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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 & 35 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
Yvaine
 2003 The Rage in Placid Lake
Girl at Seminar
 2003 It's All About Love
Elena
 1997 The Rainmaker
Kelly Riker
 1997 U Turn
Jenny
 1997 Princess Mononoke
San (English version, voice)
 1996 I Love You, I Love You Not
Daisy / Young Nana
 1995 The Pesky Suitor (Short)
Lisa
 1995 Home for the Holidays
Kitt
 1995 How to Make an American Quilt
Young Glady Joe
 1995 Dead Man's Jack (Short)
 1994 Lifestories: Families in Crisis (TV Series)
Katie Leiter
 1993 Geoffrey Beene 30 (Short)
Girl
 1993 No Room for Opal (TV Movie)
Gail
 1992 Law & Order (TV Series)
Tracy Brandt
- Skin Deep (1992) ... Tracy Brandt
 1990 Dreams of Love (Short)
Edith Lammers
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TV commercial: Latisse eyelashes. See more »

Publicity Listings:

11 Interviews | 20 Articles | 8 Pictorials | 49 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 5½" (1.66 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Lena Dunham's series 'Girls' and its central character, Hannah] Lena's power lies largely in her self-awareness and wit. Like all great comics, she has a joke ready to deflect any jeer. Hannah's pathetic declaration that she could at least be 'a voice for a generation' invites and thwarts many a poisoned arrow. Lena's true power, though, lies in her transparency. She is unflinchingly, ... See more »

Trivia:

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

Star Sign:

Aries

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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
Congratations to Claire and Hugh aboutnici
Yay!!!!! Conratulations!!!! Khadijah18
Wow! raeldor
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