Glenn Close is an American actress with a large number of vivid works in cinema, television projects and theater stage. She is the winner of three Emmy Awards and three Tony Awards, she obtains two Golden Globe Awards and is constantly nominated for numerous others awards. She is best known for her role in Fatal Attraction (1987), Dangerous Liaisons (1988) and 101 Dalmatians (1996). In recent years, she has mostly worked on television.
Date of Birth: March 19, 1947
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
101 Dalmatians star was born in Greenwich, Connecticut. Her family belonged to the local aristocracy and owned quite impressive assets. Since her father owned a profitable business in the Congo (according to other information – a private hospital) at an early age, little Glenn had to move to Africa. Over time, the Close family came under the influence of the doctrine of the Moral Re-Armament and their profitable business slowly began to deteriorate.
The actress managed to escape from the destructive influence of the church with the help of the theater. When she was 22, she broke away from MRA, attending the College of William & Mary, and double majoring in theatre and anthropology. Glenn made her debut on the theater stage in 1974. She first appeared on the big screen in the film The World According to Garp in 1982 and was immediately nominated for an Oscar Award.
Who are Glenn Close parents?
William Taliaferro Close (father)
Date of Birth: June 7, 1924
Date of Death: January 15, 2009 (age 84)
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
The father of an actress spent his whole life working as a doctor, namely as a surgeon. He played a major role in stemming the 1976 outbreak of the Ebola virus in Zaire.
William spent his childhood and adolescence in France, studying at various schools. Thereafter, he enrolled in Harvard University in 1941, leaving the school two years later to marry and to become a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. He understood his true vocation through admission the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
He left Zaire in 1977 and moved to Big Piney, Wyoming, where he had worked as a country doctor. William died in his home in Big Piney due to a heart attack.
Bettine Moore Close (mother)
Date of Birth: March 28, 1924
Date of Death: February 23, 2015 (age 90)
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Bettine and William got married on February 6, 1943 and gave birth to four children. Understanding the important mission of a husband as a doctor, she focused on home and family. She also actively helped various organizations. During her recent years, she lived alone with her beloved dogs.
Who are Glenn Close siblings?
Tina Close (elder sister born to same parents)
Date of Birth: 1945
Tina is a natural history painter. She has an incredible passion to draw animals and plants, conveying her love through the drawings. Her works are frequent prize-winners at various world-class exhibitions and contests. Tina now lives with three dogs and two parrots in Wilson, Wyoming.
Jessie Close (elder sister born to same parents)
Jessie Close struggled with symptoms that would transform into severe bipolar disorder in her early twenties. She was not properly diagnosed it until the age of fifty when she managed to publish her own book Resilience: Two Sisters and a Story of Mental Illness (2015). Since then she has taken her personal life journey public and helping bring awareness about mental illness.
Alexander “Sandy” D. Close (elder brother born to same parents)
Unfortunately, nothing is known about Alexander’s profession or family. The only thing known is that he lives in Belgrade, Montana and is married to Debra R Close.
Tambu Misoki (adopted brother)
Tambu was adopted by Close’s parents while living in Africa. Now, he lives in Sacramento. All information about his life is private.
Cabot Wade (ex-husband)
Duration of marriage: 1969-1971 (2 years)
Cabot is a musician. He met Glenn while being a guitarist in the band Up With People. Their union was short and didn’t result in any kids.
He has been married to Gerri Reynolds Wade since 2008 and lives in Roanoke, Virginia.
James Marlas (ex-husband)
Duration of marriage: 1984-1987 (3 years)
Date of Birth: August 22, 1937
Zodiac Sign: Leo
James is the Founder & Chairman of Union Capital Corporation, which he founded in 1968. In addition, he became the controlling shareholder of Mickelberry Communications, Inc., a NYSE listed marketing services holding company. He served for many years as Vice Chairman of the New York City Opera.
John H. Starke (ex-partner)
Duration of relationship: 1987-1991 (4 years)
John is a production manager and producer, known for Sicario (2015), The Punisher (2004) and Prisoners (2013).
David Evans Shaw (ex-husband)
Duration of marriage: 2006-2015 (9 years)
Date of Birth: 1951
He is far from the film industry – a chemist and a biomedical. David is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Black Point Group. As a couple, they spend a quality time together but unfortunately, their relationship met a tragic end and they separated in 2015. While they were married Glenn was a step-mother to his daughter Eliza Shaw.
Who are Glenn Close children?
Annie Maude Starke (daughter born with John Starke)
Date of Birth: April 26, 1988
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Annie was born to Glenn and John Starke. The girl decided to follow in the footsteps of her mother and also became an actress. She starred in a cameo in the film Albert Nobbs (2011). What is more, she and her mother played the same heroine only of different ages in The Wife (2017).
She is married to Marc Albu.