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Glenn Close

Glenn Close

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Famous as :

Actress

Birth Date :

March 19, 1947

Birth Place :

Greenwich, Connecticut, USA

Spouse :

Cabot Wade (rock guitarist, 22-Nov-69 - 2-Oct-73), James Marlas (businessman, 1-Sep-84 - 27-Feb-87), David Evans Shaw (biotechnology entrepreneur, since 3-Feb-06)

Claim to fame :

As Alex Forrest in "Fatal Attraction" (1987)

Biography


A versatile actress of great talent and grace who has acquired numerous honors and laudation throughout her long career, Glenn Close indeed has penned her name solidly in the show business as one of the most prominent thespians the world ever has. Coming from the upper-class family of English descent, she was born to William T. Close and Bettine Moore on March 19, 1947 in Greenwich, Connecticut. This blond girl then spent most of early life alternately between Switzerland's boarding schools and the Belgian Congo, or later known as Zaire, Africa where her father worked as a doctor while also operated a clinic for 16 years. Always has a deep love for acting, she started to establish her way in acting field during her teens, including forming a theater group at her school, Greenwich's Rosemary Hall, and joining the original stage productions of a conservative folk-singing group, Up With People, for a couple of years.

Upon her graduation from College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia with the B.A. degree in drama and anthropology, Glenn fixed her mind to pursue an acting career thus headed for New York to find herself delightfully joined the Phoenix Theatre Company in 1974. Afterwards involved in a series of Broadway productions, such as “Love for Love” and “Rex,” she also took some of her time to land appearances on screen through a handful of TV-movie features, like “The Rules of the Game” (1975) or “Too Far to Go” (1979). Her life then encountered a significant change when she performed in musical play of “Barnum” (1980) as it not only led her to earn the Best Actress (Featured Role--Musical) nomination at Tony Awards in the same year, but also prompted George Roy Hill to offer her a role in his next film.

Latest News


Glenn Close Opens Up About Her Remarkable Childhood in Cult

October 16, 2014 09:03:03 GMT

opens up about being raised in a cult in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter for its latest issue. Glenn reveals she was moved into a religious cult when she was 7 and didn't leave until she was 22 years old.
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Glenn Close and John Lithgow to Star in Broadway Revival of 'A Delicate Balance'

May 16, 2014 03:42:27 GMT

and are set to share stage in a Broadway revival of Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize winning drama, "A Delicate Balance". It will mark Close's comeback to the Great White Way after 20 years, while Lithgow already returned to the New York stage this summer with Shakespeare's "King Lear" in Central Park.
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Glenn Close in Final Negotiation to Land Major Role in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

May 30, 2013 01:38:07 GMT

Marvel Studios is close to signing up for its upcoming project. Deadline learns that the Cruella de Vil of "102 Dalmatians" is in final negotiations to be the head of a space police force named the Nova Corps. If all deals are eventually sealed, she will be added to the cast which already includes , and others.
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Glenn Close, Bryan Cranston and More Added as 18th SAG Awards' Presenters

January 27, 2012 16:38:31 GMT

Screen Actors Guild Awards have simultaneously announced two batches of presenters for its 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. The event, which will be held on January 29 at Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles, officially owns the predicate of having impressive list of presenters.
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Glenn Close Inspired by Albanian 'Sworn Virgins' for Her Flawless 'Albert Nobbs' Look

January 26, 2012 07:00:57 GMT

has revealed the secret behind the flawless look in her critically acclaimed portrayal of a woman-turned-man servant in "". The Hollywood veteran opened up that she was inspired by an Albanian culture called "sworn virgins" to perfect her performance in the drama, which has helped her land the Best Actress nomination at the 2012 Academy Awards.
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2012 Oscars Nomination Put Nine Movies in Best Picture Race

January 24, 2012 15:30:25 GMT

As expected, "" is one of the biggest nominees at this year's Academy Awards, but it is not the one with the biggest chance to win. Martin Scorsese's "" beats the number of nominations pocketed by the silent movie by one. The 3D children fantasy led this year's Oscar race with 11 nominations, including Best Picture.
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'Distraught' Glenn Close Calls Raunchy Navy Video 'Offensive'

January 05, 2011 02:34:38 GMT

is offended when finding out that her image is misused in a raunchy video made by Navy Captain Owen Honors who was eventually relieved of his service on aircraft carrier USS Enterprise on Tuesday, January 4. She released a statement to clarify that it used to be a "seemingly innocent request".
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First Look at Glenn Close as Man in 'Albert Nobbs'

December 16, 2010 04:18:27 GMT

has undergone a transformation for her upcoming movie "". The 63-year-old star was hardly recognized when she was recently spotted on the set in Dublin, Ireland as her blonde hair is darker and shorter and her curve is hidden under male vintage suit.
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Glenn Close Praises Martin Short as 'Magnificent Actor'

August 31, 2010 05:11:28 GMT

paid tribute to her "" co-star at the Emmys on Sunday, August 29, a week after the death of the funnyman's wife Nancy. Short was due to attend the glittery bash, where he was nominated for his Supporting Actor role in the hit show, but he pulled out to mourn for his wife of 30 years, who died on August 21 from natural causes, aged just 58.
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Movie Stars Interview Each Other on Oprah Oscar Special

March 04, 2010 07:11:54 GMT

In celebration of the upcoming Oscars, hosted a TV special that sees high profile celebrities interviewing each other. Aired on Wednesday, March 3, "The Oprah Winfrey Oscar Special" also brought audience to the set of "" with James Cameron as personal guide.
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