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Glenn Close ACTOR


Glenn Close was born on March 19th, 1947 in Greenwich, Connecticut to parents Bettine Moore and William Taliaferro Close.  Her father worked as a doctor in a clinic in Congo and also served as a personal physician to the Congo/Zaire President, Mobutu Sese Seko.  She was raised in Greenwich, Connecticut in a prominent family with both parents.  At the age of seven her parents chose to join a cult group called, the Moral re-Armanment and she was then living in a number of communal centers.
She graduated from Rosemary Hall in 1965 and also worked for a bit touring with an MRA singing group called, "Up With People".  When she turned twenty two she chose to leave the singing group and pursue her education in drama studying at the College of William and Mary.  
She first began her career as a stage actress on Broadway appearing in such productions as, "Sunset Boulevard", "The Real Thing" and "Death and the Maiden" for which she won Tony Awards for all three productions.
By 1982 she was working in the film industry in such films as, "Dangerous Liaisons", "Fatal Attraction", "The Natural", "The Big Chill", "The World According to Garp", "The Stone Boy", "Maxie", "Jagged Edge", "Something About Amelia" and "Reversal of Fortune".
Close has also appeared on numerous television series and made for TV movies such as, "Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story" (1995), "The Shield" (2005) and "Damages" (2007) for which she won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.
She was highly successful in the industry being nominated for five Academy Awards.  She has also been nominated for a total of eight Emmy's, for which she won one and also nine Golden Globe nominations for which she won two in 2005 and 2007.
Other film roles include, "The Paper" (1994), "101 Dalmatians" (1996), "102 Dalmatians" (2000), "South Pacific" (2001) and in 2009 she also narrated the film called, "Home".
Close returned to her initial love of stage performing in 2010 when she starred in, "Albert Nobbs" for which she won an Obie Award for her stage performance and also revised the role in the film of the same name.
Glenn Close has been married a total of three times throughout her lifetime.  Her first husband was Cabot Wade whom she married in 1969 and then divorce in 1971.  She than married James Marlas in 1984 and this marriage ended three years later.  She is currently married to her third husband, David Shaw who she married on February 3rd, 2006.  She has never had any of her own children and continues to make occasional appearances in the industry. 


2007-2011 Damages
2011 Albert Nobbs 
2011 Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil 
1995-2008 The Simpsons
2007 Evening
2006 George and Martha Washington: A 40 Year Romance 
2005 Tarzan II 
2005 The Shield onica Rawling
2005 The Chumscrubber 
2005 Nine Lives 
2005 Heights
2005 Hoodwinked! 
2004 The Stepford Wives 
2004 Strip Search 
2004 The West Wing 
2003 The Lion in Winter 
2003 Le divorce 
2003 Brush with Fate 
2003 Freedom: A History of Us  
2002 Will & Grace 
2001 The Safety of Objects 
2001 South Pacific 
2001 The Ballad of Lucy Whipple 
2000 102 Dalmatians 
2000 Baby 
1999 Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End
1999 Tarzan
1999 Cookie's Fortune
1997 Air Force One
1997 In the Gloaming 
1997 Paradise Road 
1996 Mars Attacks! 
1996 101 Dalmatians 
1996 Mary Reilly 
1995 Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story 
1994 The Paper 
1993 The House of the Spirits 
1993 Skylark 
1992 Lincoln 
1991 Hook
1991 Meeting Venus
1991 Sarah, Plain and Tall
1990 Hamlet
1990 She'll Take Romance
1990 Reversal of Fortune 
1989 Immediate Family 
1988 Dangerous Liaisons 
1988 Hallmark Hall of Fame 
1988 Gandahar
1987 Fatal Attraction 
1985 Maxie 
1985 Jagged Edge 
1984 The Natural 
1984 The Stone Boy
1984 Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes 
1984 Something About Amelia
1983 The Big Chill
1982 The World According to Garp
1982 The Elephant Man
1979 Orphan Train
1979 Too Far to Go 
1975 Great Performances 

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