Glenne Headly

Glenne Headly

Highest Rated: 100% Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)

Lowest Rated: 3% Getting Even With Dad (1994)

Birthday: Mar 13, 1955

Birthplace: New London, Connecticut, USA

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, co-starring in films such as "The Namesake" (2006) and "Don Jon" (2013) and series such as the Nathan Lane sitcom "Encore! Encore!" (NBC 1998-99), which preserved her status as one of the most dependable character talents in the business. Glenne Headly died on June 8, 2017. She was 63.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
25% 51% Making Babies Bird (Character) - 2018
4% 10% Just Getting Started Marguerite (Character) $5.5M 2017
15% 21% The Circle Bonnie (Character) $20.5M 2017
58% 53% Strange Weather Mary Lou Healy (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Merry Xmas Sarah (Character) - 2015
71% 39% Dial a Prayer Mary (Character) - 2015
79% 58% Don Jon Angela (Character) $24.5M 2013
63% 47% The Joneses Summer (Character) $1.5M 2009
80% 69% Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Mrs. Howard (Character) $17.7M 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Comeback Season Deborah Pearce (Character) - 2006
23% 13% Raising Flagg Anne Marie Purdy (Character) - 2006
85% 79% The Namesake Lydia (Character) $13.6M 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Moguls Helen Tatelbaum (Character) $15.1K 2005
29% 61% Around the Bend Katrina (Character) $193.6K 2004
34% 71% Eulogy Samantha (Character) $70.5K 2004
14% 35% Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen Karen (Character) $29.3M 2004
No Score Yet 67% Women vs. Men Brita (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 61% A Girl Thing Helen McCormack (Character) - 2001
35% 68% Bartleby Vivian (Character) $141.4K 2001
10% 35% What's the Worst That Could Happen? Gloria (Character) $32.3M 2001
No Score Yet 46% The Sandy Bottom Orchestra Ingrid Green (Character) - 2000
68% 49% Timecode Therapist (Character) $945K 2000
26% 32% Breakfast of Champions Francine Pefko (Character) $175.4K 1999
No Score Yet 100% My Own Country Vickie Talley (Character) - 1998
66% 72% The X-Files Barmaid (uncredited) (Character) $83.9M 1998
83% 67% Winchell Dallas Wayne (Character) - 1998
65% 41% Babe: Pig in the City Zootie (Voice) $18.3M 1998
No Score Yet 67% Pronto Joyce Patton (Character) - 1997
100% 84% Bastard Out of Carolina Aunt Ruth (Character) - 1996
59% 54% 2 Days in the Valley Susan Parish (Character) $11.1M 1996
31% 47% Sgt. Bilko Rita Robbins (Character) $30.1M 1996
75% 84% Mr. Holland's Opus Iris Holland (Character) $82.6M 1995
3% 25% Getting Even With Dad Detective Theresa Walsh (Character) $18.1M 1994
No Score Yet 29% Hotel Room Darlene (Character) - 1993
100% 88% And the Band Played On Dr. Mary Guinan (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 69% Ordinary Magic Charlotte (Character) - 1993
57% 35% Mortal Thoughts Joyce Urbanski (Character) $17.8M 1991
No Score Yet 22% Grand Isle Adele Ratignolle (Character) - 1991
63% 53% Dick Tracy Tess Trueheart (Character) $103.7M 1990
100% 71% Paperhouse Kate Madden (Character) $6.7K 1988
89% 84% Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Janet Colgate (Character) $40.9M 1988
No Score Yet 39% Stars and Bars Cora Gage (Character) $14.9K 1988
50% 36% Making Mr. Right Trish (Character) $444.8K 1987
45% 26% Nadine Renée Lomax (Character) $5.7M 1987
No Score Yet 47% Seize the Day Olive (Character) - 1986
86% 75% Eleni Joan (Character) - 1985
50% 78% Fandango Trelis (Character) - 1985
33% 40% Doctor Detroit Miss Debbylike (Character) - 1983

TV

Credit
91% 84% Future Man Diane (Character) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Night Of Alison Crowe (Character) 2016
81% 81% The League Gloria (Guest Star) 2013
93% 89% Parks and Recreation Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
89% 92% Psych Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 85% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
84% 77% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
91% 91% Monk Karen Stottlemeyer (Guest Star) 2006 2003-2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Guardian Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 95% Rugrats Dr. Cathy (Guest Voice) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Encore! Encore! Unknown (Character) 1998-1999
No Score Yet 80% ER Unknown (Guest Star) 1996-1997
93% 94% Frasier Gretchen (Guest Voice) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lonesome Dove Elmira Boot Johnson (Character) 1989

QUOTES FROM Glenne Headly CHARACTERS

Freddy Benson says: Go stand over there.

Janet Colgate says: Here?

Freddy Benson says: No, over by the bed. I want to see how far I can go.

Glen says: We're movin'.

Anney says: What? Where?

Glen says: Found us a new place over by the JC Penny mill.

Ruth says: Why? What's wrong with this place?

Alma says: Damn you, Glen Waddell. Don't you take Annie so far away.

Tess Trueheart says: Tracy, if you weren't risking your neck every night, you could have a wife. I mean a life!

Maj. Thorn says: If any of this is frightening, you can hold on to me.

Rita Robbins says: They're dancing Raisinets.

Maj. Thorn says: And you don't find that frightening?

Janet Colgate says: Fellas, last year I made 3 million dollars, but your 50 thousand was the most fun. Are you ready? Then let's go get 'em.