A six-time Academy Award nominee, Glenn Close made her feature film debut in George Roy Hill’s “The World According to Garp,” earning her awards from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and the National Board of Review as well as her first Academy Award nomination.
She was subsequently Oscar-nominated for The Big Chill, The Natural, Fatal Attraction and Stephen Frears’ Dangerous Liaisons (for which she was also a BAFTA Award nominee). Close stars in the title role of the film adaptation of meg Wolitzer’s bestselling novel, The Wife, with Jonathan Pryce and Christian Slater for Swedish director Bjorn Runge, opening later this year.
Close received her sixth Academy Award nomination in 2012, along with Golden Globe and SAG nominations, for Albert Nobbs, having co-written the screenplay with man Booker Prize-winning author, John Banville. Close was also a producer on the film and composed the lyrics for the Golden Globe and World Soundtrack- nominated song, “Lay Your Head Down.”
Glenn Close made her theatre, and Broadway, debut in Harold Prince’s revival of Love for Love. Her theater credits include The Crucifer of Blood, The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs (Obie Award), Barnum (Tony nomination) and Tony Awards for her performances in The Real Thing and Death and the Maiden, both directed by mike Nichols, and for the her performance in the
Close reprised her Tony Award-winning role in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Sunset Boulevard in a new production at the London Coliseum in the Spring of 2016. For that performance she won a London Evening Standard Award and was nominated for an Olivier Award. The full production, starring Close, opened on Broadway last year, to rave reviews.
Starting in 2007, Close headlined the critically- acclaimed, legal thriller, Damages, for five seasons. For her riveting portrayal of high-stakes litigator ‘Patty Hewes’, Close won two consecutive Emmys as “Best Actress in a Drama Series” and two subsequent Emmy nominations, along with a Golden Globe Award and three SAG Award nominations.
Close’s twelve Golden Globe nominations include a Best Actress win for Andrei Konchalovsky’s adaptation of The Lion in Winter (which also earned her a SAG Award). Among the television projects that have brought her twelve Emmy nominations, is an Emmy Award for her performance as margarethe Cammermeyer in Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story (for which she also received a Peabody Award as executive producer).
In 2009, Close co-founded the charity Bring Change to mind, whose mission is to confront the stigma and misunderstanding around mental illness by “starting the conversation.” The idea for the organization came about following Close’s first-hand observation of battles with mental illness within her family. For more information, please visit https://bringchange2mind.org . Close is co-chair of the Conservation Council for Panthera (panthera.org) and sponsors dogs for Puppiesbehindbars.org.