Claire Forlani is an English actress best known for her role as Susan Parrish in the 1998 feature film Meet Joe Black.
Forlani was born in Twickenham in London to Pier Forlani, a music manager from Ferrara, Italy, and Barbara, who was English.
At the age of 11, Forlani entered the Arts Educational School in London, where she began to study acting. During her six years at the school, she also studied dance, which led to performances on stage in The Nutcracker and Orpheus in the Underworld.
Forlani's parents moved to San Francisco in 1993, in order to allow for wider casting opportunities in Hollywood films.
Subsequently, Forlani was cast in the television mini-series J.F.K.: Reckless Youth and the film Police Academy: Mission to Moscow.
In 1995 she played the supporting role of Brandi Svenning in Kevin Smith's cult classic, Mallrats. In 1996, Forlani appeared in a supporting role as Sean Connery's daughter in the blockbuster action movie The Rock.
She continued to appear in both widely released and smaller-budget films. She was cast in the 1998 film Deep Rising, but due to creative conflicts left the set during the first few days of filming.
That same year, she starred with Anthony Hopkins and Brad Pitt in Meet Joe Black, her most financially successful film.
She then appeared in Antitrust, a thriller released in January 2001 to mixed reviews.
In 2003, she co-starred with Jackie Chan in The Medallion.
In the fall of 2006, Forlani joined the cast of CSI: New York in a recurring role as a medical examiner, Dr. Peyton Driscoll.
In February 2007, Forlani portrayed Tori Bodeen in the movie version of Nora Roberts's bestselling book Carolina Moon.
In 2011 she starred as Queen Igraine in the short-lived fantasy drama television series Camelot.
Forlani has dated actors Benicio Del Toro, John Cusack (between 1997 and 1998), Brad Pitt, and Ben Stiller (between 1998 and 1999).
On 8 June, 2007, she married actor Dougray Scott.