Gwyneth Paltrow recently revealed that she learned everything about acting from her mother, Blythe Danner. Last week at the Spence School of Arts, where she is an alumnus, the actress told students that she had no formal acting training other than what she learned while at the school, and from the teachings of her mom.
“I studied drama here, but I didn’t study it past being at Spence … My mother … has done a lot of stage work. I got a great education from her … and growing up here where I went to the theater all the time. I’ve developed my own technique, but the most important thing is your instincts.”
Paltrow is an american actress. She made her acting debut on stage in 1990 and started appearing in films in 1991. After acting in several projects throughout the decade, Paltrow gained early notice for her work in films such as Se7en (1995) and Emma (1996) (in which she played the title role). Following the films Sliding Doors (1998) and A Perfect Murder (1998), Paltrow garnered worldwide recognition through her performance in Shakespeare in Love (1998), for which she won an Academy Award for Best Actress, a Golden Globe Award and two Screen Actors Guild Awards, for Outstanding Lead Actress and as a member of the Outstanding Cast. She also won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series in 2011 for her role as Holly Holiday on the FOX hit TV show Glee in the episode “The Substitute” (Wiki).