Claire Danes in How to Make An... | 1995
Clip Name: Finishing the Quilt - Part 1
About this actor
Claire Catherine Danes (born April 12, 1979) is an American actress of television, stage and film. She has appeared in roles as diverse as Angela Chase in My So-Called Life, as Juliet in Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet, as Yvaine in Stardust and as Temple Grandin in the HBO TV film Temple Grandin. Danes was born in Manhattan, New York City, New York. Her mother, Carla, (born October 12, 1945), is a day-care provider, painter, and textile designer who later served as her daughter's manager, and her father, Christopher Danes (born May 6, 1944 in Austin, Texas), is a computer consultant and former architectural photographer. Danes has described her background as being "as WASPy as you can get"; her paternal grandfather, Gibson Andrew Danes (1910–1992 in Litchfield, Connecticut), was the dean of the art and architecture school at Yale University. She has an older brother, Asa (born 1973), who graduated from Oberlin College and works as a litigation attorney for the law firm of Paul Hastings...