Claire Danes is coming back to your TV screens

Claire Catherine Today is an American actress, winner of many awards. She was born on April 12, 1979 in Manhattan. She attended Dalton School in New York

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Claire Danes is coming back to your TV screens

Claire Catherine Danes is an American actress, winner of many awards.

She was born on April 12, 1979, in Manhattan. She attended Dalton School in New York, then City Lab School for Collaborative Studies, Professional Performing Arts School, and Lycee Francais de Los Angeles Educational Institution.

Claire has attended Yale University since 1998, studying psychology, but after two years she gave up and focused all her attention on her acting career.

She has been dancing since she was 6 years old and also attended dance classes with Ellen Robbins in a dance theater workshop and acting classes at the HB Studio of the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute at the age of 10. She has appeared in theater and video productions in New York.


When the actress was nine, she started acting, along with dancing. At the age of 11, she auditioned with her exceptional talent and won roles in several school films. She signed a contract with agent Karen Friedman in the talent agency when she was only 12 years old.

Claire began her acting career in the 1994 teen drama series My So-Called Life. Her role earned her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress and a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

She made her film debut the same year in "Little Women" (1994). Her other films are Home for the Holidays (1995), Romeo + Juliet (1996), The Rainmaker (1997), Les Miserables (1998), Brokedown Palace (1999), English dub of Princess Mononoke (1997), The Hours (2002). ), Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), Shopgirl (2005), Stardust (2007), and A Kid Like Jake (2018).

Danes was the first choice for the lead role in the film Titanic, but she turned it down because, according to her, she had previously worked on a similar project with Leonardo DiCaprio. It was the movie, Romeo + Juliet.

The esteemed actress appeared in the off-Broadway production of The Vagina Monologues in 2000 and made her Broadway debut as Eliza Doolittle in the 2007 revival of Pygmalion. In 2010, she had the role of Temple Grandin in the highly acclaimed HBO TV movie Temple Grandin, which earned her a second Golden Globe and first Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Series or Movie.

From 2011 to 2020, she starred as Carrie Mathison in the drama series Homeland, for which she won two Primetime Emmys for Outstanding Lead Actress in the drama series, two Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress, and some more individual awards.

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

Life off camera

Since 1998, Claire has been banned in the Philippines, banned from entering the country, and her films have also been banned in the region. The ban came after the actress said that Manila, the country's capital, "smelled of cockroaches, that there were rats around, and that there was no sewage, and people had nothing - no arms, no legs, no eyes. " Claire later apologized for the words, but Philippine authorities refused to lift the ban.

Claire Danes and her mother are supporters of a charitable Afghan hand that helps women in Afghanistan gain independence, education, and livelihood.

The actress has also long been a supporter of, a website that allows teachers in public schools to create project requests.

Since 2009, she has been married to actor Hugh Dancy with whom she has two children Cyrus Michael Christopher Dancy and Rowan Dancy.

Claire Danes will star in 'Essex Serpent' on Apple TV +

Apple TV + continues to produce series and movies at a good pace around the world trying to attract users to the audiovisual world. The next series is an adaptation of the book ‘The Essex Serpent’ by Englishwoman Sarah Perry. In August, it was announced that the main character would be Keira Knightley. However, a few weeks later she announced her departure from the cast for family reasons and will be replaced by the well-known Claire Danes, known worldwide as Carrie Mathison in the popular Homeland series.

The new Apple TV + series will bear the same name as the famous book in which it is set: ‘The Essex Serpent’. The book, written by Sarah Perry, is set in London in the city of Essex in the 1890s:

History is heavily influenced by scientific and medical discoveries from the late 19th century. The Essex Serpent follows newly widowed Cora, who, having been released from an abusive marriage, relocates from Victorian London to the small village of Aldwinter in Essex, intrigued by a local superstition that a mythical creature known as the Essex Serpent has returned to the area.

The filming series has started and there is no data on the number of seasons or episodes to be filmed. It is expected to have its first season to be seen during 2022.