Gwyneth Kate Paltrow (/ˈpæltroʊ/) (born September 27, 1972) is an American actress, singer, author and businesswoman. She has won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Primetime Emmy Award and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. Her films have grossed US$3.2 billion at the U.S. box office and US$8.2 billion worldwide.
Paltrow gained early notice for her work in films such as Seven (1995), Emma (1996), Sliding Doors, (1998) and A Perfect Murder (1998). She garnered wider critical acclaim for her performance as Viola De Lesseps in the historical romance film Shakespeare in Love (1998) which won her several awards, including the Academy Award for Best Actress. This was followed by roles in The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), Shallow Hal (2001), and Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004).
After becoming a mother, Paltrow significantly reduced her film workload, making occasional appearances in films like Proof (2005), earning a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama. In 2009, Paltrow received a Grammy Award nomination for the Best Spoken Word Album for Children for the children's audiobook Brown Bear and Friends, and in 2011, she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her guest role of Holly Holliday on the Fox television series Glee. Paltrow has portrayed Pepper Potts in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since 2008.
Paltrow has been the face of Estée Lauder's Pleasures perfume since 2005. She is also the face of American fashion brand Coach, owner of a lifestyle company, Goop, and author of several cookbooks.