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|Born:||September 27, 1972|
|Years Active:||1990 - present|
Gwyneth Kate Paltrow (born September 27, 1972) is an American actress and singer who played the character of Holly Holliday on the FOX show Glee. For this role, she won the 2011 Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy.
She made her acting debut on stage in 1990 and started appearing in films in 1991. Paltrow won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her work in the film Shakespeare in Love (1998). Recently she has played the role of Virginia "Pepper" Potts in Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Iron Man 3 and The Avengers. She is also known for her roles in films like Emma (1996), The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), Shallow Hal (2001), and Proof (2005).Paltrow was born in Los Angeles, California to actress Blythe Danner and late film producer/director Bruce Paltrow. Paltrow is married to Chris Martin, the lead vocalist of Coldplay. They have two children together, Moses and Apple. She is also the face of American fashion brand Coach, owner of the lifestyle company Goop.com and author of the cookbook My Father's Daughter: Delicious, Easy Recipes Celebrating Family & Togetherness.