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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... See full bio »

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Nominated for 6 Oscars. Another 49 wins & 85 nominations. See more awards »

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 2017 Wilde Wedding (post-production)
Eve Wilde
 2016 The Girl with All the Gifts (post-production)
Dr. Caroline Caldwell
 2016 Family Guy (TV Series)
Glenn Close
- A Lot Going on Upstairs (2016) ... Glenn Close (voice)
 2015 The Great Gilly Hopkins
Nonnie Hopkins
 2015 Louie (TV Series)
Woman
- Sleepover (2015) ... Woman
 2015 Anesthesia
Marcia Zarrow
 2014 5 to 7
Arlene
 2014 Low Down
Gram
 2011 Touch of Evil (Short)
The Vamp
 2011 Not My Life
Narrator (voice)
 2006 George and Martha Washington: A 40 Year Romance (Documentary short)
Narrator
 2005 Hoodwinked!
Granny (voice)
 2005 Tarzan II (Video)
Kala (voice)
 2005 Heights
Diana
 2004 Strip Search (TV Movie)
Karen Moore
 2003 Freedom: A History of Us (TV Series documentary)
Mary Antin / Eliza Andrews
- Whose Land Is This? (2003) ... Mary Antin (voice)
- A War to End Slavery (2003) ... Eliza Andrews (voice)
 2002 Pinocchio
Blue Fairy (English version, voice)
 2002 Will & Grace (TV Series)
Fannie Lieber
- Hocus Focus (2002) ... Fannie Lieber
 2001 South Pacific (TV Movie)
Nellie Forbush
 2000 Baby (TV Movie)
Adult Sophie (voice)
 1999 Tarzan
Kala (voice)
 1997 In & Out
Glenn Close (uncredited)
 1997 In the Gloaming (TV Movie)
Janet
 1993 Skylark (TV Movie)
Sarah Witting
 1992 Lincoln (TV Movie)
Mary Todd Lincoln (voice)
 1991 Hook
Gutless
 1990 Hamlet
Gertrude
 1990 She'll Take Romance (TV Movie)
 1988 Stones for Ibarra (TV Movie)
Sara Everton
 1988 Gandahar
Ambisextra (English version, voice)
 1985 Maxie
Jan / Maxie
 1979 Orphan Train (TV Movie)
Jessica
 1979 Too Far to Go (TV Movie)
Rebecca
 1975 Great Performances (TV Series)
Neighbor
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Other Works:

Stage: Played the role of Charity Barnum on Broadway in "Barnum". It was this part that led to her being cast in The World According to Garp (1982). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 4 Interviews | 20 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 9 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Mrs. Len Cariou

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

[1996, on her role in The Paper (1994)] I love Ron Howard, he's a wonderful director, incredibly prepared. But I have to criticize my performance in that movie. It all took place in one day. My character was having a bad day, so she's having a bad day throughout the whole movie. But this was a comedy, and I think I was too serious, too dense. Yes, I think that describes my failure there. See more »

Trivia:

As of 2014, has appeared in three films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: The Big Chill (1983), Fatal Attraction (1987) and Dangerous Liaisons (1988). See more »

Trademark:

Immersive acting style See more »

Nickname:

Glennie

Star Sign:

Pisces

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