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Claire Danes Biography

Birth Name:
Claire Catherine Danes
Birth Place:
New York, New York, United States
Profession
Actor

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

Awards

  • 2016Producers Guild Awards-Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama: nominated
  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated
  • 2015Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2015Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2015Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 2015Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2015Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated
  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2014Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2014Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2013Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2013Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2013Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: winner
  • 2013Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2012Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: winner
  • 2012Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2012Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2012Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2011Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: winner
  • 2010Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: winner
  • 2010Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: winner
  • 2002Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1995Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1995Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: winner

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