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GWYNETH PALTROW (Beth Emhoff), one of today's most prolific and celebrated actors, catapulted to international acclaim with an Academy Award®, a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award® for her performance in director John Madden's "Shakespeare in Love.” She went on to earn another Golden Globe nomination more recently in Madden's "Proof.”

Paltrow most recently starred opposite Tim McGraw in the drama "Country Strong.” Directed by Shana Feste, the film was shot in America's music capitol, Nashville, Tennessee, and features original country songs sung by Paltrow. She also reprised her starring role as Virginia "Pepper” Potts opposite Robert Downey Jr. in Jon Favreau's boxoffice hit "Iron Man 2,” and delighted television audiences with a recurring role in the smash Fox hit comedy "Glee,” for which she earned an Emmy Award nomination this year.

Her recent film credits include James Gray's romantic drama "Two Lovers,” opposite Joaquin Phoenix, for which she received an Independent Spirit Award nomination; the blockbuster "Iron Man”; and her brother Jake Paltrow's directorial debut, the comedy drama "The Good Night,” in which she played the role of the wife of a former pop star reduced to writing jingles, alongside Penelope Cruz and Danny DeVito.

Her additional credits include "Sylvia,” in which she portrayed the famous poet Sylvia Palth; Ryan Murphy's "Running With Scissors”; Douglas McGrath's "Infamous” and "Emma”; "Sky Captain and 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 Minghella's "The Talented Mr. Ripley,” with Matt Damon and Jude Law; Andrew Davis' "A Perfect Murder”; "Sliding Doors”; "Great Expectations”; "The Pallbearer”; David Fincher's "Se7en”; "A View From The Top”; "Moonlight And Valentino”; "Jefferson In Paris”; Alan Rudolph's "Mrs. Parker And The Vicious Circle”; "Malice”; Steven Spielberg's "Hook”; and "Shout.” Paltrow's first major role was her remarkable performance in Steve Kloves' critically acclaimed "Flesh and Bone,” opposite Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid.

Paltrow made her directorial debut with "Dealbreakers,” a short film she co-wrote and co-directed with her friend Mary Wigmore.

Born in Los Angeles, Paltrow stems from a close-knit entertainment industry family. Her father, Bruce Paltrow was a highly successful producer and her mother is the award-winning actress Blythe Danner. Early in her career, she starred opposite her mother and Tony Goldwyn in the Williamstown Theater production of "Picnic.

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