BLYTHE DANNER (Tara) received a Tony Award for her Broadway debut in
Butterflies Are Free and has received nominations for her roles as Emma, in
Pinter's Betrayal; as Blanche DuBois, in Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named
and as Phyllis, in Stephen Sondheim's Follies. She also received a Drama Desk
nomination for Suddenly Last Summer, at the Roundabout Theatre Company, and
appeared on Broadway, opposite Geraldine Page, in Blithe Spirit.
Danner won two Emmy Awards for her role on Showtime's Huff, and she
garnered an Emmy nomination for Joyce Carol Oates' We Were the Mulvaneys and two
Emmy nominations for Will & Grace. She also received a Golden Globe Award
nomination for Anne Tyler's Back When We Were Grownups.
Her other television credits include HBO's Judgment, with Keith Carradine; A
Call to Remember, with Joe Mantegna; Cruel Doubt; Guilty Conscience, with
Hopkins; and Inside the Third Reich, with Sir John Gielgud. On PBS, Danner was
in Chekhov's The Seagull, George Bernard Shaw's Candida and Tennessee Williams'
Eccentricities of a Nightingale.
For more than 20 years, Danner has performed at the Williamstown Theatre
Festival in Massachusetts. She played Beatrice to Kevin Kline's Benedick in Much
About Nothing, for The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park, and she has
such regional companies as the Mark Taper Forum; the Trinity Repertory Company;
BAM, with Sarah Jessica Parker in A.R. Gurney's Sylvia, at the Manhattan Theatre
and three productions for the Roundabout Theatre Company. She won a Theatre
Award for her role in The Miser, with the repertory company at the Lincoln
the Performing Arts.
Danner's film credits include Waiting for Forever, with Richard Jenkins; The
Lightkeepers, with Richard Dreyfuss; The Great Santini, with Robert Duvall; Meet
Parents, Meet the Fockers and Little Fockers, with Robert De Niro; Mr. & Mrs.
with Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman; Barbra Streisand's The Prince of Tides;
Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs; and three Woody Allen films. She also appeared
Sylvia with her daughter, Gwyneth Paltrow. Her upcoming projects include What's
Number?, with Anna Faris, and she is currently working on The Lucky One, for
Danner was awarded the inaugural Katharine Hepburn Medal from Bryn Mawr
College's Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center. She attended the George School in
Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and holds honorary doctorate of fine arts degrees
Williams College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges and her alma mater, Bard
She has been involved with environmental issues for more than 35 years and
serves on the advisory boards of the Union of Concerned Scientists, the
Media Association in Los Angeles, the Environmental Advocates of New York and
Energy Vision in New York. She also serves on Planned Parenthood's board of
advocates. Danner is a member of the advisory board of The Oral Cancer
which supports the Bruce Paltrow Fund, named for her late husband.
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