Gwyneth Paltrow’s Parents: Everything To Know About Actress Blythe Danner & Her Late Dad Bruce

Gwyneth Paltrow comes from a lineage of award-winning and -nominated actresses and administrators. Learn about her dad and mom Blythe Danner and Bruce Paltrow.

Gwyneth Paltrow is an award-winning actress revered for her roles in Shakespeare In Love, Emma, Sliding Doors, View From the Top, and extra. All however synonymous with Hollywood, it comes as no shock that the actress, 49, comes from a lineage of actors, producers, and administrators. The Academy Award winner is the daughter of actress Blythe Danner and the late director and producer Bruce Paltrow. The two married in 1969, remaining husband and spouse till Bruce’s demise in 2002 from most cancers issues.

Along with widow Blythe and daughter Gwyneth, Bruce is survived by his son Jake, 46, who, like his dad and mom and well-known sister, additionally has a profession as a director, screenwriter, and actor. Learn extra about Gwyneth’s dad and mom under.

Blythe Danner

Gwyneth Paltrow and mother Blythe Danner (Shutterstock)

Blythe, born February 3, 1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is an award-winning actress who started her profession within the late Sixties. A winner of a number of Emmy Awards and a Tony Award for her time on Broadway, Blythe’s earlier movie credit embody The Great Santini, The Prince of Tides, and Mr. & Mrs. Bridge, amongst others, whereas newer credit embody Meet the Parents, Little Fockers, and The Lucky One. Her illustrious profession additionally spans tv, having starred in Will & Grace, Huff, and American Gods. The veteran actress has additionally starred reverse her daughter in movies Cruel Doubt and Sylvia, in addition to a theatrical manufacturing of The Seagull in 1994.

It’s clear Blythe has an in depth bond together with her daughter. For her 78th birthday in February, Gwyneth paid homage to the “beautiful creature” of a mom. “This beautiful creature fills our hearts with so much warmth,” the actress wrote on Instagram. “She gets words and names mixed up in the most hilarious and unique of ways. She is full of life and incredibly strong. She loves her grandchildren more than anything in the world. She loves Bill Evans, eating leftovers and keeping her own company. I admire so many things about her and today is her birthday.” Blythe echoed her love for her grandchildren Apple, 17, and Moses, 15, in an interview with HollywoodLife in 2012, declaring, “I don’t feel like a grandmother with them. I get on my hands and knees and act like a complete fool! We have a lot of fun together.”

Bruce Paltrow

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Gwyneth Paltrow and late father Bruce Paltrow (Everett Collection)

Bruce, born November 26, 1943 in New York, was a tv and movie producer, director, and author finest recognized for his work on Duets, A Little Sex, The White Shadow, and The Road Home, amongst many others. The late Emmy-nominated star died at the age of 58 in October 2002 from issues associated to throat most cancers, together with pneumonia. He was recognized in 1999, just a few months before he was slated to direct daughter Gwyneth in Duets, a challenge that marked his return to characteristic movie after a number of TV tasks. He was declared in remission by the point the movie launched in 2000. The Paltrow patriarch handed away in Italy, the place he was visiting with daughter Gwyneth to rejoice her thirtieth birthday.

Following her father’s demise, Gwyneth met her first husband, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, whom she wed in 2003. (They cut up in 2016 and proceed to co-parent Apple and Moses.) Bruce’s demise impressed the favored Coldplay track “Fix You,” which her ex-husband wrote for her following the loss. “‘Fix You’ was about him trying to put me back together after my dad died,” Gwyneth defined whereas on The Howard Stern Show in 2015. “I think it’s pretty nice.” According to Rolling Stone, Chris even plays his late father-in-law’s keyboard within the unique recording of the track. In an interview with Sirius XM’s My Favorite Song with John Benjamin Hickey in 2016, Gwyneth said Chris’ music helped her brother and her “through that death.”

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