Claire Forlani

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Claire Forlani
Claire Forlani.jpg
Forlani at the world premiere of Flashbacks of a Fool, 13 April 2008
BornClaire Antonia Forlani
(1972-07-01) 1 July 1972 (age 41)[citation needed]
Twickenham, London, England
Other namesClair Forlani
EducationArts Educational Schools, London
OccupationActress
Years active1991–present
Spouse(s)Dougray Scott (2007–present)
 
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Claire Forlani
Claire Forlani.jpg
Forlani at the world premiere of Flashbacks of a Fool, 13 April 2008
BornClaire Antonia Forlani
(1972-07-01) 1 July 1972 (age 41)[citation needed]
Twickenham, London, England
Other namesClair Forlani
EducationArts Educational Schools, London
OccupationActress
Years active1991–present
Spouse(s)Dougray Scott (2007–present)

Claire Antonia Forlani (born 1 July 1972) is an English actress. She is best known for her roles in films such as Mallrats, Basquiat and Meet Joe Black.

Early life[edit]

Claire Forlani was born in 1972 in Twickenham, London, the daughter of Barbara (née Dickinson), who was English, and Pier Luigi Forlani, a music manager from Ferrara, Italy.[1][2][3] At the age of 11, Forlani entered the Arts Educational School in London, where she began to study acting. During her six years at the school, she also studied dance, which led to performances on stage in The Nutcracker and Orpheus in the Underworld.

Career[edit]

Forlani's parents moved to San Francisco in 1993, in order to allow for wider casting opportunities in Hollywood films. Subsequently, Forlani was cast in the television mini-series J.F.K.: Reckless Youth and the film Police Academy: Mission to Moscow. In 1995, she played the supporting role of Brandi Svenning in Mallrats. In 1996, Forlani appeared in a supporting role as Sean Connery's daughter in the film The Rock. She continued to appear in both widely released and smaller-budget films. In 1998, she starred with Anthony Hopkins and Brad Pitt in Meet Joe Black. She then appeared in Antitrust, a thriller released in January 2001. Forlani was the new face of L'Oréal in 2001. She has been ranked no. 51 (2000) and no. 89 (2001) in Stuff magazine's "100 Sexiest Women", no. 85 (2001) in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women" and was slotted in Loaded's "Hot 100 Babes". In 2003, she co-starred with Jackie Chan in The Medallion.

In autumn 2006, Forlani joined the cast of CSI: NY in a recurring role as a medical examiner, Dr. Peyton Driscoll.[4] In February 2007, Forlani portrayed Tori Bodeen in the film version of Nora Roberts's best-selling book Carolina Moon. In 2008, she starred opposite Daniel Craig in Flashbacks of a Fool. In 2011, Forlani played Queen Igraine in Camelot and Kate Templeton in Love's Kitchen alongside her husband Dougray Scott.[5]

In 2011, she also made an appearance in NCIS: Los Angeles as Agent Lauren Hunter, replacing Henrietta Lange (Linda Hunt) temporarily as the operations director at NCIS for the end of season 2. She also appeared in season 3's finale, where her character is killed in a car bombing.

She has also appeared in a series of television commercials for Dewar's Scotch whisky.[6]

Personal life[edit]

In June 2007, Forlani married Scottish actor Dougray Scott.[7] She is stepmother to his two children.[7]

Filmography[edit]

YearFilmRoleNotes
1991, 1992Press GangJudy WellmanDebut
1992Gypsy EyesKatarina
1994Police Academy: Mission to MoscowKatrina
1995MallratsBrandi Svenning
1996BasquiatGina Cardinale
The RockJade Angelou
1997The Last Time I Committed SuicideJoan
1998BasilJulia Sherwin
Into My HeartNina
Meet Joe BlackSusan Parrish
1999Mystery MenMonica
2000Boys and GirlsJennifer Burrows
2001AntitrustAlice Poulson
2002TriggermenEmma Cutler
2003The MedallionNicole James
The Pentagon PapersPatricia MarxDaniel Ellsberg's wife
2004Bobby Jones: A Stroke of GeniusMary Malone Jones
2005Green StreetShannon Dunham
The Shadow DancerIsabella ParishTitled Shadows in the Sun in the United States
Ripley Under GroundCynthia
2006Nightmares & Dreamscapes – "Crouch End"Doris Freeman
2006–07
2010
CSI: NYDr. Peyton DriscollSeason 3 (nine episodes)
Seasons 4 & 6 (one episode each)
2007Hallam FoeVerity Foe
Carolina MoonTory Bodeen
2008Flashbacks of a FoolRuth Davies
In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege TaleSolana
Beer for My HorsesAnnie
2009Shannon's RainbowChristine
False WitnessPippa Porter
Not ForgottenKatie
2010Love's KitchenKate Templeton
2011CamelotQueen IgraineTen episodes
2011–12NCIS: Los AngelesLauren HunterSeason 2 (two episodes)
Season 3 (four episodes)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Cast of Meet Joe Black – Claire Forlani". Meetjoeblack.com. Retrieved 13 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Claire Forlani Biography (1972–)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 13 May 2011. 
  3. ^ Michelle Tan. "Claire Forlani, Dougray Scott Get Married". 
  4. ^ "Forlani Doctors Up 'CSI: NY'". Zap2it.com. 10 August 2006. Retrieved 13 May 2011. 
  5. ^ Nissim, Mayer (29 June 2011). "Gordon Ramsay's 'Love's Kitchen' flops with just £121 at box office". Digital Spy. Retrieved 29 June 2011. 
  6. ^ DewarsUS - YouTube
  7. ^ a b Tan, Michelle (8 June 2007). "Claire Forlani, Dougray Scott Get Married – Marriage, Claire Forlani, Dougray Scott". People. Retrieved 13 May 2011. 

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