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Glenn Close – MovieActors.com

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Close in AIR FORCE ONE.

About Glenn Close (1947 – )

Glenn Close was born on March 19, 1947 in Greenwich, Connecticut , the daughter of surgeon William Close and socialite/philanthropist Bettine Close. Glenn had two sisters; Tina and Jessie, two brothers;Duncan and Alexander. Tragically, Duncan died soon after birth.

When Glenn was seven, her parents joined the world-wide Moral Re-Armament Movement, a communal experience that stressed the moral ideals of absolute honesty, absolute purity, absolute unselfishness and absolute love.

At the age of 13, she was sent to boarding school in Switzerland, as were her sibblings, when the family moved to the Belgian Congo, Africa. Her father was the personal physician to an African leader and opened a clinic for the people of the region. Her parents adopted another son, Tambu. Eventually, the family moved back to Connecticut, where Glenn went to high school.

When Glenn was seven, her parents joined the Moral Re-Armament Movement, and they stayed for fifteen years. At 18, Glenn sang with the MRA's singing group, UP WITH PEOPLE. The original production of UP WITH PEOPLE in 1964 was Glenn Close's professional debut, as one fourth of the Green Glenn Singers. At 22, Glen left the group and went to the College of William and Mary, majoring in both drama and anthropology. She saw this through and got bot B.A. degrees.

Like many thespians, Glenn Close started her thespian career in 1974 on Off-Broadway and Broadway. Close made her Broadway debut in the production of Congrieve's LOVE FOR LOVE. She has won three Tonys out of four nominations for her stage work on Broadway.

Glenn was thirty-five years old when she started her adventures of a film actress. She has been nominated for six oscars, but never won yet.
Her film career success started with a bang in 1982, with the film, THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP. For her portrayal of Robin Williams mother, Jenny Fields, Glenn earned a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award Nomination. She was thirty-five years old when she

Her second film , in 1983, was the BIG CHILL, and she again was nominated for Best Supporting Actress Academy Award Nomination for her performance as a contemporary yuppie.

In 1984, Close was cast in THE NATURAL, and again was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award.

Ranking #7 was Glenn Close's performance as Alex Forrest in FATAL ATTRACTION in 1987, on the American Film Institute's villains list of the 100 years of The Greatest Screen Heroes and Villains.

In 1984 Glenn Close was hired to dub all of Andie MacDowell's dialogue in GREYSTOKE: THE LEGEND OF TARZAN, LORD OF THE APES, because Andie had such a heavy southern accent.

Bringing to life the animated character Kala, Glenn Close worked in Disney's for TARZAN and TARZAN II.

Ranking #7 was Glenn Close's performance as Alex Forrest in the 1987 film, FATAL ATTRACTION on the American Film Institute's villains list of the 100 years of The Greatest Screen Heroes and Villains. She was nominated for both a Golden Globe and Best Actress Oscar.

Glenn Close has been known to keep all her costumes after filming different films.

Returning to Broadway in DEATH AND THE MAIDEN in 1992 Glenn Close won her second Tony Award for her performance.

As an executive producer and star, Glenn Close played Sarah in the made for TV movie SARAH, PLAIN AND TALL (1991) and its sequel SKYLARK (1992).

Glenn has won three Emmys for her work on television, out of fourteen nominations.

Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 12, 2009.

IN 2011, Glenn was again nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award for her performance in ALBERT NOBBS.
Glenn Close's notable movie credits include...

THE GREAT GILLY HOPKINS (2015)
ANESTHESIA (2015)
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2014)
5 to 7 (2014)
LOW DOWN (2014)
NOT MY LIFE (2011)
ALBERT NOBBS (2011)
EVENING (2007)
GEORGE AND MARTHA WASHINGTON (2006)
TARZAN II (2007)
THE CHUMSCRUBBER (2005)
NINE LIVES (2005)
THE STEPFORD WIVES (2004)
102 DALMATIANS (2000)
COOKIE'S FORTUNE (1999)
AIR FORCE ONE (1997)
PARADISE ROAD (1997)
MARS ATTACKS! (1996)
101 DALMATIANS (1996)
THE PAPER (1994)
THE HOUSE OF THE SPIRITS (1993)
MEETING VENUS (1991)
REVERSAL OF FORTUNE (1990)
HAMLET (1990)
DANGEROUS LIASONS(1988)
FATAL ATTRATION (1987)
MAXIE (1985)
JAGGED EDGE (1985)
THE NATURAL (1984)
THE STONE BOY (1984)
THE BIG CHILL (1983)
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP (1982)

Glenn Close's notable television credits include...

THE SIMPSONS (TV SERIES 1995-2014)
DAMAGES (TV SERIES 2007-2012)
THE SHIELD (TV SERIES 2005)
THE LION IN WINTER (TV MOVIES) (2003)
SOUTH PACIFIC (TV MOVIE) (2001)
THE BALLAD OF LUCY WHIPPLE (2001)
SARAH, PLAIN AND TALL (TV MOVIE) (1999)
IN THE GLOAMING (TV MOVIE) (1997)
SERVING IN SILENCE: THE MARGARETHE CAMMERMEYER STORY (1995)
SKYLARK (TV MOVIE) (1993)
LINCOLN (TV MOVIE) (1992)
SARAH, PLAIN AND TALL (TV MOVIE) (1991)
SOMETHING ABOUT AMELIA (TV MOVIE) (1984)
THE ELEPHANT MAN (TV MOVIE) (1982)
ORPHAN TRAIN (TV MOVIE) (1979)
TOO FAR TO GO (TV MOVIE) (1979)
GREAT PERFORMANCES (TV SERIES The Rules of the Game) (1975)


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Glenn Close in FATAL ATTRACTION (1987).

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Close and her co-stars in THE BIG CHILL.

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Glenn Close in HAMLET (1990).

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Glenn Close in THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP (1982).

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Glenn Close in THE NATURAL (1984).

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Glenn Close in REVERSAL OF FORTUNE (1990).

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Close in DANGEROUS LIAISONS (1988).

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Glenn Close in MARS ATTACKS.

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Glenn Close in AIR FORCE ONE (1997).

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Glenn Close in THE STEPFORD WIVES (2004).