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  • Glenn Close

    Born on March 19, 1947 in Greenwich, Connecticut

awards & nominations

Albert Nobbs (2011)

Glenn Close as "Albert Nobbs"

In 19th-century Ireland, painfully shy butler Albert Nobbs (Glenn Close) hides an incredible secret: He is really a she. Terrified that someone will discover her identity, Albert keeps a very low profile, until the arrival of Hubert Page (Janet McTeer) registers a sea change in Albert's life. Hubert is also secretly a woman and has managed to find a partner who helps her maintain her masquerade. Hoping to find a similar arrangement, Albert begins wooing a hotel maid (Mia Wasikowska).

Academy Award (2011) Nominated Best Actress
Golden Globe (2011) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Damages (2007)

Glenn Close as "Patty Hewes"

While still pursuing big litigation cases, high-powered attorney Patty Hewes has been caring for her granddaughter and experiencing a second chance at raising a child. However, that may end when Patty's son, Michael, sues for custody of the little girl. When Patty's protege, Ellen Parsons, agrees to testify as a character witness for Michael at the custody trial, Patty scrambles to prevent her from taking the stand, fearing that Ellen will reveal Patty's secrets. To prevent the testimony, Patty refers Channing McClaren, a famous computer hacker, to Ellen, knowing that she will not be able to resist taking on such a high-profile client having just launched her own firm. When Patty files a lawsuit against McClaren -- whom Ellen has agreed to represent -- the judge in the custody case rules that Ellen cannot take the stand until the McClaren case is resolved.

Golden Globe (2013) Nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama
Emmy (Primetime) (2012) Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Emmy (Primetime) (2010) Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Golden Globe (2010) Nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Emmy (Primetime) (2009) Won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Emmy (Primetime) (2008) Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Golden Globe (2008) Won Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

The Shield (2002)

Vic Mackey is a rogue cop in an experimental division of the Los Angeles Police Department, willing to sink to the criminals' level in order to take them on -- but his misdeeds eventually come home to roost. He breaks the law to, in his mind, bring some semblance of order to a chaotic world.

Golden Globe (2006) Nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama
Emmy (Primetime) (2005) Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

101 Dalmatians (1996)

Glenn Close as "Cruella De Vil"

Fashion designer Anita and computer-game writer Roger meet, fall in love and marry along with their dalmatians Perdita and Pongo. The dogs' puppies are kidnapped by Anita's boss Cruella De Vil, who is stealing young dalmatians to make the coat she has set her heart on. Pongo and Perdita set out to find and rescue all ninety-nine pups from their fearsome captors.

Golden Globe (1996) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story (1995)

Glenn Close as "Col. Margarethe Cammermeyer"

Colonel Margarethe Cammermeyer (Glenn Close) is a dedicated mother and medical officer who has spent most of her life serving in the United States military. However, after she falls in love with another woman, Diane (Judy Davis), and reveals during a routine interview that she's a lesbian, she's discharged for violating the military's "immoral conduct" policy. Feeling betrayed, Margarethe fights back, taking her case to court and becoming a reluctant but powerful voice against discrimination.

Emmy (Primetime) (1995) Won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Golden Globe (1995) Nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

Dangerous Liaisons (1988)

Glenn Close as "Marquise Isabelle de Merteuil"

The Marquise de Merteuil (Glenn Close) and the Vicomte de Valmont (John Malkovich) display the petty jealousies and jaded insouciance of life in France's royal court in the 18th century, casually ruining the lives of de Merteuil's young romantic rival (Uma Thurman), the music teacher (Keanu Reeves) for whom she secretly pines and the upstanding Madame de Tourvel (Michelle Pfeiffer). But when actual romantic feelings begin to surface, their games take on a more treacherous air.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1989) Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Academy Award (1988) Nominated Best Actress

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