Claire Forlani Biography


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Birth Name: Claire Forlani
Born: 07/01/1972
Birth Place: London, England, GB


A self-confessed artist with principle, Forlani has been selective in her roles and has not been afraid to walk away from a project. She was fired from the action thriller "Deep Rising" after she refused to make adjustments in her character development to suit director Stephen Sommers' vision. On the small screen, she played a woman who catches the eye of the future president in "JFK: Reckless Youth" (ABC, 1993), and could be seen briefly as a woman in a restaurant in Laura Dern's directorial debut, "The Gift", a short film that aired on Showtime in 1994. Additionally. Forlani portrayed a Victorian era aristocrat who falls for a commoner in the period piece "Basil" (Romance Classics, 1998).

After a small but memorable role in "Mystery Men" (1999), she teamed with Freddie Prinze Jr. for the romantic comedy "Boys and Girls" (2000) and went blonde to co-star in the drama "Anti-Trust" (2001). Forlani toiled in smaller projects for a while, resurfacing in the Polish brothers' art house hit "Northfork" (2003) as one of the townspeople who are about to see their hometown flooded by the arrival of a hydroelectric dam. The actress also made for a comely sidekick/love interest for Jackie Chan in the English language Hong Kong actioner "The Medallion" (2003), and played the wife of iconic golf champion Bobby Jones (Jim Caviezel) in "Bobby Jones, Stroke of Genius" (2004). She next appeared in the brutally violent sports drama, "Green Street Hooligans" (2005), playing the sister of an expelled Harvard student (Elijah Woods) who flees to her home in England and is introduced to the underground world of football hooliganism by her brother-in-law (Charlie Hunnam).




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