Glenn Close is an American actress best known 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.
Close is also a successful television actor, with notable roles 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).
For these roles she was nominated for 8 Emmys (winning one) and 7 Golden Globes (winning one in 1995).
Although Close is better known as a movie actress, she has an extensive and successful resume in television as well, primarily in made-for-TV movies.
She is best known in television for her starring role as Patty Hewes, a high-stakes corporate litigation lawyer, in the legal thriller series Damages, from 2007-2012.
She had a recurring role in the first season of police drama The Shield, playing Captain Monica Rawling in a 13-episode story arc.
She has also had guest starring roles on the following shows:
Saturday Night Live (hosted two episodes)
Will & Grace
The Simpsons (2 episodes as Mother Simpson)
The West Wing
Close has appeared in the following made-for-TV movies:
The Rules of the Game (1975)
Too Far to Go (1979)
Orphan Train (1979)
The Elephant Man (1982)
Something About Amelia (1984)
Stones for Ibarra (1988)
She'll Take Romance (1990)
Sarah, Plain and Tall (1991)
Lincoln (1992) (voice)
Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story (1995)
In the Gloaming (1997)
Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End (1999)
Baby (2000) (voice)
The Ballad of Lucy Whipple (2001)
South Pacific (2001)
Brush with Fate (2003)
The Lion in Winter (2003)
Strip Search (2004)
Close is known primarily as a movie actress, and has appeared in the following feature films:
The World According to Garp (1982)
The Big Chill (1983)
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984) (voice) (uncredited)
The Stone Boy (1984)
The Natural (1984)
Jagged Edge (1985)
Fatal Attraction (1987)
Gandahar (1988) (voice: English version)
Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
Immediate Family (1989)
Reversal of Fortune (1990)
Meeting Venus (1991)
The House of the Spirits (1993)
The Paper (1994)
Mary Reilly (1996)
101 Dalmatians (1996)
Mars Attacks! (1996)
Paradise Road (1997)
Air Force One (1997)
Cookie's Fortune (1999)
Tarzan (1999) (voice)
Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her (2000)
102 Dalmatians (2000)
The Safety of Objects (2001)
Pinocchio (2002) (voice: English version)
Le Divorce (2003)
The Stepford Wives (2004)
Hoodwinked! (2005) (voice)
Nine Lives (2005)
The Chumscrubber (2005)
Hoodwinked 2: Hood vs. Evil (2010)
Close also appeared in the direct-to-video release Tarzan II in 2005, voicing the role of Kala.