Claire Forlani

Birthday: Jul 1, 1972
Birthplace: Twickenham, Middlesex, England, UK
An actress whose fragile, fine-boned beauty has often gotten her cast as emotionally vulnerable, put-upon girlfriends, Claire Forlani has done strong work in this capacity in such films as Basquiat and Meet Joe Black. The daughter of an Italian father and a British mother, she was born in London on July 1, 1972. At the age of 11, she began studying dance and drama at London's Arts Educational School, where she trained for the next six years. She began her professional acting career in 1991, when she appeared in a number of productions for British television.After relocating with her family to San Francisco in 1993, Forlani made her American acting debut with a small but memorable role in the TV miniseries JFK: Reckless Youth (1993) as a young woman who dances her way into the heart and hormones of the young president. She subsequently had a minor part in Police Academy - Mission to Moscow (1994), and then landed more substantial work in Mallrats (1995) after impressing director Kevin Smith with her flawless impression of an immature young American. Forlani's work in Mallrats gave her enough exposure to garner the attention of various casting agents, as evidenced by her central role as the all-too accommodating waitress girlfriend of Basquiat's (1996) eponymous artist (Jeffrey Wright).The actress remained in troubled girlfriend mode for The Last Time I Committed Suicide (1997), in which she played Beat icon Neal Cassady's suicidal paramour, and then literally flirted with death in Meet Joe Black (1998). The film cast Forlani in her biggest role to date, that of a young doctor who falls in love with Death, as personified with blond highlights by Brad Pitt; although the film itself was the object of much critical ire, Forlani escaped relatively unscathed. After playing yet another imperiled girlfriend in Mystery Men (1999), Forlani switched gears to play a neurotic college student who ends up in bed with her best friend (Freddie Prinze, Jr.) in the romantic comedy Boys and Girls (2000). Forliani stayed busy throughout the 2000s, winning praise for her work in the critically acclaimed fantasy drama Northfolk (2003), which also starred James Woods and Nick Nolte. She appeared in director Christopher Guest's playful send-up of Hollywood during awards season, For Your Consideration, in 2006, though she is better known for her portrayal of medical examiner Peyton Driscoll in CSI: NY (2006-2007). In 2008 she joined the cast of the supernatural thriller Not Forgotten to play a supporting role, and returned to the small screen in 2011 to play the part of Igraine in Camelot, a short-lived television series from STARZ.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
55% Five Feet Apart Meredith 2019
No Score Yet An Affair to Die For Holly 2019
0% Head Full of Honey Actor 2018
0% Precious Cargo Karen 2016
No Score Yet Running For Her Life Alison Wynn 2016
No Score Yet Another Me Mother 2014
19% Love's Kitchen Kate Templeton 2011
No Score Yet Shannon's Rainbow Christine 2009
15% Not Forgotten Katie 2009
No Score Yet False Witness Pippa Porter 2009
0% Beer for My Horses Annie $0.6M 2008
38% Flashbacks of a Fool Ruth Davies 2008
No Score Yet Nora Roberts' Carolina Moon Tory Bodeen 2007
73% Hallam Foe (Mister Foe) Verity Foe 2007
52% For Your Consideration Herself $5.5M 2006
4% In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale Solana $4.6M 2006
43% Shadows in the Sun Isabella 2005
No Score Yet Ripley Under Ground Cynthia 2005
47% Green Street Hooligans Shannon Dunham $0.2M 2005
26% Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius Mary Malone Jones $2.6M 2004
No Score Yet Memron Vangela Clay 2004
No Score Yet Gone Dark Actor 2004
17% The Medallion Nicole James $22M 2003
56% Northfork Mrs. Hadfield $1.3M 2003
No Score Yet The Limit (Gone Dark) Monica 2003
No Score Yet The Pentagon Papers Patricia Marx 2003
No Score Yet Triggermen Emma Cutler 2002
24% Antitrust Alice Poulson $11M 2001
11% Boys and Girls Jennifer 2000
No Score Yet Magicians Lydia 2000
60% Mystery Men Monica 1999
53% Meet Joe Black Susan Parrish 1998
No Score Yet Into My Heart Nina 1998
0% Basil Julia Sherwin 1997
68% Basquiat Gina Cardinale 1996
66% The Rock Jade Angelou 1996
No Score Yet The Last Time I Committed Suicide Joan 1996
No Score Yet Garage Sale Actor 1996
56% Mallrats Brandi Svenning 1995
0% Police Academy 7: Mission to Moscow Katrina 1994
No Score Yet JFK: Reckless Youth Ann Cannon 1993
No Score Yet Gypsy Eyes Katarina 1992

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
Alicia Brown
  • 2017
  • 2016
44% Camelot
2011
Igraine
  • 2011
No Score Yet NCIS: Los Angeles
2009
Lauren Hunter
  • 2011
No Score Yet CSI: NY
2004-2013
Dr. Peyton Driscoll Peyton Driscoll
  • 2010
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King
2006
Doris Freeman
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2000
No Score Yet Camelot
Igraine

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