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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 & 85 nominations. See more awards »

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Fatal Attraction
Fatal Attraction Alex Forrest
1987

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 2017 Bastards (completed)
Helen
 2017 Crooked House (post-production)
Lady Edith
 2017 Wilde Wedding (post-production)
Eve Wilde
 2016 Warcraft
Alodi (uncredited)
 2016 Family Guy (TV Series)
Glenn Close
- A Lot Going on Upstairs (2016) ... Glenn Close (voice)
 2015 Louie (TV Series)
Woman
- Sleepover (2015) ... Woman
 2015 Anesthesia
Marcia
 2015 The Great Gilly Hopkins
Nonnie Hopkins
 2014 5 to 7
Arlene
 2014 Low Down
Gram
 2011 Touch of Evil (Short)
The Vamp
 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 (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)
 1998 Welcome to Hollywood
Glenn Close
 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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Other Works:

Stage: Plays Blanche DuBois in "A Streetcar Named Desire" by Tennessee Williams, (Royal National Theater/Lyttelton, London, England). See more »

Publicity Listings:

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:

I always thought I was overweight. I look back and think I was a totally unfinished, insecure person. I was always morbidly shy outside of my family, and it's still pretty much my idea of hell to go into a room full of people holding cocktail glasses. See more »

Trivia:

Was considered for the role of Elvira Hancock in Scarface (1983). See more »

Trademark:

Her notable angular features See more »

Nickname:

Glennie

Star Sign:

Pisces

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