Birth Date: March 19 1947
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She earned an Academy Award nomination in her first feature-film role, as Robin Williams' freespirited, nonconformist mother in The World According to Garp (1982), then shocked moviegoers who knew her only in this middle-aged role by playing a contemporary yuppie in The Big Chill (1983, getting another nomination). She has since snagged three additional Oscar nods while establishing herself as one of the screen's most talented and interesting female stars. The striking, aristocratic blond actress played on the New York stage for several years, and even did a few TV movies (including 1979's Too Far to Go and Orphan Train), before being chosen for Garp by director George Roy Hill while appearing on Broadway in "Barnum."
Close has displayed admirable versatility in her film assignments, bringing distinction to thoughtful projects, such as 1988's Dangerous Liaisons in which she played a manipulative sexual opportunist, and 1990's Reversal of Fortune which cast her as real-life comatose heiress Sunny Von Bulow, and lending a touch of class to more dubious fare, such as 1985's Jagged Edge the prototype for a whole slew of "erotic thrillers," and 1987's Fatal Attraction the controversially smarmy melodrama that cast her as the psychotic mistress of Michael Douglas. She hasn't had much success with comedy, however, as Maxie (1985), her lone comedy vehicle, will attest (though the fault wasn't hers).
Close served as executive producer (and starred in) the well-received TV movie Sarah, Plain and Tall (1991) and its sequel Skylark (1992). She returned to Broadway in "Death and the Maiden" in 1992 and won her second Tony Award for her performance (her first was for "The Real Thing"); then in 1993 she agreed to tackle the demanding role of Norma Desmond in the musical version of Sunset Blvd. She won a Tony in 1995 for her performance.
OTHER FILMS INCLUDE: 1984: The Stone Boy, Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (providing uncredited dubbing for female lead Andie MacDowell), The Natural, Something About Amelia (a TV movie that earned her an Emmy nomination); 1988: Light Years (voice only); 1989: Immediate Family 1990: Hamlet (as Gertrude); 1991: Meeting Venus, Hook (in an unbilled cameo); 1993: The House of the Spirits 1994: The Paper 1995: Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story (TV movie), Mary Reilly.
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