She's been married to 40-year-old Dancy since 2009, and they have one child together, 3-year-old Cyrus.
ET was actually with a then 15-year-old Danes in 1994, when she was on the brink of superstardom, thanks to her memorable role as Angela Chase on the beloved '90s series, ."I just want to be a sane person," she said to ET at the time.
She starred alongside Sidney Poitier in the 1999 movie The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn.
On December 7, 2003, HBO aired a six-and-a-half-hour adaptation of Tony Kushner's acclaimed Broadway play Angels in America, directed by Mike Nichols.
It's been more than a decade since Claire Danes began a relationship with actor Billy Crudup -- who left a then-pregnant Mary-Louise Parker for her -- but obviously, the controversy has had lasting effects.
The 36-year-oldstar Hugh Dancy, surprisingly opened up about the 2003 scandal on Howard Stern's Sirius XM show on Monday.
After making her stage debut as Rita in a Broadway production of Craig Lucas's Prelude to a Kiss in 1990 (for which she received a Tony Award nomination), Parker came to prominence for film roles in Grand Canyon (1991), Fried Green Tomatoes (1991), The Client (1994), Bullets over Broadway (1994), Boys on the Side (1995), The Portrait of a Lady (1996), and The Maker (1997).
Crudup had dated Parker for eight years and the two were expecting their first child together at the time, before he broke up with her while she was seven months pregnant after meeting Danes on the set of the film, ."I was just in love with him," Danes recalls about the 47-year-old actor. I didn't quite know what those consequences would be."PHOTOS: Biggest Celebrity Cheating Scandals"That was a scary thing," she added about the public backlash. I didn't know how to not do that."Parker is actually releasing her first book on Nov.
1, titled , which will presumably shed some light on the infamous love triangle.
The production, directed by Mark Brokaw, earned Parker another nomination for a Tony Award for Best Actress in 2005.
In November 2005, Parker was the subject of a career exhibition at Boston University, where memorabilia from her career were donated to the University's library.