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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 28 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
 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 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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Other Works:

Book Introduction: "Death: The Time of Your Life" by Neil Gaiman. Vertigo/DC Comics. ISBN 1563893193 - Writer 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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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 TV, 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 true to ... See more »

Trivia:

Flew to L.A. for the casting of Schindler's List (1993), after she was discovered for the role in My So-Called Life (1994). Steven Spielberg finally gave her the role but had to turn it down, because they weren't willing to give her tutoring in Poland. See more »

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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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