Claire Danes is an American film and television actress. She is best known for her roles as Angela Chase in the high school drama series My So-Called Life, Temple Grandin in the HBO television film Temple Grandin, and as Carrie Mathison in the Showtime series Homeland. Her notable film roles include Home for the Holidays, Romeo + Juliet, The Rainmaker, Les Misérables, Brokedown Palace, the 1999 English dub of Princess Mononoke, Igby Goes Down, The Hours, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Shopgirl, Stardust, Brigsby Bear, and A Kid Like Jake. Her accolades include three Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. Born Claire Catherine Danes on April 12, 1979 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA, her father, Christopher Danes, is a photographer and her mother, Carla Danes, is an artist. She has an older brother, Asa, who is a corporate lawyer. Her paternal grandfather, Gibson Andrew Danes, was a Dean of the Yale School of Art and Architecture. She belongs to English, German, Scottish, Irish, and Austrian descent. Danes started studying dance when she was six years old. She began acting at the age of 12, and got her first big job working on the Dudley Moore TV sitcom pilot called Dudley at age 13. She made her film debut in Little Women (1994). She 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. She has been married to Hugh Dancy since 2009. They have two sons.
Claire Danes Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 12 April 1979
Birth Place: Manhattan, New York, USA
Birth Name: Claire Catherine Danes
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Race/Ethnicity: White (English, German, Northern Irish, Scottish, Austrian)
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Grey
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Claire Danes Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 119 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 54 kg
Height in Feet: 5′ 5½”
Height in Meters: 1.66 m
Body Build/Type: Slim
Body Shape: Banana
Body Measurements: 34-23-34 in (86-58-86 cm)
Breast Size: 34 inches (86 cm)
Waist Size: 23 inches (58 cm)
Hips Size: 34 inches (86 cm)
Bra Size/Cup Size: 34A
Feet/Shoe Size: 8 (US)
Dress Size: 2 (US)
Claire Danes Family Details:
Father: Christopher Danes (Computer consultant and photographer)
Mother: Carla Danes (Day-care provider and artist)
Spouse/Husband: Hugh Dancy (m. 2009)
Children: Cyrus Michael Christopher Dancy (Son) (b. December 2012), Son (b. August 27, 2018)
Siblings: Asa Danes (Older Brother) (Corporate Lawyer)
Others: Gibson Andrew Danes (Paternal Grandfather)
Partner: Billy Crudup (2003-2006), Ben Lee
Claire Danes Education:
New York City Lab School for Collaborative Studies
Lycée Français de Los Angeles
Claire Danes Facts:
*She was born on April 12, 1979 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.
*Her father, Chris, is a photographer and her mother, Carla, is an artist.
*At 6, she started studying dance.
*She attended Yale University, but dropped out to focus on acting.
*People Magazine named her one of the top 50 Most Beautiful People in the World in 1997.
*She is a certified scuba diver.
*Close friends with actor Jason Schwartzman.
*Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2012.
*She was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2015.
*Her hobbies include surfing, gymnastics and dancing.
*Follow her on Facebook and Instagram.