Glenn Close

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  • Birth Name: Glenn Close
  • Birth Place: Greenwich, Connecticut, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 03/19/1947, Pisces
  • Profession: Actor; producer
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Glenn Close Fast Facts:
  • Grandfather Edward Bennett Close was once married to cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post, the mother of actress Dina Merrill. Glenn is also a second cousin of Brooke Shields, and is distantly related to Princess Diana.
  • Father, a physician, opened a clinic in Congo when she was 13.
  • Made her Broadway debut (in a starring role) in the 1974 Phoenix Theatre Company production of William Congreve's Love for Love.
  • Big-screen debut was in the role of Robin Williams' mother Jenny Field in the 1982 film The World According to Garp.
  • Replaced Patti LuPone as Norma Desmond in the 1994 Broadway premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard amid controversy between the singer and the composer.
  • Is an avid New York Mets fan and has sung the national anthem at Shea Stadium.
  • Collects her acting costumes.
  • Accepted the lead role of fierce lawyer Patty Hewes on the series Damages after a successful season playing a police captain on The Shield.
  • Glenn Close Relationships:
  • William T. Close - Father
  • Woody Harrelson - Ex-significant Other
  • Steve Beers - Ex-fiancĂ©
  • Bettine Moore Close - Mother
  • Cabot Wade - Ex-husband
  • Jessie Close - Sister
  • Annie Maude Starke - Daughter
  • John Starke - Ex-significant Other
  • Cam Neely - Ex-significant Other
  • David Shaw - Husband
  • Sandy Close - Brother
  • Tina Close - Sister
  • James Marlas - Ex-husband
  • Len Cariou - Ex-significant Other
  • Robert Pastorelli - Ex-significant Other
  • Edward Bennett Close - Grandfather
  • Glenn Close Awards:
  • 1995 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Special - Winner
  • 1995 Emmy: Outstanding Made for Television Movie - Nominee
  • 1991 Emmy: Outstanding Drama/Comedy Special and Miniseries - Nominee
  • 1986 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 2005 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2004 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 1992 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 1996 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 1988 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 2002 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2006 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 2005 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Winner
  • 1997 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1985 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 1984 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1980 Tony: Actress (Featured Role--Musical) - Nominee
  • 1992 Tony: Actress (Play) - Winner
  • 1993 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Special - Nominee
  • 1995 Tony: Actress (Musical) - Winner
  • 1983 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1982 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1991 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Special - Nominee
  • 1988 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1984 Tony: Actress (Play) - Winner
  • 1997 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Special - Nominee
  • 1987 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1984 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special - Nominee
  • 2009 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 2010 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 2010 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2008 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 1989 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1997 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Nominee
  • 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1995 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Nominee
  • 2004 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Winner
  • 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2012 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 2012 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2011 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2012 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2013 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 2008 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama - Winner
  • 1988 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Motion Picture Actress - Winner
  • 2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • College:
  • College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, United States (BA in Drama and Anthropology, 1974)

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