Gwyneth Kate Paltrow (/ˈpæltroʊ/) (born September 27, 1972) is 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.