Creator / Glenn Close

"Acting, to me, is about the incredible adventure of examining the landscape of human heart and soul. That's basically what we do."

Glenda Veronica "Glenn" Close (born March 19, 1947) is an American film, television and stage actress.

Throughout her long and varied career, she has been consistently acclaimed for her versatility and is considered by many to be one of the greatest actresses of all time. She has won two Golden Globe Awards, three Emmy Awards, three Tony Awards and received six Academy Award nominations.
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She appeared in:


  • The Simpsons, as Homer's mother, Mona, who abandoned her husband and son after a chemical warfare protest gone wrong. In most episodes (including an early one where Grampa Simpson tells Homer about how he knocked up a carnival worker before he married Mona), Maggie Roswell voices Homer's mother, and in "D'Oh-in In the Wind," Tress MacNeille voiced her in the flashback of Mona taking Homer to Woodstock.
  • Will & Grace
  • The West Wing
  • The Shield
  • Damages