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Biography #2 (for Northfolk)

Claire Forlani moved to the United States from her native London, and has made a name for herself in Hollywood. Well-known for her performance opposite Brad Pitt and Anthony Hopkins in Universal Pictures' Meet Joe Black, Forlani will next be seen in several feature films this year, including Highbinders, opposite Jackie Chan; Triggerman with Pete Postelwaite and Donnie Wahlberg and The Limit, opposite Lauren Bacall. She recently starred in The Pentagon Papers, opposite James Spader, for F/X, as well as MGM's computer thriller Antitrust directed by Peter Howitt (Sliding Doors), starring opposite Tim Robbins, Ryan Phillipe and Rachel Leigh Cook, and the Miramax feature Boys and Girls, opposite Freddie Prinze Jr.

Raised by her British mother and Italian father, Forlani attend the Arts Educational School from 11 to 17 years of age, studying dance and drama. When she graduated, she pursued her acting career in England, until 1993, when she moved with her parents to San Francisco. Three months later, she landed her first role as ĎAnn Cannon,' a mistress of John F. Kennedy, in the television movie JFK Reckless Youth.

Forlani starred opposite Ben Stiller and Greg Kinnear in Universal's Mystery Men; as Sean Connery's daughter in the blockbuster film The Rock; and portrayed artist Jean-Michel Basquiat's girlfriend in the Miramax release Basquiat, the story of Basquiat's life as seen through the eyes of his friend and fellow artist Julian Schnabel.

Other film credits include the independent feature Magicians, opposite Til Schweiger; Basil, opposite Christian Slater and Jared Leto; the independent film Into My Heart, opposite Rob Morrow, Jake Webber and Jayne Brooke; Kevin Smith's Mallrats; and the independent feature The Last Time I Committed Suicide opposite Keanu Reeves and Thomas Jane.

Forlani currently resides in Los Angeles.

Bio courtesy Paramount Classics for "Northfolk" (20-Jul-2003)


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