Gwyneth Paltrow’s biographyGwyneth Paltrow’s name is known to almost everyone ‒ she is a famous actress and a successful businesswoman. The actress with $150 million net worth is the personification of success. Her star rose to the cinematographic Olympus at the end of the last century and continues to shine with all facets of acting skills, delighting numerous fans in all countries of the world.
ChildhoodGwyneth Kate Paltrow, or G.P., as her friends and fans call her, was born on September 28, 1972, in Santa Monica. Her mother, Blythe Danner is a well-known actress, who is especially known to the viewers from the film series Meet the Parents. She also played in New York theatres. The father of the actress was the producer Bruce Paltrow.
Different nationalities were mixed in the blood of the baby. For her white skin and wheat-colored curls, she is indebted to the German maternal roots, and for her amazing love for life and devotion to family values ‒ to Jewish paternal ones.
In her youth, Gwyneth dreamed of becoming an ornithologist. But in high school, she was fascinated by art, and she entered the course of art history at the University of California, which she did not graduate from, having decided to take drama classes.
Beginning of the careerIn 1991, G. P. first appeared on the big screen in the beautiful rock and roll drama Shout, in which her partners were already famous John Travolta, as well as James Walters and Heather Graham.
In the same year, she performed a small part in the family film-fairy tale Hook. The girl was invited to perform the role of Wendy by her godfather and a friend of parents Steven Spielberg. The envious people explained the success of young G.P., who was lucky to play with Dustin Hoffman, Bob Hoskins, as well as with Robin Williams and Maggie Smith, as the result of the patronage of her parents, and predicted the girl a short career. However, Gwyneth Paltrow was able to glorify her name herself becoming one of the most famous and sought-after actresses of the New Hollywood era.
RecognitionAfter several passing roles of the period from 1992 to 1994, G. P. accepted the invitation to play in the thriller Seven. The gentle image of Tracy Mills, finely embodied by her on the screen, gave the film an even more dramatic character and brought the young actress without exaggeration worldwide fame. G.P.’s partners in the film were Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey and Morgan Freeman.
In 1996 the comedy melodrama Emma was released, and for her role in it, G.P. received her first prize ‒ Satellite award. The brilliant cast that included Alan Cumming, Ewan McGregor and other stars became a worthy frame for Gwyneth Paltrow’s talent. The wonderful, very ironic story of a young aristocratic woman and her friends was considered one of the best screen adaptations of works written by Jane Austen.
G.P.’s following works unfailingly revealed to the fans all the new facets of her acting gift. The viewers remembered every character she played. However, G.P. herself was not satisfied with her success. After playing as Emma Woodhouse, the actress starred in the films Hard Eight, Shakespeare in Love and Sliding Doors, and in 1998, she appeared as Estella in the film adaptation of one of the greatest novels by Charles Dickens.
The plot of the drama Great Expectations transferred viewers from Victorian Dickens times to modern America, where the character Ethan Hawke met the beautiful and unattainable dream Estella and decided to achieve her love at any cost. Despite the fact that the film was not awarded a prize, it became the favorite film for millions of viewers and G.P.’s one of the best roles.
The film Hush of 1998 was remembered by the viewers as Gwyneth’s and Jessica Lange’s bright duo. During this period of her career, the actress starred in many films; she enthusiastically accepted the offers and threw herself into work, delighting fans with new movies.
The role brilliantly performed in the luxurious film Shakespeare in Love, in which her partner was Joseph Fiennes, brought Gwyneth Golden Globe and the British BAFTA, as well as the main film award ‒ Oscar.
The image of the sophisticated beauty Viola became a diamond in the collection of the actress, and the picture itself ‒ a model of true cinematic art.
At the end of 1998, the premiere of a detective film with elements of drama A Perfect Murder took place, which immediately became a hit of the film season and occupied the highest places in the ratings. In a remake of the film by great Alfred Hitchcock Gwyneth Paltrow starred with Michael Douglas.
In 1999, Gwyneth performed one of the leading roles in a detective film based on the work by Patricia Highsmith from Tom Ripley series. Matt Damon, Jude Law and Philip Seymour Hoffman worked together with her on the set.
Since the early 2000s new roles broke into Paltrow’s life. In the period from 2000 to 2004, the most notable among the films, in which the star took part was Possession, in which Gwyneth performed the role of a scientist, as well as a biographical film about Sylvia Plath. The part of the great poetess, who committed suicide against the background of unhappy relationships with the poet Ted Hughes, turned out to be difficult for Gwyneth. The actress fully got the feel of her part and was able to convey the tragic history of the life of her character, but the work exhausted her morally. Gwyneth was going to have a vacation from creative activities due to fatigue, but could not refuse the next offer.
In 2005, Gwyneth Paltrow starred in the film Proof. Anthony Hopkins, as well as John Keefe and Jake Gyllenhaal starred together with her in the drama. The director John Madden had no question of choosing an actress; he approved Paltrow for Catherine’s role without a screen test. The subtle beauty of the girl and her acting skills gave the film tender sadness and made the picture the event of the year.
G.P. did not receive any awards for her role, although she was nominated for the Golden Globe and the British BAFTA. Later she repeatedly said that the awards for this role were not important to her. The actress took to heart the illness, and then the death of her father that had happened several years before, and the character of Catherine trying to endure a similar situation became for her an opportunity to cope with the loss of the person dear for her.
The next period in the creative activity of the actress was marked by the films Infamous, Iron Man, Contagion, Iron Man 2. In these films, Gwyneth performed the lead roles, and on the set, she collaborated with Robert Downey Jr., Laurence Fishburne, as well as Jeff Bridges, Scarlett Johansson and Sam Rockwell.
The movie Mortdekai, released in 2015, skillfully combining subtle English humor and the best traditions of Hollywood, in which the actress played as Johanna, has earned mixed reviews from critics. Some didn’t like the embodiment of the idea and called the film abominable grotesque, others, on the contrary, were delighted with the frauds of the genius swindler. But both of them were unanimous in one thing: the ensemble of glorified actors was magnificent, and among them, the star Gwyneth Paltrow shone especially brightly.
In 2017, the filming of the joint American-Spanish movie called 33 días, telling about Pablo Picasso and the history of the creation of his great picture Guernica, ended. The part of the artist performs Antonio Banderas. Work on the project lasted for several years.
In the spring of 2018, the premiere of new Avengers took place, in which Paltrow again played as Pepper Potts, Tony Stark’s beloved.
In 2018, the star signed a contract with Netflix. In the new comedy project, having the working title Politician, she will collaborate with Barbra Streisand and Zoey Deutch.
The fortune of the star as of the year 2018 is estimated at more than 150 million dollars.
Gwyneth Paltrow’s personal lifeThe personal life of the star, like her career, has always been full of bright events. G.P. has never hidden her feelings. During the shooting of the famous detective Seven, she began a romantic relationship with Brad Pitt, which, to the regret of fans, ended a few years later. As Gwyneth herself admitted, she was not ready for serious relationships.
Other infatuations of the actress also began as love-affairs on the set. For example, over the years, Gwyneth’s lovers were Joseph Fiennes and Jake Gyllenhaal, as well as Ben Affleck and Robert Downey Jr.
Paltrow’s first spouse became Chris Martin. In 2001, the famous blonde visited the concert of Coldplay and met the frontman of the group. In 2002, young people got married. After 2 years they had a daughter, Apple, and two years later the son, Moses appeared.
After 11 years, the film-star and the rock musician cooled towards each other and soon parted. After a loud divorce and scandal with the division of property, they managed to keep friendly terms.
In 2014, the actress met Brad Falchuk, one of the producers of the TV Series Glee, in which she participated, starring in the episode. At that time Brad also experienced divorce from his first wife. Sympathy and friendly support quickly grew into more serious feelings, and a year later, Brad and G.P. began to live together. In 2018, it became known about the engagement, and in the fall of the same year, the film-star and producer got married.
In 2017, the actress supported her friends who accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment, who, according to Gwyneth, offered her a massage session too. However, she refused to register her testimony officially.
In addition to an acting career, Gwyneth is engaged in business since 2008: she is a successful and bold businesswoman. G.P.’s brain-child is the media company Goop, promoting health products and propagating the star lifestyle of its owner.
Sometimes Gwyneth shocks even her most loyal fans by posting advertisements for gold vibrators, intimate pads or spray saving from energy vampires, but everyone’s favorite is forgiven everything, even frank kitsch.
Despite the fact that the Goop magazine was closed several times due to the publication of unverified facts, which, according to some scientists, can harm the health, G.P. is confidently gaining momentum.
Gwyneth Paltrow nowIn 2019, 2 premieres took place, with the participation of Gwyneth Paltrow. In the film "Avengers: Endgame", the actress played the usual role of Virginia Potts. At the same time, the premiere of the new series "The Politician" by Netflix took place, in which Gwyneth played the mother of the protagonist.
The actress finds time to work with her own online store, filming a movie, and raising her children. Gwyneth also does not cease to amaze fans with her news and unusual methods of education. For example, in 2020, the actress once again shocked subscribers by giving her son a puzzle with an image of a woman’s chest. Also, during the anti-racist protests of Black Lives Matter, the actress actively supported them by publishing Instagram posts.
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