Her father was Jewish (migrate from Minsk), and her mother is a Quaker of Pennsylvania Dutch and more distant white Barbadian ancestry.Paltrow's paternal great-great-grandfather, whose surname was "Paltrowicz," was a rabbi in Nowogrod, Poland.
Gwyneth Kate Paltrow was born on September 27, 1972, in Los Angeles, California. The daughter of Tony Award-winning actress Blythe Danner and television producer Bruce Paltrow, Paltrow grew up no stranger to the world of Hollywood. After living in Los Angeles, Paltrow moved with her family to New York at the age of 11. The precocious young blonde made her stage debut at just 5 years old in a theater in Massachusetts's Berkshire Mountains, where her mother performed in summer stock.