Gwyneth Paltrow is an award winning actress and curator of international renowned healthy lifestyle website, GOOP.
In 1995, she appeared in the controversial film Se7en alongside Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt. From there, Paltrow won starring roles in a string of films including Emma (1996), Great Expectations (1998) and A Perfect Murder (1998). In 1998, she won an Oscar for Best Actress for her role in Shakespeare in Love catapulting her to one of Hollywood’s most sought-after female performers.
In 1999, Paltrow starred with Matt Damon in director Anthony Minghella’s production of The Talented Mr. Ripley, a novel by Patricia Highsmith. In 2000, she starred in the karaoke comedy-drama Duets, directed by her father, Bruce Paltrow, and the romantic Bounce, opposite Ben Affleck.
In late 2001, Paltrow donned an unflattering fat suit for some of her scenes in the crude comedy Shallow Hal, co-starring Jack Black and directed by Peter and Bobby Farrelly. She also joined an all-star cast, including Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Ben Stiller, Bill Murray, Danny Glover and Luke and Owen Wilson, in The Royal Tenenbaums, directed by Wes Anderson. In 2002, she starred in the literary adaptation Possession, as well as Miramax’s romantic spoof A View from the Top.
She even tried her hand at directing in 2005 by making her directorial debut in 2005 for the short Dealbreakers.
In 2008, Paltrow joined the ranks of A-listers that played in films based off of comics, as she joined the cast of Iron Man as Pepper Potts, opposite Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark. It was also in 2008 that Paltrow launched her lifestyle website GOOP, dedicated to healthy living choices from organic food recipes through to parenting tips in the modern age.