Claire Danes Bio, Age, Height, Weight, Early Life, Career, Affairs and More

Claire Danes Bio, Age, Height, Weight, Early Life, Career, Affairs and More
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Posted By: Ejaz Abbasi | January 14, 2019


Claire Catherine Danes were born on 12th April 1979. She is known as an American actress. Claire Danes honored with three Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, as well as two Screen Actors Guild Awards. In the year 2012, Time included her in the list of 100 most influential people in the world, and she also honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the year 2015.

Danes obtained fame and wealth with her character as Angela Chase in the acclaimed 1994 teen drama series titled My So-Called Life. She also created her movie debut the following year in Little Women released in 1994. Her other films in which she performed greatly ae Romeo + Juliet released in 1996, The Rainmaker released in 1997, Les Misérables released in 1998, Brokedown Palace released in 1999, the 1999 English dub of Princess Mononoke released in 1997, Igby Goes Down released in 2002, The Hours released in 2002, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines released in 2003, Shopgirl released in 2005 and Stardust released in 2007.

Claire Danes

Between the year 1998 to 2000, Danes went to Yale University. She was found performing her appearance in an Off-Broadway creation of The Vagina Monologues in the year 2000 and made her Broadway debut acting as Eliza Doolittle in the year 2007 revival of Pygmalion. In the year 2010, she acted as Temple Grandin in the highly acclaimed HBO TV movie titled as Temple Grandin.

Early life and Education

Claire Catherine Danes were born to her parents in Manhattan, New York. She is known as the daughter of a sculptor and printmaking artist, known as Carla Danes and a photographer, Christopher named Danes. She blessed with an older brother, known as Asa, who is working as a lawyer.

The family resided in an artist’s loft on Crosby Street. Danes went to P.S. 3 and PS 11 for elementary education in school and Professional Performing Arts School for junior high school also. Danes went to the New York City Lab School for Collaborative Studies in New York City. For the purpose of getting the elementary education, she admitted to The Dalton School before she moved with her parents to Santa Monica, California for the character in My So-Called Life. Danes stated they shifted two days after the 1994 Northridge earthquake.

Danes completed her graduation from the Lycée Français de Los Angeles in the year 1997. In the year 1998, Danes started her studies at Yale University. She studied just for two years as a psychology major and quitted study to start her film career.

The career of Claire Danes

Claire Danes

Claire Catherine Danes began to learn dance when she was at the age of six. She performed her appearance in theater and video creations in New York City. However, she pursued to dance.

She gave many auditions with Miloš Forman when she was at the age of 11 which led her to perform characters in different student movies. She wrote a contract with agent Karen Friedman at the Writers & Artists talent agency when she was 12 years old.


Danes performed her appearance as a teenage murderer in a guest appearing character on Law & Order in the season three episode entitled “Skin Deep.” She was also seen performing in an episode of HBO’s Lifestories: Families in Crisis labeled as “The Coming out of Heidi Leiter.” In the year 1993, a pilot episode directed, when she was at the age of 13.

She then performed her character as the 15-year-old Angela Chase in the television drama series titled My So-Called Life. In the year 1995, she was also found performing in the Soul Asylum music video entitled “Just Like Anyone.”

In the year 2010, Danes performed her appearance in the HBO creation of Temple Grandin, a biopic about the eponymous woman with autism.

Since the year 2011, Danes has performed her acting as Carrie Mathison in the Showtime series labeled as Homeland in which she acts as an agent of the CIA who has got bipolar disorder.


Danes performed the role of Beth March in the 1994 movie adaptation of Little Women.

She performed her first supporting character on the big screen released in the year 1996 when she acted as Juliet in the movie Romeo + Juliet.

In the year 1997, Danes appeared performing abused wife known as Kelly Riker in The Rainmaker, cast by Francis Ford Coppola, and Jenny in Oliver Stone’s noir U Turn.

Claire Danes

She performed her appearances playing various very different characters: Cosette in Les Misérables, as well as the pregnant teenage daughter of Polish immigrants in Polish Wedding in the year 1998.

In the year 1999, she performed her acting in an animated feature with the English version of Princess Mononoke. The following year, she also acted the character of Julie Barnes in the big screen adaptation of the 1970s TV show titled as The Mod Squad. She also performed her appearance in Brokedown Palace.

She was also found playing her role in Igby Goes Down. The following year, she performed her role as Clarissa Vaughan’s daughter in the Oscar-nominated film entitled The Hours. The same year, she directed in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.


Danes started working in New York City theater performing her appearances in Happiness, Punk Ballet, as well as Kids Onstage. In the year 2000, she performed her appearance in off-Broadway in Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues. In the following year, she performed her appearance as Emily Webb in a one night only staged reading of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town at All Saint’s Episcopal Church in Beverly Hills.

Danes were also found performing her play in Dry Powder produced by Sarah Burgess at The Public Theater, acting along with John Krasinski, Hank Azaria, and Sanjit De Silva.

Claire Danes Personal life and Charity Work

Danes had a meeting with Australian singer known as Ben Lee at her birthday party in the year 1997. They had a date for more than six years, and they broke up their relationship in the year 2003. The next year, Danes started dating a former Princess Mononoke and Stage Beauty celebrity known as Billy Crudup that ended in 2006.

Claire Danes

Danes also had a relationship with Hugh Dancy on the set of Evening in the year 2006 in Newport, Rhode Island. They started to date and declared their engagement in February 2009. Both married in France in a secret ceremony in the year 2009 and blessed with one child, a son whom they named Cyrus who born in 2012. They reside in the West Village neighborhood of New York City.

Claire Danes Net Worth

Danes earns an estimated amount of net worth of around 12 million dollars in the past two years, which include the recent sale of one of her homes cost of almost $6 million by itself. She is presently enjoying the net worth of over $20 million which is continuously increasing.

Body Measurements:

Danes is a well-known American actress, who has an attractive personality having an average height of 5 ft 5½ in or 166 cm. She weighs 54 kg or 119 pounds. She has got blonde hairs while 34-23-34 in or 87-58.5-87 cm.


Claire Catherine Danes who born in Manhattan, New York and known as an American actress. She has appeared in many series, theatres and films which took her to the peak of success, wealth and fame. Danes have got many relationships in the past. She now married the famous actor Hugh Dancy with whom she blessed with a son.

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