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Marian was a successful businesswoman and single mother from a part of East LA where Latina women were not encouraged to be entrepreneurs. Then the recession hit and she found herself pummeled by 95 thousand dollars of debt. But rather than running away she dug in her heels and little by little climbed her way out of the hole. Now she has a brand new business, something she’s added her own passion to as well as ambition: Mama Cheesecake.
Gwyneth Paltrow is one of today's most prolific and celebrated actors in both television and film. A testament to her undeniable talent, Paltrow’s role in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE catapulted her into awards stardom with “Best Actress” honors at the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and Academy Awards. In 2011, she was honored with an Emmy award for “Guest Actress in a Comedy Series” for her role as substitute teacher Holly Holiday on Fox’s smash hit musical series “Glee.”
Paltrow is currently in production on David Koepp’s MARTDECAI in which she stars alongside Johnny Depp, Ewan McGregor and Olivia Moon. She is set to begin production in 2014 on 33 DÍAS alongside Antonio Banderas. Paltrow most recently starred in Marvel’s IRON MAN 3 reprising the role of Ms. Pepper Potts alongside Robert Downey, Jr., and Don Cheadle. The international blockbuster set box office records with the second biggest opening weekend of all time and as the second highest grossing superhero film of all time behind only THE AVENGERS in both categories.
Other recent film credits include Marvel’s THE AVENGERS; Steven Sodebergh’s CONTAGION; COUNTRY STRONG (for which Paltrow also recorded original music on the film’s Academy Award nominated soundtrack); Jon Favreau’s IRON MAN & IRON MAN 2; and Stuart Bloomberg’s THANKS FOR SHARING alongside Mark Ruffalo and Tim Robbins. Additional credits are James Gray’s TWO LOVERS; brother Jake Paltrow’s THE GOOD NIGHT; John Madden’s PROOF (for which she received a Golden Globe nomination); SYLVIA; Ryan Murphy’s RUNNING WITH SCISSORS; Dougla’s McGrath’s INFAMOUS; THE WORLD OF TOMORROW; Neil LaBute's POSSESSION; Wes Anderson’s THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS; Peter and Bobby Farrelly’s SHALLOW HAL; THE ANNIVERSARY PARTY; Bruce Paltrow’s DUETS; BOUNCE opposite Ben Affleck; Anthony Mighella’s THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY; and Andrew Davis’ A PERFECT MURDER. Paltrow’s early career credits include SLIDING DOORS; Douglas McGrath’s EMMA; GREAT EXPECTATIONS; THE PALLBEARER; SEVEN; A VIEW FROM THE TOP; MOONLIGHT AND VALENTINO; JEFFERSON IN PARIS; MRS. PARKER AND THE VICIOUS CIRCLE; MALICE; HOOK and SHOUT. Her first role was a remarkable performance in the critically acclaimed FLESH AND BONE opposite Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid. Gwyneth also co-wrote and co-directed the short film DEALBREAKERS with friend Mary Wigmore.
Earlier this year, Paltrow published her second cookbook It’s All Good (Grand Central Publishing), which joined first ever cookbook My Father’s Daughter (published April 2011) on the NEW YORK TIMES “Best Sellers” list. She first established her credibility in the culinary field when she co-wrote Spain, A Culinary Road Trip with acclaimed chef Mario Batali. Additionally, Paltrow continues to develop her passion project GOOP.com, an online newsletter and ultimate lifestyle resource.
Born in Los Angeles where she spent the first eleven years of her life, Paltrow stems from a very close-knit family deeply entrenched in the entertainment industry. Her father, Bruce Paltrow was a highly successful producer ("St. Elsewhere", "The White Shadow") and her mother is the award-winning actress Blythe Danner. Paltrow and her younger brother Jake spent their early childhood in Los Angeles where she attended St. Augustine by the Sea (now known as Crossroads).
Paltrow currently resides in Los Angeles, New York City, and London.