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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

Read more about Claire Danes at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Variety, 2018-03-14 18:30:31
Claire Danes’ family drama “A Kid Like Jake” will open the San Francisco International Film Festival on April 4. The festival also announced that its closing night film will be Joaquin Phoenix’s “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot,” which will screen on April 17. The 61-year-old festival, organized ...

Variety, 2018-02-11 20:10:46
WASHINGTON — The new season of “Homeland” will see Carrie (Claire Danes) fighting the authoritarian tendencies of President Keane (Elizabeth Marvel), including her attacks on the so-called “deep state.” Sound familiar? On the latest edition of “PopPolitics” on SiriusXM’s POTUS Channel, “Homeland” director and producer Lesli Linka Glatter talks about ...

A Word With: Claire Danes Could Really Use a Nap
NY Times TV, 2018-02-09 15:00:26
Ms. Danes talks about the new season of “Homeland,” the death of Peter Quinn and the eerie collision of life and art.

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