Glenn Close

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  • Glenn Close: The best thing I have is the knife from Fatal Attraction. I hung it in my kitchen. It's my way of saying, Don't mess with me.

  • Glenn Close: Acting, to me, is about the incredible adventure of examining the landscape of human heart and soul. That's basically what we do.

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  • Glenn has been nominated for 11 Emmys. In 2008-2009, Glenn won 2 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series playing Patty Hewes on Damages. In 2005, Glenn was nominated an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series playing Captain Monica Rawling on The Shield. In 2004, Glenn was nominated an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie playing Eleanor of Aquitaine on The Lion In Winter. In 2002, Glenn was nominated an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series playing Fannie Lieber on Will & Grace: Hocus Focus. In 1997, Glenn was nominated an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special playing Janet on In The Gloaming. In 1995, Glenn was nominated an Emmy Award for Outstanding Made for Television Movie and won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special playing Margarethe Cammermeyer on Serving In Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story. In 1993, Glenn was nominated an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special playing Sarah Witting on Skylark. In 1991, Glenn was nominated 2 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Drama/Comedy Special and Miniseries and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special playing Sarah Wheaton on Sarah, Plain and Tall. In 1984, Glenn was nominated an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special playing Gail Bennett on Something About Amelia.

  • On January 13, 2008, Glenn Close won the Golden Globe Award in the "Actress in a Leading Role - Drama Series" category for her performance in Damages.

  • Glenn was chosen as one of People Magazine's annual 100 Most Beautiful People in the World, Beauty over 60, in May 2007.

  • Glenn's second cousin is actress Brooke Shields.

  • In 1994, Glenn was chosen by Andrew Lloyd Webber to replace Patti LuPone in Sunset Boulevard before it's arrival on Broadway.

  • When Glenn was a teenager, the family moved to what is now Zaire, in Africa where her doctor father ran a clinic.

  • Glenn was actually the fourth choice to play Alex Forrest in Fatal Attraction. The first choices were Debra Winger, Barbara Hershey, and Miranda Richardson.

  • As of February 2006, Glenn has been nominated for 5 Academy Awards, but has never won.

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