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Film and television actress Claire Danes began her critically acclaimed career as a 15-year-old star in the ABC series, My So Called Life.
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Danes continued to tackle roles in such interesting films as Shopgirl (2005), Evening (2007), and Stardust (2007), among other projects. In addition, she ventured onto the small screen, too. In 2009, Danes played the role of an autistic woman in the HBO film, Temple Grandin., which brought the talented actress her first Emmy Award.
Danes has recently enjoyed another television triumph. The Showtime series Homeland debuted in 2011,
featuring Dane as a CIA agent. Her character suspects a Marine sergeant (Damian Lewis) of being involved a possible terror plot. The role brought Dane strong reviews and numerous accolades, including a 2012 Emmy Award (outstanding lead actress in a drama series). Additionally, Danes's co-star, Damian Lewis, garnered an Emmy (outstanding lead actor in a drama series), and the series took home both a Golden Globe (best television series) and an Emmy (outstanding drama series) in 2012.
In 2013, Danes once again took home the top acting prize at the Emmy Awards. She was named the outstanding lead actress in a drama series for the second year in a row.
After briefly moving out to Los Angeles, California, to work on My So Called Life, Danes returned to New York City for good when she was 18. She continues to reside there.
In September of 2009, Danes married British actor Hugh Dancy. They were wed during a small ceremony in France. The couple met while filming the movie Evening. They welcomed their first child together, son Cyrus, in December 2012.
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