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Biography #2 (for Iron Man)

A Hollywood legend in the making, Gwyneth Paltrow has defied the odds by remaining one of today's most prolific and celebrated actors in the ever-changing film industry. A testament to her undeniable talent, her role in Shakespeare in Love catapulted her into awards stardom with Best Actress honors at the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and Academy Awards. Her career has been studded with both critically acclaimed independents and studio blockbusters that have made her a fixture for this generation's film audience.

Paltrow recently completed production in James Gray's romantic drama Two Lovers with Joaquin Phoenix. She was also seen in her brother Jake Paltrow's directorial debut, The Good Night, as the wife of a former pop star who's been reduced to writing jingles. The film also starred Penelope Cruz and Danny DeVito.

Paltrow's recent film credits include Proof, the film adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play in which Paltrow recently finished a successful run at London's Donmar Warehouse Theatre. This performance as a harassed young woman struggling to care for her eccentric math genius father reunited her with her Shakespeare in Love director John Madden, who also directed the film costarring Anthony Hopkins, Jake Gyllenhaal and Hope Davis. She received an Olivier Award nomination for Best Actress for her work in the play, as well as a Golden Globe nomination for her work in the film.

Paltrow was also recently seen in Running with Scissors, the adaptation of Augusten Burroughs' novel directed by Ryan Murphy. She also makes a cameo in Infamous by Emma director Douglas McGrath, as a Peggy Leeesque nightclub chanteuse.

Her other film credits include The World of Tomorrow, an adventure film co-starring Jude Law and Angelina Jolie; Sylvia, the Focus Features film that tells the story of the relationship between Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes; Neil LaBute's Possession, a romance also starring Aaron Eckhart; a cameo appearance in the New Line comedy Austin Powers 3; and the critically acclaimed Wes Anderson film The Royal Tenenbaums, in which she starred opposite Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston and Ben Stiller. She also starred in the Peter and Bobby Farrelly-directed Shallow Hal, co-starring Jack Black and Jason Alexander.

Additional credits include roles in Jennifer Jason Leigh and Alan Cumming's The Anniversary Party opposite Cumming, Leigh, John C. Reilly, Kevin Kline and Parker Posey, as well as Duets, a film directed by her father Bruce Paltrow, and Miramax Films' Bounce opposite Ben Affleck. Paltrow has appeared in director Anthony Minghella's The Talented Mr. Ripley opposite Matt Damon, Jude Law and Cate Blanchett, and the hit film A Perfect Murder opposite Michael Douglas and Viggo Mortensen, as well as the critically acclaimed and international box office hit film Sliding Doors.

Her other film credits include Emma directed by Douglas McGrath, Great Expectations opposite Ethan Hawke, The Pallbearer opposite David Schwimmer, Se7en, A View from the Top, Moonlight and Valentino, Jefferson in Paris, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, Malice, Hook and Shout.

Paltrow's first role was her remarkable performance in the critically acclaimed Flesh and Bone opposite Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid. She has also received rave reviews in a sell-out run of the Williamstown Theater Festival's production of As You Like It, in the role of Rosalind.

Paltrow recently made her directorial debut, co-writing and co-directing (with her friend Mary Wigmore) a short film, Dealbreakers.

In 2005, Paltrow entered into a multi-year contract with Estée Lauder.

Since then, she has appeared in global print and television advertising campaigns for Pleasures and Pure White Linen fragrances. In 2006, Estée Lauder introduced a newPleasures by Gwyneth Paltrow limited edition collection, inspired by her favorite pampering rituals. In future seasons, Paltrow will appear in additional Estée Lauder fragrance, makeup and skincare advertising campaigns.

Born in Los Angeles, where she spent the first 11 years of her life, Paltrow comes from a very close-knit family deeply entrenched in the entertainment industry. Her father, Bruce Paltrow, was a highly successful producer (St. Elsewhere, The White Shadow) and her mother is the award-winning actress Blythe Danner. While Paltrow and her younger brother, Jake, lived in Los Angeles, she attended St. Augustine by the Sea (now known as Crossroads). Subsequently, her family moved to New York and she graduated from the Spence School before enrolling in the University of California at Santa Barbara to major in Art History. She quickly learned that college life was not something she felt committed to and withdrew from school despite her father's strong recommendation to remain. It wasn't until he caught her moving performance in the Williamstown Theater Festival production of Picnic, starring opposite her mother and Tony Goldwyn, that he lent his support in her pursuit of an acting career.

Paltrow currently resides in New York City and London.

Bio courtesy Paramount for "Iron Man" (02-May-2008)


Biography #3 (for Proof)

Since Gwyneth Paltrow's remarkable performance in the critically acclaimed Flesh and Bone opposite Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid, Hollywood has taken a keen interest in the future of this talented actress. Her role as Viola de Lessups opposite Joseph Fiennes in John Madden's Shakespeare in Love garnered her a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and an Academy Award for Best Actress. She was most recently seen in Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, an adventure film, co-starring Jude Law and Angelina Jolie. Paltrow was also recently seen starring opposite Daniel Craig in Sylvia. The film tells the story of the relationship between Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. Paltrow received an Olivier Award nomination for Best Actress for her work on the play Proof in London. She is currently in production on the Truman Capote bio pic Every Word is True potraying singer Peggy Lee and on the comedy Running With Scissors co-starring Annette Benning.

Paltrow's film credits include Neil LaBute's Possession, a romance also starring Aaron Eckhart, a cameo appearance in Austin Powers 3 and the critically acclaimed Wes Anderson film The Royal Tenenbaums in which she starred opposite Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston and Ben Stiller. She also starred in the Peter and Bobby Farrelly-directed Shallow Hal co-starring Jack Black and Jason Alexander. Additional credits include roles in Jennifer Jason Leigh and Alan Cumming's The Anniversary Party opposite Cumming, Leigh, John C. Reilly, Kevin Kline, Phoebe Cates and Parker Posey, as well as Duets, a film directed by her father Bruce Paltrow, and in Miramax Films' Bounce opposite Ben Affleck.

Paltrow has appeared in director Anthony Minghella's The Talented Mr. Ripley opposite Matt Damon, Jude Law, and Cate Blanchett and in the hit film A Perfect Murder opposite Michael Douglas and Viggo Mortensen, as well as in the critically acclaimed and international box office hit film from Miramax Films, Sliding Doors. Other film credits include Miramax Films' Emma directed by Doug McGrath, Great Expectations opposite Ethan Hawke, The Pallbearer opposite David Schwimmer, Seven, A View From The Top, Moonlight and Valentino, Jefferson in Paris, Mrs. Parker and The Vicious Circle, Malice, Hook, and Shout.

She has also received rave reviews in a sell-out run at Williamstown, Massachusetts Theater Festival's production of ‘As You Like It' in the role of Rosalind. Born in Los Angeles where she spent the first eleven years of her life, Paltrow stems from a very close-knit family deeply entrenched in the entertainment industry. Her father, Bruce Paltrow, who died in 2002, was a highly successful producer (‘St. Elsewhere', ‘The White Shadow') and her mother is the award-winning actress Blythe Danner. Paltrow and her younger brother Jake spent their early childhood in Los Angeles where she attended St. Augustine by the Sea (now known as Crossroads). At the age of eleven, her family moved to New York and she enrolled in the Spence School from where she would later graduate. Paltrow enrolled in the University of California at Santa Barbara with the intention of majoring in Art History. She quickly learned that college life was not something she felt committed to and withdrew from school despite her father's strong recommendation to remain. It wasn't until he caught her moving performance in the Williamstown Theater production of Picnic starring opposite her mother and Tony Goldwyn did he lend his support in her pursuit of an acting career.

Paltrow currently resides in New York City and London.

for "Proof" updated 01-Apr-2006


Biography #4 (for Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow)

Since Gwyneth Paltrow's remarkable performance in the critically acclaimed Flesh and Bone, opposite Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid, Hollywood has taken a keen interest in the future of this talented actress. Her role as Viola de Lesseps, opposite Joseph Fiennes in Miramax's Shakespeare in Love garnered her a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and an Academy Award for Best Actress. Paltrow most recently starred opposite Daniel Craig in Sylvia, the story of the relationship between Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. She also just wrapped production on the film adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Proof, having finished a successful run at London's Dunmar Theater in the play. This performance as a harassed young woman struggling to care for her eccentric math genius father reunited her with her Shakespeare in Love director John Madden, who also directed the film co-starring Anthony Hopkins, Jake Gyllenhaal and Hope Davis. She received an Olivier Award nomination for Best Actress for her work in the play. Paltrow's recent credits include Neil LaBute's Possession, a romance also starring Aaron Eckhart; a cameo appearance in the New Line comedy Austin Powers 3; and the critically acclaimed Wes Anderson film The Royal Tenenbaums, in which she starred opposite Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston and Ben Stiller. She also starred in the Peter and Bobby Farrellydirected Shallow Hal, co-starring Jack Black and Jason Alexander. Additional recent credits include roles in Jennifer Jason Leigh and Alan Cumming's The Anniversary Party, opposite Cumming, Leigh, John C. Reilly, Kevin Kline and Parker Posey, as well as in Duets, a film directed by her father Bruce Paltrow, and in Bounce, opposite Ben Affleck.

Paltrow has appeared in director Anthony Mighella's The Talented Mr. Ripley, opposite Matt Damon, Jude Law and Cate Blanchett, and in the hit film A Perfect Murder, opposite Michael Douglas and Viggo Mortensen, as well as in the critically acclaimed and international box office hit film Sliding Doors. Her other film credits include Emma, directed by Douglas McGrath, Great Expectations, opposite Ethan Hawke, The Pallbearer, opposite David Schwimmer, Seven, View from the Top, Moonlight and Valentino, Jefferson in Paris, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, Malice, Hook and Shout.

She has also received rave reviews in a sell-out run at the Williamstown, Massachusetts Theater Festival production of As You Like It, in the role of Rosalind. Born in Los Angeles, Paltrow stems from a very close-knit family deeply entrenched in the entertainment industry. Her father, Bruce Paltrow, was a highly successful producer (St. Elsewhere, The White Shadow) and her mother is the award-winning actress Blythe Danner.

Bio courtesy Paramount for "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow" (18-Sep-2004)


Biography #5 (for Sylvia)

Gwyneth Paltrow received the Screen Actors Guild, Golden Globe, and Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as Viola de Lesseps in John Madden's Shakespeare in Love.

She next stars opposite Jude Law in Kerry Conran's adventure The World of Tomorrow, which opens in the summer of 2004.

Ms. Paltrow's previous film credits include Wes Anderson's The Royal Tenenbaums, Peter and Bobby Farrelly's Shallow Hal, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Alan Cumming's The Anniversary Party, Anthony Minghella's The Talented Mr. Ripley, and Duets (in which she was directed by her father, Bruce Paltrow).

Among her other films are Neil LaBute's Possession (also for Focus Features), Jay Roach's Austin Powers in Goldmember, Don Roos' Bounce, Andrew Davis' A Perfect Murder, Peter Howitt's Sliding Doors, Alfonso Cuarón's Great Expectations, Doug McGrath's Emma, Matt Reeves' The Pallbearer, David Fincher's Seven, David Anspaugh's Moonlight and Valentino (her first collaboration with Sylvia producer Alison Owen), Merchant Ivory's Jefferson in Paris, Alan Rudolph's Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, Steve Kloves' Flesh and Bone, Harold Becker's Malice, Steven Spielberg's Hook, and Jeffrey Hornaday's Shout.

In the summer of 1999, Ms. Paltrow received rave reviews for her performance as Rosalind in a sold-out run of the Williamstown (Massachusetts) Theater Festival's production of William Shakespeare's As You Like It.

In the spring of 2002, she returned to the stage and again garnered critical acclaim, this time on the other side of the Atlantic, in the Donmar Warehouse staging of David Auburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Proof. She was nominated for an Olivier Award, as well as an Evening Standard Theater Award, for her performance. The production reunited her with director John Madden, who will also be directing her in the feature film version of the play, with Alison Owen producing. Principal photography on the movie begins in Chicago in August 2003.

Ms. Paltrow's father Bruce was a highly successful television writer and producer (his much-honored series included St. Elsewhere and The White Shadow). Her mother is award-winning actress Blythe Danner, who portrays Sylvia Plath's mother Aurelia Plath in Sylvia.

Bio courtesy Focus Features for "Sylvia" (01-Jan-2000)


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