Gwyneth Kate Paltrow was inspired into acting by her mother. Gwyneth would spend several summers watching her perform at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, and would eventually make her debut there herself.
One year later, Gwyneth landed her movie debut Shout. This movie put her alongside the famous John Travolta
, and would open the door to more supporting and minor roles.
Eventually, Gwyneth Paltrow would get her first starring roles as the ficitional lover of William Shakespeare in the movie Shakespeare in love. The movie was a critical success, and earned Gwyneth Paltrow credibility as a celebrity. New York times described Gwyneth as being stunning and 'making a heroine so breathtaking that she seems entirely plausible as the guiding light.'
Gwyneth would do more highlight films with her most famous ones being The Talentend Mr. Ripley which co-starred Jude Law, Matt Damon
, and Cate Blanchett
and Shallow Hal which she shared the spotlight with Jack Black
. We can find Gwyneth most recently in the movie Contagion, and she has a cameo in the upcoming movie 'The Avengers