Claire Danes Biography

Updated On Feb 10, 2019 Published On Oct 08, 2015
Facts of Claire Danes
Date of Birth: 1979 , April-12
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 feet 5 inch
Name Claire Danes
Birth Name Claire Catherine Danes
Nick Name Great Danes
Father Carla Danes
Mother Christopher Danes
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Manhattan, New York City
Religion Atheist
Ethnicity White
Profession Actress
Working For Movies, TV Shows
Net Worth $ 20 million
Salary N/A
Eye Color Gray
Hair Color Blonde
Body Measurements 34-23-34
Breast Size 34A
Waist size 23
Hip Size 34
Shoe Size 8 (US)
Weight in KG 54 kg
Affair with Billy Crudup
Girlfriend Billy Crudup
Married Yes
Married to Hugh Dancy (m. 2009)
Children 1
Education Lycée Français de Los Angeles Yale University
Awards Satellite Awards
Movies As Cool as I Am
TV Show Homeland
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Claire Danes is one of the famous actresses from the United States. She is popular in the world for portraying her role in the movies like Les Misérables, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines and many more. 

Claire Danes' early life

Claire Danes was from the upper-middle-class family born as Claire Catherine Danes on the 12th of April, 1979 in Manhattan, New York City, New York of United States of America to Carla Danes and Christopher Danes. Her mother is an artist and her father is a photographer. She is American and is white.

She was a talented girl since her childhood days; she is also a great dancer. She dreamed about acting since her childhood days and for that, she also took several acting classes.

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She appeared in several stage programs and expressed her dancing and acting skills. She finally won for first acting role when she was just thirteen years old.

Claire Danes' career

Claire Danes made her career debut in the year 1994, with the film Little Women, where she played the role of Beth March. She played the lead role of Juliet in the film Romeo + Juliet, alongside Leonardo DiCaprio.

She is best known for her appearance as Cosette in the film Les Miserables, featuring Liam Neeson and Uma Thurman, and in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines as Kate Brewster, acting opposite to Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Claire Danes' personal life (married and affairs)

Claire Danes is a married woman. But before being married, she also had some romantic love affairs more than once in her life.

It is said that Benjamin Michael "Ben" Lee is her first boyfriend. He is a great musician from Australia and he is also an actor. They began seeing each other from 1997. But they called off their relationship in 2003.

The following year, she was found with Billy Crudup. He is also an actor and Claire Danes dated him until 2006. It was also 2006 when she first met the love of her life, Hugh Dancy.

He has a long name and it is also difficult to spell. He is one of the great actors from the United Kingdom and he has also established himself as a model. They first met each other when they were portraying their role in Evening, starring Toni Collette.

They fell in love from that time on and got engaged at the start of 2009. And they later got married at the end of that year. Claire Danes and Hugh also have one child together.

Claire Danes' net worth and salary

Her first major movie role was in Little Women, featuring Winona Ryder, whose box office earning was the net worth of $50,083,616.

Now she is known for her role in Homeland and in 2011, Claire Danes earned $250,000 for appearing in each episode.

As of 2019, Claire Danes has accumulated a massive wealth, worth $25 million, which she earned from her hard works in the entertainment business.

Claire Danes facts on timeline

Born in Manhattan, New York City

April 12 , 1979

Claire Danes was from the upper middle class family born in Manhattan, New York City, New York of United States of America to Carla Danes and Christopher Danes. Her mother is an artist and her father is a photographer. She is an American and is white.

Began dating Benjamin Michael "Ben" Lee

1997

It is said that, Benjamin Michael "Ben" Lee is her first boyfriend. He is a great musician from Australia and he is also an actor. They began seeing each other from 1997. Claire Danes met him for the first time at her own birthday party. 

Broke up with Benjamin Michael "Ben" Lee

2003

After dating Benjamin Lee for more than half decade, they decided to call their relationship off. And they finally got separated in 2003 but they didn't reveal the actual reason behind their separation. 

Began dating Billy Crudup

2004

It seems like, Claire Danes was depressed after ending her relationship with Benjamin, and she was not involved in relationship with any one for about a year. However, that depression didn't last that long as she began dating Billy Crudup from 2004. 

Broke up with Billy Crudup

2006

Like her previous love affairs, Claire Danes' relationship with actor Billy Crudup also came to an end after having relationship for about two years. They officially stopped seeing each other from 2006. The separation was amicable. 

First met Hugh Dancy

2006

It was also 2006, when Claire Danes first met love of her life, Hugh Dancy. He is one of the great actors from United Kingdom and he has also established himself as a model. They first met each other when they were portraying their role in Evening.

Married to Hugh Dancy

2009

Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy fell in love after meeting each other for the first time in 2006. They continued their relationship and got engaged at the start of 2009. And they got married at the end of that year. They also have one child together. 

First child, Cyrus Michael Christopher Dancy

December 17 , 2012

Claire Danes became mother for the first time in 2012 after being married with Hugh Dancy. She gave birth to her first child a son named Cyrus Michael Christopher Dancy on 17th of December. He was in good health when he was born.

Won Golden Globes, USA

1995

Golden Globes, USA is one of the prestigious awards in Hollywood. Claire Danes has been honored with this award four times in her life. She won this award for the first time in 1995 and that was for Best Performance by an Actress.

Won Primetime Emmy Awards

2010

Till now, Claire Danes has been nominated in Primetime Emmy Awards for seven different times in her life. She won this award for the first time in 2010 for portraying her role in Temple Grandin. She also won this award in 2012 and also in the following year. 

Won Awards Circuit Community Awards

2002

Claire Danes is quite unlucky in Awards Circuit Community Awards not because she has not won this award yet but she has only been nominated in this award twice. And from those two nominations she has been honored once. 

Won IGN Summer Movie Awards

2011

Claire Danes has been nominated in several different prestigious awards and she has also won some of them. In 2011, she won IGN Summer Movie Awards for portraying her role in the famous television series Homeland.