Blythe Danner Biography

Date of Birth: February 03, 1943 (73)
Birth Place: Philadelphia, PA, USA
Gender: Female

Blythe Danner won two Emmy awards for her role on Showtime’s “Huff” and was nominated twice for roles on “Will & Grace” and in 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. She most recently appeared on Broadway in the musical Nice Work If You Can Get It, and Off-Broadway in The Commons of Pensacola. Her film roles include Woody Allen’s Alice, The Great Santini, the Meet the Parents trilogy, What’s Your Number? and Sylvia, a film in which she appeared with her daughter, actress Gwyneth Paltrow. Most recently Danner has appeared in The Lucky One and Hello I Must Be Going, and she will next be seen in the films I’ll See You In My Dreams and Tumbledown. 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 from oral cancer, she has also been helping the Oral Cancer Foundation raise disease awareness.

Blythe Danner Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

Drama Desk Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Actress in a Play
Blythe Danner, Suddenly Last Summer
Tony Awards - 2001 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Blythe Danner , Follies
Tony Awards - 1988 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Blythe Danner , A Streetcar Named Desire
Drama Desk Awards - 1980 - Outstanding Actress in a Play
Blythe Danner, Betrayal
Tony Awards - 1980 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Blythe Danner , Betrayal
Drama Desk Awards - 1977 - Outstanding Actress - Play
Blythe DannerThe New York Idea
Tony Awards - 1970 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Blythe Danner , Butterflies Are Free
Theatre World Awards - 1969 - Performance
Blythe Danner, The Miser


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