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Claire Danes Gossip and Scandals

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Claire Danes Gossip and Scandals
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Born :

Claire Catherine Danes on April 12, 1979 in New York, NY

Engaged to be Married:

In February 2009, after one year of dating, Claire and Hugh Dancy became engaged.

Romantic History:

In 2003, after meeting on the set of Stage Beauty, Claire and Billy Crudup ditched their significant others to be together. After seven years of dating, Claire, then 25, left singer Ben Lee. After eight years together and with a baby on the way, Billy, then 36, left Mary-Louise Parker. The romance ended 4 years later.

In February of 2009, Claire and actor Hugh Dancy became engaged and were secretly married that September.

Beautiful People:

In 1997, she was voted by People magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world.

Missed Opportunity:

In 1997, Claire auditioned and was the first choice for the role of Rose in Titanic. She turned it down and the job went to Kate Winslet.

Formal Education:

Claire finished 2 years at Yale University with a major in psychology but never went on to graduate.

Quotes From Claire Danes:

I live in an adult world, but I'm a kid. I love the work. But I no longer have a group of friends to hang out with regularly.

I was told that my going to college wouldn't be good for my career. I think that's nonsense. It's good to empower yourself by cutting yourself off from this business every once in a while.

I have a huge, active imagination, I think I'm really scared of being alone; because if I'm left to my own devices, I'll just turn into a madwoman.

It's very difficult to judge yourself. Extreme self-doubt is only attractive when it's fictionalized. Which is why people love the movies. They are so reassuring.

The point of acting is to share, to connect. That's why I act. Acting is the greatest answer to my loneliness that I have found.

I think people confuse fame with validation or love. But fame is not the reward. The reward is getting fulfilment out of doing the thing you love.

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