Claire Danes

Born Apr 12, 1979

Claire Catherine Danes is an American actress of television, stage, and film. She has appeared in roles such as Angela Chase in My So-Called Life, as Juliet in Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet, as Cosette in Les Misérables, as Yvaine in Stardust, and as Temple Grandin in the HBO TV film Temple Grandin. She also plays Carrie Mathison in the Showtime series Homeland. For her work, she has garnered two Emmy Awards and four Golden Globe Awards, amongst others.… Read More

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1979 Birth Born on April 12, 1979.


1993 - 1995 3 More Events
1996 17 Years Old Her first leading role on the big screen came in 1996, when she portrayed Juliet in the film Romeo + Juliet, inspiring director Baz Luhrmann to call her, at age 16, "the Meryl Streep of her generation." … Read More
1997 18 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1997, Danes played abused wife Kelly Riker in The Rainmaker, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, as well as Jenny in Oliver Stone's noir U Turn.
1998 19 Years Old In 1998, she played several very different roles: Cosette in Les Misérables, and the pregnant teenage daughter of Polish immigrants in Polish Wedding.


1999 20 Years Old In 1999, she made her first appearance in an animated feature with the English version of Princess Mononoke. … Read More
2000 21 Years Old …  She appeared in an Off-Broadway production of The Vagina Monologues in 2000, and made her Broadway debut playing Eliza Doolittle in the 2007 revival of Pygmalion. … Read More
2002 23 Years Old In 2002, she returned to film. … Read More
2004 25 Years Old 1 More Event
The following year, she was cast in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, followed by Stage Beauty in 2004.
2005 26 Years Old 1 More Event
She earned critical acclaim in 2005 when she starred in Shopgirl and The Family Stone.
In 2007, she appeared in the fantasy Stardust, which she described as a "classic model of romantic comedy". … Read More


2012 33 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 2012, Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals announced that they would honor Danes as their 2012 Woman of the Year.
2013 34 Years Old 1 More Event
Her performance was nominated for a 2013 Audie Award in the Fiction category.
2015 36 Years Old In 2015, Danes was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
2016 37 Years Old In March 2016, Danes performed in The Public Theater's Dry Powder, starring alongside John Krasinski, Hank Azaria and Sanjit De Silva. … Read More
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