16 Famous Facts Of Claire Danes

1. Claire Catherine Danes The role won her the first of four Golden Globe Awards.

2. She made her film debut the same year in Little Women .

3. From 1998 to 2000, Danes attended Yale University before dropping out to return to acting.

4. She appeared in an Off-Broadway production of The Vagina Monologues in 2000, and made her Broadway debut playing Eliza Doolittle in the 2007 revival of Pygmalion.

5. In 2010, she portrayed Temple Grandin in the HBO TV film Temple Grandin, which won her a second Golden Globe and the first of three Emmy Awards.

6. Since 2011, she has starred as Carrie Mathison in the Showtime series Homeland,

7. In 2015, Danes was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

8. Danes graduated from the Lycée Français de Los Angeles in 1997. In 1998, Danes went to Yale University.

9. Her audition with Miloš Forman when she was eleven led to roles in several student films.

10. Danes played a teenage murderer in a guest starring role on Law & Order in the season three episode “Skin Deep.”

11. In March 1993, a pilot episode was shot, when she was 13 years old.

12. It would be almost another year and a half before broadcast.

13. For her role, she won a Golden Globe Award and received an Emmy nomination.

14. Despite being canceled after only 19 episodes, My So-Called Life has developed a large cult following. In 1995, she starred in the Soul Asylum music video for “Just Like Anyone”.

15. In 2010, Danes starred in the HBO production of Temple Grandin, a biopic about the eponymous woman with autism.

16. She won the 2010 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie, the 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film and the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries award.

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