Stardom has always been in Gwyneth Paltrow’s blood. The actress is the daughter of producer Bruce Paltrow and actress Blythe Danner.
She was born in Los Angeles in 1972.
Her family moved to Massachusetts when she was 11 for her father’s work.
Paltrow attended the Spence School in New York.
After high school she enrolled in the University of California in Santa Barbara.
Paltrow eventually left the University of California to pursue her true passion, acting.
She made her stage debut in 1990 in “Picnic” at the Williamstown Theatre.
Paltrow made her film debut in 1991 when she appeared in “Shout” with John Travolta.
That year she also appeared in Steven Spielberg’s “Hook.”
The director also happens to be Paltrow’s godfather.
In 1995 Paltrow starred alongside Brad Pitt in “Se7en.”
She played the title role in “Emma” in 1996.
In 1998 she played Estella in “Great Expectations.”
Paltrow starred in “Shakespeare In Love” in 1998. Her performance won her the Oscar for Best Actress.
In 2000 Paltrow put her singing skills on display in “Duets.”
In 2008 Paltrow began her role as Pepper Potts in the “Iron Man” series. She has appeared in all three movies in the series.
She also played the role in “The Avengers” in 2012.
Paltrow dated some of Hollywood’s top actors, including Brad Pitt and Ben Affleck.
She married Coldplay’s Chris Martin in 2003.
The couple has two children -- a daughter, Apple, and a son, Moses.