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Claire Danes

Occupation: Actor

Nationality: American

Born: April 12, 1979 (35)

Making a splash at 15 years old as Angela Chase in the critical darling My So-Called Life, Danes has gone on to have an understated yet prolific career.

In 2010, she won numerous awards for her portrayal of the title character in HBO film Temple Grandin and has now made a full leap back to television in the award-winning Showtime drama Homeland, where she plays bipolar CIA agent Carrie Mathison.

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