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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 & 78 nominations. See more awards »

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 2017 Wilde Wedding (post-production)
Eve Wilde
 2016 She Who Brings Gifts (post-production)
Dr. Caroline Caldwell
 2016 Bastards (filming)
 2016 The Great Gilly Hopkins (completed)
Nonnie Hopkins
 2015 Louie (TV Series)
- Sleepover (2015) ... Woman
 2015 Anesthesia
Marcia Zarrow
 2014 5 to 7
 2014 Low Down
 2011 Touch of Evil (Short)
Glenn Close
 2011 Not My Life
Narrator (voice)
 2006 George and Martha Washington: A 40 Year Romance (Documentary short)
 2005 Hoodwinked!
Granny (voice)
 2005 Tarzan II (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
- 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)
 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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Print ads for in support of mental illness awareness and compassion. Close's sister and nephew are diagnosed schizophrenics. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Mrs. Len Cariou


5' 4" (1.63 m)

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Personal Quote:

[on theatre] To me, it's where you really develop as an artist. I have a huge respect for film acting, but onstage, you don't have editors and you don't have sound people. You don't have the close-up. You're out there with your fellow actors and the audience. It's a chemical mixture that's happened for centuries! There's nothing for me that really substitutes that. See more »


Is the subject of a constant running joke in Sweden, which consists of her theoretically being married to Swedish soccer player Glenn Hysén, resulting in them both having the same name. See more »


Often plays severe, career-driven women See more »



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