Glenn Close Biography

Birthday: 1947-03-19
Place of Birth: Greenwich, Connecticut
Height: 5' 5" (1.65 m)
Wiki Biography: Six time Academy Award nominee Glenn Close was born and was raised in Greenwich, Connecticut. She 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 Supporting Actress. 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 stared 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 The Accused (1988). Close had her claim to fame in the 1980s. Close currently stars 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 five times, won three Tonys, an Obie, three Emmys, two Golden Globes and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Paper Alicia Clark 1994 Comedy
Tarzan Kala 1999 Animation
Strip Search 2004 Drama
Fatal Attractions Alex Forrest 2010 - 2011 Drama
Suburbia Esther Gold 2012 Crime
Planet Earth Live Narrator 2012 Documentary
Damages Patty Hewes 2013 Crime
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The World According to Garp Jenny Fields 1982 0
The Big Chill Sarah Cooper 1983 0
The Natural Iris Gaines 1984
Something About Amelia 1984 Drama
Maxie Jan / Maxie 1985 Comedy
Jagged Edge Teddy Barnes 1985 Crime, Thriller, Mystery
Fatal Attraction Alex Forrest 1987 Drama, Thriller
Dangerous Liaisons Marquise Isabelle de Merteuil 1988 0
Immediate Family Linda Spector 1989 Drama
Reversal of Fortune Sunny von Bülow 1990 0
Hamlet Gertrude 1991 Drama, Romance
Sarah, Plain and Tall 1991 Drama, Family
Meeting Venus Karin Anderson 1991 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Skylark 1993 Drama
The Paper Alicia Clark 1994 0
The House of the Spirits Férula Trueba 1994 Drama, Romance
Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story 1995
Anne Frank Remembered 1995 Documentary
101 Dalmatians Cruella De Vil 1996 0, 0
Mary Reilly Mrs. Farraday 1996 0, Reality Tv, Game Show
Mars Attacks! First Lady Marsha Dale 1996 Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Paradise Road 1997 Romance, 0
Air Force One Vice President Kathryn Bennett 1997 0, Game Show
In the Gloaming 1997 Drama
Tarzan Kala 1999 Animation, Adventure, Drama
Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her 2000 Drama, Romance
102 Dalmatians Cruella De Vil 2000
The Safety of Objects Esther Gold 2002 Drama
Brush with Fate 2003 Drama
Le Divorce 2003 Drama, Romance, Comedy
The Stepford Wives Claire Wellington 2004 0, Sport, 0
Strip Search 2004 0
The Chumscrubber 2005 0
Tarzan II Kala 2005 0, 0, Drama
Heights 2005 Drama
Hoodwinked Granny 2006 Animation, Comedy, Crime
Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil Granny 2011
Albert Nobbs Albert Nobbs 2012 Drama
Low Down Gram 2014 Biography, Drama, Music
5 to 7 Arlene 2014 Comedy, Romance
Guardians of the Galaxy Nova Prime 2014 Action, Adventure
The Wife Joan Castleman 2016 Drama
Anesthesia Marcia Zarrow 2016 0
Wilde Wedding Eve Wilde 2017 Comedy