Blythe Danner

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and her mother actress Blythe Danner pose at the 2004 Crystal & Lucy Awards - "A Family Affair: Women in Film Celebrates The Paltrow Family" at the Century Plaza Hotel on June 18, 2004 in Los Angeles, California.
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Blythe Danner began her acting career in theater. She garnered many awards for her talent on stage, including a Tony in 1970 for her role in Broadway's "Butterflies Are Free."

Danner would later be nominated for Tonys for her performances in the Broadway revival of "A Street Car Named Desire" and Harold Pinter's "Betrayal." She made her film debut in the 1971 TV movie "Dr. Cook's Garden."

More recently Danner, the mother of Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow, has enjoyed the success of the "Meet the Parents" films, starring Ben Stiller.

She began guest-starring on the Showtime series Huff in 2004 and has received two Emmy nods for her portrayal of Hank Azaria's mother, Izzy Huffstodt.