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Glenne Headly

Glenne Headly was raised in New York City. After graduating with honors from the High School of Performing Arts, she won a scholarship to co-organize a drama department at an American college in Switzerland. She went on to begin a career in the theatre, and after performing in Robert Fall's production of Curse of the Starving Class (her first of 3 plays with Mr. Falls), she was invited to join the Steppenwolf Theatre Co., where she was able to perform a variety of roles in comedy and drama with actors she deeply admired andwith whom she received what she feels was her best training. While there, she won four Jefferson awards for best supporting actress.

Returning to New York, she appeared off and on Broadway and received a Theatre World award for best newcomer. After a long break from the theatre, she returned to perform in Aunt Dan & Lemon at London's Almeida Theatre with Miranda Richardson. She went on to perform in L.A. in Detachments and The Guys, and in Galway, Ireland, in the world premiere of Garry Hynes's one-woman production of My Brilliant Divorce.

In film, Ms. Headly has appeared opposite Warren Beatty in Dick Tracy, Steve Martin in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Sgt. Bilko, Richard Dreyfuss in Mr. Holland's Opus, Bruce Willis in Mortal Thoughts and Breakfast of Champions, Danny Aiello in 2 Days in the Valley, Jeff Bridges in Nadine, Robin Williams in Seize the Day, and Danny Devito in What's the Worst That Could Happen?

She received two Emmy nominations for best supporting actress for her performances in the telefims Lonesome Dove and Bastard Out of Carolina. She has also appeared in numerous other telefims, including Winchell, Men Vs. Women, Pronto, and My Own Country, as well as appearing in the live CBS telecast of On Golden Pond with Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. She will next appear in Around the Bend, opposite Sir Michael Caine.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.
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Glenne Headly Facts

BirthdayMarch 13, 1955 (66)
BirthplaceNew London, Connecticut, USA

Selected Filmography

Don Jon
Confessions Of A Teenage Drama Queen
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl
Seize the Day
What's The Worst That Could Happen?
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Mr. Monk and the Very, Very Old Man
Mr. Monk Gets Fired
Mr. Holland's Opus
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