Claire Danes

TV Actress

Birthday April 12, 1979

Birth Sign Aries

Birthplace New York City, NY

Age 44 years old

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Longtime actress known for her award-winning role as Carrie Mathison on the Showtime series Homeland. She also played Angela Chase on the high school drama series My So-Called Life and was cast as Juliet alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in the 1996 film Romeo + Juliet.

Before Fame

She made her film debut in 1994's Little Women. She later attended Yale University, but dropped out to focus on acting.


Her performance as the title character in the HBO biopic Temple Grandin earned her an Emmy, a Golden Globe, a Satellite and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

Family Life

She married Hugh Dancy in 2009. She had her first child, a son named Cyrus, in 2012. They welcomed a second son in 2018. In January 2023, they announced they were expecting their third child together. They welcomed a daughter in July 2023.

Associated With

She played Cosette in the 1998 filmLes Misérables (1998), where Liam Neeson portrayed the great character Jean Valjean.


Claire Danes Highlights
Claire Danes Highlights