Glenn Close

Glenn Close Headshot

Actress

Birth Date: March 19, 1947

Age: 76 years old

Birth Place: Greenwich, Connecticut

Seemingly born atop the Hollywood A-list, actress Glenn Close established herself as one of the finest performers of her generation - or any other, for that matter - with her first film, "The World According to Garp" (1982), for which she earned the first of several Oscar nominations. For the rest of the 1980s, Close quickly became a top leading lady who eventually achieved infamy with her portrayal of a psychotic woman avenging a lost affair in one of the decade's most notorious movies, "Fatal Attraction" (1987). Unlike most film stars, however, Close was more than happy to oscillate from the big screen to television to Broadway; often with even more critical and award success. She played Queen Gertrude to Mel Gibson's "Hamlet" (1990) and voiced Cruella de Vil in the animated classic, "101 Dalmatians" (1996). Close earned critical acclaim as well as Tony Awards for her work on Broadway in "Death and the Maiden" (1992) and the musical "Sunset Boulevard" (1994). Following quality turns in "Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her" (2000) and "Nine Lives" (2005), Close was Emmy-nominated for her portrayal of Capt. Monica Rawling on season four of "The Shield" (FX, 2002-08). But it was her performances as high-stakes litigator Patty Hewes on "Damages" (FX/Audience Network, 2007-2012) that proved to be her most significant small screen role. Regardless of the medium, Close remained one of Hollywood's premier actresses.

Credits

The Me You Can't SeeStream

Self
Docuseries
2021
87%

To The Manor Born: Glenn Close, John Waters

Self
Show
2021

Home TV Version

Narrator
Show
2021

CruellaStream

Executive Producer
Movie
2021
75%

Swan SongStream

Actor
Dr. Scott
Movie
2021
79%

TehranStream

Actor
Marjan Montazeri
Series
2020
88%

Hillbilly ElegyStream

Actor
Mawmaw
Movie
2020
25%

Four Good Days

Actor
Deb
Movie
2020

Today With Hoda & Jenna

Guest
Show
2019

Desus & Mero

Guest
Show
2019

3 BelowStream

Voice
Mother
Series
2018

Today 3rd Hour

Guest
Show
2018

The Wife Interview Special

Actor
Show
2018

The Jess Cagle Interview

Guest
Show
2018

Andrew Lloyd Webber Tribute to a Superstar

Guest
Show
2018

Father Figures: Extras

Actor
Show
2018

Sea Oak

Actor
Aunt Bernie
Series
2017
89%

Live with Kelly and Ryan

Guest
Talk
2017

Father FiguresStream

Actor
Helen
Movie
2017
17%

Crooked HouseStream

Actor
Lady Edith
Movie
2017
58%

The Lavender Scare

Narrator
Movie
2017

What Happened to MondayStream

Actor
Movie
2017
59%

The Wilde Wedding

Actor
Eve Wilde
Movie
2017

The WifeStream

Actor
Joan Castleman
Movie
2017
86%

Local Attraction

Guest Star
Carol
Show
2016

Harry

Guest
Talk
2016

Celebrity PageStream

Guest
News
2016

The Great Gilly Hopkins

Actor
Nonnie
Movie
2016

The Girl with All the GiftsStream

Actor
Dr. Caroline Caldwell
Movie
2016
86%

A Classy Broad

Self
Movie
2016

The Late Show With Stephen ColbertStream

Guest
Talk
2015

Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter

Guest
Show
2015

Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw

Narrator
Movie
2015

Anesthesia

Actor
Marcia Zarrow
Movie
2015

Variety Studio: Actors on Actors

Guest
Show
2014

The Meredith Vieira Show

Guest
Talk
2014

Filmvärldens okända stjärna

Self
Show
2014

Late Night With Seth MeyersStream

Guest
Talk
2014

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonStream

Guest
Talk
2014

Guardians of the GalaxyStream

Actor
Nova Prime
Movie
2014
92%

Low Down

Actor
Gram
Movie
2014

5 to 7

Actor
Arlene Bloom
Movie
2014

Katie

Guest
Talk
2012

Live! With Kelly and Michael

Guest
Talk
2012

Entertainment Studios.TV

Guest
Show
2012

Finding Your RootsStream

Guest
Reality
2012

CBS This Morning

Guest
Show
2012

The 34th Annual Kennedy Center Honors

Music Performer
Show
2011

Home : histoire d'un voyage

Narrator
Show
2011

LIVE with Kelly

Guest
Show
2011

LIVE with Kelly

Guest
Talk
2011

The Jonathan Ross ShowStream

Guest
Talk
2011

Dish Nation

Guest
Talk
2011

Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil

Voice
Granny
Movie
2011

Albert NobbsStream

Actor
Albert Nobbs
Movie
2011
56%

Albert NobbsStream

Producer
Movie
2011
56%

Albert NobbsStream

Screenwriter
Movie
2011
56%

LouieStream

Guest Star
Woman
Series
2010
93%

The Oprah Winfrey Oscar Special

Guest
Show
2010

Cody: The First Step

Narrator
Show
2009

Peter Matthiessen: No Boundaries

Narrator
Show
2009

Peter Matthiessen: No Boundaries

Narrator
Show
2009

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

Guest
Talk
2009

Home

Narrator
Movie
2009

The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards

Guest
Show
2008

Gates of the Arctic: Alaska's Brooks Range

Narrator
Show
2008

My Generation

Guest
Show
2008

Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda

Guest
Show
2007

DamagesStream

Actor
Patty Hewes
Series
2007
91%

The Graham Norton ShowStream

Guest Star
Talk
2007

Evening

Actor
Mrs. Wittenborn
Movie
2007

Rachael Ray ShowStream

Guest
Talk
2006

etalk

Guest
Show
2006

Entertainment Tonight Canada

Guest
Show
2005

The Martha Stewart Show

Guest
Reality
2005

ET Canada

Guest
Show
2005

Hoodwinked!

Voice
Granny
Movie
2005

The ChumscrubberStream

Actor
Mrs. Johnson
Movie
2005
37%

Heights

Actor
Diana
Movie
2005

Tarzan II

Voice
Kala
Movie
2005

Nine Lives

Actor
Maggie
Movie
2005

Extreme Makeover: Home EditionStream

Guest Star
Reality
2004

The Lion in Winter - Teil 1

Actor
Eleonore von Aquitanien
Movie
2004

The Lion in Winter - Teil 2

Actor
Eleonore von Aquitanien
Movie
2004

Strip Search

Actor
Karen Moore
Movie
2004

The Stepford WivesStream

Actor
Claire Wellington
Movie
2004
26%

The Lion in Winter

Actor
Show
2003

Uspon mladoga lava

Actor
Movie
2003

The Lion in Winter

Actor
Queen Eleanor
Movie
2003

Brush With Fate

Actor
Cornelia Engelbrecht
Movie
2003

Le DivorceStream

Actor
Olivia Pace
Movie
2003
36%

A Closer Walk

Narrator
Movie
2003

The ShieldStream

Actor
Captain Monica Rowling
Series
2002
90%

Live With Regis and Kelly

Guest
Show
2001

The Ballad of Lucy Whipple

Actor
Arvella Whipple
Movie
2001

The Ballad of Lucy Whipple

Executive Producer
Movie
2001

Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific

Actor
Nellie Forbush
Movie
2001

The Safety of Objects

Actor
Esther Gold
Movie
2001

The Barbara Walters Special

Guest
Show
2000

Ciento Dos Dálmatas

Actor
Movie
2000

アルマーニ

Actor
Movie
2000

Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her

Actor
Dr. Elaine Keener
Movie
2000

Baby

Executive Producer
Movie
2000

Baby

Voice
Adult Sophie
Movie
2000

102 Dalmatians

Actor
Cruella De Vil
Movie
2000

Sofi Baby

Actor
Movie
2000

Sofi Baby

Executive Producer
Movie
2000

The West WingStream

Guest Star
Chief Justice Evelyn Baker Lang
Series
1999
81%

Family GuyStream

Guest Voice
Herself
Series
1999

Cookie's FortuneStream

Actor
Camille Dixon
Movie
1999
86%

TarzanStream

Voice
Kala
Movie
1999
89%

Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End

Actor
Sarah Witting
Movie
1999

Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End

Executive Producer
Movie
1999

Will & GraceStream

Guest Star
Fannie Lieber
Series
1998

The View

Guest
Talk
1997

Paradise Road

Actor
Adrienne Pargiter
Movie
1997

Air Force OneStream

Actor
Vice President Kathryn Bennett
Movie
1997
78%

In the Gloaming

Actor
Janet
Movie
1997

Access Hollywood

Guest
News
1996

Le Monde merveilleux de Disney

Actor
Show
1996

Mary ReillyStream

Actor
Mrs. Farraday
Movie
1996
26%

101 DalmatiansStream

Actor
Cruella De Vil
Movie
1996
41%

Mars Attacks!Stream

Actor
First Lady Marsha Dale
Movie
1996
56%

Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story

Actor
Col. Margarethe Cammermeyer
Movie
1995

Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story

Executive Producer
Movie
1995

Journey

Executive Producer
Movie
1995

Anne Frank RememberedStream

Actor
Diary Readings
Movie
1995
97%

Extra

Guest
News
1994

Inside the Actors Studio

Guest
Talk
1994

A Century of Women

Actor
Show
1994

EllenStream

Guest Star
Series
1994

The Paper

Actor
Alicia Clark, Managing Editor New York Sun
Movie
1994

Late Show With David Letterman

Guest
Talk
1993

Skylark

Actor
Sarah Witting
Movie
1993

The House of the Spirits

Actor
Férula Trueba
Movie
1993

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno

Guest
Talk
1992

Sara Cambió Las Cosas

Actor
Movie
1991

Sarah, Plain and Tall

Actor
Sarah Wheaton
Movie
1991

Meeting Venus

Actor
Karin Anderson
Movie
1991

Reversal of FortuneStream

Actor
Sunny von Bülow/Narrator
Movie
1990
92%

I'll Take Romance

Actor
Movie
1990

Hamlet

Actor
Gertrude
Movie
1990

El Reverso de la Fortuna

Actor
Movie
1990

The SimpsonsStream

Guest Voice
Mona Simpson
Series
1989
85%

Immediate Family

Actor
Linda Spector
Movie
1989

Stones for Ibarra

Actor
Sara Everton
Movie
1988

Light Years

Voice
Ambisextra
Movie
1988

Dangerous LiaisonsStream

Actor
Marquise Isabelle de Merteuil
Movie
1988
94%

Las Piedras de Ibarra

Actor
Movie
1988

Mourir à Ibarra

Actor
Movie
1988

The Emperor and the Nightingale

Narrator
Show
1987

The Tracey Ullman Show

Guest Star
Series
1987

Fatal AttractionStream

Actor
Alex Forrest
Movie
1987
73%

The Oprah Winfrey ShowStream

Guest
Talk
1986

Jagged EdgeStream

Actor
Teddy Barnes
Movie
1985
81%

Maxie

Actor
Jan/Maxie
Movie
1985

The NaturalStream

Actor
Iris Gaines
Movie
1984
83%

The Stone Boy

Actor
Ruth Hillerman
Movie
1984

Something About Amelia

Actor
Gail Bennett
Movie
1984

The Big ChillStream

Actor
Sarah
Movie
1983
71%

The World According to GarpStream

Actor
Jenny Fields
Movie
1982
71%

The Elephant Man

Actor
Princess Alexandra
Movie
1982

Entertainment Tonight

Guest
News
1981

CBS News Sunday Morning

Guest
News
1979

Orphan Train

Actor
Jessica
Movie
1979

Too Far to Go

Actor
Rebecca
Movie
1979

Good Morning America

Guest
News
1975

Saturday Night LiveStream

Host
Series
1975

Great PerformancesStream

Actor
Franchise
1972

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonStream

Guest
Talk
1962

Today

Guest
News
1952

News aboutGlenn Close

'The New Look' key art

‘The New Look’: See the Cast of the Apple TV+ Series vs. Their Real-Life Counterparts

Damages key art

‘Damages’ Turns 15: Relive the Legal Thriller’s Most Shocking Moments

Tehran Season 2 Glenn Close
Exclusive

‘Tehran’: Yulia Lays Down the Law With Glenn Close’s Marjan in Finale First Look (VIDEO)

Tehran Season 2 Glenn Close
Exclusive

‘Tehran’: Glenn Close’s New Character Is Questioned in First Look (VIDEO)

Glenn Close in Terhan Season 2

‘Tehran’ Season 2 Trailer: ‘We’re Going Into the Valley of the Beast, Can You Handle It?’ (VIDEO)

The Shield - Glenn Close and Michael Chiklis

‘The Shield’ Turns 20: Where’s the Cast Now?

Glenn Close in Tehran Season 2

‘Tehran’ Season 2: Apple TV+ Releases Trailer For Glenn Close Spy Thriller (VIDEO)

Glenn Close and Niv Sultan in Tehran Season 2

‘Tehran’ Season 2: First Look At Glenn Close In Apple TV+ Spy Thriller (PHOTO)

The Woman in the House Kristen Bell Netflix
Spoiler Alert

‘The Woman in the House’ Kristen Bell & Show’s Creators Break Down That Finale Twist

Glenn Close in Damages

3 Crime Dramas Worth Rewatching on Hulu

The Crooked House Glenn Close

3 Fierce Glenn Close Performances to Stream on Netflix Right Now

Glenn Close attends the 93rd Annual Academy Awards

Glenn Close Joins Season 2 of Spy Drama ‘Tehran’ on Apple TV+

Oprah Winfrey in 'The Me You Can't See'

Prince Harry and Oprah Docuseries: Trailer Released for ‘The Me You Can’t See’ (VIDEO)

Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry in The Me You Can't See

Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry Mental Health Docuseries Sets Premiere Date

Vanessa Kirby Steven Yeun Viola Davis

Oscars 2021: See 11 Nominees in Their Captivating TV Roles

John Waters in Finding Your Roots
Preview

‘Finding Your Roots’ Dives Into Glenn Close’s & John Waters’ Pasts for Season 7

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist

Worth Watching: Glenn Close’s and John Waters’ ‘Roots’ Are Showing, ‘Zoey’s’ Dreams, ‘NCIS’ Times Two

glenn close damages

‘Damages’ on Hulu: Why You Should Binge the Entire Series Now

Señor Muelas D.D.S(Guillermo del Toro)
Exclusive

‘Tales of Arcadia: 3Below’ Sneak Peek: Mother Discovers Human Connection (VIDEO)