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.

Awards

  • 1995, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Special: Winner
  • 1995, Emmy — Outstanding Made for Television Movie: Nominee
  • 1984, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2005, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: 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
  • 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
  • 2004, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 2006, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: 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
  • 1986, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 2005, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Winner
  • 1988, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1991, Emmy — Outstanding Drama/Comedy Special and Miniseries: Nominee
  • 1980, Tony — Actress (Featured Role--Musical): Nominee
  • 1992, Tony — Actress (Play): Winner
  • 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
  • 1997, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Special: Nominee
  • 1983, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1982, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1984, Tony — Actress (Play): Winner
  • 2008, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 1993, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Special: Nominee
  • 1995, Tony — Actress (Musical): Winner
  • 1991, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Special: Nominee
  • 2009, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 1989, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2010, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 2010, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2009, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2004, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Winner
  • 2012, Golden Globe — Best Original Song - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: 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
  • 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
  • 2011, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2011, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1995, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: 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

Relationships

  • John Starke — Ex-significant Other
  • Cabot Wade — Ex-husband
  • Jessie Close — Sister
  • James Marlas — Ex-husband
  • Robert Pastorelli — Ex-significant Other
  • Steve Beers — Ex-fiancé
  • William T. Close — Father
  • Woody Harrelson — Ex-significant Other
  • Annie Maude Starke — Daughter
  • Edward Bennett Close — Grandfather
  • Bettine Moore Close — Mother
  • Cam Neely — Ex-significant Other
  • David Shaw — Husband
  • Len Cariou — Ex-significant Other
  • Sandy Close — Brother
  • Tina Close — Sister

College

  • College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, United States (BA in Drama and Anthropology, 1974)

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  • Birth Name: Glenn Close
  • Birth Place: Greenwich, Connecticut, United States
  • Birthday: March 19, 1947, Pisces
  • Profession: Actor, Producer
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