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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 37 wins & 49 nominations. See more awards »

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Temple Grandin Temple Grandin
Homeland Carrie Mathison
My So-Called Life
My So-Called Life Angela Chase
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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 | 21 Articles | 8 Pictorials | 52 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


5' 5½" (1.66 m)

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I was a very confident child. I knew I wanted to be an actress from the age of 5. Madonna was my original muse -- around 5, I saw her perform on television, and I realized that performing could be one's vocation. Then, at 7 or 8, I realized that most actors don't make a lot of money, and I amended my plan. But at 9, I seized my destiny. I made a formal announcement to my parents that I had to be ... See more »


She turned down the role of Rose DeWitt Bukater in Titanic (1997) as she had just finished working with Leonardo DiCaprio on Romeo + Juliet (1996). Though she described working with him on that film as a "treat", she admitted in an interview later that if she had accepted the role in Titanic (1997), she would not have been able to get away from him. 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
Yay!!!!! Conratulations!!!! Khadijah18
Wow! raeldor
I'm crazy attracted to her... minaharker1
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