Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Kate Paltrow born September 27, 1972 in Santa Monica is an Academy Award-winning American actress and singer. She lives in the United Kingdom with her husband, Chris Martin, who is the lead singer of the UK band, Coldplay, and her two children, Apple and Moses.Paltrow is a descendent of a famous 17th century Polish rabbi, David HaLevi Segal of Cracow, through the Russian rabbinical family, Paltrowitch, which produced thirty-three rabbis over several generations. The actress has said she is very proud of being Jewish, and has attributed her father's warmth to his Jewish heritage. Paltrow made her professional stage debut in 1990. Her most recent stage appearance was in Proof at London's Donmar Warehouse. Her debut film was Shout (1991), and later the same year she played a small role in family friend Steven Spielberg's Hook (1991). She later starred in Se7en (1995). Her performance in Emma (1996) received much praise, particularly in Europe and Asia.
Two years later, Paltrow starred in a film titled Shakespeare in Love, an imagining of how William Shakespeare might have written Romeo and Juliet. The film received critical acclaim, earned more than $100 million in domestic box office receipts, and received numerous awards. Shakespeare in Love won the Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture-Musical or Comedy and Best Screenplay, as well as the Academy Award for Best Picture. Paltrow also won the award for
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role from the Screen Actors Guild. Later that year, Paltrow received an Academy Award nomination and won the Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role.