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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 is currently on the big screen in Sony Screen Gems' "Country Strong," in which Gwyneth plays country crooner Kelly Canter opposite music sensation Tim McGraw. The film, directed by Shana Feste, was shot in America's music capitol, Nashville, Tennessee, and features original country songs sung by Paltrow. She recently finished production on Steven Soderbergh's "Contagion" opposite Matt Damon and Marion Cotillard. Venturing onto the small screen, Gwyneth will reprise her guest-starring role as substitute teacher Holly Holiday on the smash hit Fox series "Glee," in which she once again showcased her singing talents with two solos in the episode.
Additional credits include Jon Favreau's "Iron Man" and "Iron Man 2" as the beloved Pepper Potts; James Gray's "Two Lovers"; brother Jake Paltrow's "The Good Night"; John Madden's "Proof," for which she received a Golden Globe nomination; "Sylvia," in which she portrayed the famous poet Sylvia Plath; Ryan Murphy's "Running with Scissors"; Dougla's McGrath's "Infamous"; "The World of Tomorrow"; Neil LaBute's "Possession"; Wes Anderson's "The Royal Tenenbaums"; Peter and Bobby Farrelly's "Shallow Hal"; "The Anniversary Party"; Bruce Paltrow's "Duets"; "Bounce," opposite Ben Affleck; Anthony Mighella's "The Talented Mr. Ripley"; Andrew Davis' "A Perfect Murder"; "Sliding Doors"; Douglas McGrath's "Emma"; "Great Expectations"; "The Pallbearer"; "Seven"; "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.
Paltrow made her directorial debut, co-writing and co-directing "Dealbreakers," a short film she directed with her friend Mary Wigmore.
Gwyneth Paltrow's exploration of both sides of her family shows her the importance of teaching her kids that where they come from is important....…