Claire Danes is a beautiful and talented film, television, and theatre actress who is married to the handsome actor Hugh Dancy. Read on for more information about the actress.
Claire Danes Bio
Claire Catherine Danes were born on April 12, 1979, in Manhattan, New York City. Her father is Christopher Danes, a photographer, and her mother is Carla Hall, a sculptor, and graphic artist. Claire has a sibling, an older brother who is an attorney Asa R. Danes.
For her primary education, Claire attended Public School 3 and Public School 11, and for high school, she enrolled in Professional Performing Arts School, New York City Lab School for Collaborative Studies, Dalton School, and the Lycée Français de Los Angeles. At the latter, she finally completed her high school education and graduated in 1997. College was next in line, and she was admitted to Yale University to study psychology but left without honors as she left college after two years to devote herself fully to her acting career. Claire’s nationality is American, her ethnicity is white, but her ancestry is a combination of Northern Ireland, Scotland, English, Austria, and German.
How Much is She Worth? Career Synopsis
Claire Danes’ acting career has spanned two and a half decades since she made her television debut in 1992. She is also a stage actress and has acted in several plays. Her net worth is estimated at 20 million dollars, and the source of her wealth is obviously acting (television, film, and theatre). She made her screen debut (television) in 1992 with a role as Tracy Brandt in a single episode of the television series Law & Order. She made her film debut two years later (1994) with the film Little Women.
Her breakthrough was to come in the same year, but in a television role with her interpretation of the character of Angela Chase in the series My so-called Life. This gave her a major breakthrough in the industry, as the role made her a household name and earned her a Golden Globe and Emmy nomination. She won several high-profile roles, including one for the role of “Juliet” in the romantic tragic drama Romeo + Juliet (1996). She played the leading role alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, who appeared as her love object “Romeo”.
After the impressive interpretation of the role of Juliet in the tragic romance, she was the first in the series to land the role of “Rose DeWitt Bukater” in the romantic tragic drama “Titanic” of 1997, but she declined the role when she found out that she would play the lead role opposite Leonard DiCaprio, pointing out the necessity to stay away from him after their beloved joint performance in Romeo + Juliet. Claire has appeared in other major projects such as The Hours (2002), Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), Stardust (2007), Temple Grandin (2010).
Her role in Temple Grandin earned her the first Emmy of her career and also earned her the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award. In 2011 she began starring in the spy thriller series Homeland, which was released in October of the same year. Her role as “Carrie Mathison” in the series, which is now in its 7th season, was critically acclaimed, resulting in awards for the talented actress. Since then she has won awards at Emmys, Golden Globes, Screen Actors, and Satellite Awards, among others.
Who is Claire Danes’ Husband – Hugh Dancy?
Claire Danes’ husband is a talented and handsome British theatre and film actor Hugh Dancy. Hugh Dancy is a regular face on the NBC series Hannibal, where he plays the role of Will Graham. He was born on June 19, 1975, in England into a family of scholars. His father is Jonathan Dancy, a philosopher/college professor, and his mother, Sara Ann Birley, publishes academic material.
As a teenager, he was a rebel and became interested in acting after a teacher who wanted to punish him forced him to join the drama club at school. Hugh Dancy is his parents’ eldest child and he has two siblings, a brother, Jack Dancy, and a sister (who is now married), Katharine Sarah Redman. He is a graduate of Oxford University, belongs to the white ethnic group, and has British citizenship.
Among the films in which Hugh Dancy has appeared are Black Hawk Down (2001), King Arthur (2004), Ella Enchanted (2004), Evening (2007), Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009), etc.
Before she got together with her husband, Claire Danes were together with the Australian singer Ben Lee. He attended her birthday party in 1997 and the two of them started to meet. Their relationship lasted about six years (1997-2003). She started a relationship with actor Billy Crudup in 2004. This relationship was not well received by her fans and the media, as it was reported that Crudup, who was married at the time, had left his pregnant wife – actress Mary-Louise Parker – for Claire. The negative reception must have stifled the relationship and it ended in 2006.
Later that year, she met Hugh Dacy on the set of Evening, a film in which they played together, and they got along well from then on. After being together for three years, they got engaged in February 2009 and later that year they got married secretly in a silent ceremony in France. The couple now has a son – Cyrus Michael Christopher Dancy – and a second son is on the way. Cyrus was born on December 17, 2012.
Quick Facts About Hugh Dancy
Full Name: Hugh Michael Horace Dancy
Nickname: Fancy Dancy
Profession: Actor, Model
Birthdate: June 19, 1975
Birthplace: Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England
Spouse: Claire Danes
Children: 1 (Cyrus Dancy – b. Dec. 2012)
Height: 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight: 73 kg (163 lbs)
Eye color: Blue
Hair color: Dark Brown.