Posted on January 15, 2015
Family moves to Massachusetts.
Attends Crossroads High School in Santa Monica, CA for one year.
Graduates from prestigious girls’ school, The Spence School, in New York City.
Drops out of University of California at Santa Barbara after one year and begins her quest to become an actress.
Appears in her feature film debut in Shout, starring John Travolta.
Appears in Steven Spielberg’s Hook alongside Robin Williams.
Has a small role in Malice starring Nicole Kidman and Alec Baldwin.
Appears in Flesh and Bone alongside Meg Ryan, James Caan and Dennis Quaid.
Has a supporting role in Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, a film about writer Dorothy Parker.
Appears in Jefferson in Paris with Nick Nolte.
Plays Brad Pitt’s wife in Seven. The two begin a real-life romance.
Calvin Klein signs her as its next model.
Appears opposite David Schwimmer in The Pallbearer.
Her role as Emma Woodhouse in an adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma gets her noticed.
Appears in Hard Eight directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.
Becomes engaged to Brad Pitt.
Paltrow and Pitt announce their breakup.
Says about her breakup with Brad Pitt: “When we split up, something changed permanently in me. My heart sort of broke that day, and it will never be the same.”
Stars in A Perfect Murder.
Stars in Great Expectations opposite Ethan Hawke.
Stars in Hush opposite Jessica Lange.
Stars in the film Sliding Doors.
Gaives her boyfriend Ben Affleck a $50,000 watch for his birthday.
Is voted “Most Stuck-up” in Movieline’s 100 Most.
Plays Viola De Lesseps in Shakespeare in Love.
Hosts Saturday Night Live during which she parodies Sharon Stone who is not amused.
Wins Academy Award for Best Actress for Shakespeare in Love. The film also wins Best Picture.
Appears in The Talented Mr. Ripley opposite Jude Law and Matt Damon.
Appears in Duets, directed by her father, Bruce Paltrow.
Appears in Bounce opposite ex-boyfriend Ben Affleck.
Portrays a fat woman in Shallow Hal, opposite Jack Black.
Makes a cameo appearance in Austin Powers in Goldmember.
Stars in Possession.
Meets Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin at one of his concerts.
Stars in the comedy View from the Top with Christina Applegate.
Is named an “adopted daughter” of the town of Talavera de la Reina, Toledo, Spain, during a special ceremony.
Portrays poet Sylvia Plath in Sylvia.
Paltrow marries Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin in a secret ceremony.
Appears opposite Jude Law and Angelina Jolie in Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow.
Gives birth to first child with Chris Martin, Apple Blythe Alison Martin, after seventy hours of labor. She names her child Apple because apples are “whole, sweet and crisp.”
Rumor has it Paltrow’s new London home located in the Belsize Park area is cursed and whomever lives there has bad fortune.
Signs deal to become Estée Lauder’s new face.
She signs on to do the PBS series Spain … On the Road Again, which showcases the food and culture of Spain.
She stars in Iron Man alongside Robert Downey, Jr.
She launches her lifestyle newsletter, Goop.
She stars in Iron Man 2 alongside Robert Downey, Jr., Don Cheadle, and Scarlett Johansson.
She publishes two books: My Father’s Daughter: Delicious, Easy Recipes Celebrating Family and Togetherness and Notes from My Kitchen Table. Grand Central Life & Style.
She publishes It’s All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great.
She stars in Iron Man 3 alongside Robert Downey, Jr. and Don Cheadle.
She announces that she and Chris Martin have separated and describes it as a “conscious uncoupling,” a term for which she is ridiculed in the media.