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 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 39 wins & 56 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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 2023 Full Circle (TV Mini Series) (filming)
Sam
- Episode #1.1 (2023) ... Sam
 2022 Fleishman Is in Trouble (TV Mini Series) (post-production)
Rachel
- Episode #1.1 (2022) ... Rachel
  Rodham (TV Series) (announced)
Hillary Clinton
- Episode #1.1 ... Hillary Clinton
 2022 The Essex Serpent (TV Mini Series)
Cora Seaborne
- Surfacing (2022) ... Cora Seaborne
- I Break Things (2022) ... Cora Seaborne
- Everything Is Blue (2022) ... Cora Seaborne
- Falling (2022) ... Cora Seaborne
- Matters of the Heart (2022) ... Cora Seaborne
 2011-2020 Homeland (TV Series)
Carrie Mathison
- Prisoners of War (2020) ... Carrie Mathison
- The English Teacher (2020) ... Carrie Mathison
- Designated Driver (2020) ... Carrie Mathison
- In Full Flight (2020) ... Carrie Mathison
- Threnody(s) (2020) ... Carrie Mathison
 2018 A Kid Like Jake
Alex Wheeler
 2017 Brigsby Bear
Emily
 2017 Portlandia (TV Series)
Joan
- The Storytellers (2017) ... Joan
 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 (Music Video)
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 short)
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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Other Works:

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Publicity Listings:

11 Interviews | 24 Articles | 8 Pictorials | 54 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

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Height:

5' 5½" (1.66 m)

Spouse:

Hugh Dancy  (2 children)

Children:

Dancy, Cyrus Michael Christopher

Parents:

Danes (Hall), Carla | Danes, Christopher

Relatives:

Danes, Asa (sibling)
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Personal Quote:

[December 21, 2005, on having children] I would like to have a family, but I'm trying not to make any plans, because when I do, everything goes wrong. See more »

Trivia:

She is of German, English, and smaller amounts of Irish, Northern Irish, Scottish, Croatian, and Polish descent. See more »

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