Quick Facts of Glenn Close
|Age:||74 years 7 months|
|Birth Date:||March 19, 1947|
|Full Name:||Glenn Close|
|Birth Place:||Greenwich, Connecticut, USA|
|Net Worth:||$50 million|
|Height / How tall :||5 feet 5 inches (1.65m)|
|Ethnicity:||mixed (English- Scottish- German-Dutch- French- Welsh)|
|Father's Name:||William Taliaferro Close|
|Mother's Name:||Bettine Close|
|Education:||College of William and Mary|
|Lucky Color:||Sea Green|
|Best Match for Marriage:||Cancer, Scorpio|
|Last Update:||September, 2021|
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It's gotten out of control. It's taking bigger and bigger names to make smaller and smaller films. I worry that important films without a big name attached won't get made at all.
I love the chemistry that can be created onstage between the actors and the audience. It's molecular even, the energies that can go back and forth. I started in theater. and when I first went into movies I felt that my energy was going to blow out the camera.
I called Stephen Frears, who had directed me in Dangerous Liaisons (1988), and I said, 'C'mon, everyone from Dangerous is in this film, I want a part.' I felt left out. So he gave me the part of a bordello owner, and I thought it would take a week-go to London, have some fun, and come home. But it was hard. They wanted this Liverpudlian accent and Stephen was great, because he kept pushing me to do stuff that I didn't know how to do. The character, I think, was quite interesting. But she's in only three scenes."
Relationship Facts of Glenn Close
- Glenn Close is not having an affair with anyone presently.
- Her sexual orientation is straight.
More about the relationship
Glenn Close once had a relationship with actor Mark Metcalf. Glenn was in a relationship with actor William Hurt in the past. In the late 1960s, she had a relationship with guitarist and songwriter, Cabot Wade. The pair got married in 1969. She later described her marriage to Cabot as “kind of an arranged marriage”. Their marriage was short-lived and ended in 1971 even before she attended college.
In 1970, Glenn had a brief affair with actor Kevin Kline. They later acted together in The Big Chill (1983). In 1979, Glenn started a relationship with Canadian actor Len Cariou. However, the pair separated after 4 years in 1983. In 1984, Glenn married James Marlas after a brief relationship. Unfortunately, this marriage did not last long and they divorced after 3 years of marriage in 1987.
In 1987, Glenn began a relationship with producer John Starke. She had earlier met him while filming The World According to Garp (1982). Together they had a daughter named Annie Starke (b. April 26, 1988) who is also an actress. Glenn and John split in 1991. In 1991, Glenn was linked with actor Woody Harrelson. In 1992, Glenn briefly dated Canadian Ice Hockey Player Cam Neely. In June 1995, Glenn started dating carpenter Steve Beers. Later, in the same year, the pair got engaged. The couple shared a long engagement period and never got married, separating in 1999.
In mid-2000s Glenn began a relationship with the executive and venture capitalist David Evans Shaw. In February 2006, Glenn and David tied the knot in Maine. After almost 9 years of blissful married life, the couple got divorced in August 2015.
- 1 Who is Glenn Close?
- 2 Glenn Close: Age (72), Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity
- 3 Glenn Close: Education, School/ College University
- 4 Glenn Close: Professional Life, Career
- 5 Glenn Close: Awards, Nomination
- 6 Glenn Close: Net Worth ($50M), Income, Salary ($2M)
- 7 Glenn Close: Rumors and Controversy/ Scandal
- 8 Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Body Size
- 9 Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
Who is Glenn Close?
Glenn is an American actress, singer, and producer. Likely, she is the recipient of numerous accolades, including three Primetime Emmy Awards, three Tony Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards. A seven-time Academy Award nominee, she holds the record as the actress to have the most nominations without a win.
In the year 2016, Close was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame, and in 2019, Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Glenn Close: Age (72), Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity
Glenn Close was born on 19th March 1947 in Greenwich, Connecticut, the United States. Her father’s name is William Taliaferro Close( doctor ) and her mother’s name is Bettine Close (homemaker). Her parents joined a cult group, the Moral Re-Armament (MRA) when she was seven years old. The group sent its members all over the world to convert people and her family moved to Congo when she was 13.
She ha six siblings namely, Tambu Misoki, Alexander D. Close, Jessie Close, Duncan Close, Edward Close, Tina Close. Glenn holds American citizenship and mixed (English- Scottish- German-Dutch- French- Welsh) ethnicity. Her birth sign is Pisces.
Glenn Close: Education, School/ College University
Talking about Glenn’s education history, she attended Rosemary Hall preparatory school in Greenwich and joined an MRA singing group called ‘Up With People’ with whom she extensively traveled all over Europe and the U.S. She broke off from MRA and enrolled in the College of William and Mary where she studied drama and theatre. She developed her acting skills in the college’s theatre department.
Glenn Close: Professional Life, Career
Talking about her profession, she began her acting career with the Broadway play, ‘Love for Love’ in 1974. Initially, she loved doing theatre so much that she did not think about going into movies, which she eventually did. She made her Hollywood debut in 1982 with the comedy-drama ‘The World According to Garp’.
Additionally, she acted in ‘The Big Chill’ in 1983 and followed it with ‘The Natural’ in 1984 and ‘Maxie’ in 1985. In the year 1987, she was offered the role of Alex Forrest in ‘Fatal Attraction’ which was to become the first of the highly unconventional roles she often portrays. The highly acclaimed ‘Dangerous Liaisons’ followed in 1988 which established her talent for playing on-screen vamps.
The decade of the 1990s proved very productive for her with movies like ‘Hamlet’ (1990), ‘Meeting Venus’ (1991), ‘The Paper’ (1994) and ‘Mars Attacks!’ (1996). Her most memorable role was as Cruella De Vil, the evil fashionista in ‘101 Dalmatians’ in 1996.
She began the new millennium with ‘102 Dalmatians’ in which she reprised the role of Cruella De Vil. Her other movies for the decade include: ‘South Pacific’ (2001), ‘Le Divorce’ (2003), ‘Heights’ (2004), ‘Nine lives’ (2005), and ‘Evening’ (2007).
Besides that, her television career in the decade was also very impressive. She appeared in ‘The Lion in Winter’ in 2004 and played the role of Patty Hewes in the highly successful series ‘Damages’ which ran for five seasons from 2007 till 2012. Her role as the violent and mentally disturbed ex-lover in ‘Fatal Attraction’ (1987).
Moreover, her portrayal of the manipulative Marquise de Merteuil in the 1988 drama film ‘Dangerous Liaisons’ was critically acclaimed. Likewise, she also played the role of Cruella De Vil in ‘101 Dalmatians’ in 1996 which was well loved by the audiences. Eventually, she played a brilliant but unethical lawyer who would go to any lengths to get what she wanted.
Glenn Close: Awards, Nomination
She won The National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1982 for her role of Jenny Fields in her debut film ‘The World According to Garp’. She has presented the German Golden Camera award for Best International Actress in 1988 for her role as Marquise Isabelle de Merteuil in ‘Dangerous Liaisons’.
She was the recipient of The Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film in 2004 for her role as Queen Eleanor in ‘The Lion in Winter’.
Glenn Close: Net Worth ($50M), Income, Salary ($2M)
The estimated net worth of her is around $50 million and she earns up to $2,000,000 for her acting. Her most commercially successful project to date has been the 2014 action film Guardians of the Galaxy, which brought in $330,000,000 at the box office.
Glenn Close: Rumors and Controversy/ Scandal
She is a successful actress. She is currently away from any rumors and controversies.
Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Body Size
Glenn has a height of 5 feet 6 inches. Additionally, she weighs is 58Kg. Glenn’s hair color is blonde and her eye color is green.
Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
She is active on Instagram rather than on Facebook and Twitter. She has around 243K followers on Instagram. But, she doesn’t have an official page on Facebook and Twitter.