Fast Facts

  • Attended the American College of Switzerland on a scholarship and then returned to the U.S., where she joined Chicago's Steppenwolf Theater Company.
  • At Steppenwolf, she worked alongside a number of soon-to-be stars including Gary Sinise, Laurie Metcalf and John Malkovich, whom she would later marry and divorce.
  • Breakout film role was in Arthur Penn's Four Friends (1981), a drama about a young immigrant growing up in the '60s.
  • Mastered American Sign Language for her role in the 1995 film Mr. Holland's Opus.
  • Debuted on the London stage opposite Miranda Richardson in 1999's Aunt Dan and Lemon.

Awards

  • 1997, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Special: Nominee
  • 1989, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Special: Nominee

Relationships

  • Byron McCulloch — Husband
  • John Malkovich — Ex-husband

College

  • American College of Switzerland, Leysin, Switzerland

Details

  • Birth Name: Glenne Aimee Headly
  • Birth Place: New London, CT
  • Birthday: March 13, 1955, Pisces
  • Profession: Actor, Director, Writer
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