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Glenn Close

Actress Glenn Close
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Profession: Actress

United States of America

Why Famous: Glenn Close began her acting career on stage in the 1970s and has gone on to win 3 Tony awards, the first for "The Real Thing (1983).

Close made her film debut in 1982 and soon became a Hollywood star. She was nominated for Academy Awards for "The Big Chill" (1983) and Robert Redford's "The Natural" (1984). Her most famous early role was in the thriller "Fatal Attraction" (1987) opposite Michael Douglas for which she was nominated for the Oscar for Best Actress.

Other successful roles in film include "Dangerous Liaisons" (1988) with John Malkovich and as Cruella de Vil in the Disney film "101 Dalmatians" (1996) and its sequel. More recently Close received acclaim for her role in "The Wife" (2018) for which she won a Golden Globe and a Critics Choice award.

On TV Close starred in the TV cable series "Damages" for fives seasons, winning two Emmy awards.

Born: March 19, 1947
Birthplace: Greenwich, Connecticut, USA
Age: 74 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Pisces

Married Life

  • 2006-02-03 Academy Award-winning actress Glenn Close (58) weds David Evans Shaw in Maine

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