Hometown:New York City
Birthday:April 12, 1979
Claire Danes is an American actress born and raised in Manhattan. Danes started dancing from age 6, and at age 10 she started learning how to act. Her early works in include parts student films, and television series such as Law & Order and Lifestories: families in Crisis. Later 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 Rome + 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. Her most recent film project is the 2013 comedy-drama As Cool as I Am.