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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 44 wins & 76 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 The Wife (pre-production)
Joan Castleman
 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 Touch of Evil (Short)
Glenn Close
 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
- 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)
 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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Designed necktie for Stonehenge, Ltd's "Christopher Reeve Collection" (exclusive to JCPenney), with four percent of sales benefiting the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation. See more »

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

Alternate Names:

Mrs. Len Cariou

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on her Oscar-nominated role as Albert Nobbs] Albert is a survivor and I think she chose an invisible job. An invisible person chose an invisible job. In nineteenth-century Victorian times, servants weren't supposed to to look at anybody in the eye. They don't see you, they don't talk to you, you don't talk to them. See more »

Trivia:

Is a New York Mets fan and, in 2006, sang the national anthem at the Mets game that coincided with the Mets' 20th anniversary of their 1986 World Series win. See more »

Trademark:

Often portrays scheming women See more »

Nickname:

Glennie

Star Sign:

Pisces

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