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Glenn Close


Six time Academy Award-nominated Glenn Close was born and was 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 41 wins & 73 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 1995-2014 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Mona Simpson / Mother Simpson
- How I Wet Your Mother (2012) ... Mona Simpson (voice)
- Mona Leaves-a (2008) ... Mona Simpson (voice)
- My Mother the Carjacker (2003) ... Mona Simpson (voice)
- Mother Simpson (1995) ... Mother Simpson (voice)
 2014 5 to 7
Arlene
 2014 Low Down
Gram
 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 Le divorce
Olivia Pace
 2003 Brush with Fate (TV Movie)
Cornelia Engelbrecht
 2003 Freedom: A History of Us (TV Series documentary)
Mary Antin / Eliza Andrews
- Whose Land Is This? (2003) ... Mary Antin
- A War to End Slavery (2003) ... Eliza Andrews
 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)
 2000 Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her
Dr. Elaine Keener (segments "This is Dr. Keener" and "Fantasies about Rebecca")
 1999 Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End (TV Movie)
Sarah Witting
 1999 Tarzan
Kala (voice)
 1997 In & Out
Glenn Close (uncredited)
 1997 In the Gloaming (TV Movie)
Janet
 1997 Paradise Road
Adrienne Pargiter
 1995 Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story (TV Movie)
Col. Margarethe Cammermeyer
 1993 Skylark (TV Movie)
Sarah Witting
 1992 Lincoln (TV Movie)
Mary Todd Lincoln (voice)
 1991 Hook
Gutless
 1991 Sarah, Plain and Tall (TV Movie)
Sarah Wheaton
 1990 Hamlet
Gertrude
 1990 She'll Take Romance (TV Movie)
 1989 Immediate Family
Linda Spector
 1988 Stones for Ibarra (TV Movie)
Sara Everton
 1988 Gandahar
Ambisextra (English version, voice)
 1985 Maxie
Jan / Maxie
 1984 Something About Amelia (TV Movie)
Gail Bennett
 1979 Orphan Train (TV Movie)
Jessica
 1979 Too Far to Go (TV Movie)
Rebecca
 1975 Great Performances (TV Series)
Neighbor
- The Rules of the Game (1975) ... Neighbor
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Other Works:

Stage: Played The Mystery Guest Star in "The Play What I Wrote" by Hamish McColl, Sean Foley and Eddie Braben, (Lyceum Theatre, New York City). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 4 Interviews | 20 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Mrs. Len Cariou

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

I always thought I was overweight. I look back and think I was a totally unfinished, insecure person. I was always morbidly shy outside of my family, and it's still pretty much my idea of hell to go into a room full of people holding cocktail glasses. See more »

Trivia:

Made her Broadway debut on Nov. 11, 1974 in the Phoenix Theater production of William Congreves's "Love for Love." Close began as understudy for star Mary Ure, but during previews director Harold Prince dismissed Ure for reasons that are unclear and promoted Close just a day before opening night. Ure left a note in the dressing room for Close that read, "Be brave and strong. My love, Mary.". See more »

Trademark:

Often plays severe, career-driven women See more »

Nickname:

Glennie

Star Sign:

Pisces

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