HOME­LAND HERO

Albuquerque Journal - Parade - - PERSONALITY -

Claire Danes, 37, be­came known as An­gela Chase in the 1990s TV teen drama My So-Called Life, but tonight she’ll wrap up sea­son six of Show­time’s Home­land in her Emmy- and Golden Globe–win­ning role as CIA of­fi­cer Car­rie Mathi­son. Here are five fun facts about the New York–born ac­tress, who’s mar­ried to ac­tor Hugh Dancy.

1. She ap­peared in a mu­sic video for Soul Asy­lum’s “Just Like Any­one” as an out­cast teenager who grew an­gel wings at her prom.

2. Her first big movie role was as Juliet to Leonardo DiCaprio’s Romeo in Romeo + Juliet (1996).

3. In 2007, Danes played El­iza Doolit­tle in Pyg­malion on Broad­way.

4. Di­rec­tor Oliver Stone wrote her let­ter of rec­om­men­da­tion to at­tend Yale Uni­ver­sity.

5. She’s a cer­ti­fied scuba diver.

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