Glenne Headly

Actor, Theater director
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 ... Read more »
Born: 03/13/1955 in New London, Connecticut, USA

Filmography

Actor (62)

Dial A Prayer 2015 (Movie)

Mary (Actor)

Don Jon 2013 (Movie)

Angela (Actor)

The League 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Parks and Recreation 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Psych 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Joneses 2010 (Movie)

Summer (Actor)

Living With Ed 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Comeback Season 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Grey's Anatomy 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Kit Kittredge: An American Girl 2008 (Movie)

Mrs Howard (Actor)

Raising Flagg 2007 (Movie)

Ann Marie Purdy (Actor)

The Amateurs 2007 (Movie)

Helen Tatelbaum (Actor)

The Namesake 2007 (Movie)

Lydia (Actor)

Monk 2003 - 2004, 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Around the Bend 2004 (Movie)

Katrina (Actor)

Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen 2004 (Movie)

Karen (Actor)

Eulogy 2004 (Movie)

Samantha (Actor)

The Guardian 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bartleby 2002 (Movie)

Vivian (Actor)

Bug 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

Disney's Recess 1997 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

On Golden Pond (Cbs) 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

What's The Worst That Could Happen? 2001 (Movie)

Gloria (Actor)

Timecode 2000 (Movie)

Therapist (Actor)

Breakfast of Champions 1999 (Movie)

Francine Pefko (Actor)

Encore! Encore! 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Babe 2: Pig in the City 1998 (Movie)

of Zootie (Voice)

ER 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

2 Days in the Valley 1996 (Movie)

Susan Parish (Actor)

Sgt. Bilko 1996 (Movie)

Rita Robbins (Actor)

Frasier 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mr. Holland's Opus 1995 (Movie)

Iris Holland (Actor)

Getting Even With Dad 1994 (Movie)

Theresa (Actor)

Hotel Room 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Ordinary Magic 1992 (Movie)

(Actor)

Mortal Thoughts 1991 (Movie)

Joyce Urbanski (Actor)

Dick Tracy 1990 (Movie)

Tess Trueheart (Actor)

Paperhouse 1989 (Movie)

Kate--Mother (Actor)

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels 1988 (Movie)

Janet Colgate (Actor)

Santabear's Highflying Adventure 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Voice

Stars & Bars 1988 (Movie)

Cora (Actor)

Making Mr. Right 1987 (Movie)

Trish (Actor)

Nadine 1987 (Movie)

Renee Lomax (Actor)

Eleni 1985 (Movie)

Joan (Actor)

Fandango 1985 (Movie)

Treil (Actor)

The Purple Rose of Cairo 1985 (Movie)

Hooker (Actor)

Four Friends 1981 (Movie)

Lola (Actor)

A Girl Thing (TV Show)

Actor

And the Band Played On (TV Show)

Actor

Bastard Out of Carolina (TV Show)

Actor

Grand Isle (TV Show)

Actor

Lonesome Dove (TV Show)

Actor

My Own Country (TV Show)

Actor

Pronto (TV Show)

Actor

Seize the Day (TV Show)

Actor

The Sandy Bottom Orchestra (TV Show)

Actor

WOMEN vs. MEN (TV Show)

Actor

Winchell (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

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.

Relationships

John Malkovich Actor

Husband
Married Aug. 2, 1982 Appeared together in "Eleni" (1985) and "Making Mr. Right" (1987); also a member of Steppenwolf stage ensemble; Malkovich directed Headly in the Broadway production of "Arms and the Man" Divorced Jan. 1, 1988

Byron McCulloch Actor

Husband
Married Aug. 25, 1993

EDUCATION

The High School of Performing Arts

New York , New York

American College of Switzerland

Received scholarship

HB Studio

New York , New York

Milestones

2010

Co-starred with David Duchovny and Demi Moore in the independent comedy "The Joneses"

2008

Joined Abigail Breslin for the family film, "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl"

2007

Re-teamed with Arkin and Holly for Neal Miller's character-driven film, "Raising Flagg"

2006

Cast in the independent comedy "The Amateurs"

2004

Co-starred in the black comedy "Eulogy"

2002

Cast as Lindsay Lohan's mother in the teen comedy "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen"

2002

Co-starred with Alan Arkin and Lauren Holly in "Counting Sheep"

2000

Played a psychiatrist in Mike Figgis' experimental feature, "Time Code"

1999

Made London stage debut alongside Miranda Richardson in "Aunt Dan and Lemon"

1998

Cast as Nathan Lane's sister in the NBC sitcom, "Encore! Encore!"

1996

Joined the cast of NBC's medical drama "ER" as Dr. Abby Keaton

1993

Joined an ensemble cast in the AIDS themed HBO drama, "And the Band Played On"

1989

Appeared in the CBS miniseries, "Lonesome Dove"

1988

Played female lead in "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" as the target of a wager between con men Steve Martin and Michael Caine

1987

Early TV work, lent her voice to the CBS animated children's special, "Santabear's Highflying Adventure"

1986

First leading role, "Seize the Day"; aired on PBS's "Great Performances" and also released theatrically

1981

Feature film debut in Arthur Penn's "Four Friends"

Co-starred with John Malkovich in the Chicago production of Sam Shephard's "The Curse of the Starving Class"

Studied drama at Herbert Berghof Studios in NYC

Joined Chicago's acclaimed Steppenwolf Ensemble

Joined St. Nicholas Theater New Work Ensemble in Chicago

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