|Real Name: Gwyneth Kate Paltrow|
|Birthday: 27 September 1972|
Gwyneth Paltrow Biography:
Paltrow was born on September 28, 1972, in Los Angeles, California.
Raised in the City of Angels by her parents, actress Blythe Danner and
television producer Bruce, it was no shocker that the blue eyed blonde
would seek a profession in acting.
Gwyneth returned to Los Angeles to attend the
University of California in Santa Barbara as an art history major. But the wannabe
actress ultimately traded in her textbooks and classroom lectures
for the hope of becoming a full time actor.
After her role in "Hook" Gwyneth Paltrow was hired and cast as
the lead role in the 1992 television mini series "Cruel Doubt",
mother in a costarring role about a college student and two friends who are
accused of murdering one's stepfather and injuring his mother who refuses to
believe her son had anything to do with the attack.
was "Mrs. Parker and
the Vicious Circle" (1994) with Jennifer
Jason Leigh and Heather
Graham, a biography about Dorothy Parker's memories of the heyday with
the Algonquin Round Table, a circle of friends whose barbed wit, like hers,
was fueled by alcohol and flirted with despair. and then in the leading role
of Patsy in yet another biography "Jefferson in Paris"
(1995). This flick starring Nick Nolte examined whether Thomas Jefferson, in
the years before he became president, had an affair with his 15-year-old slave Sally Hemings.
Her celebrity status was on the rise, but Gwyneth decided to look for roles in smaller, less
conventional films rather than big-budget blockbusters. Paltrow costarred with
David Schwimmer in 1996's "The Pallbearer", and that same
year was cast in the title role in the period piece "Emma"
Next up were "Hard Eight" (1996) and "Great
Expectations" (1998) featuring Robert
De Niro, where she was outstanding. Unfortunately, not many
people saw the movie and it was a box-office failure.
Then came the role that turned her from actress to Academy
Award winner. In 1998's "Shakespeare in Love", Paltrow
played an aspiring stage actress, who was forced to camouflage herself as a
male since the stage was no place for a woman in Elizabethan times. The
flick also had a brief appearance by Ben
Gwyneth Paltrow may have ended her engagement with Brad
Pitt, but her career was still on the upswing. After a brief vacation, she returned to the movie screen in
"The Talented Mr. Ripley" (1999) working alongside
an all-star cast including Matt
Damon, Jude Law, Cate
Blanchett, and Philip Seymour Hoffman in the cop-drama-thriller about
Tom Ripley, a young underachiever, who is sent to Europe to retrieve a rich
and spoiled millionaire playboy, named Dickie Greenleaf. But when the errand
fails, Ripley kills the playboy and begins to assume his life.
Since becoming a mother, Paltrow has spent less time in the spotlight, relocating to London. While she reduced the number of films she works on, she did appear in the 2006 movie "Infamous" starring Sigourney Weaver and Sandra Bullock about how writer Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith, and "Running with Scissors" a comedy-drama featuring Evan Rachel Wood.
Next was the comedy film "The Good Night" (2007), about a former pop star who now writes commercial jingles for a living experiences a mid-life crisis, starring Penelope Cruz and Danny Devito, and "Dirty Tricks" (2008).
Then it was onto more comedy with "Iron Man" (2008), with Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Downey Jr. (as Ironman) and Hilary Swank about how wealthy industrialist Tony Stark is forced to build an armored suit after a life-threatening incident, he ultimately decides to use its technology to fight against evil. Gwyneth Paltrow wrapped that year's project with "Two Lovers" (2008) - A Brooklyn-set romantic drama about a bachelor torn between the family friend his parents wish he would marry and his beautiful but volatile new neighbor.
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