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Claire Danes

 
Date Of Birth:
April 12, 1979 (43)
Birth Place:
New York, NY
Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: April 12, 1979 (43)

Birth Place: New York, NY

Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theatre World Premiere Off-Broadway Production, 2016
Jenny
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2007
Eliza Doolittle
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1999
Performer [Replacement]
Performer [Replacement]

Claire Danes Biography

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 ‚Äď Television Series Drama, and the Television Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Drama.





Claire Danes News

Listen: Sara Bareilles Joins THE STORY PIRATES PODCAST Season 5 Finale Photo Listen: Sara Bareilles Joins THE STORY PIRATES PODCAST Season 5 Finale
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 2, 2023

Listen to Sara Bareilles on The Story Pirates Podcast season 5!

Story Pirates to Return to Los Angeles in March Photo Story Pirates to Return to Los Angeles in March
by Blair Ingenthron - Jan 18, 2023

Story Pirates, the 2022 Webby and iHeart Radio Awards Winner for Best Children's Podcast, will present Story Pirates Live on Stage! on Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 4:30pm at The Saban Theatre. All proceeds from this benefit performance will go to Story Pirates Changemakers.

STORY PIRATES LIVE ON STAGE!: AMAZING ADVENTURE Announces Benefit Show March 11 Photo STORY PIRATES LIVE ON STAGE!: AMAZING ADVENTURE Announces Benefit Show March 11
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 17, 2023

Story Pirates, the 2022 Webby and iHeart Radio Awards Winner for Best Children's Podcast, present Story Pirates Live on Stage! on Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 4:30pm at The Saban Theatre (8440 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills).

Sheryl Lee Ralph, Daniel Radcliffe & More Win Critics Choice Awards Photo Sheryl Lee Ralph, Daniel Radcliffe & More Win Critics Choice Awards
by Michael Major - Jan 17, 2023

Sheryl Lee Ralph, Daniel Radcliffe, Brendan Fraser, Jean Smart, Amanda Seyfried, Jennifer Coolidge, and more were among the winners of Critics Choice Awards. The ceremony was hosted by Chelsea Handler. Check out the list of winners now!

Steven Spielberg, Michelle Yeoh & More Win Golden Globe Awards - Full List of Winners Photo Steven Spielberg, Michelle Yeoh & More Win Golden Globe Awards - Full List of Winners!
by Michael Major - Jan 10, 2023

Winners included Steven Spielberg for The Fablmans, Michelle Yeoh for Everything Everywhere All at Once, Austin Butler for Elvis, Justin Hurwitz for Babylon, Amanda Seyfried for The Dropout, Jennifer Coolidge for The White Lotus, and more. Check out the full list of winners now!

CirqueSaw to Present Developmental Run of POV: YOU ARE AN AI ACHIEVING CONSCIOUSNESS  Photo CirqueSaw to Present Developmental Run of POV: YOU ARE AN AI ACHIEVING CONSCIOUSNESS in January
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 28, 2022

CirqueSaw, a new multi-platform production company, will present a developmental run of POV: You Are an AI Achieving Consciousness.

Hugh Jackman, Jeremy Pope & More Nominated For Golden Globes - Full List of Nominatio Photo Hugh Jackman, Jeremy Pope & More Nominated For Golden Globes - Full List of Nominations!
by Michael Major - Dec 12, 2022

The 2023 Golden Globe nominations have been announced. Notable nominees include Hugh Jackman, Imelda Staunton, Jeremy Pope, Tony Kushner, Brendan Fraser, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Jessica Chastain, Emma Thompson, Andrew Garfield, Steve Martin, Martin Short, F. Murray Abraham, and more. Check out the complete list of nomination now!

Billy Crudup to be Honored at Vineyard Theatre 40th Anniversary Gala Photo Billy Crudup to be Honored at Vineyard Theatre 40th Anniversary Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 8, 2022

Vineyard Theatre's 40th Anniversary Gala will honor Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor Billy Crudup with celebratory toasts to Ken Greiner, Chair, Vineyard Board of Directors and Marcia Pendelton, President and Founder of Walk Tall Girl Productions, on February 13, 2023 beginning at 6:00pm at Edison Ballroom.

Audra McDonald, Renée Elise Goldsberry & More Nominated For TV Critics Choice Awards Photo Audra McDonald, Renée Elise Goldsberry & More Nominated For TV Critics Choice Awards
by Michael Major - Dec 6, 2022

Audra McDonald, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Christine Baranski, Daniel Radcliffe, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Carol Burnett, John Lithgow, Andrew Garfield, Samuel L. Jackson, Annie Potts, James Marsden, Chris Perfetti, and more have been nominated for TV Critics Choice Awards.

Broadway Streaming Guide: November 2022 - Where to Watch DISENCHANTED & More Photo Broadway Streaming Guide: November 2022 - Where to Watch DISENCHANTED & More
by Michael Major - Nov 5, 2022

From highly-anticipated new movie musicals like Disenchanted and Spirited, to the soundtrack for Netflix's upcoming Matilda the Musical movie soundtrack, November's new streaming releases will give Broadway fans entertained throughout the month. 

Claire Danes Videos

VIDEO: Watch Mandy Patinkin Tell the Story of Hearing 'Finishing the Hat' for the Fir Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Mandy Patinkin Tell the Story of Hearing 'Finishing the Hat' for the First Time

by Stage Tube - Jul 2, 2020

Mandy Patinkin recently joined Alex Ganza and Claire Danes to take part a Zoom conversation hosted by 92Y, discussing Homeland and so much more! 

VIDEO: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Calls the Stars of The Public's WE ARE ONE PUBLIC Videoplay
VIDEO: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Calls the Stars of The Public's WE ARE ONE PUBLIC

by Stage Tube - May 23, 2020

The Public Theater's WE ARE ONE PUBLIC, a one-night-only star-studded virtual event to support The Public, will take place on Monday, June 1. A new video has been released of host Jesse Tyler Ferguson hilariously making his rounds of phone calls to the stars who will appear in the event.

VIDEO: Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin Talks HOMELAND Series Finale on THE LATE SHOW Videoplay
VIDEO: Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin Talks HOMELAND Series Finale on THE LATE SHOW

by Stage Tube - Apr 25, 2020

Homeland stars Mandy Patinkin and Claire Danes appeared on the at-home edition of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Broadway Rewind: Watch Scenes from Claire Danes' Broadway Debut in PYGMALION Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: Watch Scenes from Claire Danes' Broadway Debut in PYGMALION

by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 30, 2020

Today we rewind to 2007, when Claire Danes made her Broadway debut in George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion. Danes starred opposite Boyd Gaines, Jefferson Mays and Jay O. Sanders in the revival, which played at the American Airlines Theatre for just over two months in the fall season.

Broadway Rewind: XANADU Cast Hits the Recording Studio in  2007! Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: XANADU Cast Hits the Recording Studio in 2007!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 25, 2020

This episode of Broadway Rewind takes Richard Ridge to the opening night of the off- Broadway musical Frankenstein, which starred Hunter Foster, Steve Blanchard and Christiane Noll. We also drop by the CD recording of the hit musical Xanadu, where Cheyenne Jackson told Ridge, 'Xanadu lifts you up. It's 90 minutes but you are onstage the entire time. I'm loving it.'

VIDEO: See Claire Danes' Best Moments on TODAY SHOW Videoplay
VIDEO: See Claire Danes' Best Moments on TODAY SHOW

by Stage Tube - Feb 20, 2020

The actress has stopped by TODAY over the years to talk about her projects, including ‚ÄúLittle Women‚ÄĚ in 1994 and ‚ÄúThe Family Stone‚ÄĚ in 2005.

VIDEO: Claire Danes Talks About an Adult Film Version of HOMELAND on LATE NIGHT WITH  Videoplay
VIDEO: Claire Danes Talks About an Adult Film Version of HOMELAND on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS

by Stage Tube - Feb 11, 2020

Claire Danes discusses working with her husband again for the first time in several years and the Homeland adult film parody she discovered.

VIDEO: Claire Danes Talks About Filming Her Final HOMELAND Scenes on THE TONIGHT SHOW Videoplay
VIDEO: Claire Danes Talks About Filming Her Final HOMELAND Scenes on THE TONIGHT SHOW

by Stage Tube - Feb 6, 2020

Claire Danes chats about how Jennifer Lopez's Hustlers lifted her spirits after filming final scenes for Homeland's last season and that time she embarrassed herself in front of Beyoncé.

VIDEO: Showtime Releases Trailer for Final Season of HOMELAND Videoplay
VIDEO: Showtime Releases Trailer for Final Season of HOMELAND

by Stage Tube - Jan 13, 2020

SHOWTIME has released a new trailer¬†for the final season of its Emmy¬ģ¬†and Golden Globe¬ģ¬†winning hit drama¬†HOMELAND,¬†premiering on¬†Sunday, February 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.¬†Starring Emmy, Screen Actors Guild¬ģ¬†and Golden Globe winner Claire Danes and Emmy and Tony¬ģ¬†winner Mandy Patinkin,¬†HOMELAND¬†is the network's No. 1 drama series and one of the most acclaimed dramas on television.

VIDEO: Showtime Releases Trailer for Final Season of HOMELAND Videoplay
VIDEO: Showtime Releases Trailer for Final Season of HOMELAND

by Stage Tube - Dec 6, 2019

SHOWTIME has released the official trailer and poster for the final season of its Emmy¬ģ¬†and Golden Globe¬ģ¬†winning hit drama¬†HOMELAND¬†premiering on¬†Sunday, February 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Starring Emmy, Screen Actors Guild¬ģ¬†and Golden Globe winner Claire Danes and Emmy and Tony¬ģ¬†winner Mandy Patinkin,¬†HOMELAND¬†is the network's No. 1 drama series and one of the most acclaimed dramas on television.


Claire Danes Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Claire Danes been in?
Claire Danes has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Claire Danes been in?
Claire Danes has not appeared in the West End