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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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Jim Parsons on "A Kid Like Jake"
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2018-06-10 14:38:23
The star of CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" has a new role in Hollywood: producer of the film "A Kid Like Jake," in which he stars with Claire Danes and Octavia Spencer. It's the story of a New York couple who are trying to get their four-year-old son in a ...

Claire Danes, Jim Parsons grapple with parenting challenge in domestic drama 'A Kid Like Jake'
LA Times Entertainme, 2018-06-07 20:10:00
The urge to protect versus the need to create space is the emotional and territorial struggle at the heart of “A Kid Like Jake,” the modest but effective parenting drama from director Silas Howard and screenwriter Daniel Pearle, adapting his play. As getting-by Brooklynites Alex (Claire Danes)...

Russia conspiracies, custody battles: Claire Danes has had it tough on 'Homeland'
LA Times Entertainme, 2018-06-05 20:50:00
It goes without saying that each season of “Homeland” will find Carrie Mathison in a state of constant stress as she obsesses over a crisis involving the national security of the United States. So, yeah, Claire Danes, the actress who portrays the former CIA agent, seeks ways to counterbalance the...

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