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Paltrow in September 2011

Gwyneth Kate Paltrow (born September 28, 1972) is an American actress. She was born in Los Angeles, California.

Her father was movie director Bruce Paltrow. Her mother is actress Blythe Danner. Her brother is director Jake Paltrow. Her uncle is singer-actor Harry Danner. Her half-cousin is actress Katherine Moennig.

She studied Spanish in Talavera of the Queen, Spain.

Paltrow was married to Chris Martin, lead singer of rock band Coldplay, from December 5, 2003. The couple separated in 2014. They have a daughter, Apple (born May 14, 2004) and son, Moses (born April 8, 2006).

Filmography

Film
Title Year Role Notes
Shout 1991 Rebecca
Hook 1991 Young Wendy Darling
Deadly Relations 1993 Carol Ann Fagot
Malice 1993 Paula Bell
Flesh and Bone 1993 Ginny
Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle 1994 Paula Hunt
Higher Learning 1995 Student Uncredited
Jefferson in Paris 1995 Patsy Jefferson
Se7en 1995 Tracy Mills Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress
Moonlight and Valentino 1995 Lucy Trager
Hard Eight 1996 Clementine
Pallbearer, TheThe Pallbearer 1996 Julie DeMarco
Emma 1996 Emma Woodhouse Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Out of the Past 1998 Sarah Orne Jewett Voice
Sliding Doors 1998 Helen Quilley Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress (also for Shakespeare in Love)
Russian Guild of Film Critics – Best Foreign Actress
San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress (also for Shakespeare in Love)
Great Expectations 1998 Estella
Hush 1998 Helen Baring
Perfect Murder, AA Perfect Murder 1998 Emily Bradford Taylor Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actress
Shakespeare in Love 1998 Viola De Lesseps Academy Award for Best Actress
Empire Award for Best Actress
Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress (also for Sliding Doors)
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss (shared with Joseph Fiennes)
San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress (also for Sliding Doors)
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role – Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated—Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actress
Nominated—Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Nominated—MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance
Nominated—Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice Actress
Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Sexiest Love Scene (shared with Joseph Fiennes)
Talented Mr. Ripley, TheThe Talented Mr. Ripley 1999 Marge Sherwood Nominated—Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actress
Intern, TheThe Intern 2000 Herself Uncredited
Duets 2000 Liv
Bounce 2000 Abby Janello Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actress
Nominated—MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss (shared with Ben Affleck)
Anniversary Party, TheThe Anniversary Party 2001 Skye Davidson
Royal Tenenbaums, TheThe Royal Tenenbaums 2001 Margot Tenenbaum Nominated—Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Shallow Hal 2001 Rosemary Shanahan Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice Actress
Searching for Debra Winger 2002 Herself Documentary
Austin Powers in Goldmember 2002 Gwyneth Paltrow as Dixie Normous in 'Austinpussy'
Possession 2002 Maud Bailey
View from the Top 2003 Donna Jensen
Sylvia 2003 Sylvia Plath
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow 2004 Polly Perkins Nominated—MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss (shared with Jude Law)
Proof 2005 Catherine Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
Infamous 2006 Kitty Dean
Love and Other Disasters 2006 Hollywood Jacks Cameo appearance
Running with Scissors 2006 Hope Finch
Good Night, TheThe Good Night 2007 Dora
Iron Man 2008 Virginia "Pepper" Potts Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice Actress
Two Lovers 2008 Michelle Nominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best Lead Female
Iron Man 2 2010 Virginia "Pepper" Potts Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice Science Fiction Actress
Nominated—Scream Award for Best Science Fiction Actress
Country Strong 2010 Kelly Canter
Contagion 2011 Beth Emhoff Post-production
Glee: The 3D Concert Movie 2011 Herself/Holly Holiday
The Avengers 2012 Virginia "Pepper" Potts Cameo Appearance
Television
Title Year Role Notes
Saturday Night Live 1999 Host Hosted episodes in 1999, 2001, and 2011
Spain... on the road Again 2008 Herself
Marriage Ref, TheThe Marriage Ref 2010 Herself
Glee 2010–present Holly Holliday Pending—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series (2011)
Season 2 Episode 7 "The Substitute"
Season 2 Episode 15 "Sexy"
Season 2 Episode 17 "A Night Of Neglect"
Who Do You Think You Are? 2011 Herself Season 2 Episode 6 "Gwyneth Paltrow"

Discography

Singles

Single Year Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
Album
US
US AC
US
Country

AUS
NZ
UK
"Cruisin' (with Huey Lewis) 2000 1 1 1
  • AUS: 2× Platinum
Duets
"Bette Davis Eyes" 3
  • AUS: Platinum
"Country Strong" 2010 81 30 Country Strong
"Me and Tennessee" (with Tim McGraw) 2011 34 63
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Featured singles

Single Year Peak chart positions Album
US

AUS
CAN

IRL
UK

"Forget You" (with Glee Cast) 2010 11 24 12 20 31 Glee: The Music, Volume 4
"Nowadays / Hot Honey Rag" (with Glee Cast) Non-album singles
"Singing in the Rain / Umbrella" (with Glee Cast) 18 23 20 10 22
"Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)" (with Glee Cast) 2011 57 63 95 Glee: The Music, Volume 5
"Kiss" (with Glee Cast) 83 98 80
"Landslide" (with Glee Cast) 23 38 35 36 52
"Turning Tables" (with Glee Cast) 66 66 75 Glee: The Music, Volume 6
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Album appearances

Song Year Album
"Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)" (with Babyface) 2000 Duets
"Shake That Thing" 2010 Country Strong
"Coming Home"
"A Fighter"
"Travis"
"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" (with Matthew Morrison) 2011 Matthew Morrison

Music videos

Video Year Director
"Country Strong" 2010 Kristin Barlowe, Christoper Sims
"Me and Tennessee" (with Tim McGraw) 2011 Roger Pistole

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