Hometown:New York City
Birthday:April 12, 1979
Claire Danes is an American actress born and raised in Manhattan. Danes started dancing and acting at an early age, and began working professionally as a teenager. In 1994, she landed her first recurring starring role, in the series My So-Called Life. Her rise to prominence from the series helped her land roles in films such as Home for the Holidays, To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday, and Romeo + Juliet. Since 2011, she has starred as Carrie Mathison in the Showtime series Homeland, for which she has won two Emmys and two Golden Globes.