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Also Known As: Died:
Born: March 13, 1955 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New London, Connecticut, USA Profession: actor, theater director

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A versatile presence in features and television since the late 1980s, actress Glenne Headly moved from broad comedies like "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" (1989) to action epics like "Dick Tracy" (1990) and character-driven fare like "Mortal Thoughts" (1992) with effortless believability that netted her two Emmy nominations over the course of a multi-decade career on screen. An acclaimed stage actress in Chicago, she won praise and awards for her work on and off-Broadway before segueing into movies and television, with her big break coming in 1989 and 1990 with "Scoundrels," "Dick Tracy" and an Emmy nod for "Lonesome Dove" (CBS, 1989). Headly was best used in sympathetic character parts, where her soft voice and expressive features drew audiences' attention in projects like "Bastard Out of Carolina" (Showtime, 1996) and "On Golden Pond" (CBS, 2001). The birth of her son in 1997 slowed her output somewhat, but she remained a reliable presence in independent films and television for the next decade, which preserved her status as one of the most dependable character talents in the business.

A versatile presence in features and television since the late 1980s, actress Glenne Headly moved from broad comedies like "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" (1989) to action epics like "Dick Tracy" (1990) and character-driven fare like "Mortal Thoughts" (1992) with effortless believability that netted her two Emmy nominations over the course of a multi-decade career on screen. An acclaimed stage actress in Chicago, she won praise and awards for her work on and off-Broadway before segueing into movies and television, with her big break coming in 1989 and 1990 with "Scoundrels," "Dick Tracy" and an Emmy nod for "Lonesome Dove" (CBS, 1989). Headly was best used in sympathetic character parts, where her soft voice and expressive features drew audiences' attention in projects like "Bastard Out of Carolina" (Showtime, 1996) and "On Golden Pond" (CBS, 2001). The birth of her son in 1997 slowed her output somewhat, but she remained a reliable presence in independent films and television for the next decade, which preserved her status as one of the most dependable character talents in the business.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Joneses, The (2009)
3.
 Comeback Season (2007)
4.
 Raising Flagg (2007)
5.
 Namesake, The (2006)
6.
 Amateurs, The (2005)
7.
 Around the Bend (2004) Katrina
9.
 Eulogy (2004) Samantha
10.
 Bug (2002)
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Studied drama at Herbert Berghof Studios in NYC
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Joined St. Nicholas Theater New Work Ensemble in Chicago
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Co-starred with John Malkovich in the Chicago production of Sam Shephard's "The Curse of the Starving Class"
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Joined Chicago's acclaimed Steppenwolf Ensemble
1981:
Feature film debut in Arthur Penn's "Four Friends"
1986:
First leading role, "Seize the Day"; aired on PBS's "Great Performances" and also released theatrically
1987:
Early TV work, lent her voice to the CBS animated children's special, "Santabear's Highflying Adventure"
1988:
Played female lead in "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" as the target of a wager between con men Steve Martin and Michael Caine
1989:
Appeared in the CBS miniseries, "Lonesome Dove"
1993:
Joined an ensemble cast in the AIDS themed HBO drama, "And the Band Played On"
1996:
Joined the cast of NBC's medical drama "ER" as Dr. Abby Keaton
1998:
Cast as Nathan Lane's sister in the NBC sitcom, "Encore! Encore!"
1999:
Made London stage debut alongside Miranda Richardson in "Aunt Dan and Lemon"
2000:
Played a psychiatrist in Mike Figgis' experimental feature, "Time Code"
2002:
Co-starred with Alan Arkin and Lauren Holly in "Counting Sheep"
2002:
Cast as Lindsay Lohan's mother in the teen comedy "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen"
2004:
Co-starred in the black comedy "Eulogy"
2006:
Cast in the independent comedy "The Amateurs"
2007:
Re-teamed with Arkin and Holly for Neal Miller's character-driven film, "Raising Flagg"
2008:
Joined Abigail Breslin for the family film, "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl"
2010:
Co-starred with David Duchovny and Demi Moore in the independent comedy "The Joneses"
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Education

The High School of Performing Arts: New York , New York -
American College of Switzerland: -
HB Studio: New York , New York -

Notes

The 1989 edition of Quigley's "Television and Video Almanac" listed Headly's birthdate as March 13, 1955. By the 1994 edition, she was two years younger.

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husband:
John Malkovich. Actor. Fellow member of the Steppenwolf Ensemble; married on August 2, 1982; divorced in 1988.
husband:
Byron McCulloch. Camera grip. Married c. 1993.

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