Date of Birth : Feb 3rd 1943
Blythe Danner has had a diverse and distinguished career in film, television and theater. Among her many film credits are: The Prince of Tides, directed by Barbra Streisand; three Woody Allen films, including Husbands and Wives, Alice and Another Woman; Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs; The Great Santini, opposite Robert Duvall; Costa Gavras’ Mad City, with John Travolta and Dustin Hoffman; The X Files; Edward Burns’ No Looking Back; Farmhouse; To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar; The Myth of Fingerprints; and Jay Roach’s Meet the Parents.
On television, Danner starred in such movies as: HBO’s Judgment, for which she received a CableACE Award nomination; A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story; Too Far to Go; Saint Maybe; and Guilty Conscience with Anthony Hopkins. She can be seen in a recurring role as Marilyn Truman, Will’s mother, in the popular sitcom Will & Grace, as well as in the Showtime series Huff, opposite Hank Azaria. In 1999 Danner was nominated for a CableACE Award for A Call to Remember with Joe Mantegna and she received an Emmy nomination for her role in 2003’s We Were the Mulvaneys, a telefilm based on the novel by Joyce Carol Oates. She has starred in two network series, Adam’s Rib and Tattinger’s, and has had numerous guest-starring roles on such shows as M*A*S*H and St. Elsewhere.
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Danner holds a drama degree from Bard College in New York and honorary Doctorate degrees of fine arts from Williams College and Hobart/William Smith Colleges.