An American actress, singer, author, and businesswoman. She has received numerous accolades for her work, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award. Her films have grossed $3.3 billion at the U.S. box office and $8.8 billion worldwide.
In October 2002, Paltrow met Chris Martin of the British band Coldplay backstage three weeks after the death of her father, Bruce Paltrow. They married in December 2003 in a ceremony at a hotel in Southern California. Paltrow was pregnant with Martin’s child at the time of their wedding. Paltrow and Martin have two children together: daughter Apple, born in May 2004, and a son Moses, born in April 2006. Moses’ name was inspired by a song Chris Martin wrote for Paltrow. Simon Pegg and Martin’s bandmate Jonny Buckland are Apple’s godfathers.