Gwyneth Kate Paltrow is an American actress, businesswoman and author. She is the face of Estée Lauder’s Pleasures perfume, owner of a lifestyle company, Goop, and author of several cookbooks. Since 2008, she portrays Pepper Potts in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
About Gwyneth Paltrow in brief
Gwyneth Kate Paltrow is an American actress, businesswoman and author. She has received numerous accolades for her work, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award. She is the face of Estée Lauder’s Pleasures perfume, owner of a lifestyle company, Goop, and author of several cookbooks. Since 2008, she portrays Pepper Potts in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She was born on September 27, 1972 in Los Angeles, the daughter of actress Blythe Danner and film producer-director Bruce Paltrows. Her father’s Ashkenazi Jewish family emigrated from Belarus and Poland, while her mother has Pennsylvania Dutch, and some Irish and English, ancestry. Her paternal great-great-grandfather was a rabbi in Nowogród, Poland, and she is a descendant of the well-known Paltowicz family of rabbis from Kraków. Her godfather is director Steven Spielberg. Her uncle is opera singer and actor Harry Danner. Her cousin is actress Hillary Danner, whose daughter, actress HillaryDanner, is Palt row’s cousin and close friend. She is a half-cousin of actress Katherine Moennig, through her mother, and second cousin of former U.S. Congresswoman Gabby Giffords through her father. She also has a younger brother, Jake, who is a director and screenwriter. She attended Crossroads School, before enrolling in the Spence School, a private girls’ school in New York City. Later, she briefly studied anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, before dropping out to act.
Her acting debut was in William William High, a TV film her father directed, and after spending several summers watching her mother perform at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts. Her first plum film role was in the commercially successful adventure film Shout Out, starring John Travolta and Wendy Wendy Maslin. Her next roles were in the made-for-television movies Cruel Doubt, Deadly Doubt and Deadly Relations. She won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her guest role as Holly Holliday on the Fox musical comedy-drama television series Glee in 2011. She is an adopted daughter of Talavera de la Reina, where at 15, she spent a year as an exchange student and learned to speak Spanish. She frequently visits France as a teen, as she frequently visited France as her mother frequently watched her perform in the William William Theatre Festival. Her mother is Jewish and her father is Christian, while she was raised celebrating \”both Jewish and Christian holidays. \”Hillary and I always had this in common, and to this day cooking for people we love, eating, hanging out as a family. It’s how we were raised. It’s what we do. \” She has described Janet Maslin of The New York Times as a much-younger girlfriend of James Caan.