Five time Academy Award nominee Glenn Close was born and was raised in Greenwich, Connecticut. She was often seen on Broadway until 1982 when she was cast in her award winning role as Jenny Fields in The World According to Garp (1982) alongside Robin Williams. For this role a breakthrough in film for Close she later went on to receive an Academy Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actress. The following year she was cast in the hit comedy The Big Chill (1983) for which she received a second Oscar Nomination once again for Supporting Actress in the role of Sarah Cooper. In her third film Close portrayed Iris Gaines a former lover of baseball player Roy Hobbs portrayed by Robert Redford, in one of the greatest sports films of all time The Natural (1984). For a third and final time Close was Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Close went on to star in films like The Stone Boy (1984), Maxie (1985), and Jagged Edge (1985). In 1987 Close was cast in the box office hit Fatal Attraction (1987) for which she portrayed deranged stalker Alex Forrest alongside costars Michael Douglas and Anne Archer. For this role she was nominated for the Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Actress. The following year Close stared in the Oscar Winning Drama Dangerous Liaisons(1988) for which she portrayed one of the most classic roles of all time as Marquise Isabelle de Merteuil. She stared alongside John Malkovich and Michelle Pfeiffer. For this role she was nominated once again for the Academy Award and BAFTA Film Award for Best Actress. Close was favored to win the coveted statue but lost to Jodie Foster for The Accused (1988). Close had her claim to fame in 1980s. Close currently stars on the hit Drama series Damages (2007) for which she has won a Golden Globe Award and two Emmy Awards. In her career Close has been Oscar nominated five times, won three Tonys, an Obie, three Emmys, two Golden Globes, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.