Claire Danes Overview
- Full Name: Claire Catherine Danes
- Profession: Actress
- Birth Date: April 12, 1979
- Birth Place: Manhattan, New York, US
- Age: 39 years
- Zodiac Sign: Aries
- Ethnicity: Mixed (German, English, Scottish, Irish)
- Nationality: American
- Father’s Name: Christopher Danes
- Mother’s Name: Carla Danes
- Height: 5 feet 5 inches
- Weight: 54 Kg
- Waist Size: 23 inch
- Bra Size: 34 inch
- Hip Size: 34 inch
- Hair Color: Blonde
- Eye Color: Hazel
- Net Worth: $20 million
Claire Danes was born on April 12, 1979 in Manhattan, New York City, US. Her full name is Claire Catherine Danes. She has mixed ethnicity of German, English, Scottish, etc. Similarly, her father’s name is Christopher Danes and her mother’s name is Carla Danes. Her father is a photographer whereas her mother is a Printmaking artist.
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Likewise, she has an average height of 5 feet and 5 inches and weighs around 54 Kg. Regarding her body measurement, she has 23 inch of waist size, 34 inch of Bra Size and 34 inch of hip size. She has blonde hair color and hazel eyes.
She attended Dalton School. She then completed her secondary education at the Lycee Francais de Los Angeles. Similarly, she enrolled at the Yale University in 1998 to study brain research. However, she dropped out of the college to pursue her acting career.
She initially received good fame through 1994 teen drama series ‘My So-Called Life.’ The role also won her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress and a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.
She firstly made her film debut in 1994 in the film named, ‘Little Women. She then appeared in many films afterwards like Holidays (1995), Romeo + Juliet (1996), The Rainmaker (1997) and Les Misérables (1998).
At 1998, she temporarily retied from the acting career to complete her education. However, she chose career over education as she dropped out of the college. She then started appearing in films such as Igby Goes Down (2002), The Hours (2002), Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), Shopgirl (2005), Stardust (2007). Similarly, her recent films are Brigsby Bear (2017) and A Kid Like Jake (2018).
Consequently, she has received three Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards till now.
Danes started dating Australian singer, Ben Lee from 1997. However, the 6 years long affair broke down in 2003. She then dated former Princess Mononoke and Stage Beauty co-star Billy Crudup. It also broke off after 2 years.
Danes is now a married women. She is married to actor Hugh Dancy. They tied the knot in France in a secret wedding ceremony in 2009. Moreover, they also have two sons named Cyrus, whom she gave birth on December 17, 2012. The another son was born August 27, 2018.
She has an estimated net worth of $20 million.