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Glenn Close

Glenn CloseBorn: 19-Mar-1947
Birthplace: Greenwich, CT

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Fatal Attraction

Glenn Close spent her first few years on her family's 250-acre farm. When she was 7, the family joined a cult called Moral Re-Armament, which seeks to improve human society by providing dogmatic guidelines for better human behavior. When she was a teenager, the family moved to what is now Zaire, in Africa. Her father, a doctor, operated a clinic there, and Close and the other children were shuttled between Africa and boarding schools in Switzerland. After graduating from Choate, Close joined the conservative folk group Up With People. They toured the nation, providing sort of a traveling musical revival meeting, singing chipper songs appealing to the "traditional family values" set. Close eventually grew tired of this, and she now refers to her time with Up With People as "my lost years".

She studied drama at the College of William and Mary, and made her Broadway debut in a 1974 production of Love for Love. Her film debut came in 1982, as Robin Williams' arch-feminist mother in The World According to Garp. Sixty million viewers saw her Emmy-winning performance in the made-for-TV incest drama Something About Amelia. She starred in Fatal Attraction, the thriller that added "bunny boiler" to the cultural lexicon. Her other famous roles include Sarah, Plain and Tall, The Big Chill, The Natural, Jagged Edge, Dangerous Liaisons, Reversal of Fortune, The Stepford Wives, and the dramatization of 101 Dalmatians.

Close and Barbra Streisand served as executive producers, and Close starred, in Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story, one of the first major network dramas to deal with lesbian themes. Close dubbed all of Andie MacDowell's dialogue in Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes, when that movie's producers decided MacDowell's southern accent was too thick for northerners to understand. She's also the voice of Homer's mother on The Simpsons, the hippie-cum-fugitive Mona Simpson.

A baseball fan, Close sings the National Anthem for the New York Mets' home opener every year. Close and her sister own a coffee shop and bookstore near Bozeman, Montana.

Father: William T. Close (doctor, operated a clinic in Belgian Congo)
Mother: Bettine Moore
Sister: Tina Close
Brother: Sandy Close
Sister: Jessie Close
Husband: Cabot Wade (rock guitarist, m. 22-Nov-1969, div. 2-Oct-1971)
Boyfriend: Kevin Kline (actor, together 1970s)
Boyfriend: Len Cariou (actor, cohabited 1979-83)
Husband: James Marlas (businessman, m. 1-Sep-1984, div. 27-Feb-1987)
Boyfriend: John Starke (producer, together late 1980s-1991, one daughter)
Daughter: Annie Maude Starke (b. 26-Apr-1988)
Boyfriend: Woody Harrelson (actor, together 1991)
Boyfriend: Cam Neely (hockey player, together 1992)
Boyfriend: Stephen Beers (woodworker, together 1995-99, broken engagement)
Boyfriend: Robert Pastorelli (actor, together 1999-2004)
Husband: David Shaw (biotech executive, m. 3-Feb-2006)

    High School: Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT
    University: BA Drama and Anthropology, College of William and Mary

    Emmy 1995 for Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story
    Emmy 2008 for Damages
    Golden Globe 2005 for The Lion in Winter
    Golden Globe 2008 for Damages
    Tony 1984 for The Real Thing
    Tony 1994 for Sunset Blvd.
    Tony 2002 for Death and the Maiden
    Dean for America
    Hillary Clinton for President
    Hillary Rodham Clinton for US Senate Committee
    Hollywood Women's Political Committee
    Obama for America
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    Tony (three times)

    TELEVISION
    Damages Patty Hewes (2007-)
    The Shield Capt.Monica Rawling (2005)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Guardians of the Galaxy (21-Jul-2014)
    Low Down (19-Jan-2014)
    Albert Nobbs (2-Sep-2011)
    Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil (29-Apr-2011) · Granny [VOICE]
    Evening (9-Jun-2007) · Mrs. Wittenborn
    Tarzan II (14-Jun-2005) [VOICE]
    The Chumscrubber (25-Jan-2005)
    Heights (24-Jan-2005) · Diana
    Nine Lives (24-Jan-2005) · Maggie
    The Stepford Wives (6-Jun-2004) · Claire Wellington
    Hoodwinked (16-May-2004) [VOICE]
    Strip Search (27-Apr-2004)
    The Lion in Winter (26-Dec-2003) · Eleanor of Aquitaine
    Le Divorce (8-Aug-2003) · Olivia Pace
    Brush with Fate (2-Feb-2003)
    The Safety of Objects (24-Apr-2001) · Esther Gold
    South Pacific (26-Mar-2001)
    The Ballad of Lucy Whipple (18-Feb-2001)
    102 Dalmatians (22-Nov-2000)
    Welcome to Hollywood (27-Oct-2000) · Herself
    Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her (22-Jan-2000) · Elaine
    Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End (21-Nov-1999) · Sarah Witting
    Tarzan (17-Jun-1999) [VOICE]
    Cookie's Fortune (22-Jan-1999) · Camille Dixon
    Air Force One (25-Jul-1997) · Vice President Kathryn Bennett
    In the Gloaming (20-Apr-1997) · Janet
    Paradise Road (11-Apr-1997) · Adrienne Pargiter
    Mars Attacks! (13-Dec-1996) · Marsha Dale
    101 Dalmatians (27-Nov-1996)
    Mary Reilly (23-Feb-1996) · Mrs. Farraday
    Anne Frank Remembered (8-Jun-1995) [VOICE]
    Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story (6-Feb-1995)
    The Paper (18-Mar-1994) · Alicia Clark
    The House of the Spirits (21-Oct-1993) · Ferula
    Skylark (7-Feb-1993)
    Hook (11-Dec-1991) · Gutless
    Meeting Venus (18-Sep-1991)
    Sarah, Plain and Tall (3-Feb-1991)
    Hamlet (19-Dec-1990)
    Reversal of Fortune (12-Sep-1990) · Sunny von Bulow
    Immediate Family (27-Oct-1989)
    Dangerous Liaisons (16-Dec-1988) · Marquise de Merteuil
    Stones for Ibarra (29-Jan-1988)
    Fatal Attraction (11-Sep-1987) · Alex Forrest
    Maxie (11-Sep-1985)
    Jagged Edge (5-Sep-1985) · Teddy Barnes
    The Natural (11-May-1984) · Iris
    Something About Amelia (9-Jan-1984)
    The Stone Boy (1984)
    The Big Chill (9-Sep-1983) · Sarah
    The World According to Garp (23-Jul-1982)
    Orphan Train (22-Dec-1979)
    Too Far to Go (12-Mar-1979)


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