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Also Known As: Died:
Born: July 1, 1972 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: actor, model

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With her sensuous lips, high forehead, and piercing eyes, Claire Forlani is a stunning beauty, and the London native, who moved with her family to Northern California just shy of her 21st birthday, has had a quick rise up the pecking order in Hollywood. Forlani made eight films in four years before being chosen for the plum female lead opposite Brad Pitt and Anthony Hopkins in "Meet Joe Black" (1998). Her first role of note in a Hollywood film came in 1994's "Police Academy 7: Mission to Moscow" in which she played an interpreter for the visiting cops. She went on to play Brandi, the girlfriend to Jeremy London who ditches plans to travel with him in order to appear on a TV dating show in Kevin Smith's uneven "Mallrats" (1995) and had a small but memorable role as Sean Connery's angry daughter in "The Rock" (1996). Julian Schnabel cast the rising star as the waitress-girlfriend of the titular artist in his biopic "Basquiat" (1996) and she subsequently offered a strong turn as the wrist-slashing girlfriend of beat poet Neal Cassady in "The Last Time I Committed Suicide" (1997). The busy actress also co-starred with Rob Morrow and Jake Weber in the romantic drama "Into My Heart/Elements" (1998). ...

With her sensuous lips, high forehead, and piercing eyes, Claire Forlani is a stunning beauty, and the London native, who moved with her family to Northern California just shy of her 21st birthday, has had a quick rise up the pecking order in Hollywood. Forlani made eight films in four years before being chosen for the plum female lead opposite Brad Pitt and Anthony Hopkins in "Meet Joe Black" (1998). Her first role of note in a Hollywood film came in 1994's "Police Academy 7: Mission to Moscow" in which she played an interpreter for the visiting cops. She went on to play Brandi, the girlfriend to Jeremy London who ditches plans to travel with him in order to appear on a TV dating show in Kevin Smith's uneven "Mallrats" (1995) and had a small but memorable role as Sean Connery's angry daughter in "The Rock" (1996). Julian Schnabel cast the rising star as the waitress-girlfriend of the titular artist in his biopic "Basquiat" (1996) and she subsequently offered a strong turn as the wrist-slashing girlfriend of beat poet Neal Cassady in "The Last Time I Committed Suicide" (1997). The busy actress also co-starred with Rob Morrow and Jake Weber in the romantic drama "Into My Heart/Elements" (1998).

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Another Me (2014)
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 Panda Eyes (2013)
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 Love's Kitchen (2011)
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 Not Forgotten (2009)
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 Carolina Moon (2007)
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 Mister Foe (2007)
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Milestones close milestones

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Raised in London, England
1991:
Acted in two episodes of the British children's series "The Press Gang"
1993:
Feature film debut in "Gypsy Eyes"; released on video in USA as "C.I.A. Trackdown"
1993:
Moved with family to the Berkeley, California area
1993:
Made American TV debut in the ABC miniseries "JFK: Reckless Youth"
1994:
Played an interpreter in "Police Academy 7: Mission to Moscow"
1995:
Had key role as Jeremy London's girlfriend in "Mallrats"
1996:
Played Sean Connery's daughter in "The Rock"
1996:
Was fired from "Deep Rising"
1996:
Cast as the love interest of the title character in "Basquiat"
1998:
Played a cheating wife in the drama "Elements/Into My Heart" (released theatrically in 2000)
1998:
Played female lead opposite Brad Pitt in "Meet Joe Black"
1999:
Co-starred in "Mystery Men"
2000:
Starred opposite Freddie Prinze Jr. in the comedy "Boys and Girls"
2001:
Had pivotal supporting role in "Antitrust"
2001:
Selected as the new face of L'Oreal cosmetics
2003:
Co-starred with Samo Hung and Jackie Chan in "The Medallion"
2004:
Cast as the wife of golf legend Bobby Jones, played by Jim Caviezel in the film "Bobby Jones, Stroke of Genius"
2005:
Portrayed Elijah Wood's sister in "Green Street Hooligans" a film about the underworld of British football hooliganism
2006:
Joined the cast of "CSI: NY" (CBS) as the investigative team's new medical examiner, Dr. Peyton Driscoll
2006:
Cast in Uwe Boll's "Dungeon Siege"
2007:
Co-starred with Jamie Bell in the Scottish drama "Mister Foe"
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Education

The Arts Educational School: -

Notes

"After I saw the first thing I ever did I got a migraine." --Claire Forlani in Movieline, April 1997

"I was always ready to leave England for some absurd reason. Sometimes I miss the spirit of London, but it's a very grey place." --Forlani in Detour, November 1996

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Benicio Del Toro. Actor. Reportedly dated during filming of "Basquiat" (1996).
companion:
John Cusack. Actor. Dated c. 1997-98.
companion:
Ben Stiller. Actor. Dated c. 1998-99.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Pier Forlani. Music manager. Italian.
mother:
Barbara Forlani. English; died of cancer in October 1998.

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