Claire Danes is a beautiful and talented film, television, and theatre actress who is married to handsome actor, Hugh Dancy. Read on to see more information on the thespian.
Claire Danes Bio
Claire Catherine Danes was born on in Manhattan, New York City. Her father is Christopher Danes, a photographer and her mother is Carla Hall who is a sculptor and printmaking artist. Claire has one sibling, an older brother who is a lawyer named Asa R. Danes.
For her elementary education, Claire attended Public School 3 and Public School 11. For high school, she enrolled into the Professional Performing Arts School, the New Yord City Lab School for Collaborative Studies, The Dalton School and the Lycée Français de Los Angeles. She finally completed her high school education at the latter and graduated in 1997. College was next and she gained admission into Yale University to study psychology but left without the honors as she ditched college after two years to give full attention to her acting career. Claire’s nationality is American, her ethnicity is white but her ancestry is a combination of Northern Irish, Scottish, English, Austrian, and German.
How Much is She Worth? Career Synopsis
Claire Danes’ acting career has spanned over two and half decades since she made her television debut in 1992. She is also a stage actress and has acted in a couple of stage plays. Her net worth is estimated to be at $20 million and the source of her wealth is obviously acting (television, film, and theatre). Her screen debut (television) was in 1992 with a role as Tracy Brandt is a single episode on the TV series Law & Order. She made her film debut two years after (1994) with the film, Little Women.
Her breakthrough would come in the same year but in a TV role with her interpretation of the character of Angela Chase in the series My So-Called Life. This gave her major break in the industry as the role made her a household name and won her a Golden Globe award and an Emmy nomination. She attracted several high profile roles including one for the character of “Juliet” in the romantic tragic-drama, Romeo + Juliet (1996). She starred alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, who starred as her love interest, “Romeo”.
Following the impressive interpretation of the role of Juliet in the tragic romance, she was the first in line to land the role of “Rose DeWitt Bukater” the 1997 romantic tragic-drama Titanic. She, however, rejected the role when she found out she would be starring opposite Leonard DiCaprio, citing the need to to stay away from him after their loved-up performance together 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 won her the first Emmy of her career and also the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award. In 2011, she began featuring in the spy thriller series, Homeland which was released in October that year. Her role as “Carrie Mathison” in the series, which is in its 7th season, has received critical acclaim which has translated into awards for the talented actress. She has since gone on to win at the Emmys, Golden Globes, Screen Actors, Satellite Awards, among others.
Who is Claire Danes’ Husband – Hugh Dancy?
Claire Danes’ husband is the talented and handsome British theatre and film actor, Hugh Dancy. Hugh is a regular face on NBC series, Hannibal where he plays the role of Will Graham. He was born in England on June 19, 1975, into a family of scholars. His father is Jonathan Dancy, a philosopher/college professor, and his mother, Sara Ann Birley, publishes academic materials.
Being a rebel in his teens, he picked up interest in acting after a teacher who wanted to punish him, forced him to join the drama club in school. Hugh Dancy is the oldest child of his parents and he has two siblings, a brother, Jack Dancy and a sister (who is now married), Katharine Sarah Redman. He graduated from Oxford University and belongs to the white ethnicity and holds the British nationality.
Featured films in which Hugh Dancy has made appearances in include Black Hawk Down (2001), King Arthur (2004), Ella Enchanted (2004), Evening (2007), Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009), etc.
Before she ended up with her husband, Claire Danes dated Australian singer, Ben Lee. He attended her birthday party in 1997 and they started dating. Their relationship lasted for about six years (1997-2003). She began dating actor Billy Crudup in 2004. This relationship did not go down well with 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 movie they would co-star in and they hit it off from there. After dating for three years, they got engaged in February 2009 and got married secretly later that year in a quiet ceremony in France. The couple now has a son together – Cyrus Michael Christopher Dancy – and a second one is on its 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.