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Claire Danes

Claire Danes


Date of Birth:
Apr 12, 1979

Place of Birth:
New York City, New York, United States


Hugh Dancy (m. 2009)


Years active:

Claire Danes - Summary Details

Claire Catherine Danes (born April 12, 1979) is an American actress. She is the recipient of three Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. In 2012, Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world, and she was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2015.

Danes gained early recognition as Angela Chase in the acclaimed 1994 teen drama series My So-Called Life. The role won her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress and a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. She made her film debut the same year in Little Women (1994). Her other films include Home for the Holidays (1995), Romeo + Juliet (1996), The Rainmaker (1997), Les Misérables (1998), Brokedown Palace (1999), the 1999 English dub of Princess Mononoke (1997), Igby Goes Down (2002), The Hours (2002), Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), Shopgirl (2005) and Stardust (2007).

From 1998 to 2000, Danes attended Yale University before dropping out to return to acting. She appeared in an Off-Broadway production of The Vagina Monologues in 2000, and made her Broadway debut playing Eliza Doolittle in the 2007 revival of Pygmalion. In 2010, she portrayed Temple Grandin in the highly acclaimed HBO TV film Temple Grandin, which won her a second Golden Globe and her first Primetime Emmy Award for the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie. Since 2011, she has starred as Carrie Mathison in the Showtime drama series Homeland, for which she has won two Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, two Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama, and the Television Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Drama.

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Claire Danes

As a teenage star, Claire Danes excelled at playing the nice girl, a label she has grown accustomed to. Now at 24, Danes is all grown up and ready to embrace Hollywood...

Claire Danes - Shopgirl Interview

Claire Danes Interivew for Shopgirl, a quietly poetic film in which she plays a shop assistant and aspiring artist in Los Angeles searching for requited love, which...

Stardust DVD Review

Featuring a magical cast including Golden Globe winners Claire Danes (My So Called Life), Michelle Pfeiffer (The Fabulous Baker Boys) & Ricky Gervais (The Office) and...

Wella Professionals Styles the Stars at the 69th Golden Globe Awards

On Sunday, January 15th, 2012, Hollywood's elite descended on the red carpet for the 69th Golden Globe® Awards. A-listers including Madonna, Claire Danes,...

Richard Linklater Me and Orson Welles Interview

Richard Linklater latest movie starring Zac Efron, Christian McKay & Claire Danes is the adaptation of the novbel Me and Orson Welles, centred around Welles' early...

Stage Beauty

It's the 1660's, and Edward 'Ned' Kynaston is England's' most celebrated leading lady. Women are forbidden to appear on stage and Ned profits, using his beauty and...

Terminator 3 : Rise Of The Machines

What an amazing movie! Terminator 3 delivers action, action, action and then when you think there couldn't be anymore there is. The special effects almost steal the...

Igby Goes Down

Igby Slocumb (Kieran Culkin), a rebellious and sarcastic seventeen-year-old boy, is at war with the stifling world of "old money" privilege he was born in to.

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