Danes previously starred in Richard Eyre's acclaimed drama Stage Beauty opposite Billy Crudup and opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger and Nick Stahl in the box-office hit Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines for director Jonathan Mostow. Danes also appeared opposite Susan Sarandon, Jeff Goldblum, Ryan Phillippe and Kieran Culkin in Burr Steer's critically acclaimed independent Igby Goes Down. Additionally, she appeared in Stephen Daldry's Academy Award-winning drama, The Hours opposite Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Allison Janney, Ed Harris and Toni Collete.
Danes garnered critical acclaim for her performances in Gillian Armstrong's Little Women opposite Winona Ryder, Susan Sarandon and Kirsten Dunst and in Baz Luhrmann's William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet, in which she starred as Juliet opposite Leonardo DiCaprio's Romeo.
Danes first caught critics' and audiences' attention in Ed Zwick and Marshall Hershkovitz's acclaimed series My So- Called Life. Danes earned an Emmy nomination and a Golden Globe Award for her role as Angela Chase. Danes' other film credits include: Jonathan Kaplan's Brokedown Palace opposite Kate Beckinsale, Bille August's Les MisÚrables, Theresa Connelly's Polish Wedding, Francis Ford Coppola's The Rainmaker opposite Danny DeVito and Matt Damon, Oliver Stones' U-Turnopposite Sean Penn, Nick Nolte and Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Pressman's To Gillian On Her 37th Birthday opposite Michelle Pfeiffer and Peter Gallagher, Jocelyn Moorhouse's How to Make an American Quilt opposite Winona Ryder, Anne Bancroft and Ellen Burstyn, Billy Hopkins' I Love You, I Love You Not opposite Jude Law and Jodie Foster's Home For The Holidays opposite Robert Downey Jr., Holly Hunter and Anne Bancroft.
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Claire Danes Facts
|Birth Name||Claire Catherine Danes|
|Birthday||April 12, 1979 (38)|
|Birthplace||New York, New York, USA|
|Height||5' 5½" (1m66) How tall is Claire Danes compared to you?|
|Awards||2011 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television (for Temple Grandin)|
|2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Best Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries (for Temple Grandin)|
|2010 Emmy Awards: Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie (for Temple Grandin)|
|1997 MTV Movie Awards: Best Female Performance (for William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet)|
|1995 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Television Series - Drama (for My So-Called Life)|
|The Family Stone|
|Romeo + Juliet|
|William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet|
|Homeland Season 4|
|Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines|