Apr. 12th, 1979
New York City, New York, USA
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Claire Catherine Danes (born April 12, 1979) is an American actress of television, stage, and film. She has appeared in roles such as Angela Chase in My So-Called Life, as Juliet in Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet, as Cosette.
- Grew up with 'Zac Posen' (qv) and 'Julia Stiles' (qv).
- Very close friends with actor 'Jason Schwartzman' (qv).
- Flew to L.A. for the casting of _Schindler's List (1993)_ (qv), after she was discovered for the role in _"My So-Called Life" (1994)_ (qv). 'Steven Spielberg' (qv) finally gave her the role but had to turn it down, because they weren't willing to give her tutoring in Poland.
- Attended the 'Lee Strasberg' (qv) Theater Institute.
- Started studying modern dance at the age of six. She played a "duck" in an avant-garde production involving stilt-walkers.
- Completed 2 years at Yale University pursuing a degree in psychology but never finished (2002)
- Briefly attended the junior high section of the New York City Lab School from 1991-1992. 'Nick Valensi' (qv) (guitarist, The Strokes), 'Charlie Hofheimer' (qv) (actor, _Black Hawk Down (2001)_ (qv)), and 'Max Lugavere' (qv) (self, Current TV) graduated from the high school section of the same school in 1998, 1999, and 2000, respectively. It is a small public school.
- Was banned from the Philippines in Sept 1998, for making derogatory remarks about the country. The President of the Philippines condemned her publicly.