Blythe Danner

Born Feb 3, 1943

Blythe Katherine Danner is an American actress. She is the mother of actress Gwyneth Paltrow and director Jake Paltrow.

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1943 Birth Born on February 3, 1943.


1960 17 Years Old Danner graduated from George School, a Quaker high school located near Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania in 1960. … Read More


1967 24 Years Old A graduate of Bard College, Danner's first roles included the 1967 musical Mata Hari (closed out of town), and the 1968 off-Broadway production, Summertree. … Read More
1972 29 Years Old In 1972, Danner portrayed Martha Jefferson opposite Ken Howard's Thomas Jefferson in the movie version of 1776. … Read More


1982 39 Years Old In the 1982 TV movie Inside the Third Reich, she played the wife of Albert Speer. … Read More


2000 57 Years Old Danner appeared opposite Robert De Niro in the 2000 comedy hit Meet the Parents, and its sequels, Meet the Fockers (2004) and Little Fockers (2010).
2001 58 Years Old From 2001 to 2006, she regularly appeared on Will & Grace as Will Truman's mother Marilyn.
2002 59 Years Old Danner is the widow of producer/director Bruce Paltrow, who died from complications of pneumonia while battling oral cancer in 2002, and the mother of actress Gwyneth Paltrow and director Jake Paltrow. … Read More


2004 61 Years Old From 2004 to 2006, she starred in the TV series Huff.
2005 62 Years Old In 2005, she was nominated for three Emmy Awards: for her work on Will & Grace, Huff, and Back When We Were Grownups. … Read More
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In July 2006, she won a second consecutive Emmy award for Huff. … Read More
2011 68 Years Old …  In 2011, Danner joined Moms Clean Air Force, to help call on parents to join in the fight against toxic air pollution. … Read More
2015 72 Years Old In 2015, Danner was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.
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