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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 49 wins & 84 nominations. See more awards »

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Fatal Attraction
Fatal Attraction Alex Forrest
1987

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 2017 Father Figures (completed)
Helen
 2017 Crooked House
Lady Edith
 2017 The Wilde Wedding
Eve Wilde
 2016 Warcraft
Alodi (uncredited)
 2015 The Great Gilly Hopkins
Nonnie
 2015 Anesthesia
Marcia
 2014 5 to 7
Arlene
 2014 Low Down
Gram
 2011 Not My Life
Narrator (voice)
 2005 Hoodwinked!
Granny (voice)
 2005 Heights
Diana
 2002 Pinocchio
Blue Fairy (English version, voice)
 1999 Tarzan
Kala (voice)
 1998 Welcome to Hollywood
Glenn Close
 1997 In & Out
Glenn Close (uncredited)
 1991 Hook
Gutless
 1990 Hamlet
Gertrude
 1988 Gandahar
Ambisextra (English version, voice)
 1985 Maxie
Jan / Maxie
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Other Works:

Rex (1976). Musical. Music by Jay Blackton. Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. Book by Sherman Yellen. Music orchestrated by Irwin Kostal. Musical Director: Jay Blackton. Dance arrangements by David Baker. Choreographed by Dania Krupska. Directed by Edwin Sherin. Lunt-Fontanne Theatre: 25 Apr 1976- 5 Jun 1976 (48 performances + 14 ... 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

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on being raised in the cult group MRA] I have long forgiven my parents for any of this. They had their reasons for doing what they did, and I understand them. It had terrible effects on their kids, but that's the way it is. We all try to survive, right? And I think what actually saved me more than anything was my desire to be an actress. See more »

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Months after the film Mary Reilly (1996)'s production team had disbanded, the producers called back the stars to shoot three alternative endings. For one of them, she was flown back to London on the Concorde for only one day of work. See more »

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Nickname:

Glennie

Star Sign:

Pisces

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