Claire Catherine Danes is the famous actress of film, television and theatre. She is well-known for her role in television series Homeland. She is the winner of 3 Emmy Awards, 4 Golden Globe Awards, and 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards. Claire Catherine Danes was born on April 12, 1979 in Manhattan, New York. Her mother is a sculptor and printmaking artist, Carla Danes and father Christopher Danes, a photographer. As, a lawyer by profession is her older brother.
They use to stay at Crosby Street. Danes attended elementary school (PS3 and PS11) and Junior High School (Professional Performing Arts School). She studied Collaborative Studies in New York City from New York City Lab School. She graduated in 1997 from Lycée Français de and then to Yale University in 1998. She went to university for 2 years with psychology as her subject but later dropped studies for her acting.
Danes was in relationship with Ben, Australian singer in 1997 and their relationship lasted fpr 6 years (ended in 2003). Danes fell in love with Billy Crudup and the relationship lasted for 3 years from 2004 to 2006. This relationship was criticized as Billy Crudup was in relationship with Mary-Louise Parker and the actress was pregnant with Crudup son.
She eventually found her soul mate in Hugh Dancy. They got engaged in February 2009 and married in August or September 2009. They are blessed with a son, Cyrus who was born in 2012. They now live in New York.
Her initial interest was in dance. She started dancing from the age of 6. Ellen Robbins was her dance teacher and she use to go to Dance Theater Workshop. At the age of 10, she went to Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute for acting classes. At the age of 11, she did audition with Miloš Forman which gave her many student films. Her first contract was with Karen Friedman at the Writers & Artists talent agency.
She started television at the age of 13 with TV show, Dudley. The other prominent shows are Law & Order, My So-Called (the role gave her an award at Golden Globe Award and nomination at Emmy nomination), Temple Grandin. Danes plays the role of Carrie Mathison in the hit TV series Homeland since 2011. Her role bagged her awards at Golden Globe and Emmy.
In the year 1994, she played the role of Beth March in the adapted film of Little Women. Her first breakthrough came from the role Romeo + Juliet where she played the role of Juliet. Other films to her credit are The Rainmaker, Stardust, The Hours, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Stage Beauty, Shopgirl and Stardust.
She has theatre shows on her name, The Vagina Monologues, Christina Olson: American Model, Edith and Jenny, Pygmalion and Dry Powder.
She is listed as one of the most influential person in the world (TIME MAGAZINE)
In 2015, Danes was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
She was the host of 2013 Nobel Peace Prize Concert , Oslo
She supports Afghan women and does charity to help women educate and live an independent life. She also supports Donorschoose.org. She is a feminist.
How much is Claire Danes Net Worth in 2017
Her net worth is estimated at $22 million US dollars as of 2017. It is estimated that her per episode pay for Showtime series Homeland is USD $250,000. She recently sold her house for USD $6 million and is assumed to have made USD $12 million in total in past two years.
Claire Danes is one of the most influential women of the world. She is a talented actress and does work for upliftment of women.