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Claire Danes

New Yorker Claire Danes was born in Manhattan, the daughter of Carla (Hall), a day-care provider and artist, and Christopher Danes, a computer consultant and photographer. She has an older brother, Asa. Her paternal grandfather, Gibson Andrew Danes, was a Dean of the Yale School of Art and Architecture, and Claire has English, German, Scottish, ... See full bio »

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Won 4 Golden Globes. Another 30 wins & 39 nominations. See more awards »

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 2011 A Child's Garden of Poetry (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 2010 Temple Grandin (TV Movie)
Temple Grandin
 2007 Stardust
 2003 The Rage in Placid Lake
Girl at Seminar
 2003 It's All About Love
 1997 The Rainmaker
Kelly Riker
 1997 U Turn
 1997 Princess Mononoke
San (English version, voice)
 1996 I Love You, I Love You Not
Daisy / Young Nana
 1995 The Pesky Suitor (Short)
 1995 Home for the Holidays
 1995 How to Make an American Quilt
Young Glady Joe
 1995 Soul Asylum: Just Like Anyone (Video short)
 1995 Dead Man's Jack (Short)
 1994 Lifestories: Families in Crisis (TV Series)
Katie Leiter
 1993 Dudley (TV Series)
Lisa Bristol
- Unaired Pilot ... Lisa Bristol
 1993 Geoffrey Beene 30 (Short)
 1993 No Room for Opal (TV Movie)
 1992 Law & Order (TV Series)
Tracy Brandt
- Skin Deep (1992) ... Tracy Brandt
 1990 Dreams of Love (Short)
Edith Lammers
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Other Works:

(4/00) Stage: Appeared in the Off-Broadway production of Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues" See more »

Publicity Listings:

11 Interviews | 21 Articles | 8 Pictorials | 49 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


5' 5½" (1.66 m)

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I have a huge, active imagination, and I think I'm really scared of being alone; because if I'm left to my own devices, I'll just turn into a madwoman. See more »


Her paternal grandfather had English, Northern Irish and Scottish ancestry, and her paternal grandmother had German ancestry. Her mother has English, German and Austrian ancestry. See more »

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Way too emotional in Homeland Hoyo48
Joe Rogan says Claire 'might be the best female actor on planet earth' pasinglet
I think she's really pretty alicia-angel92
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