The enormously talented Glenn Close
Early years -
Glenn Close was born on March 19, 1947, in Greenwich, Connecticut, US. She began her acting career at the age of 27.
'The World According to Garp' (1982) - Close starred in the 1982 film adaptation of John Irving's novel, for which she received her first Academy Award.
'The Big Chill' screening, 1983 -
Close attended the 21st Annual New York Film Festival in September 1983. She received her second Academy Award nomination for this movie.
'The Real Thing' opening night, 1984 - Glenn Close, her brother, and Robert Duvall head to the after party of 'The Real Thing' opening night performance in New York City.
March For Women's Lives, 1989 -
Close took part in the 1989 March For Women's Lives protest in Washington D.C., to keep abortion and birth control safe and legal.
GLAAD Awards, 2002 -
Close was given an award by GLAAD in 2002 for promoting equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.
Democratic National Convention, 2004 - Close attended the Democratic National Convention in 2004, to show her support for the party in defeating George W. Bush.
New York Mets, 2006 -
Close is a fan of the New York Mets, and has been known to frequently sing the US national anthem at games since 1986.
'Damages' (2007-12) -
Glenn Close received huge critical acclaim for her performance as lawyer Patty Hewes in the TV show 'Damages,' which ran for five seasons.
March For Our Lives, 2018 -
In 2018, Glenn Close attended the March For Our Lives gun control protest. She is pictured here with fellow attendee Cher.
Golden Globes, 2019 -
Close won the 2019 Golden Globe for her performance in 'The Wife.' She was nominated for an Academy Award, but didn't win.
The 24th Annual Critics' Choice Awards, 2019 - Close is pictured with Lady Gaga at the 24th Annual Critics' Choice Awards.
TIME 100 Gala, 2019 -
Close attended the TIME 100 Gala, where she was named as one of the year's top 100 influential people. Robert Redford nominated her.
'Four Good Days' Sundance Film Festival premiere, 2020 - Close appears in 'Four Good Days' as the mother of Mila Kunis' character.
'Hillbilly Elegy' (2020) -
Close picked up her eighth Oscar nomination in 2021 for Best Supporting Actress for her role as the grandmother in this family drama.