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Claire Danes

Full / Real Name: Claire Catherine Danes
Born: 12 April 1979 (42 years old)
Gender: Female

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Claire Danes is an American actress best known for her role on the television series My So-Called Life; and for her roles in the films The Mod Squad, William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet, U Turn and Shopgirl.

She currently stars as bipolar, neurotic CIA agent Carrie Mathison in the psychological thriller television series Homeland, since 2011, for which she won the 2012 Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Television Series.

Danes also starred in HBO's critically acclaimed Temple Grandin biopic. The film is based on the extraordinary life of Temple Grandin and chronicles how she turned her unique talent into a behavioural 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.

Other films she has appeared in include her screen debut, Dreams of Love (1990), as well as Little Women (1994), How to Make an American Quilt (1995), To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday (1996), The Rainmaker (1997), Les Misérables (1998), Brokedown Palace (1999), Igby Goes Down (2002), The Hours (2002), Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), and The Family Stone (2005).

In 2007, Danes appeared in the fantasy epic Stardust opposite Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert DeNiro, and Sienna Miller, and in The Flock, opposite Richard Gere.

Danes has also appeared in Off-Broadway plays including Happiness, Punk Ballet, and Kids On Stage, in which she choreographed her own solo dance.

She also wrote the introduction to Neil Gaiman's Death: The Time of Your Life.

While filming Brokedown Palace in Manila, Philippines, Danes made several negative comments about the country and its people which resulted in her being banned from any subsequent visits there.

Danes allegedly remarked that Manila was "ghastly and weird" and "smelled of cockroaches," in addition to derogatory remarks about East Asians. Danes, in her defense, explained her comments were misunderstood.



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