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  • Claire Danes

    Born on December 4, 1979 in New York, New York

awards & nominations

Homeland (2011)

Claire Danes as "Carrie Mathison"

When Marine Sgt. Nicholas Brody returns home following eight years in captivity, CIA agent Carrie Mathison thinks he has turned and is connected to a terror plot to be carried out on American soil, and she engages him in a dangerous game of cat and mouse that puts America's national security at risk. Later on, Carrie gets a promotion and returns to the front lines overseas. She is assigned to one of the CIA's most volatile and dangerous stations in the Middle East, where she is in the heart of battle in the war on terror.

Emmy (Primetime) (2014) Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014) Nominated Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Emmy (Primetime) (2013) Won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Golden Globe (2013) Won Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013) Won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013) Nominated Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Emmy (Primetime) (2012) Won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Golden Globe (2012) Won Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama

Temple Grandin (2010)

Claire Danes as "Temple Grandin"

Before enrolling in college, famed animal husbandry expert Temple Grandin (Claire Danes) visits a cattle ranch owned by her aunt Ann (Catherine O'Hara) and demonstrates a brilliance for all things mechanical. Once classes begin, the autistic Grandin rises to meet the intellectual challenges -- though the social ones are a bit more difficult. Grandin triumphs over prejudice to become an innovator in the field of animal care, and a lifelong advocate for humane slaughtering practices.

Emmy (Primetime) (2010) Won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Golden Globe (2010) Won Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010) Won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

The Hours (2002)

Claire Danes as "Julia Vaughan"

"The Hours" is the story of three women searching for more potent, meaningful lives. Each is alive at a different time and place, all are linked by their yearnings and their fears. Their stories intertwine, and finally come together in a surprising, transcendent moment of shared recognition.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

My So-Called Life (1994)

Claire Danes as "Angela Chase"

"My So-Called Life" is a bastion of teen angst. Angela is a high schooler in constant turmoil over her exposure to boys, friends, drugs, sex ... basically the normal 1990s teen trappings. Many a plot revolves around Angela's crush on heartthrob Jordan Catalano.

Emmy (Primetime) (1995) Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Golden Globe (1995) Won Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama

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