Claire Danes Biography, Measurements, Hugh Dancy, Awards and News

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Claire Danes Biography / Who Is Claire Danes

Claire Danes, born Claire Catherine Danes, is an American award-winning actress. She has garnered,  three Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. She was also named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time and was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Her first performance in a movie was in the 1994 film Little Women. She started gaining fame in the same year in the Teen drama series My So-called Life.

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Claire Danes Age / How Old Is Claire Danes

She was born on the 12th of April 1979 in Manhattan, New York City. As of 2018, she is 39 years old.

Claire Danes Height / How Tall Is Claire Danes

She stands at a height of 5ft 5in (1.66m) as of 2018.

Claire Danes Weight

Her most recent weight measure puts her at about 54kg (119lbs).

Claire Danes Family

She was born and raised by Carla Danes, a sculptor and printmaking artist, and Christopher Danes, a photographer. She has one elder brother, Asa Danes.

Claire Danes Husband

She is married to Hugh Dancy, an actor best known for his portrayal of criminal profiler Will Graham in the television series “Hannibal” and  as Prince Charmont in “Ella Enchanted”. The couple met in 2006 on the set of Evening. They dated for three years then announced their engagement in 2009 February. They got married in secret in August or September of the same year in France.

Claire Danes Children / Kids

The couple has two children, the first born in December 2012 and the other born on the 27th of August 2018. The first-born is named Cyrus Michael Christopher Dancy, now 6 years old, whereas the name of the second child has not yet been released to the public.

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Claire Danes Movies / Filmography





A Kid Like Jake

Alex Wheeler


Brigsby Bear



As Cool as I Am

Lainee Diamond


Me and Orson Welles

Sonja Jones



Young Ann



The Flock




Mirabelle Buttersfield

The Family Stone

Julie Morton


Stage Beauty



It’s All About Love


The Rage in Placid Lake

Girl at seminar

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

Kate Brewster


Igby Goes Down

Sookie Sapperstein


The Hours

Julia Vaughan


The Mod Squad

Julie Barnes

Brokedown Palace

Alice Marano

Princess Mononoke



Les Misérables


Polish Wedding



U Turn


The Rainmaker

Kelly Riker


I Love You, I Love You Not

Daisy / Young Nana

To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday

Rachel Lewis

Romeo + Juliet

Juliet Capulet


How to Make an American Quilt

Glady Jo Cleary

Home for the Holidays

Kitt Larson


Little Women

Beth March

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Master of None

Nina Stanton



Carrie Mathison


Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin


Saturday Night Live



My So-Called Life

Angela Chase


Lifestories: Families in Crisis

Katie Leiter


Law & Order

Tracy Brandt

Claire Danes Awards

  • She won three Satellite awards for Best Actress – Television Series Drama in 2011, 2012 and 2015.
  • Won a critics choice award for Best Actress in a Drama Series in 2012.
  •  In 2011, she won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie.
  • In 2013, she won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series.
  • She won three Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress – Television Series Drama in 1994, 2011 and 2012.
  • She won another Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film in 2010.
  • In 2012 and 2013, she won Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.
  • In 2010, she won another Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie.

Claire Danes Interview

Remember when “Homeland” used to feel so extreme?

It’s just been bonkers, right? It’s hard for our show to compete with the screeching absurdity of what’s happening in our actual office. It’s like escapist television now — like a balm, a tonic. It used to be a harrowing, dystopic vision of the truth, and now it’s relaxing.

Where do we find Carrie after such a tumultuous season finale?

She was shocked and horrified in the very last beat. She was grieving throughout Season 6; it was kind of a ghost story with Quinn as a dead man walking. And then she realizes that the president, who she had been so allied with and believed in emphatically, betrays her and reveals herself to be a fallible, potentially dangerous leader. So she’s once again on the outside looking in with some disgust and a lot of concern.

And her bipolar disorder?

We learn fairly early on that lithium, which is her panacea, her miracle drug, is no longer effective. Then she finds herself needing to save the world again, and she won’t have time to experiment with other medications in a sane, scientific way. And she is forced to use street drugs and self-medicate.

The show’s story lines often have uncanny parallels to real-life politics — for instance, a conspiracy theorist populating social media with fake news. How do the writers manage that feat?

Every year we spend a week in D.C. in “spy camp.” We all meet in a club in Georgetown, and from morning till night, we talk to a whole coterie of characters within the clandestine world who have real insight into what’s happening. And they are able to illuminate what’s going to surface as relevant in a year’s time. It’s incredibly valuable and terrifying. We have an amazing crystal ball.

Quinn’s death sent fans into a tailspin, some of whom wrote an open letter criticizing the show’s treatment of veterans.

I think what [the showrunner Alex Gansa] wanted to do was not just “off” a central character. He wanted to spend time with a veteran who was wounded on a lot of levels — psychologically and emotionally and physically — and take seriously the sacrifice and the cost of making that commitment to your country. That was an earnest effort to honor the work that veterans have done.

Were you on the side of fans who longed for a romance between Carrie and Quinn?

I mean, everybody wants that. But I think they did have a romance. It just didn’t take a conventional form. They’re not conventional people. And I think it’s really interesting to consider that there are some people who might not fully be able to achieve real intimacy that we all recognize as valid.

You recently squeezed in a movie, A Kid Like Jake, which debuted at Sundance.

Jim Parsons and I play Brooklyn parents who have a 4-year-old son obsessed with dresses and all things princess. We’re applying to kindergarten, and our friend, an educator, suggests that we focus on his “gender expansiveness.” And it makes us suddenly aware of his being different and creates conflict in the marriage. It does talk about gender issues and these ideas that we’re actively wrestling with right now. But it’s about recognizing your child and finding the best way to usher them through the world.

“Homeland” will end after Season 8. How would you like to see Carrie go out?

I would like just a little relief for my girl because I think she earned it. But we’re not there yet.

And then?

We’re going to take the longest frickin’ nap imaginable.

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Claire Danes bundles up in a shaggy black coat and tall boots to run errands with son Cyrus in New York

Claire kept warm in a black shearling coat which was buttoned along her torso and let out to reveal a flowing grey skirt. She pounded the pavement in sturdy black leather boots and shielded her neck from the elements with a vibrant red and yellow scarf. Danes carried a black leather purse across one arm with a bundle of papers in her hand while holding onto Cyrus’ hand while crossing the street.

The Homeland star tied her strawberry blonde hair into a tight bun and appeared to be relatively makeup free for the afternoon out. Cyrus kept close to his mother’s side and wore a pair of light blue sweatpants and a green shirt with a grey coat on his shoulders. Showing his love for Pokémon and making the most of the chilly weather, Cyrus donned a Pikachu hat with Poké balls attached to long yellow braids. This was on January 16th this year

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Homeland season 8: Has Homeland season 8 been delayed?

HOMELAND season 8 is still a long way off as fans gear up for what will be the last ever season of the long-running geopolitical drama. Here’s what we know about the delay of the new series. Season seven of popular Claire Danes drama Homeland came out in February last year, but season eight is still a long way off. The Showtime series has been airing since 2011. But what is the hold up on season eight? Sadly yes, Homeland season eight will not be released until later this year.

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