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Claire Catherine Danes (born April 12, 1979 in New York City, New York) is an American actress known for her roles as Angela Chase in My So-Called Life, Beth March in Little Women, Juliet in William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet, Cosette in Les Misérables, Yvaine in Stardust, the eponymous Temple Grandin, and Carrie Mathison in Homeland. For her work, she has received three Emmy Awards and four Golden Globe Awards.

She married Hugh Dancy in 2009.



  • Banned in China: She and her films were banned in Philippines after some comments she made in Variety while promoting Brokedown Palace (which was filmed in the Philippines) were deemed insensitive by the government.
  • Everyone Loves Blondes: Danes is a natural brunette, but has dyed her hair blonde.
  • Fake Brit: Danes has portrayed Brits in Stage Beauty and Stardust respectively.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She has appeared nude in some of her roles.
  • Persona Non Grata: She was banned from entering the Philippines.
  • What Could Have Been: She was up for an unspecified role in Schindler's List but she would have had to move to Poland for several months during the school year and the studio couldn’t promise her an on-set teacher so her parents declined. Danes is only a year older than Anna Mucha, so the role may have been the character of Danka Dresner.