- Was the fourth choice to play the role of Alex in Fatal Attraction (1987). The first choices were Debra Winger, Barbara Hershey, and Miranda Richardson. (Sharon Stone also auditioned for this role, but was passed over)
- Lived with Len Cariou from 1979-83.
- When Glenn was 13, her father opened a clinic in the Belgian Congo (now Zaire) and ran it for 16 years. During most of that time, the Close children lived alternately in Africa and at boarding schools in Switzerland.
- Born at 2:12pm-EST
- Keeps all her costumes after filming finishes.
- Mother to Annie Maude Starke (b. 1987) by her relationship with John Starke.
- Has a cousin who prepares and sells herbal products on Long Island, New York. The two resemble one another.
- She became engaged to Steve Beers in 1995.
- Graduated from the College of William & Mary with a BA in drama and anthropology.
- Made her Broadway debut in The Phoenix Theatre's production of Congrieve's "Love for Love." She was the understudy to the star Mary Ure, and went on for a Saturday evening performance after Miss Ure was let go after that Saturday matinée.
- Winner of three Tony Awards for her work on Broadway.
- Close's grandfather, Edward Bennett Close, was once married to Marjorie Merriweather Post, heiress to the Post cereal fortune and mother to actress Dina Merrill.
- Was hired to dub all of Andie MacDowell's dialogue in Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984), because the former model had such a heavy southern accent.
- Is 2nd cousin to Brooke Shields and was a distant relative to the late Princess Diana.
- Taught actress Sara Rue to juggle backstage while on the set of "Barnum".
- Her chilling performance as Alex Forrest in Fatal Attraction (1987) was ranked #7 on the American Film Institute's villains list of the 100 years of The Greatest Screen Heroes and Villains.
- Made her professional debut, as one fourth of the Green Glen Singers, in the original production of "Up With People" in 1964.
- She and her costar in Fatal Attraction (1987), Michael Douglas, both attended prep schools in Connecticut. Close graduated from Rosemary Hall in Greenwich, and Douglas graduated from the Choate School in Wallingford. Later, the two schools merged, making them two of the most famous alumni of Choate Rosemary Hall.
- Chosen by Andrew Lloyd Webber to replace Patti LuPone in 'Sunset Boulevard' before its arrival on Broadway in 1994.
- Has won three Tony Awards: twice as Best Actress (Play), in 1984 for Tom Stoppard's "The Real Thing" and in 2002 for "Death and the Maiden", and once as Best Actress (Musical), for "Sunset Boulevard", playing Norma Desmond, a role originally created by Gloria Swanson in Billy Wilder's film, Sunset Blvd. (1950). She was also nominated in 1980 as Best Featured Actress (Musical) for "Barnum".
- Her husband, David Shaw, is a biotechnology entrepreneur, heading a company that makes medical devices and diagnostic tools for veterinarians.
- Her performance as Alex Forrest in Fatal Attraction (1987) is ranked #36 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
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