Claire Danes

Claire Danes

TV Actress

Claire Catherine Danes is an American actress. Prolific in film and television since her teens, she is the recipient of three Primetime Emmy Awards and four Golden Globe Awards. In 2012, Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Full Name
Apr 12, 1979
5′ 5″
Net Worth


Claire Danes was born on April 12, 1979 in Manhattan, New York. She is the daughter of Carla and Chris Danes, both of whom are visual artists. Claire attended the Dalton School in New York and later enrolled at Yale University to study psychology. 

Claire's acting career began when she was a child, appearing in off-Broadway productions such as "Les Misérables" and "Anastasia". She then moved to Los Angeles to pursue her career further and landed roles in films such as "Little Women", "I Love You, I Love You Not" and "Home for the Holidays". 

In 1996, she made her television debut in an episode of the series Law & Order. Her big break came when she was cast as Angela Chase in the teen drama My So-Called Life, which earned her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. She went on to star in several other television series including Romeo + Juliet, The Hours and Homeland. 

Claire has also had roles in several films including Stardust, Shopgirl, Me and Orson Welles and The Family Stone. In 2020 she appeared as Temple Grandin in the title role of HBO's biopic film about the autistic scientist. Her performance earned her an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress. 

Aside from acting, Claire is also a philanthropist who supports causes related to homelessness, education reform and mental health awareness. She is married to actor Hugh Dancy with whom she has two children.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1979</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Claire Danes is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On April 12, 1979, Claire Danes was born in New York City.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1994</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Danes Stars in My So Called Life</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Danes stars as Angela Chase in the critically acclaimed show "My So Called Life."</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1996</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Nominated for Golden Globe Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">She earned her first Golden Globe nomination for her role in the film William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2000</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins Emmy Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Danes won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for her role in Temple Grandin.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2011</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Stars in Homeland</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Danes stars as Carrie Mathison in the hit Showtime series Homeland.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2012</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins Golden Globe Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Danes wins the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama for her role as Carrie Mathison in Homeland.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Final Season of Homeland Airs</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">The eighth and final season of Homeland airs with Danes reprising her role as Carrie Mathison.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's a Legendary Actress</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Claire Danes is one of the most iconic actresses of all time. She has won numerous awards, including an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her role in Homeland. Her roles in My So-Called Life, Romeo + Juliet, and Temple Grandin have also been critically acclaimed.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's Talented</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Claire Danes is a highly talented actress with a wide range of acting styles. She can be serious, funny, romantic, and intense. Her performances have consistently been praised by critics and fans alike.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's a Great Humanitarian</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Claire Danes is not only an amazing actress, but she's also an inspiring humanitarian. She has dedicated her time to many charities, including UNICEF and Stand Up To Cancer. She is also an advocate for LGBTQ rights and gender equality.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Started Acting at a Young Age</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Claire Danes started her acting career at the age of 12 when she was cast in the off-Broadway production of "Les Miserables."</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Was Homeschooled</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Claire Danes was homeschooled for most of her youth, allowing her to focus on her acting career while receiving an education.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Won Multiple Awards</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Claire Danes has won multiple awards for her work in television and film, including two Golden Globe Awards and four Emmy Awards.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Married to Hugh Dancy</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Claire Danes is married to actor Hugh Dancy, whom she met while filming Evening, in 2009.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Has a Son</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy have a son together named Cyrus Michael Christopher Dancy, born in December 2012.</p></div>


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