Glenn Close
Born in Greenwich Conn on March 19 1947 Glenn Close grew up in Switzerland and Africa while her doctor father ran a clinic in the Belgian Congo She studied acting and anthropology at Virginias William and Mary College and got her showbiz start doing local theaterCloses first big break came in The World According to Garp 1982 earning her the first of five Oscar nominations Shes best known for her portrayal of a rejected mistress in Fatal Attraction 1987 but has many other great performances on her résumé including the cruel Marquise de Merteuil in Dangerous Liaisons 1988 and socialite Sunny von Bülow in Reversal of Fortune 1990Segueing to television Close won an Emmy for her portrayal of a lesbian soldier in Serving in Silence The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story 1995 and two more for her lead role in Damages which also brought her a Golden Globe award in 2008