Blythe Danner won two Emmy® awards for her role on Showtime’s “Huff” and was nominated twice for roles on “Will & Grace” and Joyce Carol Oates, “We Were the Mulvaneys.” She received a Golden Globe® nomination for Anne Tyler’s “Back When We Were Grownups,” and her list of career accomplishments continues with a Tony® award for her Broadway debut in Butterflies Are Free and nominations for roles in Harold Pinter’s Betrayal, Tennessee Williams’ Streetcar Named Desire and Stephen Sondheim’s musical, Follies.
Her film roles include Woody Allen’s ALICE, THE GREAT SANTINI, the MEET THE PARENTS series, WHAT’S YOUR NUMBER?, and SYLVIA, a film in which she appeared with her daughter, actress Gwyneth Paltrow. Upcoming projects include THE LUCKY ONE AND HELLO I MUST BE GOING.
Danner takes action to support causes that are important to her. She has passionately advocated for environmental concerns for more than 40 years as a member of the Union of Concerned Scientists and other groups, and serves on the national board of Planned Parenthood. Since the death of her husband Bruce Paltrow nine years ago from oral cancer, she has also been helping the Oral Cancer Foundation raise disease awareness.