Gwyneth Paltrow Designing a Fashion Line
We can practically hear the collective chorus of fashionistas everywhere sigh, "Finally!" The 42-year-old actress will launch her eponymous clothing line on her lifestyle website Goop in 2015. .
Considering Gwyneth has been dabbling into fashion ventures for what feels like forever, designing her own line is the natural next step. So natural, in fact, we're pretty surprised it took this long!
Date of Birth 27 September 1972, Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth Name Gwyneth Kate Paltrow
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)
Gwyneth Paltrow was born in Los Angeles, the daughter of noted producer and directorBruce Paltrow and Tony award-winning actress Blythe Danner. Her father's family was Ashkenazi Jewish, while her mother has German, and some English and Irish, ancestry. When Gwyneth was eleven, the family moved to Massachusetts, where her father began working in summer stock productions in the Berkshires. It was here that she received her early acting training under the tutelage of her parents. After graduating from the all-girls Spence School in New York City, she moved to California where she attended the University of California in Santa Barbara, majoring in Art History. She soon quit, realizing it was not her passion. In 1990 she made her stage debut in the Williamstown Theatre play, "Picnic". In 1991 she appeared in her first film, Shout (1991), with John Travolta. That same year she met Steven Spielberg, who gave her a small part in his film Hook(1991).
Her next roles were in made-for-television films, until she won rave reviews for her performance in Flesh and Bone (1993). In 1994, she entered into a relationship withBrad Pitt, the older (by nine years) superstar who gave her a career boost by choosing her to play his wife in the hit thriller Se7en (1995). But it was the title role of Emma Woodhouse in Emma (1996) that fully tapped Gwyneth's capabilities and established her as a serious actress. She and Pitt broke off their much publicized engagement in 1997, citing as the reason the fact that neither felt that they could pursue their respective careers and at the same time maintain a happy marriage. They remain good friends. Meanwhile, Gwyneth's career has gone through the roof with the release of five glossy films in 1998, including Great Expectations (1998), Sliding Doors (1998), A Perfect Murder (1998), and John Madden's masterpiece, Shakespeare in Love (1998). Gwyneth's outstanding performance in the last film marked the greatest triumph of her career to date. She won the Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
Since then, her roles have included The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), Shallow Hal (2001),Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004), Iron Man (2008), Two Lovers (2008), and Country Strong (2010).