April 12, 1979
42 years old
5 ft 5.5 in | 166 cm
34-23-34 in | 87-58.5-87 cm
54 kg | 119 pounds
8 US | 38.5 EU
Claire Catherine Danes was born in Manhattan, New York, U.S., on April 12, 1979, is an American actress.
Young Claire Danes first started acting during her years at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute, in several student films.
She made her television debut in NBC series Law & Order (1992) in episode "Skin Deep", in role as Tracy Brandt.
She landed her big screen debut in family drama film Little Women (1994) in role as Elizabeth "Beth" March.
Her breakthrough performance came as Angela Chase in teen television series My So-Called Life (1994), at the age of 15.
She got her Broadway debut in a play "Pygmalion" (2007) in role as Eliza Doolittle.
A Kid Like Jake (2018) drama in role as Alex Wheeler, opposite Jim Parsons, Octavia Spencer and Priyanka Chopra
Romeo + Juliet (1996) romantic crime with Leonardo DiCaprio
U Turn (1997) western neo noir crime thriller opposite Sean Penn and Jennifer Lopez
Brokedown Palace (1999) drama with Kate Beckinsale
Stage Beauty (2004) romantic drama opposite Billy Crudup
The Hours (2002) drama opposite Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman
Terminator 3 - Rise of the Machines (2003) sci-fi action opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger
Stardust (2007) romantic adventure fantasy opposite Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert De Niro
As Cool as I Am (2013) comedy drama with James Marsden
Me and Orson Welles (2008) period drama opposite Zac Efron
The Rainmaker (1997) drama crime with Matt Damon
Little Women (1994) drama opposite Winona Ryder and Christian Bale
Igby Goes Down (2002) comedy drama with Jeff Goldblum and Susan Sarandon
Les Misérables (1998) drama crime opposite Liam Neeson and Uma Thurman
Shopgirl (2005) romantic comedy opposite Steve Martin
She won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Angela Chase in teen television series My So-Called Life (1994).
She won two Golden Globe Awards and two Primetime Emmy Awards for Best Actress for her role as Carrie Mathison in Showtime series Homeland (2011– ).
She won a Golden Globe Award and a Primetime Emmy Award for Best Actress for her performance as Temple Grand in HBO TV film Temple Grandin (2010).
Attended the New York City Lab School for Collaborative Studies.
Studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute.
Has a older brother, Asa.
She took dance classes at the age of six.
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame, on 24 September 2015.
Her hobbies are surfing, gymnastics and dancing.
Close friends with actor Jason Schwartzman.
She is a certified scuba diver.
Lives in the West Village neighborhood of New York City.
She dated Ben Lee (1997-2003), Leonardo DiCaprio (1996), Andrew Dorff (1993-1997) and Billy Crudup (2004-2006).
She married British actor Hugh Dancy in France (2009), they have two sons.