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Claire Danes

New Yorker Claire 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, and Claire has English, German, Scottish, Irish, and Austrian ancestry.Claire was educated at Dalton School, New York, The New York City Lab School for Collaborative Studies, The Professional Performing Arts School and Lycée Français de Los Angeles. From 1998, she attended Yale University, studying psychology, but dropped out after two years to concentrate on her acting career.Danes first came to major public attention when she appeared as "Angela Chase" in My So-Called Life (1994). She won an Emmy nomination and a Golden Globe award for this performance. A successful film career followed, including the role of "Juliet", opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, in Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet (1996). She continued acting in such varied project as The Hours (2002), Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) and Stardust (2007).In 2010, she appeared in the HBO Production, Temple Grandin (2010), playing the title character. She received huge critical acclaim for the role, and won an Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award for her performance.


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Born:
Apr 12, 1979 In New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
14
First Appeared:
In the series Saturday Night Live 1975-10-11
Latest Project:
Series The Late Late Show with James Corden 2015-03-23

Won 4 Golden Globes. Another 30 wins & 36 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Homeland
Poster of My So-Called Life
Filmography
The Late Late Show with James Corden Unknown 2015-03-23
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Unknown 2014-02-17
Piers Morgan Live Unknown 2011-01-17
Homeland Carrie Mathison 96 episodes, 2011-2020 2011-10-02
Conan Unknown 2010-11-08
The City Unknown 2008-12-01
The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
The View Unknown 1997-08-11
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
My So-Called Life Angela Chase 19 episodes, 1994-1995 1994-08-25
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Law & Order Unknown 1990-09-13
CBS News Sunday Morning Unknown 1979
Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11