Glenn Close

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Glenn Close

Born

Greenwich, Connecticut, USA

Birth Name

Gender

Female

Also Known As

Gleen Close
  • Glenn Close on Damages.
  • Glenn Close on Damages.
  • Glenn Close on Damages.
  • Glenn Close has been nominated for Best ...
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Biography

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Raised in Africa, where her physician father operated a clinic. 1988 graduate of The College of William and Mary Marriages: James Marlas from 1984-1987 Cabot Wade from 1969-1971 Children: Daughter Annie Maude Starke with John Starke.

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • 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.

    • Glenn is mostly known for playing "crazy woman" Alex Forrest in the 1987 film Fatal Attraction.

    • In 1995, Glenn won her first Emmy Award for her role in the TV movie, Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story .

    • Glenn received her first Emmy nomination in 1984 for her performance in the TV movie, Something About Amelia.

    • Glenn owns a bookstore and coffee shop with her sister, Jessie in Bozeman, Montana.

    • Glenn sings the National Anthem for the New York Mets' home opener every year.

    • Glenn spent her first few years on a 250-acre farm with her parents, two sisters, and brother.

    • In the 1970's, Glenn dated actor Kevin Kline. She later played his wife in the 1983 film The Big Chill.

    • Glenn was hired to dub all of Andie MacDowell's dialogue in the 1984 film Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes, because Andie had such a heavy southern accent.

    • In 1987, Glenn gave birth to daughter Annie Maude Starke.

    • Glenn likes to keep all her costumes from each film that she is in.

    • Glenn lived with actor Len Cariou from 1979-83.

    • While attending College of William and Mary, Glenn was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society.

    • Glenn graduated from College of William and Mary with B.A.'s in both Drama and Anthropology.

    • In 1965, Glenn graduated from Rosemary Hall in Greenwich, Connecticut.

    • In 1974, Glenn made her Broadway debut in The Phoenix Theatre's production of Congrieve's Love for Love.

    • On February 3rd 2006, Glenn married her third husband David Shaw.

  • Quotes

    • 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.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • What a performer!

    10
    Glenn Close is a versatile, vibrant, actress who makes us believe in the character she is portraying. Doesn't matter is she is playing in 101 dalmations, A Gay Officer or the so many other characters she has portrayed. This actress is a one of a kind who makes one believe in the character she is playing. I think it will be a long time coming before screen and television finds another actress to match the caliber of Glenn Close! Congratulations on such a varied and talented career Ms Close!moreless
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    7.0
    Over the years, I've come to really appreciate Glenn Close as an actress and can now admit that I think that she is really a talented actress. In every role she really makes you believe that she actually is the character she's portraying. This sense of realism is what makes her really stand out above the masses of the rest of actresses today. My favorite movie of her's is "The Big Chill."moreless
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