Glenn Close

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Seven time Academy Award-nominated actress Glenn Close was born and raised in Greenwich, Connecticut. She is the daughter of 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 cast in her award ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 7 Oscars. Another 68 wins & 102 nominations. See more awards »


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  Sunset Boulevard (pre-production)
Norma Desmond
 2020 Hillbilly Elegy (completed)
 2020 Four Good Days
 1995-2019 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Mona Simpson
- Todd, Todd, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me? (2019) ... Mona Simpson (voice)
- Forgive and Regret (2018) ... Mona Simpson (voice)
- Fatzcarraldo (2017) ... Mona Simpson (voice)
- Love Is in the N2-O2-Ar-CO2-Ne-He-CH4 (2016) ... Mona Simpson (voice)
- Let's Go Fly a Coot (2015) ... Mona Simpson (voice)
 2018-2019 3Below: Tales of Arcadia (TV Series)
- The Big Sleep (2019) ... Mother (voice)
- The Fall of House Tarron (2019) ... Mother (voice)
- Luug's Day Out (2019) ... Mother (voice)
- Asteroid Rage (2019) ... Mother (voice)
- There's Something About Gwen (of Gorbon) (2019) ... Mother (voice)
 2018 Let's Dance (Short)
Cleaner Lady (segment "Night Shift")
 2017 Father Figures
 2017 Sea Oak (TV Movie)
 2017 Crooked House
Lady Edith de Haviland
 2017/I The Wife
Joan Castleman
 2017 The Wilde Wedding
 2017 What Happened to Monday
Nicolette Cayman
 2016 The Girl with All the Gifts
Dr. Caroline Caldwell
 2016 Warcraft
Alodi (uncredited)
 2016 Family Guy (TV Series)
Glenn Close
- A Lot Going on Upstairs (2016) ... Glenn Close (voice)
 2015 The Great Gilly Hopkins
 2015 Louie (TV Series)
- Sleepover (2015) ... Woman
 2015 Anesthesia
 2014 Guardians of the Galaxy
Nova Prime
 2014 5 to 7
Arlene Bloom
 2014 Low Down
 2007-2012 Damages (TV Series)
Patty Hewes
- But You Don't Do That Anymore (2012) ... Patty Hewes
- I Like Your Chair (2012) ... Patty Hewes
- I'm Afraid of What I'll Find (2012) ... Patty Hewes
- The Storm's Moving In (2012) ... Patty Hewes
- I Need to Win (2012) ... Patty Hewes
 2011 Touch of Evil (Short)
The Vamp
 2011 Albert Nobbs
Albert Nobbs
 2011 Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil
Granny (voice)
 2007 Evening
Mrs. Wittenborn
 2006 George and Martha Washington: A 40 Year Romance (Documentary short)
 2005 Hoodwinked!
Granny (voice)
 2005 The Shield (TV Series)
Monica Rawling
- Ain't That a Shame (2005) ... Monica Rawling
- Judas Priest (2005) ... Monica Rawling
- A Thousand Deaths (2005) ... Monica Rawling
- Back in the Hole (2005) ... Monica Rawling
- String Theory (2005) ... Monica Rawling
 2005 Tarzan 2: The Legend Begins (Video)
Kala (voice)
 2005 The Chumscrubber
Mrs. Johnson
 2005 Heights
 2005 Nine Lives
 2004 The Stepford Wives
Claire Wellington
 2004 Strip Search (TV Movie)
Karen Moore
 2004 The West Wing (TV Series)
Chief Justice Evelyn Baker Lang
- The Supremes (2004) ... Chief Justice Evelyn Baker Lang
 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)
 2003 The Lion in Winter (TV Movie)
 2003 The Divorce
Olivia Pace
 2003 Brush with Fate (TV Movie)
Cornelia Engelbrecht
 2002 Pinocchio
Blue Fairy (English version, voice)
 2002 Will & Grace (TV Series)
Fannie Lieber
- Hocus Focus (2002) ... Fannie Lieber
 2001 The Safety of Objects
Esther Gold
 2001 South Pacific (TV Movie)
Nellie Forbush
 2001 The Ballad of Lucy Whipple (TV Movie)
Arvella Whipple
 2000 102 Dalmatians
Cruella de Vil
 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 & Tall: Winter's End (TV Movie)
 1999 Tarzan
Kala (voice)
 1999 Cookie's Fortune
Camille Dixon
 1998 Welcome to Hollywood
Glenn Close
 1998 Ellen (TV Series)
Glenn Close
- Ellen: A Hollywood Tribute: Part 1 (1998) ... Glenn Close
 1997 In & Out
Glenn Close (uncredited)
 1997 Air Force One
Vice President Kathryn Bennett
 1997 In the Gloaming (TV Movie)
 1997 Paradise Road
Adrienne Pargiter
 1996 Mars Attacks!
First Lady Marsha Dale
 1996 101 Dalmatians
Cruella DeVil
 1996 Mary Reilly
Mrs. Farraday
 1995 Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story (TV Movie)
Col. Margarethe Cammermeyer
 1994 The Paper
Alicia Clark
 1993 The House of the Spirits
 1993 Skylark (TV Movie)
Sarah Witting
 1992 Lincoln (TV Movie)
Mary Todd Lincoln (voice)
 1991 Hook
 1991 Meeting Venus
Karin Anderson
 1991 Sarah, Plain and Tall (TV Movie)
Sarah Wheaton
 1990 Hamlet
 1990 Reversal of Fortune
Sunny von Bulow
 1989 Immediate Family
Linda Spector
 1988 Dangerous Liaisons
Marquise de Merteuil
 1988 Stones for Ibarra (TV Movie)
Sara Everton
 1987 Gandahar
Ambisextra (English version, voice)
 1987 Fatal Attraction
Alex Forrest
 1985 Maxie
Jan / Maxie
 1985 Jagged Edge
Teddy Barnes
 1984 The Natural
Iris Gaines
 1984 The Stone Boy
Ruth Hillerman
 1984 Something About Amelia (TV Movie)
Gail Bennett
 1983 The Big Chill
 1982 The World According to Garp
Jenny Fields
 1982 The Elephant Man (TV Movie)
Princess Alexandra
 1979 Orphan Train (TV Movie)
 1979 Too Far to Go (TV Movie)
 1975 Great Performances (TV Series)
- The Rules of the Game (1975) ... 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 »

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1 Print Biography | 6 Interviews | 21 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 9 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Mrs. Len Cariou


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[on her Oscar-nominated role as Albert Nobbs] Albert is a survivor and I think she chose an invisible job. An invisible person chose an invisible job. In nineteenth-century Victorian times, servants weren't supposed to to look at anybody in the eye. They don't see you, they don't talk to you, you don't talk to them. See more »


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