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Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow (born September 27, 1972) is an Academy Award, Golden Globe- and double Screen Actors Guild Award-winning American actress, as well as a chart-topping singer in Australia.

She is perhaps best known for her roles in the films Se7en, Shakespeare in Love, Iron Man and The Talented Mr. Ripley.

She is married to Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin and has had two children with him.

Early career: 1990-1994

Paltrow made her professional stage debut in 1990 and her debut on film in 1991, in Shout. Later that year, she played the role as the young Wendy in Steven Spielberg's Hook (1991).

Before her breakthrough Gwyneth Paltrow appeared in Malice and also Flesh and Bone.

Breakthrough: 1995-2000

Paltrow's breakthrough came when she starred in Se7en (1995), opposite Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman. The film was hugely successful commercially and critically.

This was bolstered in 1996 when she starred in Emma, where she received positive critical acclaim, particularly in the UK for her impressive English accent.

Two years later, Gwyneth Paltrow starred in Shakespeare in Love. The film earned more than $100 million in box office receipts and numerous awards. This included Paltrow receiving the award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role and also an Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

The year after Gwyneth Paltrow starred in A Perfect Murder and in 2000, in The Talented Mr. Ripley.

Recent Years: 2000-Present

Until recently, Paltrow has had a relatively low-profile, yet steady, film career with a few critically acclaimed film roles, including Proof (2005) and The Royal Tenenbaums (2001).

Audiences got their first taste of Paltrow's singing ability with the 2000 release of Duets, with singer Huey Lewis. Towards the end of the film they perform a cover version of Smokey Robinson's "Cruisin'" which would eventually be released and go to number one in Australia, while Gwyneth Paltrow's rendition of the Kim Carnes classic "Bette Davis Eyes" reached number three.

Since winning the Academy Award for Best Actress for Shakespeare in Love, Paltrow's film success has been less noteworthy, including several cameo roles, such as her appearance in Love and Other Disasters, Running with Scissors and Infamous.

Despite some low key appearances Paltrow's leading role in 2008's Iron Man may have restored her superstar status.

Personal life

On December 5, 2003, she married Chris Martin from the music group Coldplay in a secret wedding ceremony in Southern California. The marriage was so secret that no-one else was even invited.

Paltrow gave birth to their first child, a daughter named Apple Blythe Alison Martin, five months later, on May 14, 2004, in London.

Her second child, Moses Bruce Anthony Martin, was born on April 8, 2006 in New York City. Her son's first name was explained as the song that her husband wrote for her shortly before their secret wedding, called "Moses".

Trivia

Paltrow is good friends with Madonna and they even share the same personal trainer.

On September 27, 2006 (her 34th birthday) Gwyneth sang a duet with rap artist Jay-Z during his concert at the Royal Albert Hall. She sang the chorus for Song Cry.

Paltrow is a descendent of a famous 17th century Polish rabbi, David HaLevi Segal of Krakow.

Actor Simon Pegg is Paltrow's daughter's Godfather.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Gwyneth Paltrow's Lifestyle Newsletter Goop Publishes Entire Article About Taboo Sexual Act


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Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle website Goop has, for a long time now, been one of the most mocked and inherently ridiculous things done in the name of celebrity.

Now, she’s raised eyebrows among even the most dedicated fans of her blog by publishing an entire article about anal sex and other bedroom pursuits in the latest issue of her newsletter, called The Sex Issue, which she published on Thursday (March 23rd).

In it, the 44 year old mother-of-two not only discusses sex toys and pornography, but also includes an entire piece on anal sex, in which she consults an expert and compiles a pretty comprehensive guide to the often taboo sexual act.

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Gwyneth Paltrow attends the launch of Frederique Constant's Horological Smartwatch held at Spring Studios - New York, United States - Wednesday 2nd November 2016

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Actress Gwyneth Paltro seen entering a party hosted by ELLE magazine - Madrid, Spain - Wednesday 26th October 2016

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"I'd Have To Take You For Dinner First!" Chris Martin Gets Propositioned By Fan During Coldplay Gig


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Coldplay frontman Chris Martin was taken aback by a fan during the band’s show in Pittsburgh, who explicitly asked the singer to have sex with them mid-show. Martin, who was formerly married to Gwyneth Paltrow, told the fan he’d have to take them for dinner first, adding that he felt like he was 15 again.

Chris MartinChris Martin was propositioned during Coldplay’s recent Pittsburgh show

Martin was about to perform ‘Everglow’ from the band’s 2015 album A Head Full of Dreams, when one fan shouted: “F*** me Chris”. Taken aback Martin, who was sitting at his piano, responded: “It’s a lovely offer... I’d have to take you to dinner first, you know what I’m saying?”

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French Fries And Bee Stings: 7 Surprising Facts About Gwyneth Paltrow's Lifestyle


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Gwyneth Paltrow often finds herself under attack for the advice and products featured on her Goop website, given that you have to be as rich as her to be able to afford the lifestyle the site endorses, but there's a lot about her beauty and health regime that may surprise you.

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In an interview with the New York Times, she opened up about her craziest beauty endeavours; and trust us, living in California seems to present limitless amounts of therapies, treatments and products. She also had a few interesting points to note about her everyday make-up, hair and skincare.

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Gwyneth Paltrow - Rob Lowe receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at Hollywood Blvd - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 8th December 2015

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Chris Martin Says He's 'Grateful To Be Alive' After Divorce From Gwyneth Paltrow


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Coldplay frontman Chris Martin has opened up about life after his split from wife Gwyneth Paltrow. The 38 year old appeared on Australia's 2DayFM on Monday and addressed the break-up for the first time, saying he feels ‘grateful to be alive.’

Chris Martin Chris Martin has spoken for the first time about his split from Gwyneth Paltrow.

"I went through some big changes... everyone knows about them,” Martin said. "[I was able to] figure out where I've gone wrong in my way of looking at the world. A few years ago I was in a low place in my life and was feeling kind of down and confused.”

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Gwyneth Paltrow - 6th Annual amfAR's Inspiration Gala held at Milk Studios at Milk Studios - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 29th October 2015

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Gwyneth Paltrow - La Mer 'Celebration of an Icon' Global Event hosted by Estée Lauder Companies Inc. Group at Siren Studios - Arrivals at Siren Studios - Hollywood, California, United States - Tuesday 13th October 2015

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Gwyneth Paltrow Highlights Gender Pay Gap In Hollywood, Uses Robert Downey Jr. As An Example


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Gwyneth Paltrow is adding her name to the growing list of female (and many male) actors who are appalled with the substantial gender pay gap in Hollywood. The 43-year-old Mortdecai actor and Goop founder hit back at the film industry for its inequality and sexism during a recent interview. She also used one very prominent example to prove her point.

Gwyneth PaltrowGwyneth Paltrow at Tom Ford's Autumn/Winter Womenswear Collection Presentation in L.A., February 2015.

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Gwyneth Paltrow Says She Didn't Come Up With The Phrase "Conscious Uncoupling"


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After popularising the rather ludicrous phrase “conscious uncoupling” as a euphemism for her divorce from her ex-husband, Gwyneth Paltrow has claimed in a new interview that it wasn’t actually her who coined the term.

The 42 year old actress explained to Fast Company that it was the editorial director of her lifestyle site Goop, Elise Loehnen, who came up with the phrase in a headline and didn’t warn her in advance of the article going live.

Gwyneth PaltrowGwyneth Paltrow has claimed she didn't come up with the phrase "conscious uncoupling"

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Gwyneth Paltrow On Her Relationship & Co-Parenting With Chris Martin Post-Split: “It’s Hard”


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Gwyneth Paltrow has opened up about co-parenting with her ex-husband, Chris Martin. The 42-year-old was interviewed during the #BlogHer15 conference, presented by SheKnows Media, in New York City on Friday (17th July).

Gwyneth PaltrowGwyneth Paltrow at the Tom Ford A/W Collection Presentation in Los Angeles in February 2015.

Read More: Gwyneth Paltrow Hates Being Compared To Other Entrepreneurial Actresses.

Continue reading: Gwyneth Paltrow On Her Relationship & Co-Parenting With Chris Martin Post-Split: “It’s Hard”

Lena Dunham Planning 'Goop'-Style Newsletter About Feminism And Politics


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Lena Dunham is looking to enter the digital publishing industry on top her work in TV and film, with the news that she’s to collaborate with the launch of a regular feminist newsletter later this year.

The 29 year old creator and star of HBO’s ‘Girls’ is teaming up with one of the show’s runners Jenni Konner for a newsletter called Lenny, a weekly e-mail bulletin that will offer content and advice aimed at young women “where there’s no such thing as too much information.”

Lena DunhamLena Dunham is planning to roll out a weekly e-mail newsletter about politics, feminism and lifestyle

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Gwyneth Paltrow Hates Being Compared To Other Entrepreneurial Actresses


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There’s one thing Gwyneth Paltrow hates more than all the non-organic, fatty food combined and that’s being compared to other actresses who have turned their considerable talents to business enterprises. Paltrow, who is currently on hiatus from acting whilst she focuses on her business GOOP, revealed she considers being compared with other actresses as sexist as actors, who launched business, are not grouped together in the same way.

Gwyneth PaltrowGwyneth Paltrow hates being compared to other actresses turned business women.

Read More: Exercise, Laughing, Having Sex: Gwyneth Paltrow's Beauty Secrets Are Not What You'd Expect.

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Exercise, Laughing, Having Sex: Gwyneth Paltrow's Beauty Secrets Are Not What You'd Expect


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In the past Gwyneth Paltrow has come in for a lot flack thanks to some of the frankly bonkers lifestyle advice she’s doled out (remember the time she told women to steam their vaginas?). But maybe Gwyneth has mellowed a bit in recent months, as her beauty tips from the latest issue of Women’s Health magazine sound surprisingly 'normal'.

Gwyneth PaltrowGwyneth covers the June issue of Women’s Health magazine.

“I believe, as cheesy as it sounds, in exercise, laughing, having sex, being yourself," Paltrow told the mag. ”I'm not like, 'Then I use this masque that I make on my stove.'" The actress added that she now feels way more comfortable in a bathing suit than she did 20 years ago.

Continue reading: Exercise, Laughing, Having Sex: Gwyneth Paltrow's Beauty Secrets Are Not What You'd Expect

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Gwyneth Paltrow

Date of birth

27th September, 1972

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female

Height

1.75




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