Claire Danes is an Actress. She was born April 12, 1979 in Manhattan, New York. She has English, German, Scottish, Irish, and Austrian ancestry. She started acting at the age of 12. She attended Yale University, studying psychology, but dropped out after two years to concentrated on her acting career. Claire Danes in best known as Angela Chase in My So-Called Life, and as Temple Grandin in the HBO television film Temple Grandin. She won and Emmy nomination and a Golden Globe award for her performance in My So-Called Life. Claire Danes ranked #20 on Askmen’s list of the top 99 most desirable women for 2013.