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Claire Danes


Danes at the 2015 PaleyFest

Claire Catherine Danes (born April 12, 1979) is an American actress who first came to prominence with her role as Angela Chase in the 1994 series My So-Called Life. The role won her the first of four Golden Globe Awards. She made her film debut the same year in Little Women (1994). Her other films include Romeo + Juliet (1996), The Rainmaker (1997), Les Misérables (1998), Brokedown Palace (1999), Igby Goes Down (2002), The Hours (2002), Shopgirl (2005) and Stardust (2007).

Fact file

  • Born: Claire Catherine Danes April 12, 1979 (age 36) Manhattan, New York, U.S.
  • Education: Lycée Français de Los Angeles Yale University
  • Occupation: Actress
  • Years active: 1992–present
  • Spouse(s): Hugh Dancy (m. 2009)
  • Children: 1

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Variety, 2018-05-22 16:58:15
What if your 4-year-old son would rather dress up as Rapunzel than a pirate for Halloween or prefers playing with a Cinderella figurine than G.I. Joe? These are questions confronting a married couple played by Jim Parsons and Claire Danes in the IFC Films drama “A Kid Like Jake.” The ...

Variety, 2018-04-29 12:37:01
The hot war in a politically and culturally polarized nation comes to a climax tonight with the season finale of “Homeland.” The Showtime drama has stayed close to home for the most part in its seventh season. Claire Danes’ intrepid ex-CIA officer Carrie Mathison has been waging an increasingly desperate ...

Variety, 2018-04-27 13:08:02
Claire Danes is accustomed to answering questions about “Homeland” every year, but on Thursday evening the star took a turn as questioner in a sit-down with Lesli Linka Glatter, the series’ director/executive producer, for a conversation about the show and the career path of one of TV’s most sought-after helmers. ...

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