Gwyneth Kate Paltrow (/ˈɡwɪnᵻθ ˈpæltroʊ/; born September 27, 1972) is an American actress, singer, and food writer. She gained early notice for her work in films such as the thriller Seven (1995) and the period drama Emma (1996). Following starring roles in the romantic comedy-drama Sliding Doors (1998) and the thriller A Perfect Murder (1998), Paltrow garnered worldwide recognition through her performance in Shakespeare in Love (1998), for which she won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. Paltrow has portrayed supporting, as well as lead roles, in films such as The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), Shallow Hal (2001), and Proof (2005), for which she earned a Golden Globe nomination.
Since 2008, Paltrow has portrayed Pepper Potts, the female lead of the Iron Man franchise in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, in Iron Man (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), The Avengers (2012), and Iron Man 3 (2013). She won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series in 2011 for her role as Holly Holliday on the Fox television series Glee, her first and so far only foray into television acting. She reprised the role several other times throughout the series' run.
Following relationships with Brad Pitt and Ben Affleck, Paltrow married Chris Martin, the lead vocalist of band Coldplay, in 2003; they have two children. They announced their separation in March 2014 and divorced in July 2016. Paltrow has been dating television executive Brad Falchuk since August 2014.
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, and author of two cookbooks.