Stage, film and television star, Glenn Close was born on March 19, 1947. Close has be acclaimed for her versatility and is one of the greatest actresses of all time. She began her professional career on the stage in Love for Love in 1974 and was a Broadway actress through most of the 1980s and early 1980s. She appeared in Barnum in 1980.
Close's first film was The World According to Garp in 1982 and she had supporting roles in The Big Chill in 1983 and The Natural in 1984. She received Oscar nominations for thee roles. She received nominations for an Oscar with Fatal Attraction in 1987, Dangerous Liaisons in 1988 and Albert Nobbs in 2011. Close has also been in The Shield and as Patty Hewes in Damages. She has also won three Tonys, an Obie, Emmys and two Golden Globes. She is also a Screen Actors Guild Award winner. She has been nominated for a Grammy Award and a BAFTA.
Close was born in Greenwich, Connecticut and lived her childhood on her grandfather's estate in Greenwich. When Close was only 7 her family moved to a communal center called the Moral Re-Armament. She traveled from the late 1960s with the MRA singing group Up with People. She broke away from the MRA when she was 22 and attended the College of William & Mary.
Close starred in the drama Something about Amelia and in 1990 she was Sunny von Bulow in Reversal of Fortune. She has hosted Saturday Night Live in 1989 and in 1992. She was in Sarah, Plain and Tall in 1991 and Close won an Emmy for The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story in 1995.
You can see Close in The Paper in 1994, Hook and Mars Attacks! in 1996. She was the villain in 101 Dalmatians and its sequel 102 Dalmatians 2000. She was the Vice President in Air Force One in 1997 and in South Pacific in 2001. Close is scheduled to appear as Nova Prime Rael in Guardians of the Galaxy in 2014.
Glenn Close was married to Cabot Wade from 1969 to 1971. She married James Marlas in 1984 until 1987. She had a daughter with John Starke in 1998. In 2006 Close and David Evans Shaw married.