Gwyneth Paltrow

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Gwyneth Paltrow

Born

9/27/1972, Los Angeles, California, USA

Birth Name

Gwyneth Kate Paltrow

Gender

Female

Also Known As

Gwynnie
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Gwyneth Paltrow was born on September 28, 1972 in Los Angeles, CA to producer Bruce Paltrow and actress Blythe Danner. She attended the Spence School in New York City and attended the University of California in Santa Barbara to study art history, but later quit her studies to…more

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  • Trivia

    • In 2011, Gwyneth won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series playing Holly Holliday on Glee.

    • Gwyneth's mother is Blythe Danner.

    • Gwyneth's father is Bruce Paltrow.

    • Gwyneth has appeared on the following lists:
      2009 - #19 on AIM's "100 Hottest Blondes of AIM"
      2008 - # 12 on Glamour's "The 50 most glamorous women of '08"

    • Gwyneth outraged animal rights campaigners by appearing in a luxury fur campaign by Italian designer Tod's in 2008.

    • In 1999, Gwyneth won an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role playing Viola De Lesseps on Shakespeare In Love. For the movie she also won a Golden Globe for 'Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture-Comedy/Musical' and SAG awards for 'Outstanding Performance by a Cast and Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role'.

    • Gwyneth had a Labrador Retriever named Holden. After her longtime canine companion passed away, she took comfort in the thought that her late father Bruce would be able to walk with her dog in heaven.

    • Gwyneth and husband, Chris, celebrated both Christmas and Hanukkah in 2006. Gwyneth wants their children to be brought up understanding their proud Jewish background. Gwyneth is keen to teach daughter Apple and son Moses about her father Bruce's Jewish roots that she has created a special family tree for them. Bruce is a descendant of a famous family line which has produced 33 rabbis over several generations.

    • Gwyneth's favorite designer is Stella McCartney.

    • Friends of Gwyneth joke with her by telling her to make a sequel to the complete bomb Duets.

    • In her early 20s, Gwyneth spent a summer in Paris and as a result, can speak French almost fluently. She is also fluent in Spanish.

    • Gwyneth is 5' 9½" (1.77 m).

    • Gwyneth's labor lasted 70 hours when giving birth to baby daughter, Apple. Gwyneth gave birth to a baby boy late in 2006. They named him Moses after a song Chris wrote for Gwyneth which appears on Coldplay's Live 2003 album.

    • Gwyneth attended St. Augustine By The Sea in Los Angeles, and graduated from the Spence School in New York City in 1990. She was a sister of the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority. She also attended Crossroads High School in Santa Monica for one year.

    • Gwyneth turned down the role of Rachel Keller in The Ring in 2002.

    • In 1996, Gwyneth was the national Calvin Klein model and in 2002, Gwyneth starred in commercials and print ads for one of Spain's department store chains, El Corte Inglés' spring line. In August 2006, she starred in an advertising campaign for the African charity 'Keep A Child Alive'. The charity aims to help protect African children from AIDS and HIV.

    • In 2002, Gwyneth was nominated for a London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actress for her performance in Proof. It was performed at the Donmar Warehouse in London, England.

    • In 1999, Gwyneth was sued for an undisclosed amount, by a couple who claimed that she injured them during a car accident.

    • Gwyneth did her own singing in the movie Duets in 2000.

    • Gwyneth follows a strict macrobiotic diet, which prohibits alcohol, yet she appeared in Martini & Rossi liquor ads outside the United States in 2002.

    • Gwyneth claimed she was 'tricked' into posing nude for Bazaar magazine in 2001.

    • In 1998, Gwyneth was voted Movieline's 'Most Stuck-up' actress.

    • Although an American, many people think Gwyneth is British. Reporters have also wrongly identified her as English in the press.

    • Gwyneth is a big fan of yoga. She even purchased the book Little Yoga for her daughter Apple. She also once raised $74,000 by auctioning a yoga lesson.

    • Before she was married, Gwyneth spent Thanksgiving every year with Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw at their home in the Hamptons.

  • Quotes

    • Gwyneth Paltrow: From the beginning, my kids have eaten organic. I make a lot of their foods myself. Some people say it sounds difficult, but I don't find it so. The more I learn about food, the more amazed I am at how their properties can basically fix anything. My main feeling is that the more you keep the body as pure and healthy as possible, the healthier you will be. I feel that eating well is the best start for living well.

    • Gwyneth Paltrow: (commenting on her daughter, Apple's, name) It sounded so sweet and it conjured such a lovely picture for me- you know, apples are so sweet and they're just wholesome and it's biblical - and I just thought it sounded so lovely and... clean! And I just thought, "Perfect!"

    • Gwyneth Paltrow: I just hope the whole paparazzi thing continues in the way it's been going, which is with less interest in people like me and more interest in people like Nicole Richie - who I think is an excellent dresser, by the way. She's super-cute. It's really fair that the press attention goes to those who want it and court it.

    • Gwyneth Paltrow: I like my friends here in London. They're intelligent and not looking over my shoulder at dinner to see if there's anyone better walking in. It's not as vapid as LA.

    • Gwyneth Paltrow: I don't want to be rich and I don't want to be famous.

    • Gwyneth Paltrow: Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick.

    • Gwyneth Paltrow: I love the English way, which is not as capitalistic as it is in America. People don't talk about work and money; they talk about interesting things at dinner parties. I like living here because I don't tap into the bad side of American psychology, which is 'I'm not achieving enough, I'm not making enough, I'm not at the top of the pile.'

    • Gwyneth Paltrow: (on her father's struggle with throat cancer) It changed me more than anything else. You don't want to get to that place where you're the adult and you're palpably in the next generation. And, this shoved me into that.

    • Gwyneth Paltrow: (on breaking up with Ben Affleck) It really changed my life. When we split up, something changed, permanently, in me. My heart sort of broke that day, and it will never be the same.

    • Gwyneth Paltrow: I don't get Robbie Williams. I think he seems rude and he's always getting his knockets off.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Beautiful Actress

    8.0
    Gwyneth Paltrow, after Jennifer Lawrence and Audrey Hepburn, is my favorite actress. She is brilliant and does every role fantastically. She can also sing good, so there goes a plus. The point is, I love her.
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    7.0
    She is kind of a good actress, but she sometimes is like kind of selfish. I like her acting, but some of her roles are not the appropiate for her, like in Captain Sky it was kind of strange to see her in that movie, but still she is a good actress in someway. And very cool!
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