Claire Catherine Danes (born April 12, 1979) is an American actress known for her roles as Angela Chase in My So-Called Life, Temple Grandin in the HBO television film of the same name, Yvaine in Stardust, and Carrie Mathison in Homeland.

She voiced San in the english dub version of Princess Mononoke and played Mirabelle Buttersfeld in the 2005 Touchstone Pictures film Shopgirl.