Glenn Close Undressed
Glenn Close (born March 19, 1947) is an Academy Award-nominated American film and stage actress.
Her success which has spanned over the many decades of her career, has not only allowed for her to become a one time Emmy Award-winning made-for-TV movie actress, but also a three time Tony Award-winning stage actress. Apart from winning those awards Glenn Close has received nominations for seven Emmy's, seven Golden Globes and five Oscars.
Close is also a life-long baseball fan of the New York Mets and has sung the National Anthem before Mets games several times, including Game 1 of the 1986 World Series.
Close is remembered for her chilling roles as the scheming aristocrat Madame de Merteuil in Dangerous Liaisons and as the psychotic book editor Alex in Fatal Attraction. She has been nominated for 5 Academy Awards, for Best Actress in Dangerous Liaisons and Fatal Attraction and for Best Supporting Actress in The Natural, The Big Chill and The World According to Garp. She played the role of Sunny von Bülow in the 1990 film Reversal of Fortune to critical acclaim.
In the 1990s, Close took on challenging roles on television as well. She starred in the highly rated presentation of the 1991 Hallmark Hall of Fame drama Sarah, Plain and Tall (and its two sequels) and also in the made-for-TV movie Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story (1995); from these roles she was nominated for 8 Emmys (winning one) and 7 Golden Globes. She also appeared in the newsroom comedy-drama The Paper (1994), the alien invasion satire Mars Attacks! (1996, as The First Lady), the Disney hit 101 Dalmatians (1996, as the sinister Cruella de Vil) and the blockbuster Air Force One (1997), as the trustworthy vice-president to Harrison Ford's president. In 2001 she starred in an elaborate production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic musical South Pacific. In 2005, Close joined the FX crime series The Shield, in which she played a no-nonsense precinct captain. However, Close only signed on for a one-season role.
Recently, it was announced that Close will reprise the role of Norma Desmond in the 2006 film Sunset Boulevard, based on the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical of the same name. Close won a Tony award playing the role on Broadway in 1994.