Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow

Her role in 'Shout' (1991)
Background: Movie star, wife and mother Gwyneth Paltrow has much to be proud of. Winning an Oscar for the role of Viola De Lesseps in Shakespeare inLove (1998), Gwyneth proved she could be a star at just 26 years old.Singing the hit "Cruisin" with Huey Lewis, starring beside some ofHollywood's elite leading men: Jude Law, Michael Douglas, Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Spacey, to name a few, Gwyneth has the powerto consider roles and toss the ones she finds lacking easily aside.She is married to musician Chris Martin and gave birth to their firstchild, Apple Blythe Alison Martin. Her role as mother shines as bright as she does on screen.Gwyneth Paltrow appears to have the capacity to have it all and keep it. May she shine bright for a very long time.Showbiz HeritageChildhood and Family: Gwyneth Kate Paltrow was born in Los Angeles, California on September 28, 1972. Gwyneth's father, Bruce Paltrow, was a TV producer anddirector who died in 2002 from complications of pneumonia and a recurrence of throat cancer. Gwyneth's mother, Blythe Danner, is anactress with a large list of roles to her credit, including parts in such films as The Great Santini (1979), The Prince of Tides (1991) andMeet the Fockers (2004).Gwyneth's heritage is rich with show business and although she didtry to attend college, she soon discovered it just was not for her and instead began to actively pursue a career in acting."Acting isn't everything to me. My family, that always comes first."Gwyneth Paltrow"He's dead, and I'm suffering. Before this happened, I was really ata place in my life where I thought, 'I've figured it out'. Then it was like someone stomped me in the stomach. I needed to talk to mytherapist and practice yoga. I hadn't dealt with it, and I felt like it was killing me. I was really scared." GwynethPaltrow, referring to her father's deathGwyneth takes on ShakespeareCareer: "I don't really understand the concept of having a career, or what agents mean when they say they're building one for you. I justdo things I think will be interesting and that have integrity. I hate those tacky, pointless, big, fluffy, unimportant movies." GwynethPaltrowMix Rock & Roll, romance & John Travolta, and chances are your partin the movie will also be noticed. Gwyneth's first feature film acting debut took shape as small part Rebecca in the 1991 drama Shout.That same year she was given another small role in Director Steven Spielberg's Hook, starring Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman. In TV'sCruel Doubt (1992), Gwyneth was given the opportunity to act with her actress mother, Blythe Danner.More films followed: Deadly Relations (1993), Malice (1993), Fleshand Bone (1993), Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994) and Jefferson in Paris (1995), but in 1995 the role of Tracy Mills in thesuperbly crafted crime drama Se7en, starring Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kevin Spacey thrust Gwyneth into thelimelight. It was during this time that she also became romantically involved with the movie's sexy Brad Pitt. Movies came Gwyneth's way in the shape of Moonlight and Valentino(1995), Sydney (1996), The Pallbearer (1996), Emma (1996), Sliding Doors (1998), Great Expectations (1998) and Hush (1998).1998 would prove to be a superb year for Gwyneth Paltrow when she wascast in the roles of Emily Bradford Taylor in the thriller A Perfect Murder, also starring Michael Douglas and Viggo Mortensen, and asViola De Lesseps in the romantic hit Shakespeare in Love. Gwyneth would win an Academy Award for Best Actress for the role of Viola DeLesseps.Gwyneth Paltrow has stayed busy since. Starring in movies such asThe Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), Duets (2000), Bounce (2000), The Anniversary Party (2001), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), Shallow Hal(2001), Possession (2002), View from the Top (2003), Sylvia (2003), and Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004), Gwyneth also hasembraced the real life roles of wife and mother. Fans can enjoy her in the upcoming features, Proof, starring withAnthony Hopkins, Every Word Is True (2005) and the untitled Marlene Dietrich project still in works.Awards: Women in Film Crystal and Lucy Award (2004) ShoWest Convention: Special Award - Distinguished Decade of Achievement in Film (2004) Women in Film Crystal Awards: Crystal Award (2004) Crystal and Lucy Awards for excellence in film and television. (2003) Blockbuster Entertainment Awards: Favorite Actress - Drama/Romance, BOUNCE (2001) Empire Awards: Best Actress, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE (2000) MTV Movie Awards: Best Kiss, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE (1999) - shared with Joseph Fiennes Academy Awards: Best Actress, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE (1999) Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE '(1999) Blockbuster Entertainment Awards: Favorite Actress - Suspense, A PERFECT MURDER (1999) Florida Film Critics Circle Awards: Best Actress, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE (1999) Golden Globe Awards: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE (1999) Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE (1999) Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards: Sierra Award - Best Actress, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE (1998) Russian Guild of Film Critics: Golden Aries - Best Foreign Actress, SLIDING DOORS (1998) San Diego Film Critics Society Awards: Special Award, SLIDING DOORS (1998) Golden Satellite Awards: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical, EMMA (1997) 
I think so many people give us ideas of what we are. I think as women especially, because we're sensitive by nature, we're more vulnerable, we absorb other people's ideas about what we're supposed to think or who we're supposed to be and how we're supposed to act.More Gwyneth Paltrow quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It’s much harder for me. I think it’s different when you have an office job, because it’s routine and you can do all the stuff in the morning and then you come home in the evening. When you’re shooting a movie, they’re like, ?We need you to go to Wisconsin for two weeks,’ and then you work 14 hours a day and that part of it is very difficult. I think to have a regular job and be a mom is not as, of course there are challenges, but it’s not like being on set.More Gwyneth Paltrow quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I definitely don't read any tabloids. You really have to find a way to separate the words of people you respect - stranger or not, but respectful content, positive or negative - and people who are just in pain and projecting their own sh*t onto you.More Gwyneth Paltrow quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
He's chosen wonderful women to be with, and he doesn't hold a grudge.More Gwyneth Paltrow quotes [11/04/2006 12:11:00]
One year I was given a birthday present I'll never forget - a cooking lesson from Jamie Oliver.More Gwyneth Paltrow quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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