Glenn Close
Close at the 2012 Vanity Fair Post-Oscar Party
6 Nominations
Role Actress
Born March 19, 1947
Greenwich, Connecticut

Glenn Close is an American film, television and stage actress. Throughout her long and varied career, she has been consistently acclaimed for her versatility and is considered by many to be one of the greatest actresses of all time. She has won numerous awards and nominations throughout her career. Close began her professional stage career in 1974 in "Love for Love", and was mostly a Broadway actress through the rest of the 1970s and early 1980s, appearing in both plays and musicals. Her first film role was in The World According to Garp (1982), which she followed up with supporting roles in The Big Chill (1983), and The Natural (1984). She then went on to film Fatal Attraction (1987), Dangerous Liaisons (1988), and Albert Nobbs (2011). In the 1990s, she went back to the stage, for "Death and the Maiden" in 1992 and "Sunset Boulevard" in 1995. On television, she won her first Emmy for the 1995 TV movie "Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story". She starred as Eleanor of Aquitaine in the 2003 version of "The Lion in Winter", winning a Golden Globe. In 2005, she starred in the drama series "The Shield", then from 2007-2012, she starred as Patty Hewes in the FX drama series "Damages", a role that won her a Golden Globe and two Emmys.


55th Academy Awards, 1982
Best Supporting ActressThe World According to Garp
56th Academy Awards, 1983
Best Supporting ActressThe Big Chill
57th Academy Awards, 1984
Best Supporting ActressThe Natural
60th Academy Awards, 1987
Best ActressFatal Attraction
61st Academy Awards, 1988
Best ActressDangerous Liaisons
84th Academy Awards, 2011
Best ActressAlbert Nobbs


Oscar-nominated Roles

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