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Blythe Danner

 
Date Of Birth:
February 03, 1943 (79)
Birth Place:
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Bio:
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.¬Ě She received a Golden Globe nomination for Anne Tyler's Back When We Were Grownups, and her list of career accomplishments continues ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: February 03, 1943 (79)

Birth Place: Philadelphia, PA, USA

Bio:
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.¬Ě She received a Golden Globe nomination for Anne Tyler's Back When We Were Grownups, and her list of career accomplishments continues ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 2014
Anna Patterson
  [Off-Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2013
Judith
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2012
Millicent Winter [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
New York Concert, 2002
Mrs. Mullin
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2001
Phyllis Rogers Stone
  [Broadway]
1998
Hester Collyer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1988
Blanche Du Bois
  [Broadway]
1987
Elvira
  [Broadway]
1980
Tracy Samatha Lord
  [Broadway]
1980
Emma
  [Broadway]
1972
Viola
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1969
Jill Tanner
  [Broadway]
1969
Elise
  [Broadway]
1968
Sister Marthe
  [Broadway]
Closed on the road, 1967
Performer

Blythe Danner Biography

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.¬Ě 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' A 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

 
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 Gold Star
Blythe Danner , Butterflies Are Free
 
Theatre World Awards - 1969 - Performance Gold Star
Blythe Danner, The Miser

Blythe Danner News

Westport Country Playhouse Presents Script in Hand Playreading of Comedy RIPCORD Photo Westport Country Playhouse Presents Script in Hand Playreading of Comedy RIPCORD
by Stephi Wild - Nov 11, 2022

Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of the comedy, ‚ÄúRipcord,‚ÄĚ written by David Lindsay-Abaire on Monday, November 14, at 7 p.m.¬† Lindsay-Abaire is currently represented on Broadway with book and lyrics for the musical, ‚ÄúKimberly Akimbo.‚ÄĚ

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of Douglas McGrath's EVERYTHING'S FINE Photo Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of Douglas McGrath's EVERYTHING'S FINE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 14, 2022

Everything's Fine, a world premiere one-man play written and performed by Academy Award-nominated writer, actor and director Douglas McGrath, and directed by two-time Tony Award and six-time Emmy Award winner John Lithgow has officially opened. See photos from opening night here!

Victor Almanzar, Elizabeth Canavan, Rosal Colon & More to Star in BETWEEN RIVERSIDE A Photo Victor Almanzar, Elizabeth Canavan, Rosal Colon & More to Star in BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY on Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 9, 2022

Second Stage Theater has announced casting for the Broadway debut production of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play, BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY, directed by Austin Pendleton. The production will star Victor Almanzar, Elizabeth Canavan, Rosal Colon and more.

Feature: Join the Laugher at The Comedy Corner at Vegas Beyond the Strip Photo Feature: Join the Laugher at The Comedy Corner at Vegas Beyond the Strip
by Debbie Hall - Sep 6, 2022

Comedienne, actress, singer, and tribute artist Barbara Brighton will deliver when she hosts The Comedy Corner for Vegas Beyond the Strip on Sept. 12.

Photos: Blythe Danner Dedicates Plaque As The Rehearsal Club Celebrates May 2022 Even Photo Photos: Blythe Danner Dedicates Plaque As The Rehearsal Club Celebrates May 2022 Events
by Stephi Wild - May 31, 2022

The Rehearsal Club (TRC), the legendary rooming house for aspiring actresses that inspired the Ferber/Kaufman play Stage Door, is thrilled to announce actress Miranda Jones as the winner of the annual Rising Star Event at Symphony Space held May 16.

Westport Country Playhouse Presents Reading Of THE SCREAM Photo Westport Country Playhouse Presents Reading Of THE SCREAM
by Stephi Wild - May 18, 2022

Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of ‚ÄúThe Scream: A Musical Comedy Fantasy,‚ÄĚ on Monday, June 13, at 7 p.m. The live performance will be captured on film for on-demand streaming, from Thursday, June 16 through Sunday, June 19. Script in Hand playreadings offer intimate storytelling as professional actors bring the words to life without sets or costumes.

The Rehearsal Club to Present ANNUAL RISING STAR COMPETITION and Carol Burnett Tribut Photo The Rehearsal Club to Present ANNUAL RISING STAR COMPETITION and Carol Burnett Tribute at Symphony Space
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022

The Rehearsal Club, a legendary rooming house for aspiring actresses will host on Monday, May 16 at 7:00 PM, its annual Rising Star Event at Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th St.). Tickets: $50 (TRC Members $40). 

Irvine Barclay Theatre Announces 2022-23 Season Photo Irvine Barclay Theatre Announces 2022-23 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 18, 2022

Irvine Barclay Theatre, known for its intimate setting providing unique experiences and personal interactions with top performers, has announced its 2022-23 season. One of the most popular performing arts venues in Orange County, Irvine Barclay Theatre will again feature renowned artists in its broadest range of genres ever.

The Rehearsal Club Announces May Events Photo The Rehearsal Club Announces May Events
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 12, 2022

The Rehearsal Club (TRC), the legendary rooming house for aspiring actresses that inspired the Ferber and Kaufman play ‚ÄúStage Door‚ÄĚ has announced¬†notable events for May 2022.

BWW Interview: Ann Talman of THE SHADOW OF HER SMILE at Feinstein's/54 Below Photo BWW Interview: Ann Talman of THE SHADOW OF HER SMILE at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Mosher - Mar 30, 2022

The smile in question is that of Dame Elizabeth Taylor, Ann Talman's close friend for (almost) all of her life, and her stage mother in THE LITTLE FOXES, and these are their tales.

Blythe Danner Videos

VIDEO: Watch an Interview With the Cast of MEET THE PARENTS Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch an Interview With the Cast of MEET THE PARENTS

by Stage Tube - Oct 22, 2020

The cast of the 2000 comedy ‚ÄúMeet the Parents‚ÄĚ reunited for a remote interview with TODAY‚Äôs Hoda Kotb. Watch as Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Teri Polo, Blythe Danner and director Jay Roach remember their favorite scenes and memories ‚ÄĒ and share if they would come together for another sequel.

VIDEO: John Lithgow and Blythe Danner Star in THE TOMORROW MAN Trailer Videoplay
VIDEO: John Lithgow and Blythe Danner Star in THE TOMORROW MAN Trailer

by Stage Tube - Mar 28, 2019

John Lithgow is a man obsessed with the future. Blythe Danner is a woman trapped in the past. Together they have a chance to embrace the present. Watch the trailer for THE TOMORROW MAN below!

VIDEO: Check Out the New Teaser For Upcoming Showtime Series PATRICK MELROSE Videoplay
VIDEO: Check Out the New Teaser For Upcoming Showtime Series PATRICK MELROSE

by Macon Prickett - Apr 6, 2018

SHOWTIME has unveiled a new teaser limited series PATRICK MELROSE starring Oscar nominee and Emmy¬ģ winner Benedict Cumberbatch. Based on the acclaimed Patrick Melrose series of semi-autobiographical novels written by Edward St. Aubyn, the series will premiere on Saturday, May 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. PATRICK MELROSE is an acerbic and fearless look at the protagonist's harrowing odyssey from a deeply traumatic childhood to his remarkable survival as an adult. In scheduling PATRICK MELROSE for five consecutive Saturdays, SHOWTIME is expanding to a new night of original programming, joining the network's existing sports and movie offerings on Saturday nights.

VIDEO: Check Out This Sneak Peak of PATRICK MELROSE Starring Benedict Cumberbatch Videoplay
VIDEO: Check Out This Sneak Peak of PATRICK MELROSE Starring Benedict Cumberbatch

by Macon Prickett - Mar 16, 2018

In a tour de force role, Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game, Sherlock),¬†who also¬†executive produces the new series, plays the titular character who struggles to overcome the damage inflicted by a horribly abusive father and the mother who tacitly condoned his behavior. Academy Award¬ģ¬†nominee Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight) and Screen Actors Guild¬ģ¬†winner Hugo Weaving (The Matrix¬†trilogy) also star as Patrick Melrose's parents. Rounding out this accomplished cast are Anna Madeley (The Crown), Blythe Danner (Meet the Fockers), Allison Williams (Get Out), Pip Torrens (The Crown), Jessica Raine (Call the Midwife), Prasanna Puwanarajah (Doctor Foster), Holliday Grainger (THE BORGIAS, Bonnie & Clyde), Indira Varma (Game of Thrones) and Celia Imrie (Bridget Jones's Baby). Each episode, devoted to one of the five novels, is written for television by BAFTA Award¬ģnominee David Nicholls (Far from the Madding Crowd, One Day) and directed by celebrated film director Edward Berger (Deutchland 83, Jack). A co-production between SHOWTIME and Sky Atlantic, this gripping and humorous saga encompasses the South of France in the 1960s, New York in the 1980s and Britain in the early 2000s.

VIDEO: First Look - Richard Dreyfuss is World's Greatest Con Man in ABC's MADOFF
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 11, 2015

Get a look into the mind of the man who pulled off one of the greatest cons in history in the primetime miniseries ‚ÄúMADOFF, airing FEBRUARY 3-4, 2016 (8:00 ‚Äď 10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversations Series with Blythe Danner!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Nov 15, 2015

SAG-AFTRA Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured Blythe Danner, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Watch below as she discusses some of her career highlights as well as her latest film, I'll See You In My Dreams. Check out the full interview below!

BWW TV: Inside OLD TIMES' Opening Night on Broadway with Clive Owen, Eve Best & Kelly Reilly!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Oct 7, 2015

BroadwayWorld caught up with the show's stars at the after-party - check out what they had to say about bringing the Pinter play to Broadway!

BWW TV: Chatting with the Company of Broadway-Bound OLD TIMES!
by TV - Press Previews - Aug 26, 2015

Harold Pinter's Old Times, directed by Douglas Hodge, is coming to Broadway as part of Roundabout's 50th anniversary season, starring Clive Owen, Eve Best and Kelly Reilly. The show will begin preview performances on Thursday, September 17, 2015, and open officially on Tuesday, October 6, 2015. This is a limited engagement through Sunday, November 29, 2015, on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street).

STAGE TUBE: Find Time for Broadway Green Alliance's College Green Captain Prize!
by Stage Tube - Mar 4, 2015

The Broadway Green Alliance (BGA) has launched a new contest to honor and reward College Green Captains for creating greener productions on college campuses. Winners will have brought innovative, creative, or widely-applied greening and energy-efficient methods into the design or production of theatre at their campus.

BWW TV: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of MTC's THE COUNTRY HOUSE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 6, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere co-production of The Country House, the new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, opened last week on Broadway, and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on the red carpet to chat with the evening's biggest guests. Click below to check out interviews with Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka, Tracie Thoms, Jessica Hecht and more!


Blythe Danner Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Blythe Danner been in?
Blythe Danner has appeared on Broadway in 13 shows.

How many West End shows has Blythe Danner been in?
Blythe Danner has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Blythe Danner been nominated for?
Outstanding Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Suddenly Last Summer , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Follies , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for A Streetcar Named Desire , Outstanding Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Betrayal , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Betrayal , Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The New York Idea Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Butterflies Are Free and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for The Miser .

What awards has Blythe Danner won?
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Butterflies Are Freeand Performance (Theatre World Awards) for The Miser.