Claire Danes

Claire Danes

Date of Birth

Birthday: April 12
Birthplace: New York, New York

Claire Danes has established herself as one of Hollywood's leading actresses.

Danes currently stars on Showtime’s critically acclaimed series Homeland. For her performance as Carrie Mathison she has won back to back Golden Globe Awards for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama, a 2013 SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series, and the 2012 Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

Claire Danes has established herself as one of Hollywood's leading actresses.

Danes currently stars on Showtime’s critically acclaimed series Homeland. For her performance as Carrie Mathison she has won back to back Golden Globe Awards for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama, a 2013 SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series, and the 2012 Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

Danes also received critical acclaim for her performance in HBO's Temple Grandin biopic. Based on the extraordinary life of Temple Grandin, the film chronicles how she turned her unique talent into a behavioral tool that revolutionized the cattle industry and laid the groundwork for her successful career as an author, lecturer, and pioneering advocate for autism and autism spectrum disorder educations. Danes won the 2010 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie and the film won for Outstanding Made for Television Movie. She also won the 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television and the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries.

Danes starred in Richard Linklater's critically acclaimed film, Me & Orson Welles opposite Zac Efron and Christian McKay. The screenplay by Holly Gent Palmo and Vincent Palmo Jr. is based on the novel by Robert Kaplow and is set in the heady world of Orson Welles' famed Mercury Theater. The National Board of Review named the film as one of 2009's Top Independent Films.

In 2007, Danes made her Broadway debut starring in George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion opposite Jefferson Mays. Her performance as Eliza Doolittle was well reviewed by critics.

Danes garnered critical acclaim for her performances in Anand Tucker's Shopgirl opposite Steve Martin and Jason Schwartzman, Richard Eyre's Stage Beauty opposite Billy Crudup, Burr Steer's Igby Goes Down opposite Susan Sarandon, Jeff Goldblum, Ryan Phillippe and Kieran Culkin, Baz Luhrman's William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet opposite Leonardo DiCaprio.

Danes first caught critics' and audiences' attention in Ed Zwick and Marshall Hershkovitz's acclaimed series, My So Called Life, which earned her an Emmy Nomination and she was awarded the Golden Globe for her leading role as Angela Chase.

Danes's other film credits include: Matthew Vaughn's Stardust opposite Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer, Lajos Koltai's Evening opposite Toni Collette, Meryl Streep, Glenn Close, Natasha Richardson and Vanessa Redgrave, Thomas Bezucha's The Family Stone opposite Diane Keaton and Sarah Jessica Parker, Jonathan Mostow's Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger and Nick Stahl, Stephen Daldry's Academy Award winning drama, The Hours opposite Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Allison Janney, Ed Harris and Toni Collette, Jonathan Kaplan's Brokedown Palace opposite Kate Beckinsale, Billie August's Les Miserables, Theresa Connelly's Polish Wedding, Francis Ford Coppola's The Rainmaker opposite Danny DeVito and Matt Damon, Oliver Stones' U Turn opposite Sean Penn, Nick Nolte and Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Pressman's To Gillian On Her 37th Birthday opposite Michelle Pfeiffer and Peter Gallagher, Jocelyn Moorhouse's How to Make an American Quilt opposite Winona Ryder, Anne Bancroft and Ellen Burstyn, Billy Hopkins' I Love You, I Love You Not opposite Jude Law and Jodie Foster's Home For The Holidays opposite Robert Downey Jr., Holly Hunter and Anne Bancroft, and Gililan Armstrong's Little Women opposite Winona Ryder, Susan Sarandon and Kirsten Dunst.

Danes is also an accomplished dancer and has received critical acclaim for her performances in "Edith and Jenny" and "Christina Olson: American Model" both choreographed by Tamar Rogoff at P.S. 122.

 

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Awards & Nominations

9 Nominations | 3 Emmys
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series - 2016
  • Nominee
  • Claire Danes, as Carrie Mathison
  • Homeland
  • Showtime
  • SHOWTIME Presents, Fox 21 Television Studios, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet
Outstanding Drama Series - 2016
  • Nominee
  • Claire Danes, Co-Executive Producer
  • Homeland
  • Showtime
  • SHOWTIME Presents, Fox 21 Television Studios, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series - 2015
  • Nominee
  • Claire Danes, as Carrie Mathison
  • Homeland
  • Showtime
  • Showtime Presents, Fox 21, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet
Outstanding Drama Series - 2015
  • Nominee
  • Claire Danes, Producer
  • Homeland
  • Showtime
  • Showtime Presents, Fox 21, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series - 2014
  • Nominee
  • Claire Danes, as Carrie Mathison
  • Homeland
  • Showtime
  • Showtime Presents, Fox 21, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series - 2013
  • Winner
  • Claire Danes, as Carrie Mathison
  • Homeland
  • Showtime
  • Showtime Presents, Fox 21, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series - 2012
  • Winner
  • Claire Danes, as Carrie Mathison
  • Homeland
  • Showtime
  • Showtime Presents, Fox 21, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie - 2010
  • Winner
  • Claire Danes, as Temple Grandin
  • Temple Grandin
  • HBO
  • A Ruby Films, Gerson Saines Production in association with HBO Films
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series - 1995
Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin at the 68th Emmys Governors Ball.
Claire Danes and Bryan Cranston present an award at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
Claire Danes on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
Claire Danes on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Showtime president David Nevins with actors Claire Danes and Damian Lewis at An Evening with Homeland.
Television Academy CEO Bruce Rosenblum, Showtime president David Nevins, actors Claire Danes and Damian Lewis and executive producer Howard Gordon at An Evening with Homeland.
Claire Danes at An Evening with Homeland.
Claire Danes and executive producer Alex Gansa at An Evening with Homeland.
Claire Danes at An Evening with Homeland.
Howard Gordon, Damian Lewis and Claire Danes at An Evening with Homeland.
Claire Danes and Damian Lewis at An Evening with Homeland.
Claire Danes and Damian Lewis at An Evening with Homeland.
Actors Claire Danes and Damian Lewis with Homeland executive producer Alex Ganse at An Evening with Homeland.
Hugh Dancy of Hannibal and Claire Danes of Homeland arrive at the 66th Emmys.
Claire Danes of Homeland arrives at the 66th Emmy Awards.
Claire Danes at the Backstage Live Thank You Cam
Claire Danes at the Governors Ball
Bryan Cranston and Claire Danes on stage at the 65th Emmys
Claire Danes on stage at the 65th Emmys
Claire Danes accepts the award for Outstanding Leading Actress in a Drama Series
Bryan Cranston and Claire Danes on stage at the 65th Emmys
Claire Danes accepts the award for Outstanding Leading Actress in a Drama Series
Claire Danes
Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, David Nevins, Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa arrive at an Evening with Homeland
Claire Danes at an Evening with Homeland
Claire Danes, Alex Gansa participate in an Evening with Homeland
Claire Danes onstage at an Evening with Homeland
Claire Danes and Damian Lewis participate in an Evening with Homeland
Claire Danes onstage at an Evening with Homeland
Claire Danes and Damian Lewis participate in an Evening with Homeland
Claire Danes, Damian Lewis and Alex Gansa participate in an Evening with Homeland
Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Howard Gordon, Alex Gansa, Brian Lowry, Meredith Stiehm, David Harewood, Henry Bromell, Sean Callery
Claire Danes and Damian Lewis arrive at an Evening with Homeland
Claire Danes arrives at an Evening with Homeland
Claire Danes arrives at an Evening with Homeland
Claire Danes arrives at an Evening with Homeland
Claire Danes (L) and Zooey Deschanel attend the Governors Ball
Claire Danes, Damian Lewis
Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Morena Baccarin, Howard Gordon, Alex Gansa
Claire Danes
Claire Danes, Damian Lewis
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Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin at the 68th Emmys Governors Ball.
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Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin at the 68th Emmys Governors Ball.

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Claire Danes and Bryan Cranston present an award at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
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Claire Danes and Bryan Cranston present an award at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.

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Claire Danes on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
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Claire Danes on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys. 

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Claire Danes on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Claire Danes on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.  

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Showtime president David Nevins with actors Claire Danes and Damian Lewis at An Evening with Homeland.
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Showtime president David Nevins with actors Claire Danes and Damian Lewis at An Evening with Homeland.

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Television Academy CEO Bruce Rosenblum, Showtime president David Nevins, actors Claire Danes and Damian Lewis and executive producer Howard Gordon at An Evening with Homeland.
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Television Academy CEO Bruce Rosenblum, Showtime president David Nevins, actors Claire Danes and Damian Lewis and executive producer Howard Gordon at An Evening with Homeland.

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Claire Danes at An Evening with Homeland.
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Claire Danes at An Evening with Homeland.

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Claire Danes and executive producer Alex Gansa at An Evening with Homeland.
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Claire Danes and executive producer Alex Gansa at An Evening with Homeland.

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Claire Danes at An Evening with Homeland.
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Claire Danes at An Evening with Homeland.

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Howard Gordon, Damian Lewis and Claire Danes at An Evening with Homeland.
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Howard Gordon, Damian Lewis and Claire Danes at An Evening with Homeland.

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Claire Danes and Damian Lewis at An Evening with Homeland.
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Claire Danes and Damian Lewis at An Evening with Homeland.

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Claire Danes and Damian Lewis at An Evening with Homeland.
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Claire Danes and Damian Lewis at An Evening with Homeland.

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Actors Claire Danes and Damian Lewis with Homeland executive producer Alex Ganse at An Evening with Homeland.
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Actors Claire Danes and Damian Lewis with Homeland executive producer Alex Ganse at An Evening with Homeland.

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Hugh Dancy of Hannibal and Claire Danes of Homeland arrive at the 66th Emmys.
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Hugh Dancy of Hannibal and Claire Danes of Homeland arrive at the 66th Emmys.

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Claire Danes of Homeland arrives at the 66th Emmy Awards.
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Claire Danes of Homeland arrives at the 66th Emmy Awards.

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Claire Danes at the Backstage Live Thank You Cam
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Claire Danes at the Governors Ball
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Bryan Cranston and Claire Danes on stage at the 65th Emmys
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Claire Danes on stage at the 65th Emmys
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Claire Danes accepts the award for Outstanding Leading Actress in a Drama Series
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Bryan Cranston and Claire Danes on stage at the 65th Emmys
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Claire Danes accepts the award for Outstanding Leading Actress in a Drama Series
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Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, David Nevins, Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa arrive at an Evening with Homeland
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Claire Danes, Alex Gansa participate in an Evening with Homeland
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Claire Danes and Damian Lewis participate in an Evening with Homeland
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Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Howard Gordon, Alex Gansa, Brian Lowry, Meredith Stiehm, David Harewood, Henry Bromell, Sean Callery
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Claire Danes arrives at an Evening with Homeland
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Claire Danes (L) and Zooey Deschanel attend the Governors Ball
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Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Morena Baccarin, Howard Gordon, Alex Gansa
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Claire Danes, Damian Lewis
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