Glenn Close

Glenn Close

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Glenn Close is an American film and stage actress. Glenn Close is best known for her roles in ‘Fatal Attraction’ and ‘Dangerous Liaisons.

Early Life

Glenn Close was born to William Close (father) and Bettine Close(mother) on March 19, 1947. She is 75 years old right now. Her family was an elite upper-class family in Connecticut. She has three siblings. Her parent’s Moral Re-Armament(MRA). It was a cult group that sent its members all over the world to convert people. Hence, Glenn and her family moved to Congo when she was 13.

Glenn attended Rosemary Hall preparatory school in Greenwich. Moreover, she also joined ‘Up With People’. It is an MRA singing group with whom she traveled all over Europe and the US. Later, she left MRA and joined the College of William and Mary. She studied drama and theatre. Moreover, she also developed her acting skills in the college’s theatre department.

Professional Life

Glenn Close joined the Phoenix Theatre Company after moving to New York. In 1974, she began her career with a Broadway play, ‘Love for Love’. At the start of her career, she loved doing theatre. She did not think about going to the movies. However, later she eventually did.

Hollywood Debut

In 1982, Glenn made her Hollywood debut with the comedy-drama ‘The World According to Garp’. She was nominated for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role. Moreover, she also acted in ‘The Big Chill’ in 1983, ‘The Natural’ in 1984, and ‘Maxie’ in 1985. In 1987, she acted in ‘Fatal Attraction’ as Alex Forrest. It was her first highly unconventional role. In 1988, ‘Dangerous Liaisons’ established her talent for playing on-screen vamps.

Movies such as ‘Hamlet'(1990), ‘Meeting Venus'(1991), ‘The Paper'(1994), and ‘Mars Attacks!'(1996) proved very productive for Glenn. However, her most memorable role was in the movie ‘101 Dalmatians'(1996) as Cruella De Vil. Glenn also worked in television. She appeared in shows such as ‘Sarah, Plain and Tall(1991), ‘Skylark'(1993), and ‘In the Gloaming'(1997).

She played the role of Cruella De Vil in the movie ‘102 Dalmatians’. It was her new start of the millennium. Her other movies of the decade include ‘South Pacific'(2001), ‘Le Divorce'(2003), ‘Heights'(2004), ‘Nine Lives'(2005), and ‘Evening'(2007).

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Caption: Glenn Close as Cruella de Vil for her movie 101 Dalmatians
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She also mastered her television career in the decade. In 2004, she appeared in ‘The Lion in Winter’. She also played the role of Patty Hewes in the series Damages’. The series ran from 2007 till 2012. In 2011, she appeared in the film ‘Albert Nobbs’. She played the role of a woman living as a man. In 2018, Glenn was cast in the movie ‘The Wife’. Her performance in the movie was widely appreciated. She was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actress. Moreover, she won the Golden Globe Award for her performance in the movie.

In 2020, Glenn appeared in the Netflix movie ‘Hillbilly Elegy’. She received an Academy Award, Golden Globe, and SAG Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the movie. She also appeared in the movie ‘Four Good Days’ in the same year.

Awards and Achievements

In 1982, Glenn won The National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress for her debut movie ‘The World According to Garp’. She received the German Golden Camera award for Best International Actress for ‘Dangerous Liaisons. Moreover, in 2004, she was presented with The Golden Globe Award for Best Actress Miniseries or Television Film for ‘The Lion in Winter’. Glenn also won The Golden Globe Award for Best Actress-Television Series Drama for ‘Damages’ in 2007. Moreover, she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress- Drama Series for the same role in 2007.

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Caption: Glenn Close during the Golden Globe Awards
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Net Worth

Glenn has worked has enough in her career to earn a good reputation and wealth as well. Her net worth is around $50 million.

Personal Life:

Glenn Close has been married three times. However, all her marriages ended in divorce. She married Cabot Wade (1969-1971), Janes Marlas (1984-1987), and David Shaw (2006-2015). Moreover, she has a romantic relationship with John Starke. They also have a daughter together. In addition, she founded BringChange2Mind, a campaign to end the stigma and discrimination faced by people suffering from mental illness.

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Caption: Glenn Close with her daughter Annie Starke
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Body Measurement and Social Media

Glenn Close weighs 58 kg and is 5 feet 5 inches tall. She has green eyes and blonde hair. Glenn is available on Instagram as @glennclose. She has about 553k followers on Instagram.

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