Claire Danes


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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 38 wins & 50 nominations. See more awards »

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My So-Called Life Angela Chase
(1994-1995)
Homeland Carrie Mathison
(2011-2020)
(1996)
The Hours Julia Vaughan
(2002)

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 2011-2020 Homeland (TV Series)
Carrie Mathison
- Episode #8.12 (2020) ... Carrie Mathison
- Episode #8.11 (2020) ... Carrie Mathison
- Episode #8.10 (2020) ... Carrie Mathison
- Episode #8.9 (2020) ... Carrie Mathison
- Episode #8.8 (2020) ... Carrie Mathison
 2018 A Kid Like Jake
Alex Wheeler
 2017 Brigsby Bear
Emily
 2017 Portlandia (TV Series)
Storyteller Coaching
- The Storytellers (2017) ... Storyteller Coaching
 2015 Master of None (TV Series)
Nina
- The Other Man (2015) ... Nina
 2013 As Cool as I Am
Lainee Diamond
 2010 Temple Grandin (TV Movie)
Temple Grandin
 2008 Me and Orson Welles
Sonja Jones
 2007 The Flock
Allison Lowry
 2007 Stardust
Yvaine
 2007 Evening
Ann Grant
 2005 The Family Stone
Julie Morton
 2005 Shopgirl
Mirabelle
 2004 Stage Beauty
Maria Hughes
 2003 The Rage in Placid Lake
Girl at Seminar
 2003 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
Kate Brewster
 2003 It's All About Love
Elena
 2002 The Hours
Julia Vaughan
 2002 Igby Goes Down
Sookie
 1999 Brokedown Palace
Alice Marano
 1999 The Mod Squad
Julie
 1998 Les Misérables
Cosette
 1998 Polish Wedding
Hala
 1997 The Rainmaker
Kelly Riker
 1997 U Turn
Jenny
 1997 Princess Mononoke
San (English version, voice)
 1996 Romeo + Juliet
Juliet
 1996 To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday
Rachel Lewis
 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)
Deformed Woman
 1995 Dead Man's Jack (Short)
 1994-1995 My So-Called Life (TV Series)
Angela Chase
- In Dreams Begin Responsibilities (1995) ... Angela Chase
- Weekend (1995) ... Angela Chase
- Betrayal (1995) ... Angela Chase
- Resolutions (1995) ... Angela Chase
- So Called Angels (1994) ... Angela Chase
 1994 Little Women
Beth March
 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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Featured, with Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, on the Electronic Dream Phone cover box. See more »

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11 Interviews | 22 Articles | 8 Pictorials | 52 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 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 »

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Has two sons with her husband Hugh Dancy: Cyrus Michael Christopher (b. December 17, 2012) and Rowan (b. August 27, 2018). See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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