Claire Danes
Claire Danes
Real Name/Full Name Claire Catherine Danes
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Claire Danes
Birth Place: Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 12 April 1979
Age/How Old: 45 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 166 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 4″
Weight: In Kilograms – 68 Kg
In Pounds – 149 lbs
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Blonde
Parents Name: Father – Christopher Danes
Mother – Carla Danes
Siblings: N/A
School: Professional Performing Arts School
Dalton School
College: Lycée Français de Los Angeles, Yale University
Religion: Christianity
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Boyfriend: Billy Crudup (2003-06)
Husband/Spouse Name: Hugh Dancy (m. 2009)
Kids/Children Name: Cyrus Michael Christopher Dancy, Rowan Dancy
Profession: Actress, Activist
Net Worth: $40 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Claire Danes is a famous American television and film actress. Claire has worked in several Hollywood movies and is also the recipient of the star on the Hollywood Walk of fame. Claire gained popularity through her television drama My So-Called Life And Homeland.

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Biography and Early Life

Claire was born on April 12, 1979, in Manhattan, New York. Claire’s father, Christopher Danes, was a photographer, and her mother, Carla Danes, was a very popular sculptor and printmaking artist. Claire was born into a family of artists. Claire’s father, Christopher Danes, worked as a contractor in a residential building group for about 20 years in New York, and side by side, he maintained his passion for photography.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Claire Danes in 2024, and what is her height and weight? Well, Claire Danes’s age is 45 years old as of today’s date 24th June 2024 having been born on 12 April 1979. Though, she is 5′ 4″ in feet and inches and 166 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 149 lbs in Pound and 68kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Blue and hair color is Blonde.


Claire has decided to make her career in the field of acting or art at a minimal age. Claire attended Professional Performing Arts School as her first step to learning more about art. For her secondary education, Claire attended New York City Lab School for Collaborative Studies in New York City. Claire was fond of art since her childhood itself as an influence from her parents.

Claire graduated in 1997 from Lycée Français de Los Angeles, after which she attended Yale University. Claire left Yale University in her second year of studying psychology. While attending Yale University, Claire had done many projects related to films, and she wanted to opt for films as her career rather than psychology.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Claire Danes With husband Hugh Dancy
Claire Danes With husband Hugh Dancy

Claire started dating Billy Crudup, a popular American actor. Billy Crudup was already married to Mary-Louise Parker, and she was seven months pregnant. The relationship between Billy and Claire made Billy leave his seven months pregnant wife Marry in 2003. Claire and Billy could hardly handle their relationship and soon broke up in 2006.

Claire did an American drama film called Evening, where she met her present husband, Hugh Dancy. Claire met Dancy in 2006 at Newport, Rhode Island. Claire and Dancy got engaged in 2009 and even tied the knot in the same year as well in France. Claire and Dancy are parents to two boys. Their first child was born in 2012 and the second in 2018. Claire had announced her second pregnancy at the Howard Stern Show.

Is Claire Danes Lesbian?

Claire Danes was first dating Billy Crudup in 2003 and broke up with him in 2006. Claire is married to Hugh Dancy and has two children with him. So this proves that Claire is not a lesbian.

Professional Career

Claire started dancing at the age of six and attended Dance Theater Workshop by Ellen Robbins. At the age of ten, Claire attended acting classes at HB Studio, the Lee Strasberg Theatre, and Film Institute. Claire got her first break at the age of 13 on television. She acted in the Dudley Moore TV sitcom pilot called Dudley.

After Dudley, Claire acted in My so-called life, which was widely accepted by the audience. Claire got the chance to work in films from 1994. She has acted in many films like little Women, How to Make an American Quilt, Home for the Holidays, I Love You, I Love You Not, To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday, Romeo + Juliet, U-Turn, The Rainmaker, Les Misérables, Shopgirl, The Family Stone, Evening, Stardust, Brigsby Bear, A Kid Like Jake.


  • Claire was nominated for Emmy awards and won the golden globe award for her acting in My So-Called Life.
  • In 2003, Claire received the screen actors guild award in the category of Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series called Homeland.
  • In 2011, 12, 15, Claire was awarded the Critics Choice award in the category of Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama for Homeland.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Claire Danes in 2024

Claire Danes Net Worth
Claire Danes Net Worth

As of 2024, Claire’s estimated net worth is about $40 million. Claire has done many popular films and television dramas. Claire has been very popular among the audience for her showtime drama Homeland, which was on air for many years.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Claire was banned from the Philippines along with her movies for her disgraceful comments towards the people of the county and its cities. Claire later apologized for her staying.
  • Claire has been a part of many charities as well as a social serving organization.
  • Claire believes in women’s upliftment in every field of society and has taken initiatives in Hollywood too.

Claire Danes started her career very young and even achieved success at the very beginning of her career. Claire has been into movies and television and is still active on both of them. Along with acting, she had made herself a particular posting in being an activist and especially working towards women’s progress.


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