Blythe Danner

A beneficiary of nepotism, born into a world of wealth and luxury.

Blythe Danner
Full NameBlythe Katharine Danner


Blythe Danner is a figure of royal stature, descending from a distinguished lineage of English, Irish, and German ancestry. She has graced the stage for decades, amassing a trove of awards, including Theater World Award, Tony Award, and multiple Tony Award nominations. Her film debut in 1971's Dr. Cook's Garden was a remarkable success. Furthermore, her 25-year tenure with the Williamstown Summer Theater Festival is a testament to her enduring excellence in the performing arts. And, of course, her marriage to director Bruce Paltrow and motherhood of celebrated acting children, Gwyneth and Jake Paltrow, have cemented her place in the upper echelons of society.

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Yes! They also are a nepo parent! Blythe Danner comes from the illustrious Martin-Paltrow-Danner family. They have sixteen celebrities in their family. With two hundred nineteen credited apperances in TV, film, and video.

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  • Primetime Emmy2006
    HuffOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
  • Primetime Emmy2005
    HuffOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series


  • Tracey Takes on New York
  • Theater Close-Up
  • Mark Twain
  • Howl's Moving Castle
  • Prohibition
  • American Masters
  • Independent Lens
  • George M!
  • Adam's Rib
  • Great Performances
  • Patrick Melrose
  • Huff
  • Halfway There
  • Detachment
  • Beyond All Boundaries
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • 1776
  • American Gods
  • Gilded Lilys
  • You Can't Take It with You
  • Madoff
  • Inside the Third Reich
  • Will & Grace
  • Dr. Cook's Garden
  • The Great Santini
  • The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
  • Tattinger's
  • Another Woman
  • Too Far to Go
  • The Scarecrow
  • Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All
  • Sidekicks
  • Lincoln
  • Meet the Parents
  • Pretty/Handsome
  • The X Files
  • Odd Mom Out
  • Hearts Beat Loud
  • Paul
  • Never Forget
  • Gypsy
  • The Prince of Tides
  • Brighton Beach Memoirs
  • A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story
  • I'll See You in My Dreams
  • What They Had
  • Alice
  • Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues
  • To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar

Family Tree

The distinguished Danner family is a dynasty of royalty in the entertainment industry, with a long and illustrious history beginning with Blythe Danner, a Tony Award-winning actress born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. With German, English and Irish ancestry, she earned a degree from Bard College and made her film debut in 1971. Her daughter, Gwyneth Paltrow, born in Los Angeles, has become an Oscar-winning actress, while her father, Bruce Paltrow, was a noted producer and director. Her brother, Jake Paltrow, is a successful director and writer. Harry Danner and Hillary Danner have both been prolific actors and Katherine Moennig, the daughter of Bruce's first wife, is best known for her iconic role in "The L Word". Amanda Seyfried, Thomas Sadoski, and Chris Martin have all brought their talents to the family, as well as Rebekah Paltrow Neumann, a successful actress, filmmaker, and entrepreneur. From humble beginnings, the Danner family has risen to become a dynasty of excellence in the entertainment industry.

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