Glenne Headly was raised in New York City and began her acting career on stage. She performed on and Off-Broadway and was for many years a member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Ensemble. Her most recent work on stage was in Aunt Dan and Lemon at London's Almeida Theatre with Miranda Richardson; in the one-woman play My Brilliant Divorce in Galway, Ireland; and in Los Angeles in Detachments.
On film, Ms. Headly has appeared opposite Warren Beatty in Dick Tracy; with Steve Martin in Sgt. Bilko; with Sir Michael Caine and again Steve Martin in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels; with Richard Dreyfuss in Mr. Holland's Opus; with Bruce Willis in Mortal Thoughts and Breakfast of Champions; as well as in Around the Bend and several other films.
Ms. Headly also received Emmy nominations for Best Supporting Actress in the telefilms Lonesome Dove and Bastard Out of Carolina, and appeared in numerous other telefilms, including Winchell with Stanley Tucci, Pronto with Peter Falk, and the live CBS telecast of On Golden Pond with Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer.