Claire Danes

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Full Name Claire Danes
Age 41 Years Old
Nick Name Claire Danes
Gender Female
Famous As Actress
Birth Date April 12, 1979
Birth Place Manhattan

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Claire Danes is an American actress. She is one of the renowned and most celebrated Hollywood actress having won three Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. In 2012, "Time" magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world. She was awarded a star on the "Hollywood Walk of Fame" in 2015. Scroll down to know more information regarding her full biography, facts, family details, birthday, wiki, movies, awards, and many more. 

Famous For 

  • Being an American actress.
  • For her appearance in the films "Romeo + Juliet" (1996), The Rainmaker (1997), Les Misérables (1998), Brokedown Palace (1999), the 1999 English dub of Princess Mononoke (1997), The Hours (2002), Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), Shopgirl (2005), Stardust (2007), and A Kid Like Jake (2018). 

Claire Danes in the movie Romeo and Juliet

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 Early life of Claire Danes

Claire Danes was born on April 12, 1979, in the Manhattan borough of New York City which is her hometown. Her real name is Claire Catherine Danes. She holds an American nationality and belongs to a white ethnicity of German and British descent. Her Zodiac sign is Aries. Her birthday falls on the 12th of April every year. Her father's name is Christopher Danes who is a photographer and mother name is Carla Danes who work as a sculptor and printmaking artist. She has an older brother named  Asa who is a lawyer. Her family used to live in an artist's loft on Crosby Street of Manhattan. Danes attended P.S. 3 and PS 11 for elementary school and Professional Performing Arts School for junior high school. She attended the New York City Lab School for Collaborative Studies in New York City. She attended The Dalton School for one year of high school before moving with her parents to Santa Monica, California for the role in "My So-Called Life". She graduated from the Lycée Français de Los Angeles in 1997. In 1998, she began studying a psychology major at Yale University but she left out after 2 years because of her focus on a film career. She is a follower of Christian. 

Career of Claire Danes 

  • Before entering the entertainment industry, Claire Danes used to take dance classes at Dance Theater Workshop and acting classes at HB Studio the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute at the age of 10.
  • She also used to appear in theater and video productions in New York City. 
  • In 1992, At age 13, Danes got her first big job working on the Dudley Moore TV sitcom pilot called "Dudley".
  • The same year she played a teenage murderer in a guest-starring role on "Law & Order" in the season three episode "Skin Deep" and in an episode of HBO's Lifestories: Families in Crisis entitled "The Coming out of Heidi Leiter". 
  • From 1994-1995 She then starred as the 15-year-old Angela Chase in the television drama series "My So-Called Life".
  • She made her film debut by starring in the 1994 film "Little Women". Then she starred in 1995's "Home for the Holidays" and 1996's "I Love You, I Love You Not" and "To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday". Her first leading role on the big screen came in 1996 when she portrayed Juliet in the film "Romeo + Juliet".
  • In 1997, Danes played abused wife Kelly Riker in "The Rainmaker".
  • In 1998, she played several very different roles: Cosette in "Les Misérables", and the pregnant teenage daughter of Polish immigrants in "Polish Wedding". 
  • In 1999, she made her first appearance in an animated feature with the English version of Princess Mononoke. 
  • That same year, she played the role of Julie Barnes in the big-screen adaptation of the 1970s TV show The Mod Squad.
  • She starred in Igby Goes Down. Later that year, she co-starred as Clarissa Vaughan's daughter in the Oscar-nominated film The Hours. 
  • The following year, she was cast in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, followed by Stage Beauty in 2004.
  • In 2007, she appeared in the Romantic Adventure fantasy film "Stardust".
  • In 2013, she played in the film "As Cool as I Am". In 2015 she appeared in the TV series "Master of None".
  • In March 2016, Danes performed in Dry Powder by Sarah Burgess at The Public Theater, starring alongside John Krasinski, Hank Azaria, and Sanjit De Silva.
  • In 2017 she played the guest role of Joan in the TV series "Portlandia". In 2018 she starred in the film "A Kid Like Jake".
  • Since 2011 to present She has been playing the lead role in an American spy thriller television series "Homeland" where she portrays as Carrie Mathison. She has appeared in all 8 seasons of the series till now.
  • On February 9, 2020, the series released its first episode of final and last season i.e. season 8.
  • The series finale episode of final season 8 is episode 12 whose title is "Prisoners of War". 
  • The series has ended as of April 26, 2020. 

Achievement and Awards

Claire Danes with award

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Claire Danes' role in the 1994 teen drama series "My So-Called Life" made her win a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress and a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. In 2010, she portrayed Temple Grandin in the highly acclaimed HBO TV film Temple Grandin, which won her second Golden Globe and her first Primetime Emmy Award for the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie. Since 2011, she has starred as Carrie Mathison in the Showtime drama series Homeland, for which she has won two Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, two Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama, and the Television Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Drama.

Personal Life of Claire Danes

Claire Danes is a married woman. Her husband's name is  Hugh Dancy, an English actor. They first met on the set of American Drama film "Evening" in 2006 in Newport, Rhode Island. Then they began dating and announced their engagement in February 2009. They married in France in a secret ceremony in late August or early September 2009. Their first child, a son, was born in 2012 and the second son was born in 2018. As of now, the duo is living a happy life. She is straight by sexual orientation. Before marrying Hugh Dancy, she was in a love relationship with  Australian singer Ben Lee from 1997 to 2003 and with actor Billy Crudup from 2003 to 2006. 

Claire Danes With Her Husband Hugh Dancy

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Net Worth of Claire Danes 

As being one of the most talented and influential actresses of Hollywood, Claire Danes has managed to accumulate a mass fortune through her long-term involvement in the entertainment industry as an Actress. The Romantic Drama film "The Hours" in which she starred was a box office hit in 2002 and grossed 108.8 million USD worldwide. The science fiction action film "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines" in which she starred was a box office hit of 2003 and grossed 433.4 million USD worldwide. Her 1996 Romantic Crime Tragedy film "Romeo + Juliet" was a major box hit and grossed $147,542,381 worldwide. From 2011 till 2020 she has been playing the lead role in the television series "Homeland". In 2014 she used to earn $250,000 per episode of playing in the series. Her salary increased to $450,000 in 2017 making her one of the highest-paid actors on TV. As of 2020, Claire Danes' net worth is estimated to be $30 million and earns a salary of $5.5 Million per year by playing in the series "Homeland".

Body Measurement of Claire Danes

Claire Danes is a beautiful and bold looking woman with slim and Hourglass like body physique. She stands 5 ft 5.5 inches tall and weighs 54 kg. Her body measurement is 34-23-34 inches. Her eye color is gray and hair color is Blonde. Overall, she has got a healthy body with a charming smile and a glowing face. She maintained her body a lot.