|Net Worth||$40 Million|
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.7 m)|
|Profession||Actor, Voice Actor, Environmentalist|
|Date of Birth||Feb 3, 1943 (79 years old)|
|Nationality||United States of America|
How much is Blythe Danner Net worth?
Blythe Danner is an American actress with a $40 million net worth. Her television credits include “Huff,” “Will & Grace,” and “We Were the Mulvaneys,” while her film credits include “The Great Santini,” “The Prince of Tides,” “I’ll See You in My Dreams,” and the “Meet the Parents” series. Danner has participated in various theater shows and received a Tony Award for her role in “Butterflies Are Free.”
Blythe Danner is also well-known for being Gwyneth Paltrow’s mother.
Childhood and Education
Blythe Danner was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on February 3, 1943 to Katharine and Harry. Her brother, Harry Jr., is an opera singer and actor, while her sister, Dorothy, is a filmmaker. In addition, she has a half-brother named William Moennig, a violin maker. Danner’s ancestry is English, Irish, and Pennsylvania Dutch. She attended George School, a private Quaker secondary school in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, as a child. Danner pursued her higher education at Bard College in New York.
Beginnings of Careers on Stage
Danner began her acting career in 1965, when she appeared in a Theater Company of Boston performance of “The Glass Menagerie.” She then appeared in “Three Sisters,” “Cyrano de Bergerac,” “Up Eden,” “Lovers,” “Someone’s Comin’ Hungry,” and “The Miser,” for which she received a Theatre World Award. Danner received the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her role as Jill Tanner in “Butterflies Are Free” from 1969 to 1972.
Danner made her film acting debut in the 1972 psychological thriller “To Kill a Clown” with Alan Alda. She portrayed First Lady Martha Jefferson in the film adaptation of the musical “1776” the same year. Danner went on to star in “Lovin’ Molly” by Sidney Lumet, “Hearts of the West,” “Futureworld,” and “The Great Santini,” a family drama. In the 1980s, she worked on “Man, Woman, and Child,” “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” and “Another Woman,” her first film with writer-director Woody Allen. Danner reconnected with Allen in 1990’s “Alice” and also acted in “Mr. & Mrs. Bridge,” a James Ivory drama. She had a minor part in Barbra Streisand’s renowned love picture “The Prince of Tides” the following year. Danner collaborated with Allen for the third time in 1992’s “Husbands and Wives,” a drama in which Danner appeared.
In the latter part of the 1990s, Danner appeared in films such “Napoleon,” “Thank You for Everything, Wong Foo” Julie Newmar,” “The Myth of Fingerprints,” “Mad City,” “The X-Files,” and “The Love Letter.” In the 2000 comedy “Meet the Parents,” she had one of her most famous performances as the wife of Robert De Niro’s character; she then repeated this part in the sequels “Meet the Fockers” and “Little Fockers.” In the 2000s, Danner also appeared in “The Invisible Circus,” “Sylvia,” “The Last Kiss,” and “The Lightkeepers.” She acted in films such as “Paul,” “Detachment,” “The Lucky One,” “Hello I Must Be Going,” “Tumbledown,” “What They Had,” “Hearts Beat Loud,” and “The Tomorrow Man” during the 2010s. In the romantic drama “I’ll See You in My Dreams,” in which she played alongside Sam Elliott as a widow and former singer, Danner gave one of her most lauded performances.
Danner initially appeared on television in the 1970 and 1971 television films “George M!” and “Dr. Cook’s Garden.” In 1972, she appeared in an episode of “Columbo,” and in 1973, she starred in the short-lived ABC sitcom “Adam’s Rib.” In 1974, Danner appeared in “F. Scott Fitzgerald and “The Last of the Belles” and “Sidekicks.” In the years that followed, she proceeded to act in other television films, such as “Are You in the House Alone?,” “Inside the Third Reich,” “Guilty Conscience,” and “Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues.” Danner had a starring role in the NBC sitcom “Tattingers” from 1988 to 1989.
Danner maintained her successful television film career in the 1990s, appearing in “Judgment,” “Cruel Doubt,” and “Saint Maybe,” among others. She also appeared in “Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All,” a miniseries. Danner’s second regular series appearance was in 2001, when she began playing Marilyn Truman, Will’s mother, on the comedy “Will & Grace.” She played the role until 2006, then she returned in 2018 for the show’s relaunch. This portrayal earned Danner multiple Emmy nominations. In 2002, she was nominated for her portrayal in the television film “We Were the Mulvaneys,” and in 2004, she was nominated for “Back When We Were Grown-Ups.” Danner earned her first Emmy in 2005 for her performance as Isabelle Huffstodt on the Showtime series “Huff”; the following year, she received her second Emmy for the same character. Other significant works by Danner include the television series “Up All Night,” “Gypsy,” and “American Gods,” as well as the miniseries “Madoff” and “Patrick Melrose.”
Danner starred in such plays as “Major Barbara,” “Twelfth Night,” “The Seagull,” “Ring Round the Moon,” “The New York Idea,” and “Children of the Sun” after receiving a Tony for “Butterflies Are Free” in the early 1970s. In 1980, she was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance in Harold Pinter’s “Betrayal.” She later performed in “The Philadelphia Story,” “Blithe Spirit,” and “Much Ado About Nothing.” In 1988, Danner was nominated for a third Tony Award for her performance as Blanche DuBois in “A Streetcar Named Desire” She then starred in the films “Love Letters,” “Picnic,” “Sylvia,” “Moonlight,” and “The Deep Blue Sea.” In 2001, Danner was nominated for a fourth Tony Award for her main role in the Broadway production of the musical Follies. Her subsequent works include Carousel, All About Eve, Suddenly Last Summer, and The Country House.
Danner married filmmaker and producer Bruce Paltrow in 1969; their children are Academy Award-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow and health guru huckster Jake Paltrow. Bruce went away in 2002 due to mouth cancer. Danner subsequently joined the non-profit Oral Cancer Foundation and established the Bruce Paltrow Oral Cancer Fund to generate funds for research and treatment.