Claire Danes is an American actress who rose to fame for portraying Angela Chase in the critically acclaimed teen drama series 'My So-Called Life' (1994-95). One of her best roles, it earned her a 'Golden Globe Award' and a 'Primetime Emmy' nomination.
Riding on the success of her television role, she made her film debut in 1994 with 'Little Women', and went on to appear in 'Home for the Holidays' (1995), 'I Love You, I Love You Not' (1996), and 'To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday' (1996). In the following years, she extended her filmography with roles in successful films such as 'Romeo + Juliet' (1996), 'The Rainmaker' (1997), 'Les Misérables' (1998), 'Brokedown Palace' (1999), 'Igby Goes Down' (2002), 'The Hours' (2002), 'Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines' (2003), 'Shopgirl' (2005) and 'Stardust' (2007).
Two of her best roles on television in recent times are the eponymous character in the 2010 television movie 'Temple Grandin' and the lead role of Carrie Mathison in the spy thriller series 'Homeland', which she is portraying since 2011. Both the roles earned her a host of prestigious awards including the 'Primetime Emmy Awards', 'Golden Globe Awards', 'Satellite Awards', and 'Screen Actors Guild Awards'.