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Gwyneth Kate Paltrow (born September 27, 1972) is an American actress, singer, and food writer. She made her acting debut on stage in 1990 and started appearing in films in 1991. After appearing in several films throughout [[TheNineties the decade]], she gained early notice for her work in films such as ''Film/{{Se7en}}'' and ''Film/{{Emma}}'' (in which she played the [[ProtagonistTitle title role]]).

Following the films ''Film/SlidingDoors'' and ''Film/APerfectMurder'' , she garnered [[StarMakingRole worldwide recognition]] through her performance in ''Film/ShakespeareInLove'', for which she won an AcademyAward for Best Actress, a Golden Globe Award and two Screen Actors Guild Awards, for Outstanding Lead Actress and as a member of the Outstanding Cast. She also won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series in 2011 for her role as Holly Holliday on the Fox hit TV show ''Series/{{Glee}}'' in the episode "The Substitute".

Paltrow has portrayed supporting, as well as, lead roles, in films such as ''[[{{Ripliad}} The Talented Mr. Ripley]]'', ''Film/TheRoyalTenenbaums'', ''Film/ShallowHal'', and ''Theatre/{{Proof}}'', for which she earned a Golden Globe nomination as Best Actress in Motion Picture Drama. Since 2008 she has portrayed Pepper Potts, the LoveInterest of Film/IronMan in the ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'', particularly the ''[[Film/IronMan Iron Man]]'' films and ''Film/TheAvengers''.

She has had two children, Apple and Moses, with Music/{{Coldplay}} lead vocalist Chris Martin, who she was married to since 2003 but separated in early 2014.

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* TheCastShowOff: She was able to show her singing skills in ''Film/{{Duets}}'', ''Film/CountryStrong'' and ''Series/{{Glee}}''.
* ChildhoodFriends[=/=]HeterosexualLifePartners: She and MayaRudolph have been friends since they're seven ([[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant No]] {{Pun}} [[Film/{{Se7en}} intended]]).
* EveryoneLovesBlondes: Definitely!
* FakeBrit: She often plays British characters.
* GenkiGirl: Her earlier roles tend to be this.
* ItRunsInTheFamily: Her late father was a noted producer, while her mother is Tony award-winning actress Blythe Danner, who played Martha Jefferson in the movie version of ''[[SeventeenSeventySix 1776]]''.
* OnAgainOffAgainGirlfriend: To Creator/BenAffleck from 1997 to late 2000.
* RealLifeRelative: The director of ''Film/{{Duets}}'' was her father. This film became their only on-screen collaboration.
* SpiritedYoungLady: She plays her FakeBrit characters ''very'' energetically.
* StarMakingRole: As written above, she received critical acclaim in ''Film/{{Se7en}}'' and ''Film/{{Emma}}'', but ''Film/ShakespeareInLove'' solidified her A-List status.
* StatuesqueStunner: She stands 5'9.

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