Blythe Katherine Danner (born February 3, 1943) is an American actress of film, television and stage. She is known for her role as Marilyn Truman, mother of Will, on the sitcom Will & Grace, and for co-starring opposite Robert De Niro in the three Meet the Parents franchise films. She is the mother of actress Gwyneth Paltrow and director Jake Paltrow. In 1970 she won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her performance in Butterflies Are Free. She won two Primetime Emmy Awards for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama for her role as Izzy Huffstodt on Huff. Her other film work includes roles in 1776, The Great Santini (1979), [[Mr. and Mrs. Bridge]], The Prince of Tides (1991), Husbands and Wives (1992), and ”I’ll See You in My Dreams” (2015).