Glenn Close

Glenn Close

Movie Actress

Glenn Close is an American actress. Throughout her career spanning over six decades, Close has garnered numerous accolades, including two Screen Actors Guild Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, three Primetime Emmy Awards, and three Tony Awards.

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Mar 19, 1947
5′ 5″
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Glenn Close is an American actress who was born on March 19, 1947, in Greenwich, Connecticut. Her zodiac sign is Pisces and her ethnicity is Caucasian. She is the daughter of William Taliaferro Close, a doctor, and Bettine Moore Close, a socialite. She has two siblings; Jessie, an artist, and Tina, a writer.

Close attended the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia where she studied theatre and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1971. She then moved to New York City to pursue her acting career.

Close made her Broadway debut in 1974 with the musical “The Three Sisters” and later starred in her first feature film “The World According to Garp” (1982). In 1983, she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for her performance in the film. In 1987, she starred as Alex Forrest in the drama “Fatal Attraction” which earned her another Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. She went on to star in other films such as “Dangerous Liaisons” (1988), “Reversal of Fortune” (1990) for which she won an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress and “Albert Nobbs” (2011) which earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. 

In addition to film roles, Close has appeared on television shows such as “The West Wing” (1999-2006) for which she won four Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. She also returned to Broadway several times over the years receiving two Tony Awards: one for Lead Actress in a Play for “Death and the Maiden” (1992) and another one for Lead Actress in a Musical for “Sunset Boulevard” (1995). 

Glenn Close has been inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame (2015) and was recognized with multiple Lifetime Achievement Awards including being honored at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards with the Cecil B. DeMille Award.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1947</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Glenn Close is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On March 19, 1947, Glenn Close was born in Greenwich, Connecticut.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1974</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Moves to New York City</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">After graduating college, Close moves to New York City to pursue a career in acting.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1983</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins Obie Award for The Real Thing</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Close wins an Obie Award for her performance in the play The Real Thing.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1987</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives Academy Award Nomination for Fatal Attraction</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Close receives her first Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for her performance in Fatal Attraction.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1995</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives Another Academy Award Nomination for Dangerous Liaisons</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Close receives her second Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for her performance in Dangerous Liaisons.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2012</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives 3rd Academy Award Nomination for Albert Nobbs</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Close receives her third Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for her performance in Albert Nobbs.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives 4th Academy Award Nomination for The Wife</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Close receives her fourth Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for her performance in The Wife.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's an Iconic Actress</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Glenn Close is an iconic actress with a career spanning over four decades. She has starred in some of the most iconic films such as Fatal Attraction, The Big Chill, and 101 Dalmatians. Her performances have been praised by critics and audiences alike.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's a Versatile Performer</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Glenn Close is a versatile performer. She has not limited herself to any one genre or type of performance. From movies to theater to television, she has done it all and done it well. Her range of characters is vast and she can bring depth and nuance to any role.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's an Inspiration</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Glenn Close is an inspiration for many young actors and actresses. Her commitment to her craft and her career are inspiring. She has worked hard throughout her life and continues to work hard at perfecting her craft, which is something that everyone should strive to do.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Broadway Star</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Glenn Close started her career on Broadway, appearing in several hit plays including "The Real Thing" and "Sunset Boulevard". She has won three Tony Awards for her performances on stage.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Over 100 Movie Appearances</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Glenn Close has made over 100 movie appearances over the course of her career, ranging from comedies to thrillers to dramas. Her most iconic roles include Alex Forrest in Fatal Attraction and Cruella de Vil in 101 Dalmations.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Emmy and Golden Globe Winner</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Glenn Close has won two Primetime Emmy Awards and three Golden Globe Awards for her work on television, as well as six additional Emmy nominations and seven additional Golden Globe nominations.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Contralto Voice</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Glenn Close has a naturally low contralto singing voice, which she has used in musical films like "The Little Mermaid" and "Albert Nobbs".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Guinness World Record Holder</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2011, Glenn Close set a Guinness World Record for the longest continuous acting performance by a single actor in the same role, playing Norma Desmond in the play Sunset Boulevard for 553 performances over a period of 19 years.</p></div>


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