Glenne Headly Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Aashita Dhingra
Nov 03, 2022 By Aashita Dhingra
Originally Published on May 27, 2022
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About Glenne Headly

Glenne Aimee Headly was a popular American actress known for the movie Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.
Glenne Headly was born in Connecticut in March 1955. She was 62 years old when she passed away on June 8, 2017.
Glenne Headly was born in Connecticut and was raised by her mother Joan Ida Headly. Headly made her debut on the silver screen as 'Lola' in the 1981 film 'Four Friends'. Glenne had a bright career and spent most of her career working in TV shows, movies, and stage plays. She starred in the 1988 comedy film 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels' for which she is most popularly known. Some of her credits include movies 'Dick Tracy', 'The Circle', and 'Mr. Holland's Opus'.

Glenne Headly Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was Glenne Headly’s net worth?

By the time of her passing on June 8, 2017, in Santa Monica, Glenne Headly had an estimated net worth of $5 million.

How much did Glenne Headly earn per year?

Glenne Headly never made her annual earnings public.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was Glenne Headly?

Glenne Headly was 5 ft 8 in (172 cm) tall.

How old was Glenne Headly?

Glenne was born on March 13, 1955, and she passed away in Santa Monica on June 8, 2017. By the time of her passing, Glenne Headly was 62 years old.

Childhood And Education

Glenne Headly lived in various cities until she was four. She was raised by her mother Joan Headly in San Francisco. Glenne's maternal grandmother also raised her in Pennsylvania. After her parents separated, Glenne relocated to New York with her mother.
It was in New York that Glenne began finding her talent as he was trained in modern dance and ballet at the Martha Graham Studios, and Robert Joffrey School of Ballet.
Glenne attended the PS 41 public school in Greenwich. Glenne graduated from the High School of Performing Arts with a major in drama and later studied at the American College of Switzerland.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who was Glenne Headly’s partner?

Glenne Headly was married to Hollywood actor John Malkovich from 1982- 1988 before their relationship came to a halt. After breaking up with her ex-husband, Glenne married Byron McCulloch in 1993. The couple has a son named Stirling McCulloch.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Glenne Headly was a member of the Gary Sinise's created Steppenwolf Theatre Company from 1979 to 2005. She took a 10-year long break from the theater before coming back in 1999 for the play 'Aunt Dan And Lemon' in London. She starred in the play with Miranda Richardson.
Glenne was cast in the Broadway show 'The Philanthropist' in 1982 and even won a Theatre World Award in the newcomer category. During her time in New York, Glenne appeared in plays such as 'Arms and the Man' and 'Balm in Gilead' alongside actors Raul Julia and Kevin Kline.
Glenne Headly was nominated twice in the Best Supporting Actress category at the Emmy Awards. Glenne Headly gained fame through her roles in the films 'Mr. Holland's Opus' and 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels'. Her acting career has also won her a Drama Desk Award and a Theatre World Award.
Glenne Headly made her acting debut in 1981 on the comedy-drama series, 'Four Friends'. The film directed by Arthur Penn starred Jodi Thelen and Craig Wasson. Glenne followed up her roles with supporting roles in future films like 'Nadine', and 'Seize the Day'. Glenne was cast in the comedy movie 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels' alongside Hollywood stars Michael Caine and Steve Martin.
Glenne portrayed the character Elmira Boot Johnson in the popular television miniseries 'Lonesome Dove', for which she received her first Emmy Awards nominations.
Glenne later appeared in the movies 'Dick Tracy' and co-starred in the 1991 film 'Mortal Thoughts' with Bruce Willis and Demi Moore. In 1992, Glenne Headly acted in the Canadian movie 'Ordinary Magic', and on the sets met her future husband Byron McCulloch.
Glenne co-starred in the movie 'Getting Even with Dad' with Macaulay Culkin and Ted Danson. Headly featured in television movies 'My Own Country', 'And the Band Played On', 'Winchell', 'Women vs. Men', and 'Pronto'.  From 1996-1997, Headly played a recurring role as Dr. Abby Keaton in the television series 'ER'.
The early 2000s saw Glenne feature in films such as 'The Namesake', 'Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen', 'The Amateurs', 'Comeback Season', and 'The Joneses'. Glenne featured in movies such as 'Don Jon' and 'Strange Weather' during the mid-2010s, and also featured in the 2016 HBO drama show 'The Night Of'.
Glenne's final appearance on the screen came in 2017 when she portrayed the role of Josh Hutcherson's mother in the comedy web show 'Future Man', which was produced by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen. She also made a brief cameo in the popular show 'Parks And Recreation' where she played the role of Ben Wyatt's mother Julia Wyatt.

Charity Work

Not much is known about Glenne Headly and her association with charities. However, the website 'Glenne Headly dot life' was created after her death and the website contains donation links to various other charitable causes.

What awards did Glenne Headly win?

Glenne Headly won the Best Promising Actress award in 1989 for her role in the 1988 movie 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels' at the Chicago Film Critics Association Awards. At the same event in 1992, Glenne won the Best Supporting Actress award for the film ‘Mortal Thoughts’.

Glenne Headly’s Hobbies And Interests

Glenne Headly's hobbies and interests are unknown.

Other Interesting Glenne Headly Facts And Trivia

  • Glenne Headly spoke French fluently and learned everything about the American Sign Language. Glenne Headly was also a member of the global high IQ society known as Mensa.
  • Glenne Headly's zodiac sign was Pisces.

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Glenne Headly Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Glenne Aimee Headly

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Place of Birth

New London


172 cm

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American College of Switzerland

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Byron McCulloch


Joan Ida Headly
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