Claire Danes

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Quotes (17)

  • Claire Danes: I'm so happy I'm not a teenager anymore. The hormones have finally chilled out, and I'm profoundly grateful.

  • Claire Danes: It's so funny, because getting a role on Broadway is kind of like getting pregnant. All of a sudden, people start bombarding you with all kinds of advice and personal experiences.

  • Claire Danes: I went to my first make-out party when I was 12, and I didn't know anybody there. That was the kinkiest I've ever been! His name was Peter, and he was from Sweden. Not a bad way to start.

  • Claire Danes: When I was younger--like 14--I was desperate to find that "true love" experience, but really, if you have to ask yourself if you're in love, then you're not.

  • Claire Danes: Television is incredibly impactful and powerful. The failure of a show accesses more people than the most successful movie. Movies are talked about with kind of more reverence or something, but they're not as powerful culturally. TV stars have a whole other level of celebrity.

  • Claire Danes: I was told that going to college wouldn't be good for my career, but I think that's nonsense. It's good to empower yourself by cutting yourself off from this business every once in a while.

  • Claire Danes: (on turning down a soap opera role in 1999) I didn't want my acting style to be tainted. You know, I had some integrity when I was 12.

  • Claire: (on getting used to fame and the paparazzi) The media has become so much more voracious in the last 10 years. I think the proliferation of the tabloids has changed actors' lives pretty profoundly.

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Trivia (28)

  • In 2013, Claire won an another Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series playing Carrie Mathison on¬†Homeland.

  • In 2012, Claire won an another Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series playing Carrie Mathison on Homeland.

  • In 2010, Claire won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie playing Temple Grandin on Temple Grandin.


  • Claire is #33 in AIM's "50 Hottest Redheads."

  • Claire is ranked #74 in the "100 Hottest Blondes of AIM".

  • Renowned actress Jodie Foster once said in a 2008 interview that Claire is one of the very few celebrities she knows who started out as a child and grew up to be "a well-adjusted person with a full life."

  • Claire auditioned for the lead roles of Rose in Titanic and Lisa in Girl, Interrupted (both were 1997 films), but she lost both roles to Kate Winslet and Angelina Jolie, respectively.

  • In 2007, 28-year-old Claire joked that her friends called her "Grandma" because she didn't bother with a cell phone, I-Pod, or other such technologies. Claire claimed that she didn't even know how to use a cell phone.

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