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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 »

Known For

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)

Filmography

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 2018 A Kid Like Jake (pre-production)
Alex Wheeler
 2017 Portlandia (TV Series)
Storyteller Coaching
- The Storytellers (2017) ... Storyteller Coaching
 2015 Master of None (TV Series)
Nina
- The Other Man (2015) ... Nina
 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 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 Soul Asylum: Just Like Anyone (Video short)
 1995 Dead Man's Jack (Short)
 1994 Lifestories: Families in Crisis (TV Series)
Katie Leiter
 1993 Dudley (TV Series)
Lisa Bristol
- Unaired Pilot ... Lisa Bristol
 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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(11/00) Stage: Appeared (as "Emily Webb") in a reading of Thornton Wilder's "Our Town" at All Saint's Episcopal Church in Beverly Hills, CA. See more »

Publicity Listings:

11 Interviews | 22 Articles | 8 Pictorials | 52 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 »

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Auditioned for the role of Lisa Rowe in Girl, Interrupted (1999). The role went to Angelina Jolie which won her a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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