Gwyneth Kate Paltrow is an Academy Award-winning American actress. Born as the daughter of a Hollywood director and an actress, she was raised both in California and New York. Although she started studying Art History at the University of California, she soon dropped out to pursue acting full-time. Gwyneth started dabbling in professional acting at a very early age, with minor roles in both Shout (starring John Travolta) and Hook (starring Robin Williams), both in 1991. Her supporting role in Se7en four years later introduced her to future fiancé, Brad Pitt, though sadly the engagement only lasted six months. From there on, her acting career blossomed, with critically-acclaimed performances in Emma, Shakespeare in Love (for which she received an Academy Award), and Bounce, which also starred Ben Affleck, her then-boyfriend. Three weeks after the untimely passing of her father, Bruce Paltrow, Gwyneth met her future husband Chris Martin at a Coldplay gig. They married a little over a year later and stayed together for 10 years before ‘consciously uncoupling’ and finalising their divorce in 2016. They have two children, Apple Blythe Alison Martin and Moses Bruce Anthony Martin, born in 2004 and 2006. Gwyneth is also known for her high-profile friendship with popstar Madonna, her love for macrobiotic cuisine and her lifestyle website, GOOP. In April 2013, she was named as People magazine's annual Most Beautiful Woman. In September 2018, after three years of dating, she married TV writer and director, Brad Falchuk, and opened her first Goop shop in London in October 2018.