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Date of Birth: July 1, 1972
Place of Birth: Twickenham, Middlesex, England, UK
Height: 5' 7"
Best Known For: Meet Joe Black
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Claire Forlani was born on July 1, 1972, in England. She is the daughter of Pier Forlani, an Italian, and Barbara, who is English. Forlani took an interest in acting at a very young age and when she was 11 years old she started attending the Arts Educational School in London, where she studied acting. She also studied dance during her six years at the school, and performed in stage productions of The Nutcracker and Orpheus in the Underworld.
Forlani won her first professional acting job in 1992, with a part in Gypsy Eyes, followed by a recurring role on the British television series Press Gang and Shrinks. In 1993, Forlani moved to San Francisco, California with her family, hoping to get auditions for bigger films. She was soon cast in the television mini-series J.F.K.: Reckless Youth and the film Police Academy: Mission to Moscow, in 1994.
In 1995, Forlani teamed up with filmmaker Kevin Smith and appeared in his comedy Mallrats. In 1996, she won a supporting role in the blockbuster action movie The Rock, alongside Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage and Ed Harris. The following year, she was seen in the drama The Last Time I Committed Suicide. with Keanu Reeves and Thomas Jane.
In 1998, Forlani appeared in her breakout role, as the lead female character in Meet Joe Black, also starring Brad Pitt and Anthony Hopkins. The romantic fantasy film put Forlani into the public eye and the following year she was seen with an all-star cast in the comedy Mystery Men.
In 2000, Forlani played a lead role in the romantic comedy Boys and Girls, with Freddie Prince Jr., Jason Biggs and Amanda Detmer. In 2002, she was seen in the comedic crime film Triggermen and in the fantasy drama Northfork in 2003. Forlani then appeared in a few forgettable films and in 2005 she played the sister of Elijah Wood in Green Street Hooligans, a film about the violent world of British soccer (football) hooligans.
In 2006, Forlani won a reoccurring role on the popular series CSI: NY, followed by an appearance in the limited release drama Shamrock Boy, starring Thora Birch. In 2007, Forlani will be seen in the action film In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale with Jason Statham, Ray Liotta, Burt Reynolds, and Matthew Lillard, and in the drama Hallam Foe.
In addition to acting, Forlani became a spokesmodel for L'Oreal cosmetics in 2001.Forlani became engaged to actor Dougray Scott in the fall of 2006.
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