No, Claire Danes is not a Jew. Danes plays Carrie Mathison in Homeland and has had roles in Little Women, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, and My So-Called Life.
Danes was born in New York City. Her mother, Carla, is a day-care provider, painter, and textile designer. She later served as her daughter's manager. Her father, Christopher Danes, is a computer consultant and former architectural photographer. Danes has described her background as being WASP-like.