Is Tony Goldwyn Related to the Goldwyn in MGM Studios?

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on September 6, 2013
Tony Goldwyn stars as President Fitzgerald Grant in ABC's "Scandal."

Is Tony Goldwyn of Scandal related to the Goldwyn in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios?
—Elsa Klein, Racine, Wisconsin

He is. His grandfather was Samuel Goldwyn (Szmuel Gelbfisz), who founded Samuel Goldwyn Pictures, which later was purchased and became part of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Tony’s father, Samuel Goldwyn Jr., followed in the family business with his own production companies. Tony Goldwyn, 53, got the acting bug from his mom, actress Jennifer Howard, and also works behind the scenes as a director.