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BLYTHE DANNER (Ruth) won two Emmy Awards for her role on Showtime's "Huff" and was nominated for her work on the sitcom "Will & Grace" and the telefilm "We Were the Mulvaneys." Danner also received a Golden Globe nomination for Anne Tyler's "Back When We Were Grownups." Her list of career accomplishments continues with a Tony for her Broadway debut in "Butterflies Are Free" and nominations for roles in Harold Pinter's "Betrayal," Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire" and Stephen Sondheim's "Follies." Her film roles include Alice, The Great Santini, the Meet the Parents trilogy and Sylvia, a film in which she appeared with her daughter, Gwyneth Paltrow.

Most recently, Danner appeared in The Lucky One, Hello I Must Be Going, Tumbledown and I'll See You in My Dreams, the latter of which earned her a Gotham Award nomination. She played Ruth Madoff in ABC's miniseries "Madoff."

On the stage, Danner appeared on Broadway in the "The Country House" and "Nice Work if You Can Get It," and was seen Off Broadway in "The Commons of Pensacola."

Danner takes action to support causes that are important to her. As a member of the Union of Concerned Scientists and other groups, she has passionately advocated for environmental concerns for more than 40 years. She also serves on the national board of Planned Parenthood. Since the death of her husband Bruce Paltrow, she has also been helping the Oral Cancer Foundation raise awareness.


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