Claire Danes

Claire Danes

Birth Name:

Claire Catherine Danes

Body Height:

1.66 m


New Yorker Claire Catherine 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. She is of mostly German and British Isles descent.

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. Since 2011, she has starred on the SHOWTIME series Homeland (2011), receiving great critical acclaim and winning Emmys and Golden Globes.

Producers Filmography:


Actors Filmography:

Homeland (2019)
A Kid Like Jake (2018)
Brigsby Bear (2017)
Portlandia (2017)
Master of None (2015)
As Cool as I Am (2013)
A Child's Garden of Poetry (2011)
Temple Grandin (2010)
Me and Orson Welles (2008)
The Flock (2007)
Stardust (2007)
Evening (2007)
The Family Stone (2005)
Shopgirl (2005)
Stage Beauty (2004)
The Rage in Placid Lake (2003)
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
It's All About Love (2003)
The Hours (2002)
Igby Goes Down (2002)
Brokedown Palace (1999)
The Mod Squad (1999)
Les Misérables (1998)
Polish Wedding (1998)
The Rainmaker (1997)
U Turn (1997)
Princess Mononoke (1997)
Romeo + Juliet (1996)
To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday (1996)
I Love You, I Love You Not (1996)
The Pesky Suitor (1995)
Home for the Holidays (1995)
How to Make an American Quilt (1995)
Soul Asylum: Just Like Anyone (1995)
My So-Called Life (1995)
Dead Man's Jack (1995)
Little Women (1994)
Lifestories: Families in Crisis (1994)
Dudley (1993)
Geoffrey Beene 30 (1993)
No Room for Opal (1993)
Law & Order (1992)
Dreams of Love (1990)

Selfs Filmography:

CBS This Morning (2018)
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2018)
The View (2018)
Entertainment Tonight (2017)
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2017)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2017)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2017)
Art in the Twenty-First Century (2016)
The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards (2016)
The 70th Annual Tony Awards (2016)
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2016)
22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2016)
E! Live from the Red Carpet (2016)
The 42nd Annual People's Choice Awards (2016)
A Nobel Peace Prize Behind the Scenes (2015)
Extra (2015)
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards (2015)
Variety Studio: Actors on Actors (2015)
The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015)
Inside Edition (2015)
72nd Golden Globe Awards (2015)
Live with Kelly and Ryan (2014)
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards (2014)
The Hollywood Reporter Roundtables (2014)
Katie (2014)
20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014)
Late Show with David Letterman (2013)
Charlie Rose (2013)
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards (2013)
The O'Reilly Factor (2013)
19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)
70th Golden Globe Awards (2013)
The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards (2012)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2012)
CBS News Sunday Morning (2012)
The Colbert Report (2012)
MSN Exclusives (2012)
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2012)
Piers Morgan Tonight (2011)
Conan (2011)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2011)
Lemon (2011)
The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards (2011)
Ben Lee: Catch My Disease (2011)
Sidewalks Entertainment (2011)
17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2011)
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (2010)
Martha Stewart's Holiday Open House (2010)
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf (2010)
The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards (2010)
The City (2010)
15th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards (2010)
Xposé (2009)
Made in Hollywood (2009)
This Morning (2009)
The 2009 Independent Spirit Awards (2009)
15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
2009 Britannia Awards (2009)
Terminator 3: TerminatorVision (2008)
My So-Called Life: A Conversation with Claire Danes and Winnie Holzman (2007)
My So-Called Life: Angela (2007)
My So-Called Life: An Interview with Claire Danes (2007)
My So-Called Life: The Chase Family (2007)
My So-Called Life: The Friends (2007)
Getaway (2007)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (2007)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (2007)
Rove Live (2007)
The Daily Show (2007)
The 61st Annual Tony Awards (2007)
The Family Stone: Behind the Scenes (2006)
The Family Stone: Q&A Session with the Cast (2006)
Film '72 (2006)
The Mark Twain Prize: Steve Martin (2005)
The WIN Awards (2005)
El Magacine (2005)
Corazón de... (2005)
A Concert for Hurricane Relief (2005)
RSC Meets USA: Working Shakespeare (2005)
The 59th Annual Tony Awards (2005)
Seamless (2005)
Steve Martin: An American Cinematheque Tribute (2005)
The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2005)
Shootout (2004)
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Meryl Streep (2004)
Inside 'Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines' (2003)
T3: Dressed to Kill (2003)
Terminator 3: Sky Net Database (2003)
Tinseltown TV (2003)
Gomorron (2003)
Electric Playground (2003)
HBO First Look (2003)
Igby Goes Down: In Search of Igby (2003)
It's All About Love... og Thomas Vinterberg (2003)
VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards (2002)
Gala Paramount Pictures Celebrates 90th Anniversary with 90 Stars for 90 Years (2002)
VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards (1999)
Fanatic (1999)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars: America's Greatest Screen Legends (1999)
Leonardo DiCaprio: A Life in Progress (1998)
1997 MTV Movie Awards (1997)
Saturday Night Live (1997)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1997)
1997 VH1 Fashion Awards (1997)
The 69th Annual Academy Awards (1997)
MuchOnDemand (1997)
1996 MTV Movie Awards (1996)
The 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1995)
1995 MTV Video Music Awards (1995)
The 47th Annual Writers Guild Awards (1995)
The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (1995)
The Jon Stewart Show (1994)