Glenn Close

Best Known For: 

Fatal Attraction
Dangerous Liasons

Short bio: 

Glenn Close (born March 19, 1947) is a film, television and stage actress. Throughout her long and varied career, she has been consistently acclaimed for her versatility and is widely regarded as one of the finest actresses of her generation. She has won three Emmy Awards, three Tony Awards and received six Academy Award nominations.

Close began her professional stage career in 1974 in Love for Love, and was mostly a New York stage actress through the rest of the 1970s and early 1980s, appearing in both plays and musicals, including the Broadway productions of Barnum in 1980 and The Real Thing in 1983, for which she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play. Her first film role was in The World According to Garp (1982), which she followed up with supporting roles in The Big Chill (1983), and The Natural (1984); all three earned her nominations for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She would later receive nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performances in Fatal Attraction (1987), Dangerous Liaisons (1988), and Albert Nobbs (2011). In the 1990s, she won two more Tony Awards, for Death and the Maiden in 1992 and Sunset Boulevard in 1995, while she won her first Emmy Award for the 1995 TV film Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story.

Close starred as Eleanor of Aquitaine in the 2003 TV film The Lion in Winter, winning a Golden Globe Award. In 2005, she starred in the drama series The Shield. Then from 2007 to 2012, she starred as Patty Hewes in the FX drama series Damages, a role that won her a Golden Globe and two Emmys. She returned to Broadway in November 2014, in a revival of Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance. Her other films include Jagged Edge (1985), Hamlet (1990), Reversal of Fortune (1990), 101 Dalmatians (1996), Paradise Road (1997), Air Force One (1997), Cookie's Fortune (1999), Nine Lives (2005) and Guardians of the Galaxy (2014).

Close is a six-time Academy Award nominee, tying the record for being the actress with the most nominations never to have won (along with Deborah Kerr and Thelma Ritter). In addition, she has been nominated for four Tonys (three wins), fourteen Emmys (three wins), fourteen Golden Globes (two wins), two Drama Desk Awards (one win) and eight Screen Actors Guild Awards (one win). She has also won an Obie award and has been nominated for three Grammy Awards and a BAFTA.


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Submitted by Wayne Morris (not verified) on

You are my favorite actress but that being said you need to stick to being a actress and vote for your choice but keep your vote private
You and all of Hollywood need to be Americans !!!!
You will all suffer with fans if you continue to be political and not actors and actresses

Submitted by Natalie Rainone (not verified) on

Genn Close is my favorite modern day actress. In fact, in many ways, her style, versatility, and risk taking reminds me of Barbara Stanwyck's ---both very strong personalities. I especially enjoyed Ms. Close's performance in The House of the Spirits. She may not have had top billing in this movie, but her star shined brighter than all others in this film. Ms. Close is an American Treasure and we are so fortunate to enjoy her many films and artistic endeavors and look forward to her future projects.

Submitted by Racheal Moses (not verified) on

I am sure you will never read this BUT thank you for your amazing representative of a Grandma believing in their grandchildren! that was my Family respecting the "Hill people" ! Hillbilly Elegy is my family! I made it out of the poverty and the the coal mining fields and factories like J.D. to college and I live in Atlanta, GA.

I appreciate you are soo much!

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