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Claire Danes


New Yorker Claire Catherine 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. She is of mostly German and ... See full bio »

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Won 4 Golden Globes. Another 37 wins & 50 nominations. See more awards »

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Temple Grandin
Temple Grandin Temple Grandin
(2010)
Homeland
Homeland Carrie Mathison
(2011-2019)
My So-Called Life
My So-Called Life Angela Chase
(1994-1995)
Romeo + Juliet
(1996)

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(10/8/07) Stage: Appeared (as "Eliza Doolittle"; Broadway debut) in George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion" (revival), by the Roundabout Theatre Company. Directed by David Grindley. American Airlines Theatre See more »

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11 Interviews | 22 Articles | 8 Pictorials | 52 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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5' 5½" (1.66 m)
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I think people confuse fame with validation or love. But fame is not the reward. The reward is getting fulfilment out of doing the thing you love. See more »

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Started studying modern dance at the age of six. She played a "duck" in an avant-garde production involving stilt-walkers. See more »

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