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Close reflects on a piece of inspiring advice that she received early on.

Glenn's Biography

Glenn Close has been a Hollywood star for many decades and is best known for her many Oscar-nominated roles. More recently, she is also known for her Emmy award winning role on FX's Damages. Close was born on March 19, 1947, in Greenwich, Connecticut. She studied acting at the College of William and Mary, and made her New York stage debut in 1974. Her debut in "The World According to Garp" lead to an Oscar nomination. Later on, she would receive five more Oscar nominations, for "The Big Chill", "The Natural", "Fatal Attraction", "Dangerous Liaisons" and "Albert Nobbs." Close has also found success on the stage and is the winner of three Tony Awards with "The Real Thing," "Death and the Maiden" and "Sunset Blvd."