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Eight time Academy Award-nominated actress Glenn Close was born and raised in Greenwich, Connecticut. She is the daughter of Elizabeth Mary H. "Bettine" (Moore) and William Taliaferro Close (William Close), a prominent doctor. Both of her parents were from upper-class families. Glenn was a noted Broadway performer when she was cast in her ... See full bio »

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Fatal Attraction Alex Forrest
The Wife Joan Castleman
Dangerous Liaisons Marquise de Merteuil


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 2022 Tehran (TV Series)
Marjan Montazeri
- Blood Funeral (2022) ... Marjan Montazeri
- Betty (2022) ... Marjan Montazeri
- Faraz's Choice (2022) ... Marjan Montazeri
- Double Fault (2022) ... Marjan Montazeri
- The Rich Kids (2022) ... Marjan Montazeri
 2022 Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind (Short)
Nova Prime
 2022 The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window (TV Mini Series)
The Woman in Seat 2A
- Episode #1.8 (2022) ... The Woman in Seat 2A (uncredited)
 1995-2021 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Mona Simpson
- Mothers and Other Strangers (2021) ... Mona Simpson (voice)
- 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)
 2021/I Swan Song
Dr. Jo Scott
 2020 Hillbilly Elegy
 2020 Baba Yaga (Short)
Chief (voice)
 2020 Four Good Days
 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)
 2019 Anthem: Homunculus (Podcast Series)
Maeve McKay
- The Unnameable (2019) ... Maeve McKay
- Vivimancer (2019) ... Maeve McKay
- If You Were Born (2019) ... Maeve McKay
- Joan the Baptist (2019) ... Maeve McKay
- Let's Hear the Needle Drop (2019) ... Maeve McKay
 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 Albert Nobbs
Albert Nobbs
 2011 Hoodwinked 2: 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 Tarzan 2: The Legend Begins (Video)
Kala (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 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 Tarzan DVD Read-Along (Video short)
Kala (voice)
 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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Stage: Played the role of Charity Barnum on Broadway in "Barnum". It was this part that led to her being cast in The World According to Garp (1982). See more »

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Alternate Names:

Mrs. Len Cariou


5' 5" (1.65 m)


David Shaw  (divorced) | See more »


Annie Starke


William Close | Close (Moore), Bettine


Close, Tina (sibling) | See more »

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I find it quite amusing that I can frighten children by just saying, 'puppies.' Usually they're disappointed I don't actually have black and white hair. See more »


She has English, as well as distant German, Dutch, French, Welsh, Scottish, and remote Italian, ancestry. Her paternal grandmother, whose maiden name was Taliaferro, was descended from an emigrant from Italy to England (in the 1500s) with this surname. See more »


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