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Biography #2 (for Terminator 3: The Rise of the Machines)

A remarkable actress with grace and poise beyond her years, Claire Danes has already established herself as one of Hollywood's leading actresses.

Danes co-starred in the Academy Award-winning The Hours, directed by Stephen Daldry and starring Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore and Meryl Streep, and she also recently starred opposite Susan Sarandon, Jeff Goldblum, Ryan Phillippe and Kieran Culkin in the acclaimed Igby Goes Down. Danes has also completed production on Thomas Vinterberg's It's All About Love, in which she co-stars with Joaquin Phoenix as a world famous ice-skater who must fight to save her marriage.

Danes received rave reviews for her performance as Juliet in Baz Luhrman's exuberant and energetic remake of William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet, opposite Leonardo DiCaprio. Critical acclaim was also bestowed upon Danes for her role as Beth in director Gillian Armstrong's Little Women. Danes starred alongside Winona Ryder, Susan Sarandon, Trini Alvarado, Kirsten Dunst, Samantha Mathis, Christian Bales, Gabriel Byrne and Eric Stoltz in the 1994 remake of the classic Louisa May Alcott novel.

Danes also received accolades for her portrayal of Rachel, an awkward teenager trying to understand her father's problems while feeling the first stirring of passion in herself, in To Gillian On Her 37th Birthday. Michelle Pfeiffer and Peter Gallagher starred opposite Danes in director Michael Pressman's film.

Other film credits include Fox 2000's Brokedown Palace opposite Kate Beckinsale; Universal's How to Make an American Quilt; director Billie August's Les Miserables; Francis Ford Coppola's The Rainmaker; Oliver Stone's U Turn; The Mod Squad; Jodie Foster's Home For the Holidays; Polish Wedding; and I Love You, I Love You Not.

Danes first came to prominence in Ed Zwick and Marshall Hershkovitz's critically acclaimed My So-Called Life, where she starred as Angela Chase in the ABC series. The role earned Danes a Golden Globe award and an Emmy nomination.

Bio courtesy Warner Bros. for "Terminator 3: The Rise of the Machines" (30-Jun-2003)

Biography #3 (for Stage Beauty)

Claire Danes recently completed filming Anand Tucker's SHOPGIRL opposite Steve Martin, which was based on Martin's novella.

Danes' recently starred in the blockbuster TERMINATOR 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES and the indie hit, IGBY GOES DOWN. She also appeared opposite Meryl Streep in Stephen Daldry's Academy Award-winning THE HOURS.

Danes' other film credits include the role of Juliet opposite Leonardo DiCaprio's Romeo in Baz Luhrmann's ROMEO + JULIET, Gillian Armstrong's LITTLE WOMEN, Michael Pressman's TO GILLIAN ON HER 37TH BIRTHDAY, Bille August' s LES MISERABLES, Francis Ford Coppola's THE RAINMAKER, Oliver Stone's U-TURN and Jodie Foster' s HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS.

Danes is well known for her role as Angela Chase on the critically acclaimed series, My So Called Life for which she received both a Golden Globe and an Emmy Nomination.

Bio courtesy Lionsgate Films for "Stage Beauty" (01-Jan-2000)