Biography Base Home
  Biography Base Home | Link To Us
Search Biographies:
 
Claire Danes Biography
Claire Catherine Danes (born April 12, 1979 in New York City) is an American film actress. She had her breakthrough as protagonist Angela Chase in the groundbreaking 1994 teenage drama series My So-Called Life, for which she won a Golden Globe Award and received an Emmy nomination. Afterwards she turned down the female lead in Titanic, but shortly afterward starred alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet (1996). When she was 9 she decided to start taking acting classes at the Lee Strasberg Studio.

Height: 5'5 1/2" (166 cm), Weight: 110-120 lbs (50-54 kg) Hair: Dark blonde; Eyes: Grey-green


Her family
Mother: Carla Danes (day care provider, painter, textile Designer, Claire's manager) Father: Chris Danes (computer consultant, former architectural photographer) Brother: Asa Danes (Oberlin College graduate, NFP organization)


Off-Broadway
"Happiness" "Punk Ballet" "Kids On Stage" (she choreographed her own solo dance)

Selected Filmography

My So-Called Life (1994 series)
Little Women (1994)
How to Make an American Quilt (1995)
Home for the Holidays (1995)
Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Princess Mononoke (1997) (voice)
The Rainmaker (1997)
Les MisÚrables (1998)
Igby Goes Down (2002)
The Hours (2002)
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
Shopgirl (2004)
Flora Plum (2004)
 
Claire Danes Resources
 
 
Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Sitemap

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article Claire Danes.