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Glenne Headly (1955–2017)

For the past fourteen years, she has said that family has been the most important thing to her and she has set most of her time aside to be a "present" mother to her son. Movies, plays and television are chosen, for the most part, when they occur in town or on a school break. She has taken the current year to homeschool her son for his seventh ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Strange Weather
Mary Lou Healy
 2015 Dial a Prayer
 2013 Don Jon
 2008 Kit Kittredge: An American Girl
Mrs. Howard
 2006 Raising Flagg
Anne Marie Purdy
 2006 The Namesake
 2006 Comeback Season
Deborah Pearce (as Glenne Headley)
 2004 Around the Bend
 2004 Eulogy
 2001 Bartleby
 2000 Timecode
 1999 Breakfast of Champions
Francine Pefko
 1998 Babe: Pig in the City
Zootie (voice)
 1998 The X Files
Barmaid (uncredited)
 1996 2 Days in the Valley
Susan Parish
 1994 Getting Even with Dad
 1993 Ordinary Magic
 1991 Grand Isle
Adele Ratignolle
 1988 Stars and Bars
Cora Gage
 1987 Nadine
Renée Lomax
 1986 Seize the Day
 1985 Eleni
 1985 The Purple Rose of Cairo
Hooker (as Glenne Headley)
 1985 Fandango
 1983 Doctor Detroit
Miss Debbylike
 1981 Four Friends
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She acted in Bertolt Brecht's play, "Mother Courage and Her Children", at the Wisdom Bridge Theatre in Chicago, Illinois with Audrie Neenan, Frank Galati. Michael Merritt (scenic designer), and Joseph Reilly (original incidental music). See more »

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5' 8" (1.73 m)

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She was nominated for a 1982 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actress in a Principal Role in a Play for "The House" at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois. See more »

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