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Glenn Close


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 ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 6 Oscars. Another 34 wins & 50 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 5 to 7
Arlene
 2014 Low Down
Gram
 1995-2012 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Mona Simpson / Mother Simpson
- How I Wet Your Mother (2012) ... Mona Simpson (voice)
- Mona Leaves-a (2008) ... Mona Simpson (voice)
- Mother Simpson (1995) ... Mother Simpson (voice)
 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 Le divorce
Olivia Pace
 2003 Brush with Fate (TV Movie)
Cornelia Engelbrecht
 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)
 2000 Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her
Dr. Elaine Keener (segments "This is Dr. Keener" and "Fantasies about Rebecca")
 1999 Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End (TV Movie)
Sarah Witting
 1999 Tarzan
Kala (voice)
 1997 In & Out
Glenn Close (uncredited)
 1997 In the Gloaming (TV Movie)
Janet
 1997 Paradise Road
Adrienne Pargiter
 1995 Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story (TV Movie)
Col. Margarethe Cammermeyer
 1993 Skylark (TV Movie)
Sarah Witting
 1992 Lincoln (TV Movie)
Mary Todd Lincoln (voice)
 1991 Hook
Gutless
 1991 Sarah, Plain and Tall (TV Movie)
Sarah Wheaton
 1990 Hamlet
Gertrude
 1990 She'll Take Romance (TV Movie)
 1989 Immediate Family
Linda Spector
 1988 Stones for Ibarra (TV Movie)
Sara Everton
 1988 Gandahar
Ambisextra (English version, voice)
 1985 Maxie
Jan / Maxie
 1984 Something About Amelia (TV Movie)
Gail Bennett
 1979 Orphan Train (TV Movie)
Jessica
 1979 Too Far to Go (TV Movie)
Rebecca
 1975 Great Performances (TV Series)
Neighbor
- The Rules of the Game (1975) ... Neighbor
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Print ads for bringchange2mind.org in support of mental illness awareness and compassion. Close's sister and nephew are diagnosed schizophrenics. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 3 Interviews | 19 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 7 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Mrs. Len Cariou

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

It's gotten out of control. It's taking bigger and bigger names to make smaller and smaller films. I worry that important films without a big name attached won't get made at all. See more »

Trivia:

In 1984, became the third actor to receive an Oscar, Emmy and Tony nomination in the same calendar year (for The Big Chill, Something About Amelia, and The Real Thing respectively). See more »

Trademark:

Often portrays scheming women See more »

Nickname:

Glennie

Star Sign:

Pisces

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