Claire Danes Net Worth

How much is Claire Danes Worth?

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Claire Danes Net Worth:
$35 Million

Claire Danes' Salary

$5.5 Million

Claire Danes net worth: Claire Danes is an American actress who has a net worth of $35 million dollars. She is best known for her work in My So-Called Life, Temple Grandin, and the Showtime series Homeland. She is the recipient of three Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Early Life: Claire Catherine Danes was born in New York City on April 12, 1979, as the second child of artist and sculptor, Clara Danes, and photographer Christopher Danes. She initially started studying dance when she was six, from Ellen Robbins at Dance Theater Workshop and began acting classes at the age of 10 at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. She appeared in theater and video productions in New York City. Although she continued to study dance, Danes said that her focus shifted to acting by the time she was nine years old. Her audition with Miloš Forman when she was 11 led to roles in several student films. She signed with agent Karen Friedman at the Writers & Artists talent agency at age 12.

Early Career: At age 13, Danes got her first big job working on the Dudley Moore TV sitcom pilot called Dudley, which shot in Queens. Danes played a teenage murderer in a guest-starring role on Law & Order in the season three episode "Skin Deep." She appeared in an episode of HBO's Lifestories: Families in Crisis entitled "The Coming out of Heidi Leiter."

Danes played Beth March in the 1994 film adaptation of Little Women. That same year, 15-year-old Claire earned critical raves for her work as Angela Chase on the television show, My So-Called Life. The show was abruptly canceled after just 19 episodes but went on to develop a large cult following that continues to this day. In 1995, she starred in the Soul Asylum music video for "Just Like Anyone." After My So-Called Life, Claire went on to a successful career as an adult starring in such films as Home for the Holidays,  I Love You, I Love You Not,  To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday, Romeo + Juliet, The Rainmaker, The Family Stone, Stardust, Shopgirl, Brokedown Palace, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Me and Orson Welles, and A Kid Like Jake.

Success: In 2010, Danes starred in the HBO production of Temple Grandin, a biopic about the eponymous woman with autism. She won the 2010 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie, the 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film and the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries award. The film was well received and Grandin herself praised Danes' performance.

From 2011 to 2020, Danes starred in the Showtime series Homeland in which she played Carrie Mathison, a CIA agent who has bipolar disorder. She won the 2013 Golden Globe and the 2012 Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Television Series for her performance. She also won the 2012 and 2013 Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her performance in Homeland. In 2012, TIME magazine named Danes one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

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Personal Life: Danes has been in therapy since the age of six and considers it "a helpful tool and a luxury to self-reflect and get some insight."

Danes met Australian singer Ben Lee at her 18th birthday party in 1997. They broke up in 2003 after almost six years of dating.

She has been banned from the Philippines since 1998. Her films are also banned in the country. The ban is a result of Danes publicly describing Manila to have "smelled of cockroaches, with rats all over, and that there is no sewage system, and the people do not have anything – no arms, no legs, no eyes." She apologized for those remarks, but Filipino authorities refuse to lift the ban.

Danes started dating Billy Crudup in 2003 shortly after he left his then seven months pregnant partner Mary-Louise Parker. Danes and Crudup broke up in 2006.

Danes met actor Hugh Dancy on the set of the film Evening in 2006 in Newport, Rhode Island. They began dating and announced their engagement in February 2009. They married in France in a secret ceremony in late August or early September 2009. Their first son was born in 2012. Their second son was born in 2018.

In January 2012, Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals named Danes their 2012 Woman of the Year.

Danes and her mother are supporters of the charity Afghan Hands, which helps women in Afghanistan gain independence, education, and livable wages. Danes is also a long time supporter of Donorschoose.org, a website that allows public school teachers to create project requests.

In 2015, Danes was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Danes is a feminist and has been critical of female underrepresentation within Hollywood.

Homeland Salary: Beginning in 2011, Claire Danes starred on the hit Showtime series Homeland. In 2014 her salary per episode of Homeland was $250,000. In 2017 her salary per episode was raised to $450,000 which made her one of the highest-paid actors on TV. The series typically films around 12 episodes per season which means she earns around $5.5 million per year from Homeland.

Real Estate: Danes and her husband Hugh Dancy purchased a four-story, four-bedroom, four and a half bathroom 3,166 square foot Manhattan townhouse in the  West Village for $6.876 million. The four-story Greek revival townhouse built in the 1880s and has generous outdoor space. Prior to buying the townhouse, the couple lived in a 4,000 square foot loft in SoHo, which they reportedly sold for $5.85 million. Danes bought the Soho loft for $4.633 million.

Claire Danes Net Worth

Claire Danes

Net Worth:$35 Million
Salary:$5.5 Million
Date of Birth:Apr 12, 1979 (41 years old)
Gender:Female
Height:5 ft 5 in (1.66 m)
Profession:Actor, Voice Actor, Television producer
Nationality:United States of America
Last Updated:2020

Claire Danes Earnings

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