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Claire Danes gets star on Walk of Fame

HOLLYWOOD — “Homeland” star Claire Danes received the 2,559th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Sept. 24, honoring her for an acting career that has brought her six Emmy nominations and three Emmys.

Alex Gansa, a co-creator of “Homeland,” joined Danes in speaking at the ceremony in front of the White House Cafe on Hollywood Boulevard, along with Winnie Holzman, the creator of Danes’ first series, “My So-Called Life,” and Bess Armstrong, who played Danes’ mother on “My So-Called Life.”

The ceremony came 10 days before the “Homeland” season premiere.

Danes has received four outstanding lead actress in drama series nominations for her portrayal of bipolar Central Intelligence Agency officer Carrie Mathison on “Homeland,” winning the award in 2012 and 2013.

Danes also received an Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a miniseries or movie in 2010 for her performance in the HBO biopic “Temple Grandin.”

Danes, who is 36, received her first Emmy nomination in 1995 when she was 16 for “My So-Called Life.”

Danes’ extensive film credits include “William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet,” “Little Women,” “The Rainmaker,” “Les Miserables,” “Brokedown Palace,” “Igby Goes Down,” “The Hours,” “Shopgirl,” “Stardust” and “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.”


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