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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 Bastards (completed)
 2017 Crooked House (filming)
Lady Edith
 2017 Wilde Wedding (post-production)
Eve Wilde
 2016 Warcraft: The Beginning
Alodi (uncredited)
 2016 Family Guy (TV Series)
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- A Lot Going on Upstairs (2016) ... Glenn Close (voice)
 2016 The Great Gilly Hopkins
Nonnie Hopkins
 2015 Louie (TV Series)
- Sleepover (2015) ... Woman
 2015 Anesthesia
 2014 5 to 7
 2014 Low Down
 2011 Touch of Evil (Short)
The Vamp
 2011 Not My Life
Narrator (voice)
 2006 George and Martha Washington: A 40 Year Romance (Documentary short)
 2005 Hoodwinked!
Granny (voice)
 2005 Tarzan 2 (Video)
Kala (voice)
 2005 Heights
 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)
 1993 Skylark (TV Movie)
Sarah Witting
 1992 Lincoln (TV Movie)
Mary Todd Lincoln (voice)
 1991 Hook
 1990 Hamlet
 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)
 1979 Too Far to Go (TV Movie)
 1975 Great Performances (TV Series)
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Member of the original "Up With People" troupe in the mid-1960s, as one-third of the trio "The Green Glenn Singers." She wrote two Pollyannaish songs, including "Run and Catch the Wind." See more »

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

Alternate Names:

Mrs. Len Cariou


5' 5" (1.65 m)

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Without forgiveness, you just perpetuate what has been there before. See more »


Graduated from the College of William & Mary with a BA in drama and anthropology. See more »


Often portrays scheming women See more »



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