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Glenn Close
Close at the Guardians of the Galaxy premiere in Julie 2014
Born (1947-03-19) 19 Mairch 1947 (age 77)[1]
Greenwich, Connecticut, U.S.
Alma materCollege o William & Mary
ThriftActress, producer
Years active1974–present
Cabot Wade (1969–1971)
James Marlas (1984–1987)
David Shaw (2006–present)
Pairtner(s)John Starke (1987–1991)
Bairns1 (with Starke)
PawrentsWilliam Close
Bettine Moore Close

Glenn Close (born 19 Mairch 1947)[1] is an American film, telly an stage actress. She is the recipient o numerous accolades, includin three Tony Awairds, three Gowden Globe Awairds, an three Primetime Emmy Awairds. A seiven-time Academy Awaird nominee, she haes mair nominations withoot a win nor ony ither leevin actor, an hauds the record for bein the actress wi the maist nominations withoot winnin.[2] In 2016, Close wis inducted intae the American Theater Hall of Fame.

Born tae the surgeon William Close in Greenwich, Connecticut, Close majored in theatre an anthropology at the College of William & Mary. She begoud her perfaisional career on stage in 1974 wi Love for Love an wis maistly a New York stage actress till the early 1980s. Her wark includit Broadway productions o Barnum in 1980 an The Real Thing in 1983, for that she wan the Tony Awaird for Best Actress in a Play. Her film debut cam in The World According to Garp (1982), that wis follaed bi supportin roles in the films The Big Chill (1983) an The Natural (1984); aw three earned her nominations for the Academy Awaird for Best Supportin Actress. Close went on to establish hersel wi lead roles in Fatal Attraction (1987) an Dangerous Liaisons (1988), baith o that earned her nominations for the Academy Awaird for Best Actress.

Close wan twa mair Tony Awairds for Death and the Maiden in 1992 an Sunset Boulevard in 1995. She wan her first Primetime Emmy Awaird for the 1995 telly drama film Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story, an she conteena'd a successfu career in Hollywood wi starnin roles in Reversal of Fortune (1990), 101 Dalmatians (1996), an Air Force One (1997), amang ithers. Faur telly wark cam for Close in the 2000s, wi her portrayal o Eleanor o Aquitaine in the 2003 telly film The Lion in Winter earnin her a Golden Globe Awaird. Frae 2007 tae 2012, Close starned as Patty Hewes in the drama series Damages, that won her a Gowden Globe Awaird an twa mair Primetime Emmy Awairds. She returned tae the Broadway stage in a 2014 revival o A Delicate Balance.[3] In this period, she received twa Academy Awaird nominations for Albert Nobbs (2011) an The Wife (2017), an aw wan a third Gowden Globe for the latter.

Close haes been mairied three times, an she haes a dochter frae her relationship wi producer John Starke. She is the preses o Trillium Productions an haes co-foondit the wabsteid FetchDog. She haes made poleetical donations in support o Democratic politeecians, an is vocal on issues sic as gay mairiage, weemen's richts, an mental heal.


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Year Title Role Notes
1982 The World According to Garp Jenny Fields
1983 The Big Chill Sarah Cooper
1984 The Natural Iris Gaines
1984 The Stone Boy Ruth Hillerman
1984 Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes Jane Porter Vyce, uncreditit
1985 Jagged Edge Teddy Barnes
1985 Maxie Jan / Maxie
1987 Fatal Attraction Alexandra "Alex" Forrest
1988 Dangerous Liaisons Marquise Isabelle de Merteuil
1988 Light Years Queen Ambisextra Vyice
1989 Immediate Family Linda Spector
1990 Reversal of Fortune Sunny von Bulow
1990 Hamlet Queen Gertrude
1991 Hook Gutless Cameo
1991 Meeting Venus Karin Anderson
1993 The House of the Spirits Ferula Trueba
1994 The Paper Alicia Clark
1996 Mars Attacks! First Lady Marsha Dale
1996 101 Dalmatians Cruella de Vil
1997 Paradise Road Adrienne Pargiter
1997 Air Force One Vice Preses Kathryn Bennett
1999 Cookie's Fortune Camille Dixon
1999 Tarzan Kala Vyce
2000 102 Dalmatians Cruella de Vil
2000 Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her Dr. Elaine Keener
2001 The Safety of Objects Esther Gowd
2003 Le Divorce Olivia Pace
2003 Pinocchio The Blue Fairy Vyce; Inglis dub
2004 Heights Diana
2004 The Stepford Wives Claire Wellington
2005 Tarzan II Kala Voice, direct-to-DVD
2005 The Chumscrubber Carrie Johnson
2005 Nine Lives Maggie
2006 Hoodwinked! Granny Vyce
2007 Evening Mrs. Wittenborn
2011 Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil Granny Vyce
2011 Albert Nobbs Albert Nobbs An aa producer, co-writer an author o the lyrics o the sang "Lay Your Head Down"
2014 Low Down Gram
2014 Guardians of the Galaxy Nova Prime Irani Rael
2015 Anesthesia Marcia Zarrow Completit
TBA 5 to 7 Arlene Completit
TBA on My Mind, AlwaysAlways on My Mind Completit
TBA The Great Gilly Hopkins Completit
Year Title Role Notes
1975 The Rules of the Game Neighbour TV film
1979 Too Far To Go Rebecca Kuehn TV film
1979 Orphan Train Jessica TV film
1982 The Elephant Man Princess Alexandra TV film
1984 Something About Amelia Gail Bennett TV film
1988 Stones for Ibarra Sara Everton TV film
1991 Sarah, Plain and Tall Sarah Wheaton TV film, an aa executive producer
1993 Skylark Sarah Witting TV film, an aa executive producer
1995 Serving in Silence Margarethe Cammermeyer TV film, an aa executive producer
1995–2014 The Simpsons Mona Simpson 5 episodes
1997 In the Gloaming Janet TV film
1999 Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End Sarah Witting TV film, an aa executive producer
2000 Baby Adult Sophie TV film, narrator
2001 The Ballad of Lucy Whipple Arvella Whipple TV film, an aa executive producer
2001 South Pacific Nellie Forbush TV film, an aa executive producer
2002 Will & Grace Fanny Lieber Episode: "Hocus Pocus"
2003 Brush with Fate Cornelia Engelbrecht TV film
2003 The Lion in Winter Eleanor of Aquitaine TV film
2004 The West Wing Evelyn Baker Lang Episode: "The Supremes"
2004 Strip Search Karen Moore TV film
2005 The Shield Captain Monica Rawling Saison 4 (13 episodes)
2007–2012 Damages Patty Hewes Saisons 1-5 (59 episodes)


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  1. a b Roberts, Gary Boyd (2010). "Notable Kin - Additional Noted American Cousin: A Five-Year Update, Numbers 326-350". New England Historic Genealogical Society - Founded 1845. Archived frae the original on 16 October 2014. Retrieved 7 December 2010.
  2. "Stars Who've Never Won an Oscar". ABC News. 25 Februar 2016. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  3. "What Play Can Come Along Next Season That Will Be More Star-Studded Than A Delicate Balance?".