Born on April 12, 1979, Claire Catherine Danes is a prolific American actress. While she was born in the big city of Manhattan, her family is Texas born and raised, and she self-identifies as a wholehearted protestant. Her serious love life began well after her first prime-time kiss, but has been no less interesting. In fact, she was married secretly in France to fellow actor Hugh Dancy, whom she met on the set of Evening, and is mother of one child — Cyrus Michael Christopher Dancy. Danes is an accomplished and well-known American celebrity who has appeared in numerous capacities.
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2. Income & Salary
Having appeared in over thirty feature films and nominated for as many awards, Danes has led a successful career in acting. Currently, Danes can be seen playing Carrie Mathison in hit television show Homeland, where she rakes in over $250,000 per episode, amounting to about $3 million each year. This combined with a lifetime of success in such roles as Cosette in Les Miserables, and multiple Emmy award wins across her career, makes Danes one of the highest paid and most wealthy television stars in America. Yet television is far from her only field of success. In early 2012, Danes was paid to record an audiobook version of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. It was so well received that not only was she nominated for an Audie Award, but she has been selected as the host of the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize Concert.
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3. Estimated Net Worth
Danes is estimated to have made well over $12 million dollars in the past two years, including the recent sale of one of her homes for almost $6 million by itself. She is currently worth over $20 million, and that value looks to be steadily increasing.