104 Facts About Glenn Close


Glenn Close's began her professional career on the stage in 1974 with Love for Love.

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Glenn Close's subsequently went on to establish herself as a leading lady with roles in Fatal Attraction and Dangerous Liaisons, both of which earned her nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress.

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Glenn Close received two additional Tony Awards for her stage performances in the productions Death and the Maiden in 1992 and Sunset Boulevard in 1995.

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Glenn Close's won her first Primetime Emmy Award for her performance in the 1995 television drama film Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story, and she continued a successful film career with starring roles in Reversal of Fortune and Air Force One, among others, while achieving greater recognition for her performance as the infamous villain Cruella de Vil in 101 Dalmatians and its sequel 102 Dalmatians .

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From 2007 to 2012, Glenn Close starred as Patty Hewes in the drama series Damages, for which she received a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama and two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

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Glenn Close's returned to the Broadway stage in a 2014 revival of A Delicate Balance.

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Glenn Close's received two additional Academy Award nominations for Best Actress for her performances in the films Albert Nobbs and The Wife, winning her third Golden Globe Award for the latter.

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Glenn Close has been married three times, and has a daughter from her relationship with producer John Starke.

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Glenn Close's is the president of Trillium Productions and has co-founded the website FetchDog.

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Glenn Close's has made political donations in support of Democratic politicians and is vocal on issues such as women's rights, same-sex marriage, and mental health.

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Glenn Close's has two sisters, Tina and Jessie, and two brothers, Alexander and Tambu Misoki, whom Close's parents adopted while living in the Congo.

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When Glenn Close was seven years old, her parents joined the Moral Re-Armament, a movement in which her family remained involved for fifteen years.

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Glenn Close's has described MRA as a "cult" that dictated every aspect of her life, from the clothes that had to be worn to what she was allowed to say.

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Glenn Close spent time in Switzerland when studying at St George's School, and attended Rosemary Hall, graduating in 1965.

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Glenn Close's traveled for several years in the mid-to-late 1960s with a singing group called Up With People.

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Glenn Close's was elected to membership in the honor society of Phi Beta Kappa.

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Glenn Close started her professional career on the stage in 1974 at age 27.

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Glenn Close's made her television debut in 1975 with a small role in the anthology series Great Performances.

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Glenn Close's played Robin Williams's mother, despite being just four years older.

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Glenn Close became the third actor to receive a Tony, Emmy, and Oscar nomination all in the same calendar year after the release of The Big Chill.

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In 1984, Glenn Close was given a part in Robert Redford's baseball drama The Natural, and although it was a small supporting role she earned a third consecutive Oscar nomination.

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Glenn Close's won her first Tony Award in 1984 for The Real Thing, directed by Mike Nichols.

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Glenn Close's starred in the 1985 romantic comedy Maxie, alongside Mandy Patinkin.

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Glenn Close was given favorable reviews and even received her second Golden Globe Award nomination, but the movie was critically panned and under-performed at the box office.

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In 1985 Glenn Close starred in the legal thriller Jagged Edge, opposite Jeff Bridges.

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Glenn Close eventually heard about this and said she didn't want Ransohoff on set while she was making her scenes.

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In 1987, Glenn Close played the disturbed book editor Alex Forrest in Fatal Attraction.

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Glenn Close's played a scheming aristocrat, the Marquise de Merteuil, in 1988's Dangerous Liaisons.

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Glenn Close earned stellar reviews for this performance, and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress.

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In 1990, Glenn Close went on to play the role of Sunny von Bulow opposite Jeremy Irons in Reversal of Fortune to critical acclaim.

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Glenn Close's had a cameo appearance in Steven Spielberg's Hook as a pirate.

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In 1992, Glenn Close starred in Meeting Venus for which she received critical acclaim and won Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival.

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Glenn Close's portrayed the title subject of the fact-based made-for-TV movie Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story in 1995, for which she won her first Primetime Emmy Award.

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Glenn Close has hosted Saturday Night Live twice, in 1989 and in 1992.

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The following year, Glenn Close appeared in another box office hit with Air Force One, playing the trustworthy vice president to Harrison Ford's president.

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In 1999, Glenn Close provided the voice of Kala in Disney's animated film Tarzan.

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Glenn Close's later went on to receive great reviews for her comedic role as Camille Dixon in Cookie's Fortune .

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Glenn Close began to appear in television movies rather than doing theatrical films in the early 2000s.

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Glenn Close later filmed The Safety of Objects which premiered in 2001, a movie about four suburban families dealing with maladies.

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Glenn Close starred in Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her in the same year, this would be one of many future collaborations with director Rodrigo Garcia.

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Glenn Close's provided the voice of the Blue Fairy in the English version of Pinocchio and Granny in the animated film Hoodwinked .

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Glenn Close continued to do smaller films like Le Divorce and The Chumscrubber .

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Glenn Close's guest-starred on Will and Grace in 2002, portraying a satirical version of Annie Leibovitz, which earned her an Emmy nomination for Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.

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In 2003, Glenn Close played Eleanor of Aquitaine in the Showtime produced film The Lion in Winter.

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Glenn Close won a Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for her performance.

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In 2005, Glenn Close joined the FX crime series The Shield, in which she played Monica Rawling, a no-nonsense precinct captain, which became her first TV role in a series.

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Glenn Close stated that she made the right move because television was in a "golden era" and the quality of some programs had already risen to the standards of film.

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Also in 2007, Glenn Close began a five-season run playing the ruthless and brilliant lawyer Patty Hewes on Damages.

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Glenn Close's win made her the first Best Actress winner in a drama series at the Emmy's for a cable show.

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Glenn Close stated that her role of Patty Hewes was the role of her life.

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Glenn Close's kept in contact with her co-star Rose Byrne, and the two have become friends.

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In 2008, Glenn Close performed at Carnegie Hall, narrating the violin concerto The Runaway Bunny, a concerto for reader, violin and orchestra, composed and conducted by Glen Roven.

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Glenn Close's had previously won an Obie in 1982 for her role in the play on stage.

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Glenn Close's had been working on the project, in which she appeared alongside 101 Dalmatians co-star Mark Williams, for almost twenty years, and aside from starring in it, she co-wrote the script and produced the film.

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Glenn Close's provided the voice of the "Giant" in the Summer 2012 production of the musical Into the Woods at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park.

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In October 2014, Glenn Close returned to Broadway in the starring role of Agnes in Pam MacKinnon's revival of Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance at the John Golden Theatre.

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Glenn Close's appeared in the independent movies 5 to 7 and Low Down .

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Glenn Close was met with rave reviews after returning to this same role twenty-three years later.

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Glenn Close's was hospitalized but later recovered and finished the remaining shows.

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Glenn Close won the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Musical Performance, and was nominated for her first Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical.

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That same year, Glenn Close starred in a half hour comedy pilot for Amazon, titled Sea Oak.

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In 2017, Glenn Close appeared alongside Noomi Rapace and Willem Dafoe in What Happened to Monday, a science fiction thriller produced by Netflix.

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Glenn Close garnered widespread critical acclaim for her performance in the 2018 drama The Wife, which had first premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.

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Glenn Close won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama, the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role, and the Critics' Choice Award for Best Actress.

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Glenn Close's received her seventh Academy Award nomination, her fourth time nominated in the Best Actress category, which has made her the most nominated actress without a win.

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Glenn Close's was widely considered to be the frontrunner to win the Oscar—which would be the first of her career—but ultimately lost to Olivia Colman for The Favourite.

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Also in 2018, Glenn Close made a return to the stage, where, from September to December, she featured in the Off-Broadway play, Mother of the Maid, at the Public Theater in New York City.

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In 2020, Glenn Close starred in Netflix's film adaptation of Hillbilly Elegy, reuniting with Ron Howard and starring alongside Amy Adams.

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Glenn Close received a Razzie Award nomination for Worst Supporting Actress for Hillbilly Elegy, making her the third performer—after James Coco for Only When I Laugh and Amy Irving for Yentl—to receive both an Oscar nomination and a Razzie nomination for the same performance.

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Also in 2020, Glenn Close co-starred with Mila Kunis in the drama Four Good Days, directed by Rodrigo Garcia and presented at the Sundance Film Festival.

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Glenn Close is set to reprise her stage role of Norma Desmond in a film adaptation of the musical Sunset Boulevard, though the film remains in development.

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Glenn Close's will be starring in season two of the Apple TV+ thriller series Tehran.

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Glenn Close's will be starring in the upcoming film Brothers, alongside Josh Brolin and Peter Dinklage.

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In 2022, it was announced that Glenn Close will be starring alongside Octavia Spencer and Andra Day in an upcoming exorcism drama directed by Lee Daniels for Netflix.

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Glenn Close is regarded as an extraordinarily versatile actress with an immersive acting style and a considerable range.

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However, Glenn Close is consistently praised for her roles as the villain or antagonist in her performances.

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Glenn Close's is regarded as a gay icon, after having played numerous campy roles on screen and stage.

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Glenn Close's was named one of the most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2019.

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Glenn Close has been married three times, with each marriage ending in divorce.

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Glenn Close's was married to businessman James Marlas from 1984 to 1987.

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Later, Glenn Close began a relationship with producer John Starke, whom she had met on the set of The World According to Garp.

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In 1995, Glenn Close was engaged to carpenter Steve Beers, who had worked on Sunset Boulevard; the two never married, and their relationship ended in 1999.

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In February 2006, Glenn Close married executive and venture capitalist David Evans Shaw in Maine, but they divorced in August 2015.

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Glenn Close's owns properties in Wellington, Florida, and Bozeman, Montana.

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Glenn Close is the president of Trillium Productions Inc Her company has produced films like Albert Nobbs, Sarah Plain and Tall, and South Pacific.

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Glenn Close's voted for Obama in the 2008 presidential election and attended his inauguration.

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Glenn Close keeps all of her costumes after completing films and rents them out to exhibits.

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Glenn Close's lent one of the dresses she wore in Dangerous Liaisons to Madonna for her 1990 VMA performance of "Vogue".

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Glenn Close is a New York Mets fan, and has sung the national anthem at Shea Stadium and Citi Field numerous times since 1986.

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Glenn Close has campaigned for several issues such as women's rights, same-sex marriage, and mental health.

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In 1998, Glenn Close was a part of a star-studded cast that performed The Vagina Monologues at a benefit.

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Glenn Close's was honored with a GLAAD Media Award in 2002 for promoting equal rights among the LGBT community.

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Glenn Close's volunteered and produced a documentary for "Puppies Behind Bars", an organization that provides service dogs for wounded war veterans.

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Glenn Close is a trustee of The Wildlife Conservation Society and volunteers at Fountain House in New York City, a facility dedicated to the recovery of those suffering from mental illness.

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Glenn Close's is a founding member of the Panthera Conservation Advisory Committee.

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Glenn Close has been a longtime supporter of late friend Christopher Reeve's foundation.

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Glenn Close's is a member of the CuriosityStream Advisory Board.

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Glenn Close was a founder and is chairperson of Bring Change to Mind, a US campaign to eradicate the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness, supporting her sister Jessie who has bipolar disorder.

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Glenn Close's contributed chapters to her sister's 2015 book about mental illness, Resilience: Two Sisters and a Story of Mental Illness.

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In 2010, Glenn Close announced to the public that she had her DNA sequenced in order to publicize her family's history of mental illness.

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Glenn Close had director and friend Ron Howard direct the foundation's first PSA.

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In 2013, Glenn Close delivered an address at the White House urging passage of the Excellence in Mental-Health Act, which was written to expand treatment for the mentally ill and to provide access to mental-health services.

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Glenn Close's was awarded the WebMD Health Hero award in 2015 for her contributions to mental-health initiatives.

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Glenn Close's frequently promotes her charitable causes on her Instagram account.

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