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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 Temple Grandin
Homeland Carrie Mathison
My So-Called Life
My So-Called Life Angela Chase
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 2017 Brigsby Bear (post-production)
 2015 Master of None (TV Series)
- 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
 2003 The Rage in Placid Lake
Girl at Seminar
 1997 The Rainmaker
Kelly Riker
 1997 U Turn
 1997 Princess Mononoke
San (English version, voice)
 1996 I Love You, I Love You Not
Daisy / Young Nana
 1995 The Pesky Suitor (Short)
 1995 Home for the Holidays
 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)
 1993 No Room for Opal (TV Movie)
 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:

Featured, with Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, on the Electronic Dream Phone cover box. See more »

Publicity Listings:

11 Interviews | 21 Articles | 8 Pictorials | 52 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


5' 5½" (1.66 m)

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[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 »


Has at least four songs written about her. The Ataris' "My So Called Life" (album: "Look Forward to Failure" EP), Size 14's "Claire Danes Poster" (self-titled album), "The Five Mile Line"'s "Claire Danes" ("Busride Home" demo) and "Claire Danes", a low-fi indi ballad by "John Parker Music" which was released on Subversive Records Limited in 2004. 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
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Wow! raeldor
I'm crazy attracted to her... minaharker1
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