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Gwyneth Paltrow

Known best for her Oscar-winning performance in the romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love, Gwyneth Paltrow has repeatedly sought out difficult roles playing unconventional women, including playing Sylvia Plath in 2003. The daughter of director Bruce Paltrow and actress Blythe Danner, Paltrow debuted in the 1989 TV film High, which her father directed, before playing young Wendy Darling in 1991’s Hook. She earned critical acclaim for her starring role in 1996’s Emma, and both Golden Globe and Academy Awards for 1998’s Shakespeare in Love. She has tried to mix big budget films, like 1999’s The Talented Mr. Ripley and the Iron Man franchise, with more thoughtful independent films that include 2001’s Royal Tenenbaums, 2003’s Sylvia, and 2005’s Proof. In 2011 she won an Emmy for her recurring role as Holly Holliday on Glee. Often called controversial for her comments on nutrition and parenting, Paltrow is the author of three cookbooks: 2011’s Notes from My Kitchen Table and My Father’s Daughter and 2013’s It’s All Good.

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Gwyneth Paltrow in Venice, 2011
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Gwyneth Paltrow at the 2011 Venice Film Festival.
Photo courtesy of Andrea Raffin.
Date of Birth
September 27, 1972
Place of Birth
Los Angeles, California
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Jewish Women's Archive. "Gwyneth Paltrow." (Viewed on December 15, 2017) <https://jwa.org/people/paltrow-gwyneth>.

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