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Claire Danesby Jennifer Ambrose
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Claire Danes is the first biography of one of the most luminous and talented young stars in Hollywood. She got her first big break on My So-Called Life. Jennifer Ambrose tells the inspiring and enviable life story so far — from the actress's unconventional childhood in New York to her successful first year studying at Yale University, including the incredible film career she established in those years.
Heralded as the best actress of her generation by Steven Spielberg, Claire Danes' young life and successful career is chronicled in this biography. From her childhood growing up in New York City's trendy Soho district with hippie-artist parents to her first year studying at Yale University, the book reveals important milestones in both Danes' personal and professional life. More than a simple biography, the book also pays special tribute to the show that gave Danes her big break: the critically acclaimed but short-lived television drama My So-Called Life. Included are commentaries on the characters, episodes, and critical and popular reactions to the show, as well as an account of the fans' ongoing efforts to keep it on the air.
"Claire Danes" traces the New York native's enviable life and career from her childhood growing up in New York city's trendy Soho district with hippie-artist parents to her successful first year studying at Yale. Ambrose pays special tribute to Danes's big break: "My So-Called Life."
Includes bibliographical references: p. -156.
About the Author
Jennifer Ambrose has written and edited contributions on music and politics for several publications, including the magazine Punk Planet.
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