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Born: March 19, 1947 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Greenwich, Connecticut, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Father left to run medical clinics in the Congo (later Zaire) for Moral Rearmament when Close was 13
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Began performing with repertory group, Fingernails, then toured country with conservative folk-singing group, Up With People for five years before college
1974:
Joined Phoenix Theatre Company in NYC and made Broadway debut in their production of "Love for Love"
1976:
Broadway musical debut as Mary Tudor in the Richard Rodgers-Sheldon Harnick show "Rex"
1979:
TV-movie debut in "Too Far to Go" (NBC)
1980:
Portrayed Charity Barnum in the stage musical biography "Barnum"; earned first Tony Award nomination; also appeared in the show's national tour
1982:
Screen acting debut in "The World According to Garp"; received first of three consecutive Oscar nominations as Best Supporting Actress
1982:
Played lead role in the off-Broadway production of "The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs"
1983:
Garnered second Academy Award nomination for "The Big Chill"
1984:
Co-starred with Ted Danson in the ground-breaking ABC TV-movie about incest "Something About Amelia"
1984:
Earned third Oscar nomination for her turn as Robert Redford's girlfriend in "The Natural"
1984:
Dubbed Andie MacDowell's dialogue in "Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes"
1984:
Returned to Broadway as co-star of Tom Stoppard's "The Real Thing"; directed by Mike Nichols and co-starred Jeremy Irons; won first of three Tony Awards
1985:
First leading film roles, "Jagged Edge" and "Maxie"
1985:
Co-starred with William Hurt in the staging of the oratorio "Joan of Arc at the Stake" in NYC
1985:
Appeared on Broadway opposite Sam Waterston in "Benefactors"
1987:
Changed image by playing the psychotic Alex in "Fatal Attraction"; earned first Best Actress Academy Award nomination
1988:
Associate produced first project (a documentary; also narrated), "Do You Mean There Are Still Real Cowboys?" for PBS, the "American Experience" series
1988:
Received fifth Oscar nomination and second as Best Actress playing the manipulative Marquise de Merteuil in "Dangerous Liaisons"
1990:
Cast opposite Jeremy Irons as Sunny von Bulow in "Reversal of Fortune"
1990:
Played Gertrude to Mel Gibson's "Hamlet"; directed by Franco Zeffirelli
1991:
First TV-movie as executive producer (also starred in the title role), "Sarah, Plain and Tall" on "Hallmark Hall of Fame"; received Emmy nomination
1991:
Made cameo appearance as a male pirate in Steven Spielberg's "Hook"
1992:
First Broadway role in six years, "Death and the Maiden"; co-starred with Richard Dreyfuss and Gene Hackman; won second Tony Award
1993:
Reprised the role of Sarah in the sequel "Skylark" (CBS)
1994:
Returned to the musical stage as Norma Desmond in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical version of "Sunset Boulevard"; first played the role in the L.A. production; chosen by Lloyd Webber to star in the Broadway version instead of Patti LuPone who originated the role in London; garnered third Tony Award
1995:
Earned a Best Actress Emmy playing Colonel Margarethe Cammermeyer who disclosed her lesbianism in NBC's "Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story"; also executive produced
1996:
Cast as First Lady to Jack Nicholson's President in "Mars Attacks!"
1996:
Portrayed Cruella de Vil in the live-action Disney film, "101 Dalmatians"
1997:
Delivered a delicately nuanced turn as a mother whose son has returned home to die in the HBO movie "In the Gloaming"; directed by Christopher Reeve; received another Emmy nomination
1997:
Played the US Vice President coping with a hostage crisis involving the First Family in "Air Force One"
1999:
Starred as an eccentric Southerner in Robert Altman's "Cookie's Fortune"
1999:
Reprised role of Sarah in "Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End," the third installment for CBS and "Hallmark Hall of Fame"
2000:
Reprised role of Cruella de Vil in "102 Dalmatians"
2001:
Portrayed Nelly Forbush in the small screen remake of "South Pacific" (ABC)
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Recreated her off-Broadway role in "Albert Nobbs" (lensed 2001); director Istvan Szabo's adaptation of the one-person stage play "The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs"
2002:
Produced and starred in the TNT original movie "Rachel Carson's Silent Spring"
2003:
Cast opposite Timothy Olyphant in "The Safety of Objects"; screened at Toronto Film Festival
2003:
Co-starred with Patrick Stewart in Showtime's remake of "A Lion in Winter," story by James Goldman; received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
2004:
Guest starring role as a potential Supreme Court justice on the NBC drama "The West Wing"
2004:
Cast opposite Nicole Kidman and Bette Midler in the remake of ''The Stepford Wives,'' Bryan Forbes' 1975 cult classic about upper-crust women being replaced by robots with sunny dispositions
2005:
Joined the cast of FX's "The Shield" in season four, playing the new captain of the Farmington precinct; earned Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress in a Drama Series
2005:
Appeared in Rodrigo Garcia's "Nine Lives," an ensemble feature about nine short, loosely intertwining tales
2006:
Lent her voice to the animated feature, "Hoodwinked!"
2007:
Cast as ruthless litigator Patty Hewes in the FX legal drama, "Damages"; earned SAG (2007, 2009), Golden Globe (2009), and Emmy (2010) nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
2009:
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (January)
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Nominated for the 2010 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in Drama Series
2011:
Nominated for the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series ("Damages")
2011:
Reprised role of Granny Puckett in "Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil"
2012:
Co-wrote and starred in the period drama "Albert Nobbs," based on the short story by George Moore; also produced

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