Glenn Close

by follers on May 6, 2014

Glenn Close

Place of Birth: Greenwich, Connecticut, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 19, 1947

Ethnicity: English, as well as distant German, Dutch, French, Welsh, and Scottish

Glenn Close is an American actress, singer, and producer. She is the daughter of Bettine Moore Close, a socialite and philanthropist, and William Close (William Taliaferro Close), a prominent surgeon. Glenn has a daughter, actress Annie Starke, with her former partner, producer John Starke.

Glenn is of mostly English ancestry, along with smaller amounts (to varying degrees) of German, Dutch, French, Welsh, and Scottish, roots. Glenn is also a descendant of Bartolomeo Taliaferro, an Italian, who was born, c. 1562, in Venice, Italy, and who moved to England and married an Englishwoman, Joane Lane.

Glenn’s paternal grandfather was Edward Bennett Close (the son of Edward Harvey Close and Emma Bennett). Glenn’s grandfather Edward was born in New York. Glenn’s great-grandfather Edward was the son of Aaron Close and Harriet Priscilla Udell. Emma was the daughter of Joseph Bennett and Emma A. Morse.

Glenn’s paternal grandmother was Elizabeth Taliaferro (the daughter of Edwin Munford Taliaferro and Catherine Mitchell). Elizabeth was born in Texas. Edwin was the son of Thomas Booth Taliaferro and Mary Munford/Martha Sinclair. Catherine was the daughter of William Murray Mitchell and Elizabeth Irvin Joyner.

Glenn’s maternal grandfather was Charles Arthur Moore, Jr. (the son of Charles Arthur Moore and Mary Kate Campbell). Glenn’s grandfather Charles was born in Massachusetts. Glenn’s great-grandfather Charles was the son of William Ropes Moore and Caroline M. Van Ness. Mary Kate was the daughter of John Keyes Campbell and Betsy/Betsey Sheffield.

Glenn’s maternal grandmother was Elizabeth “Betty” Hyde (the daughter of Seymour Jarius/Jairus Hyde and Elizabeth Sill/Jill Worrall). Glenn’s grandmother Elizabeth was born in New York. Seymour was the son of Albert Gallatin Hyde and Maria/Mary Louise Shaw. Glenn’s great-grandmother Elizabeth was the daughter of Petera Brown Worrall and Mary Catherine Young.

Glenn is a second cousin, once removed, of actress Brooke Shields. Glenn’s maternal great-grandparents, Charles Arthur Moore and Mary Kate Campbell, were also Brooke’s paternal great-great-grandparents.

Sources: Genealogies of Glenn Close –

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Multiethnicchick November 25, 2017 at 10:42 am

She looks like she is robin williams sister

neiltennant September 16, 2016 at 2:53 pm

wow im impressed and shocked


but remote italian

despite her being so good looking and sweet she does not look like gelato to me

phaedra April 30, 2016 at 1:19 am

Typical looking old Anglo woman. We got those in Australia.

neiltennant September 16, 2016 at 2:53 pm
sparkles180 October 25, 2015 at 12:12 am

She looks like my grandma o.O

neiltennant September 16, 2016 at 2:53 pm

wow your grandma is good looking

andrew September 11, 2015 at 11:54 am

add “remote Italian”

follers November 27, 2017 at 9:01 am

1/2048 according to my calculations, since she’s descended from him twice.

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