Glenne Headly

Glenne Headly


Glenne Headly was born on Mar 13, 1955 in USA. Glenne Headly's big-screen debut came with Say Goodnight, Gracie directed by Patterson Denny in 1983. Glenne Headly is known for Future Man directed by Jonathan Watson, Josh Hutcherson stars as Josh Futturman and Eliza Coupe as Tiger. Glenne Headly has got 1 awards and 5 nominations so far. The most recent award Glenne Headly achieved is Chicago Film Critics Association Awards. The upcoming new movie Glenne Headly plays is Making Babies which will be released on Dec 11, 2020.

For the past fourteen years, she has said that family has been the most important thing to her and she has set most of her time aside to be a "present" mother to her son. Movies, plays and television are chosen, for the most part, when they occur in town or on a school break. She has taken the current year to homeschool her son for his seventh grade. But it wasn't always this way. She was raised in New York City and wanted to be an actress from the time she was a child, graduating with acting honors from the High School of Performing Arts. She chose to opt out of studying acting in college and attended a small college in Europe, majoring in art history and literature, knowing that acting would take up a great deal of her life and that her college years would be her only real time to learn about something else. Upon graduation, she returned to New York City but a chance trip to Chicago inspired her to move there and become a part of its budding theatre community. It was in a production of "Curse of The Starving Class", directed by Robert Falls and co-starring John Malkovich, that she was first seen by the Steppenwolf Theatre Company and, subsequently, asked to join their troupe. She did and learned what it really was to be an actress on her feet, performing in all kinds of roles in both comedy and drama. During this time, she won four Joseph Jefferson awards for best supporting actress.With a return move to New York, she received a Theatre World Award for "best newcomer" for her role in "the Philanthropist" at the Manhattan Theatre Club and appeared in "Extremities" with Susan Sarandon. This was followed by her appearance in the very successful Steppenwolf production in New York of "Balm in Gilead". She then starred on Broadway opposite Kevin Kline and Raul Julia in "Arms & the Man", directed by John Malkovich, her husband at the time. She was cast in several smaller films including Nadine (1987), Et la femme créa l'homme parfait (1987) and Paperhouse (1988) as well as Lonesome Dove (1989) for television for which she received her first of two Emmy nominations for best supporting actress. But her breakout film performance was in Le plus escroc des deux (1988), in which she played the cunning "victim", who gets the best of con artists Michael Caine and Steve Martin. This led to her being cast in the blockbuster comic strip parody, Dick Tracy (1990), in which she portrayed the girlfriend, "Tess Trueheart", to Warren Beatty's lead.She went on to appear in the films Professeur Holland (1995) opposite Richard Dreyfuss, Pensées mortelles (1991) opposite Demi Moore, 2 jours à Los Angeles (1996), Escrocs (2001), Breakfast of Champions (1999), De pères en fils (2004) and Journal intime d'une future star (2004).On television, she had a recurring part on Urgences (1994) and Monk (2002) and was in the short-lived sit-com Encore! Encore! (1998) with Nathan Lane and Joan Plowright. She was in the live theatrical presentation of "On Golden Pond" as the troubled daughter of Christopher Plummer and Julie Andrews and also appeared in the telefilms Women vs. Men (2002), My Own Country (1998) and Pronto (1997), among others. She received her second Emmy nomination for best supporting actress for Bastard Out of Carolina (1996), directed by Anjelica Huston.Her most recent appearances were in the films The Moguls (2005) (aka "The Amateurs"), Un nom pour un autre (2006), Comeback Season (2006), Kit Kittredge: journaliste en herbe (2008) and La famille Jones (2009).

  • Birthday

    Mar 13, 1955
  • Place of Birth

    New London, Connecticut, USA

Known For


1 wins & 5 nominations

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards
Most Promising Actress
Winner - CFCA Award

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