Emmy, Golden Globe and Tony Award-winning actress Glenn Close is best known for her riveting performances of complex women. The star of Damages for FX, Close’s portrayal of the high-stakes litigator Patty Hewes won her both an Emmy Award as “Best Actress in a Drama Series” and a Golden Globe for “Best Actress in a TV Drama.” Appearing in over 35 films, she received Oscar nominations for her film acting debut in The World According to Garp, as well as roles in The Big Chill, The Natural, Dangerous Liaisons, and the smash hit Fatal Attraction. She has been nominated for eight Golden Globes and won for her television performance in The Lion in Winter, which also earned her a Screen Actors Guild Award. Television performances have brought her an additional ten Emmy Nominations and she also won for her portrayal of the real-life hero Margarethe Cammermeyer in Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story, which Close was also an executive producer.
Close’s first Tony Award nomination came for her role in the musical Barnum and she subsequently won Tony Awards for her performances in The Real Thing and Death and the Maiden, both directed by Mike Nichols. Her portrayal of Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Sunset Boulevard won a Tony Award, a Drama Desk Award, a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award and a Dramalogue Award.
Close is a trustee emeritus of The Sundance Institute, with which she has been associated for more than 17 years. She is also a trustee of The Wildlife Conservation Society and volunteers at Fountain House in New York City, a facility dedicated to the recovery of men and women who suffer with mental illness.