Claire Danes

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Claire Catherine Danes
  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 04/12/1979, Aries
  • Profession: Actor
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Claire Danes Fast Facts:
  • Began studying modern dance when she was 6.
  • Started acting on the off-off-Broadway stage, and choreographed a solo number for Kids on Stage when she was 11.
  • Appeared in the video for Soul Asylum's 1995 hit "Just Like Anyone."
  • Letter of recommendation to Yale was penned by Oliver Stone, who directed her in the 1997 thriller U-Turn.
  • Auditioned for the role of Lisa in Girl, Interrupted (1999), but lost out to Angelina Jolie.
  • Became the spokesmodel for Latisse eyelash growth treatment in 2010.
  • Several pop-punk bands have written songs about her, including the Ataris ("My So Called Life"), Size 14 ("Claire Danes Poster") and Five Mile Line ("Claire Danes").
  • Is a longtime supporter of the charity Afghan Hands, a literacy program for disenfranchised women in Afghanistan.
  • Claire Danes Relationships:
  • Carla Danes - Mother
  • Hugh Dancy - Husband
  • Asa Danes - Brother
  • Christopher Danes - Father
  • Ben Lee - Ex-significant Other
  • Billy Crudup - Ex-significant Other
  • Cyrus Michael Christopher Dancy - Son
  • Claire Danes Awards:
  • 1995 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2011 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Winner
  • 1995 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama - Winner
  • 2013 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama - Winner
  • 2013 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 2010 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Winner
  • 2002 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Winner
  • 2012 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama - Winner
  • 2012 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2014 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended Yale University, New Haven, CT

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