10 Things You Didn’t Know About Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow has been a household name for over 20 years – ever since she rose to fame as Brad Pitt’s gorgeous girlfriend in the ‘90s. Since then, she’s managed to establish a successful career on her, even winning an Oscar in 1999 for her performance in Shakespeare in Love. She doesn’t do a lot of acting these days and instead focuses growing her lifestyle brand, GOOP. Many of us know a lot about the actress turned businesswoman because she’s been in the public eye for such a long time, but there are still a few things that even some of her biggest fans don’t know. Here are 10:
Gwyneth Kate Paltrow was born in Los Angeles, California on September 27, 1972 to Tony Award-winning actress Blythe Danner and television producer Bruce Paltrow. She has one younger sibling, a brother named Jake, who is a director and screenwriter. She was raised in Santa Monica, California, where she attended Crossroads School but then, when she was 11, her family moved to New York City, settling on the Upper East Side. While there, she attended Spence School, a private girl’s school.
9. Starting Young
The blonde beauty often spent her summers growing up in Williamstown, Massachusetts where she would watch her mother perform at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. While there, she attended camp, helped her mother rehearse and occasionally performed. According to her, she made her stage debut at the age of seven in the play The Greeks, playing a dead child.