Claire Danes
American actress
Claire Danes
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.
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Wednesday's TV highlights: 'Homeland' marathon and more
LATimes - about 2 months
  SERIES Homeland Showtime offers a marathon of this Emmy-winning espionage drama, with an entire season airing each day through Sunday ahead of the show’s Season 6 premiere on Jan. 15. Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin star. 10 a.m. Showtime Undercover Boss New York & Company chief executive Greg...
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Once Upon A Time, Claire Danes Sat In A Chair 12 Different Ways
Huffington Post - 5 months
Question: Have you ever ... sat in a chair? Did you find this page by Googling “how do I sit in a chair”? Rather, do you consider yourself a chair expert? Are you only here to get new sitting ideas? Whatever your needs, here are 12 innovative chair poses, brought to you by none other than “My So-Called Life”-era Claire Danes. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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Once Upon A Time, Claire Danes Sat In A Chair 12 Different Ways
Huffington Post - 5 months
Question: Have you ever ... sat in a chair? Did you find this page by Googling “how do I sit in a chair”? Rather, do you consider yourself a chair expert? Are you only here to get new sitting ideas? Whatever your needs, here are 12 innovative chair poses, brought to you by none other than “My So-Called Life”-era Claire Danes. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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Here Are All The 2016 Emmy Award Winners
Huffington Post - 5 months
It’s TV’s biggest night and, once again, “Game of Thrones” is your best bet for Sunday night’s big winner, since the HBO show leads the 68th annual Emmy Awards with 23 nominations, followed closely by “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson” with 22 noms.  Yes, tonight is the night when all your favorite shows and stars will battle it out live from the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles. Though we are fairly certain “GoT” will dominate in the Outstanding Drama category, the show is up against “Homeland,” “House of Cards,” “Mr. Robot,” “Downton Abbey,” ”Better Call Saul” and “The Americans” for the top honor. Meanwhile, Jimmy Kimmel, who hosted the award show in 2012, returns as this year’s host.  He warned People that his famous friends should consider themselves targets for good natured ridicule, since he knows they’ll be able to handle it.  “The people with whom I’m actually friendly are in the most danger usually because I know they can take a joke,” Kimm ...
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Here Are All The 2016 Emmy Award Winners
Huffington Post - 5 months
It’s TV’s biggest night and, once again, “Game of Thrones” is your best bet for Sunday night’s big winner, since the HBO show leads the 68th annual Emmy Awards with 23 nominations, followed closely by “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson” with 22 noms.  Yes, tonight is the night when all your favorite shows and stars will battle it out live from the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles. Though we are fairly certain “GoT” will dominate in the Outstanding Drama category, the show is up against “Homeland,” “House of Cards,” “Mr. Robot,” “Downton Abbey,” ”Better Call Saul” and “The Americans” for the top honor. Meanwhile, Jimmy Kimmel, who hosted the award show in 2012, returns as this year’s host.  He warned People that his famous friends should consider themselves targets for good natured ridicule, since he knows they’ll be able to handle it.  “The people with whom I’m actually friendly are in the most danger usually because I know they can take a joke,” Kimm ...
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Thai fashionista recreates designer gown with bags of prawn crackers
Yahoo News - 9 months
A 28-year-old Thai woman has become an Internet sensation overnight after she posted her own version of a high fashion gown that's made from bags of prawn crackers. Sine Benjaphorn is a plus-size model and owner of a clothing store in Ratchaburi, a province west of Bangkok, Thailand. The gown that she chose to replicate was a peach layered gown that Thai actress, Chompoo Araya wore to a L'Oreal event during the recent Cannes Film Festival. According to Benjaphorn, she was inspired after seeing pictures of Araya and went out to buy bags of prawn crackers — a popular savoury snack — to sew them together. The end result from the colour down to the layering and wavy texture is uncanny.  After posting a side-by-side comparison of her posing in the gown on the streets with Araya's red-carpet picture on May 12, Benjaphorn's post quickly went viral on Facebook, with many netizens praising her for her talent — both in design and comedy. "I’m shocked. I never thought this many people would share ...
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'Homeland's' Claire Danes will be happy when she's done with the 'cry face'
LATimes - 9 months
Claire Danes thought recently about having a "big, wild adventure." Just what kind of insanity was she contemplating? Moving to Brooklyn. Not moving the needle for you on the daredevil barometer? She gets it. So maybe a little context is in order. Danes and her husband, actor Hugh Dancy, had just...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Claire Danes
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 36
    In March 2016, Danes performed in The Public Theater's Dry Powder, starring alongside John Krasinski, Hank Azaria and Sanjit De Silva.
    More Details Hide Details The play was directed by Thomas Kail. In 1997, Danes wrote an introduction to Neil Gaiman's Death: The Time of Your Life.
  • 2015
    Age 35
    In 2015, Danes was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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  • 2013
    Age 33
    She hosted the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo.
    More Details Hide Details Before she had her first kiss in real life, she had her first on-screen one in an episode of My So-Called Life. She has been in therapy since the age of six, and considers it " a helpful tool and a luxury to self-reflect and get some insight".
    Her performance was nominated for a 2013 Audie Award in the Fiction category.
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  • 2012
    Age 32
    In 2012, Danes' audiobook recording of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale was released at Audible.com.
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    In January 2012, Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals announced that they would honor Danes as their 2012 Woman of the Year.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2007
    Age 27
    Later in 2007, Danes made her Broadway theatre debut as Eliza Doolittle in the Roundabout Theatre Company revival of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, directed by David Grindley at the American Airlines Theatre.
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    In January 2007, Danes performed in Performance Space 122's Edith and Jenny.
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    In 2007, she appeared in the fantasy Stardust, which she described as a "classic model of romantic comedy".
    More Details Hide Details She appeared in the drama film Evening and The Flock. She was also featured in the film Me and Orson Welles. Danes got her start in New York City theater appearing in performances of Happiness, Punk Ballet, and Kids Onstage, for which she choreographed her own dance. In April 2000, she appeared off Broadway in Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues. In November of that same year, she appeared as Emily Webb in a one night only staged reading of Thornton Wilder's Our Town at All Saint's Episcopal Church in Beverly Hills. The production was staged by Bess Armstrong, who had played the mother of Danes' character on My So-Called Life.
  • 2005
    Age 25
    In September 2005, Danes returned to New York's Performance Space 122, where she had performed as a child.
    More Details Hide Details She appeared in choreographer Tamar Rogoff's solo dance piece "Christina Olson: American Model", where she portrayed the subject of Andrew Wyeth's famous painting Christina's World. Olson suffered from muscular deterioration that left her weak and partially paralyzed. Danes was praised for her dance skills and acting in the project.
    She earned critical acclaim in 2005 when she starred in Shopgirl and The Family Stone.
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  • 2004
    Age 24
    In 2004, Danes began a relationship with former Stage Beauty co-star Billy Crudup that lasted until 2006. The relationship garnered much negative press, as Crudup left actress Mary-Louise Parker while she was pregnant with his son. Danes met actor Hugh Dancy on the set of Evening in 2006 in Newport, Rhode Island. They began dating and announced their engagement in February 2009. They married in France in a secret ceremony in late August or early September 2009.
    More Details Hide Details They have one child, a son named Cyrus (born 2012). They live in the West Village neighborhood of New York City. Danes and her mother are supporters of the charity Afghan Hands, which helps women in Afghanistan gain independence, education, and livable wages. Danes is also a long time supporter of Donorschoose.org, a website that allows public school teachers to create project requests. Donors then choose what projects inspire them, and help to fund those projects.
    The following year, she was cast in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, followed by Stage Beauty in 2004.
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  • 2002
    Age 22
    In 2002, she returned to film.
    More Details Hide Details She starred in Igby Goes Down. Later that year, she co-starred as Clarissa Vaughan's (played by Meryl Streep) daughter in the Oscar-nominated film The Hours.
  • 2000
    Age 20
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In 2010, she portrayed Temple Grandin in the HBO TV film Temple Grandin, which won her a second Golden Globe and the first of three Emmy Awards. Since 2011, she has starred as Carrie Mathison in the Showtime series Homeland, for which she has won two Emmys and two Golden Globes. She has also won two Screen Actors Guild Awards. Danes was born in Manhattan, New York, the daughter of a sculptor and printmaking artist, Carla Danes (née Hall), and a photographer, Christopher Danes. She has an older brother, Asa, who is a lawyer. Danes' parents met when they were both studying at the Rhode Island School of Design. Danes' mother was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey in 1945 and has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Education from Rhode Island School of Design (1967), an Associate of Applied Science in Textile Design from Fashion Institute of Technology (1971), a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education from Hunter College (1987), and a Masters of Fine Arts from Otis College of Art and Design (2002). During Danes' childhood her mother ran a small toddler day-care center called Danes Tribe out of the family's SoHo loft to supplement her work as a painter and textile designer, and later served as Danes' manager.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1999
    Age 19
    In 1999, she made her first appearance in an animated feature with the English version of Princess Mononoke.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, she played the role of Julie Barnes in the big screen adaptation of the 1970s TV show The Mod Squad, and took the lead role in Brokedown Palace. Danes left her career temporarily to attend Yale, having made 13 films in five years.
  • 1998
    Age 18
    In 1998, she played several very different roles: Cosette in Les Misérables, and the pregnant teenage daughter of Polish immigrants in Polish Wedding.
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  • 1997
    Age 17
    Danes met Australian singer Ben Lee at her birthday party in 1997. They dated for almost six years before their relationship ended in 2003.
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    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.
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  • 1996
    Age 16
    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."
    More Details Hide Details Later that year, it was reported that she turned down the female lead role in Titanic. Danes said that while she may have been considered for the part, she was never offered the role.
  • 1995
    Age 15
    Although ABC canceled My So-Called Life in 1995, the show helped her to receive more film roles, including 1995's Home for the Holidays and 1996's I Love You, I Love You Not and To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday.
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  • 1994
    Age 14
    Danes played Beth March in the 1994 film adaptation of Little Women.
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  • 1993
    Age 13
    In March 1993, a pilot episode was shot, when she was 13 years old.
    More Details Hide Details It would be almost another year and a half before broadcast. She then starred as the 15-year-old Angela Chase in the television drama series My So-Called Life, starring in the show and providing voiceovers for 17 of the series' 19 episodes, including the pilot episode. For her role, she won a Golden Globe Award and received an Emmy nomination. Despite being canceled after only 19 episodes, My So-Called Life has developed a large cult following. In 1995, she starred in the Soul Asylum music video for "Just Like Anyone". In 2010, Danes starred in the HBO production of Temple Grandin, a biopic about the eponymous woman with autism. She won the 2010 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie, the 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film and the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries award. The film was well received and Grandin herself praised Danes' performance.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1979
    Born
    Born on April 12, 1979.
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