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Glenn Close

Six time Academy Award-nominated actress Glenn Close was born and raised in Greenwich, Connecticut. She is the daughter of Elizabeth Mary Hester "Bettine" (Moore) and William Taliaferro Close (William Close), a prominent doctor. Both of her parents were from upper-class northeastern families.Glenn was often seen on Broadway until 1982 when she was cast in her award winning role as Jenny Fields in The World According to Garp (1982) alongside Robin Williams. For this role, a breakthrough in film for Close, she later went on to receive an Academy Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actress. The following year she was cast in the hit comedy The Big Chill (1983) for which she received a second Oscar Nomination, once again for Supporting Actress in the role of Sarah Cooper. In her third film, Close portrayed Iris Gaines a former lover of baseball player Roy Hobbs portrayed by Robert Redford, in one of the greatest sports films of all time, The Natural (1984). For a third and final time, Close was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. Close went on to star in films like The Stone Boy (1984), Maxie (1985) and Jagged Edge (1985). In 1987 Close was cast in the box office hit Fatal Attraction (1987) for which she portrayed deranged stalker Alex Forrest alongside costars Michael Douglas and Anne Archer. For this role she was nominated for the Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Actress. The following year Close starred in the Oscar Winning Drama Dangerous Liaisons (1988) for which she portrayed one of the most classic roles of all time as Marquise Isabelle de Merteuil, starring alongside John Malkovich and Michelle Pfeiffer. For this role she was nominated once again for the Academy Award and BAFTA Film Award for Best Actress. Close was favorite to win the coveted statue but lost to Jodie Foster for Les accusés (1988). Close had her claim to fame in the 1980s. Close starred on the hit Drama series Damages (2007) for which she has won a Golden Globe Award and two Emmy Awards. In her career Close has been Oscar nominated six times, won three Tonys, an Obie, three Emmys, two Golden Globes and a Screen Actors Guild Award.


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Born:
Mar 19, 1947 In Greenwich, Connecticut, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
21
First Appeared:
In the series Saturday Night Live 1975-10-11
Latest Project:
Series Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014-02-24

Nominated for 6 Oscars. Another 45 wins & 77 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Louie
Poster of Damages
Poster of The Shield
Poster of The Simpsons
Filmography
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Unknown 2014-02-17
Late Night with Seth Meyers Unknown 2014-02-24
Piers Morgan Live Unknown 2011-01-17
Louie Unknown 2010-06-29
The Graham Norton Show Unknown 2007-02-22
Damages Patty Hewes 59 episodes, 2007-2012 2007-07-24
Dancing with the Stars Unknown 2005-06-01
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Unknown 2003-12-03
The Shield Unknown 2002-03-12
The West Wing Unknown 1999-09-22
Will & Grace Unknown 1998-09-21
The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Ellen Unknown 1994-03-29
Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-12
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
American Experience Unknown 1988-10-04
The Oprah Winfrey Show Unknown 1986-01-07
American Masters Unknown 1986-06-22
Jeopardy! Unknown 1984-09-10
Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11