chris Martin, is lead singer of the band Coldplay.
Was a sister of the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority.
Her friendship with best friend Madonna ended, because she couldn't get along with Madonna's extravagant lifestyle.
Spent 70 hours in labor awaiting the birth of her first child.
Revealed that she named her daughter Apple, because apples are whole, sweet and crisp. The baby's middle name honors her grandmothers, Blythe Danner and Alison Martin.
Attended St. Augustine By The Sea in Los Angeles and the Spence School in New York City.
Met husband, Chris Martin, in October 2002 when she attended his band's concert
She does not employ a nanny to take care of her daughter, a rarity among actors in the film business.
She is expecting her second child with her husband Chris Martin. [October 2005]
Signed a contact with Estee Lauder for 10 million dollars to promote their new line of fragrance "Pleasures".
Is a vegan
Personal quotes from Gwyneth Paltrow
"Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick."
"It changed me more than anything else. You don't want to get to that place where you're the adult and you're palpably in the next generation. And, this shoved me into that." - about her father's struggle with throat cancer.
"It really changed my life. When we split up, something changed, permanently, in me. My heart sort of broke that day, and it will never be the same." - about her 1997 break up with Brad Pitt.
"I try to remember, as I hear about friends getting engaged, that it's not about the ring, and it's not about the wedding. It's a grave thing, getting married. And it's easy to get swept up in the wrong things."
"I find "Sex and the City" (1998) irreverent and shocking. It's one step beyond how girls really talk. I would do a cameo on that show in a flash."
"I realized life is so short and precious, you should do things that make you feel inspired, that push you and teach you something. I'd rather not have a big house, a huge closet of clothes, diamonds and a private plane, and instead a body of work that I'm proud of."
"I'm glad that some day my children will be able to see my father and hear his voice, get a sense of who he was. One of the things that disturbs me the most about the fact that he's dead is that I feel like a statistic. I sort of feel like one of those people who was unfortunate and lost their father when they were 30, and life goes on. But he was so unique and so incredible, I don't like to think about it in those terms."
"I worked so much in my 20s and I really burnt the candle at both ends. I wasn't too picky about what I did and I was lucky that I did some really good films, but I also did some really rubbish films, I think part of the downside about being so successful and winning the Oscar at the age of 26 is that I sort of became insouciant about the things that I chose. I thought 'oh, I'll just try this, it'll be fun or I'll do that for the money....' Things like that now I would absolutely never do."
"The simpler things are, the happier they are."
"The work gets more difficult as you get older. You learn more and you gather more experiences, there is deeper pain and higher highs."
"There are certain women in this business who have children and I just think, 'You must never, never see them.' You can't do movies back to back and see your child if they go to school."
"Our marriage is between us. If we decide to continue being together or not, it's our business."
"It was very, very difficult. I was trying not to barf. I felt terrible." - about being pregnant while filming on the set of her movie "Proof"
"Even actresses that you really admire, like Reese Witherspoon, you think, another romantic comedy? You know. You see her in something like Walk the Line and think, God, you're so great. And then you think, why is she doing these stupid romantic comedies? But of course it's for money and status. I just think, wouldn't it be great if all of those movies people went to see were about real women?"
"I love the English way, which is not as capitalistic as it is in America. People don't talk about work and money; they talk about interesting things at dinner parties. I like living here because I don't tap into the bad side of American psychology, which is 'I'm not achieving enough, I'm not making enough, I'm not at the top of the pile.'"
I'm very happy here (in London) and I really like the way the film industry works, everybody cares. I like that it doesn't have this big capitalistic feeling. When you do something in LA you really feel the crew are punching the clock.
Gwyneth Paltrow Filmography
Actress - filmography
(In Production) (2000s) (1990s)
Untitled Marlene Dietrich Project (2006) (announced) .... Marlene Dietrich
Dirty Tricks (2006) (announced) .... Maureen Dean
The Good Night (2006) (post-production) .... Dora
Infamous (2006) (completed) .... Peggy Lee
Running with Scissors (2006) (completed) .... Hope
Love and Other Disasters (2006) .... Hollywood Jacks
"Late Show with David Letterman"
... aka Late Show Backstage (USA: title for episodes with guest hosts)
... aka The Late Show (USA: informal short title)
- Episode dated 7 September 2005 (2005) TV Episode
Proof (2005) .... Catherine
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004) .... Polly Perkins
Sylvia (2003) .... Sylvia Plath
View from the Top (2003) .... Donna Jensen
Possession (2002/I) .... Maud Bailey
Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) .... Gwyneth Paltrow as Dixie Normous in 'Austinpussy'
... aka Austin Powers: Goldmember (USA)
"Saturday Night Live"
... aka NBC's Saturday Night (USA: original title)
... aka SNL
... aka SNL 25 (USA: new title)
... aka Saturday Night Live '80 (USA: new title)
- Episode #27.5 (2001) TV Episode .... Host
- Episode #24.12 (1999) TV Episode .... Host
Shallow Hal (2001) .... Rosemary Shanahan
... aka Schwer verliebt (Germany)
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) .... Margot Tenenbaum
The Anniversary Party (2001) .... Skye Davidson
Bounce (2000) .... Abby Janello
Duets (2000) .... Liv
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) .... Marge Sherwood
... aka The Mysterious Yearning Secretive Sad Lonely Troubled Confused Loving Musical Gifted Intelligent Beautiful Tender Sensitive Haunted Passionate Talented Mr. Ripley (USA: complete title)
Shakespeare in Love (1998) .... Viola De Lesseps
A Perfect Murder (1998) .... Emily Bradford Taylor
Hush (1998) .... Helen Baring
Great Expectations (1998) .... Estella
Sliding Doors (1998) .... Helen Quilley
Emma (1996) .... Emma Woodhouse
The Pallbearer (1996) .... Julie DeMarco
Sydney (1996) .... Clementine
... aka Hard Eight (USA: changed title)
Moonlight and Valentino (1995) .... Lucy Trager
Se7en (1995) .... Tracy Mills
Jefferson in Paris (1995) .... Patsy Jefferson
... aka Jefferson à Paris (France)
Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994) .... Paula Hunt
... aka Mrs. Parker and the Round Table
Flesh and Bone (1993) .... Ginnie
Malice (1993) .... Paula Bell
Deadly Relations (1993) (TV) .... Carol Ann Fagot Applegarth Holland
Cruel Doubt (1992) (TV) .... Angela Pritchard
Hook (1991) .... Young Wendy/Peter's Mother
Shout (1991) .... Rebecca