Claire Danes Overview

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Born: April 12, 1979

Although Claire Danes' much doted-on TV series My So-Called Life fixed her image as Everyteen, she hardly had an Everychild upbringing. Growing up in a loft in SoHo, New York City's art district, her art-school-grad parents encouraged her precocious interest in performing. At six, Danes studied modern dance, and by nine, she enrolled in the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute. Taking her art very seriously, her earnestness—including a bold decision at the age of 12 to turn down a job on One Life to... See All

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