The American actress Claire Catherine Danes was born on April 12, 1979 to Carla and Christopher Danes. Although her dancing became her first passion at the age of six but shifted her focus towards acting when she was nine. Her professional acting career began in 1992 through television series Law & Order after which she soon ventured into film industry and made her big screen debut two years later with film Little Women. The breakthrough role of Claire acting career came in 1994 when she was cast for the role of Angela Chase in television series My So-Called Life that earned her critical acclaim as well as wider international fame. After gaining success over TV, the film career of Danes also began to move towards success and she began to land roles in major movies. During her successful acting career, the actress has starred in a large number of movies including Romeo + Juliet, The Rainmaker, Les Misérables, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, The Hours and The Family Stone along with which her work in the television series Homeland is also notable. While when it comes to the off-camera life of Claire Danes, the actress dated singer Ben Lee and then actor Billy Crudup for a brief time period before marrying actor Hugh Dancy in 2009 with whom she now has a son.
Claire Danes Personal Details:
- Complete Name: Claire Catherine Danes
- Nicknames: Great Danes
- Date of Birth: April 12, 1979
- Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, U.S.
- Occupation: Actress
- Zodiac Sign: Aries
- Eye Color: Grey
- Hair Color: Blonde
Claire Danes Family Details:
- Father: Christopher Danes
- Mother: Carla Danes
- Siblings: Asa Danes
- Spouse: Hugh Dancy (m. 2009)
- Children: Cyrus Michael Christopher Dancy
Claire Danes Career Highlights:
- First Film: Little Women (1994)
- First TV Show: Law & Order (1992)
Claire Danes Body Measurements:
Complete actress Claire Danes body measurements including her weight, height, dress, bra and shoe size information is given below.
- Height: 5′ 5″
- Weight: 54 kg (119 pounds)
- Bra Size: 34A
- Shoe Size: 9 (US)
- Dress Size: 2 (US)
- Body Measurements: 34-23-34
Claire Danes Interesting Facts:
- Some of her hobbies are dancing, surfing and gymnastics.
- The first kiss of Claire’s life was in an episode of TV series My So-Called Life.
- Claire Danes took a break from her acting career in order to attend Yale University but dropped out later for making comeback.