Claire Danes

Birth Place: New York, NY

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Danes gained early recognition as Angela Chase in the 1994 teen drama series My So-Called Life. The role won her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress and a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. She made her film debut the same year in Little Women (1994). Her other films include Home for the Holidays (1995), Romeo + Juliet (1996), The Rainmaker (1997), Les Misérables (1998), Brokedown Palace (1999), the 1999 English dub of Princess Mononoke (1997), The Hours (2002), Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), Shopgirl (2005), Stardust (2007), and A Kid Like Jake (2018).

From 1998 to 2000, Danes attended Yale University before dropping out to return to acting. She appeared in an Off-Broadway production of The Vagina Monologues in 2000, and made her Broadway debut playing Eliza Doolittle in the 2007 revival of Pygmalion. In 2010, she portrayed Temple Grandin in the highly acclaimed HBO television film Temple Grandin, which won her a second Golden Globe and her first Primetime Emmy Award for the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie. From 2011 to 2020, she starred as Carrie Mathison in the Showtime drama series Homeland, for which she won two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, two Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress – Television Series Drama, and the Television Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Drama.

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Public Theatre World Premiere Off-Broadway Production, 2016

Roundabout Revival, 2007
Eliza Doolittle

Original Off-Broadway Production, 1999
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Performer [Replacement]

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CirqueSaw's Award Winning POV: YOU ARE AN AI ACHIEVING CONSCIOUSNESS to Return For Limited Run In February

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Raue Center School For The Arts Will Host Three Fall Classes

 Raue Center has announced the return of its School for the Arts education program (RCSA) with three new classes. 

Patti LuPone, Vanessa Williams & Joshua Henry to Perform at New York City Ballet's 2023 Fall Gala

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Theater Resources Unlimited And Welcome WICKED Scribe Winnie Holzman To The Feedback Panel For 'How To Write A Musical That Works' Musical Lab

Winnie Holzman, librettist of Wicked and TV writer of thirtysomething as well as the creator of My So-Called Life with Claire Danes, has joined the feedback panel for Theater Resources Unlimited's upcoming workshop, How to Write a Musical That Works on Sunday 10/8, noon to 6:30pm.

Billy Crudup to Reprise His Role in HARRY CLARKE at Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Emmy and Tony Award winner Billy Crudup will reprise his award–winning role in David Cale’s Harry Clarke, performing at Berkeley Rep’s Roda Theatre (2015 Addison St., Berkeley) November 15–December 23, 2023. 

City Theatre to Present ROMEO AND JULIET Beginning This Month

This summer, fall in love again as City Theatre presents this timeless and most passionate tale.

New York City Ballet to Present 2023 Fall Gala Featuring Jerome Robbins' GLASS PIECES & More

New York City Ballet, which will celebrate its 75th Anniversary during its 2023-24 season, will present its annual Fall Gala on Thursday, October 5, 2023 at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center.

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The 24 Hour Plays has revealed this year's company for The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals.

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From director Steven Soderbergh and writer Ed Solomon, the Max Original limited series FULL CIRCLE stars Zazie Beetz, Claire Danes, Jim Gaffigan, Jharrel Jerome, Timothy Olyphant, CCH Pounder, Phaldut Sharma, Adia, Sheyi Cole, Gerald Jones, Suzanne Savoy, Ethan Stoddard, Lucian Zanes and Dennis Quaid. Watch the video trailer now!

Story Pirates Performance at The Town Hall in May to Benefit Literacy Nonprofit

Story Pirates, the 2022 Webby and iHeart Radio Awards Winner for Best Children's Podcast, will present Story Pirates Live on Stage: The Amazing Adventure on Sunday, May 21, 2023 at 4:00pm at The Town Hall.

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company And Coolidge Corner Theatre Present Shakespeare Reimagined: William Shakespeare's ROMEO + JULIET

The plays of Shakespeare have been translated into more than one hundred languages, and his timeless stories have inspired great works in many art forms. For the second year in-person after creating the series during the pandemic, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) and the Coolidge Corner Theatre ('the Coolidge') are teaming up to take an in-depth look at how some filmmakers have brought Shakespeare's stories to the screen. 

Exclusive: Billy Crudup Uncovers His Past in FINDING YOUR ROOTS

Watch an exclusive video from the season finale of Finding Your Roots, in which Billy Crudup reads the baptism record of his ancestor, Kristoff, from 1797 which reveals that Kristoff was an illegitimate child. Dr. Gates also reveals that Billy's fifth great-grandmother never married. Billy and Dr. Gates are amazed at how his family line started.

Recap the Recent Works of Thomas Kail

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Applications Now Open for THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: NATIONALS

The 24 Hour Plays are partnering with Pace University to produce their 12th annual The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals, a weeklong professional intensive professional development initiative for early-career actors, directors, playwrights, composers and producers.

CirqueSaw's POV: YOU ARE AN AI ACHIEVING SENTIENCE to Return After Sold-Out Developmental Run

After a sold-out developmental run in January, CirqueSaw has announced additional dates for POV: You Are an AI Achieving Consciousness. POV: You Are An AI Achieving Consciousness performs Thursday, March 9- Saturday, January 18 with performances at 2:00, 7:00, and 9:00 pm EST.


Claire Danes has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

Claire Danes has not appeared in the West End.

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