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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 33 wins & 43 nominations. See more awards »

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

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11 Interviews | 21 Articles | 8 Pictorials | 50 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 5½" (1.66 m)
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This business can be very erratic. You can be the subject of great attention, both positive and negative. You really do have to tether yourself when you're a teen star. If you don't have that tether, than you're really lost. See more »

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Named Harvard University's 2012 Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year on January 23, 2012. 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
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