Claire Danes is an American actress born on April 12, 1979 in Manhattan, New York. She started her acting career in the mid-1990s, gaining critical acclaim for her role in the television show “My So-Called Life”. She has since gone on to appear in several successful films, including “Romeo + Juliet”, “The Hours”, and “Stardust”. Danes is a three-time Emmy winner for her work in the television series “Homeland”. In addition to her acting, Danes is known for her philanthropic work and social activism. She is married to actor Hugh Dancy and they have two children. Claire Danes is considered one of the most talented actresses of her generation.