Claire Danes

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Claire Danes
Claire Danes

Claire Catherine Danes (born on April 12, 1979 in New York City) is an American film actress. She is perhaps most famous as "Angela Chase" in the 1994 television drama series My So-Called Life for which she won a Golden Globe Award and received an Emmy nomination, followed by her role as Juliet in Baz Luhrmann's 1996 film William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet. Danes attended the highly elite private school The Dalton School in New York City for one semester of her high school education and later attended Yale for two years starting in 1998.

For a number of years she and Australian singer Ben Lee dated, but their relationship ended in 2003. She is now dating Billy Crudup, who left his common-law spouse, actress Mary Louise Parker (who was 8 months pregnant with their child) for Danes. Danes and Crudup starred opposite each other in Princess Mononoke and Stage Beauty.

In 1999, while filming for Brokedown Palace, she and all material related to her were “banned” from the Philippines after she publicly criticized the capital, Manila, as "ghastly" and "smells like cockroaches".


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Danes has appeared in Off-Broadway plays, including Happiness, Punk Ballet, and Kids On Stage, in which she choreographed her own solo dance.




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