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Claire Antonia Forlani

Twickenham, London, England
Other names Clair Forlani
Education Arts Educational Schools, London
Occupation Actress
Years active 1991–present
(m. 2007)
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Claire Antonia Forlani is an English actress. She became known in the mid-1990s for her leading role in the film Mallrats, and in the Jean-Michel Basquiat 1996 biopic, Basquiat. In 1998, she achieved wide recognition for starring in the fantasy romance film Meet Joe Black. Other notable films include Mystery Men (1998), Boys and Girls (2000), Antitrust (2001), The Medallion (2003) and In the Name of the King (2007). She appeared in numerous TV films and series, including a starring role on the historical-fantasy-drama series Camelot, and recurring roles on the CBS action series CSI: NY, NCIS: Los Angeles, and Hawaii Five-0. She played the role of Meredith Newman in the 2019 film Five Feet Apart.

Early life

Forlani was born in Twickenham, London, the daughter of Barbara, who is English, and Pier Luigi Forlani, a music manager from Ferrara, Italy. At age 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 ballet, which led to performances on stage in The Nutcracker and Orpheus in the Underworld.


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Forlani at the world premiere of Flashbacks of a Fool, 13 April 2008

Forlani's parents moved to San Francisco in 1993, in order to allow for wider casting opportunities in Hollywood films. Subsequently, she was cast in the television mini-series JFK: Reckless Youth and the film Police Academy: Mission to Moscow. In 1995, she played 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, such as Basquiat, directed by Julian Schnabel. In 1998, she starred with Anthony Hopkins and Brad Pitt in Meet Joe Black. The following year, 1999, she starred with Ben Stiller and Geoffrey Rush in Mystery Men. In 2001, she appeared opposite Ryan Phillippe and Tim Robbins in Antitrust, a thriller released in January 2001.

Forlani was the new face of L'Oréal in 2001.

In 2003, she co-starred with Jackie Chan in The Medallion. In 2005, she appeared in Green Street Hooligans, with Charlie Hunnam and Elijah Wood. In Hallam Foe (2007), she starred with Jamie Bell and Ciarán Hinds. In 2006, she joined the cast of CSI: NY in a recurring role as medical examiner, Dr. Peyton Driscoll. In February 2007, she 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, she played Queen Igraine in Camelot. In 2010, Forlani made an appearance on 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 later appeared in season 3's finale. In 2016, the second episode of season seven of Hawaii Five-0 introduced Alicia Brown, a retired criminal profiler portrayed by Forlani.

Personal life

On 8 June 2007, Forlani married Scottish actor Dougray Scott in Italy. They have a son.

In 2017, Forlani revealed that she "escaped" Harvey Weinstein five times, including twice in a hotel, and that she had a "disgusting" experience with the producer.



Year Title Role Notes
1992 Gypsy Eyes Katarina
1994 Police Academy: Mission to Moscow Katrina
1995 Mallrats Brandi Svenning
1996 The Rock Jade Angelou
Basquiat Gina Cardinale
Garage Sale Julia Short film
1998 Basil Julia Sherwin
Meet Joe Black Susan Parrish
Into My Heart Nina
1999 Mystery Men Monica
2000 Magicians Lydia
Boys and Girls Jennifer Burrows
2001 Antitrust Alice Poulson
2002 Triggermen Emma Cutler
2003 Northfork Mrs. Hadfield
Medallion, TheThe Medallion Nicole James
2004 Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius Mary Malone Jones
Gone Dark Monica Prince Video; aka The Limit
2005 Green Street Shannon Dunham
Ripley Under Ground Cynthia
Shadows in the Sun Isabella Parish Television film
2006 For Your Consideration Herself
2007 In the Name of the King Solana
Hallam Foe Verity Foe
2008 Flashbacks of a Fool Adult Ruth
Beer for My Horses Annie Streets
2009 Not Forgotten Katie Direct-to-DVD
Shannon's Rainbow Christine
2011 Love's Kitchen Kate Templeton Direct-to-VOD
2013 Another Me Ann Delusey
2016 Precious Cargo Karen Direct-to-DVD
2017 Crystal Inferno Brianna Bronson Also known as Inferno: Skyscraper Escape
2018 Head Full of Honey Head Mistress
2019 An Affair to Die For Holly
Five Feet Apart Meredith Newman
2020 Black Beauty Mrs. Winthrop


Year Title Role Notes
1991 Press Gang Judy Wellman Episode: "Chance Is a Fine Thing"
1992 Episode: "In the Picture"
1993 JFK: Reckless Youth Ann Cannon Television film
2003 Pentagon Papers, TheThe Pentagon Papers Patricia Marx
2004 Memron Vangela Clay
2005 Untitled David Diamond/David Weissman Project Allison
Shadows in the Sun Isabella Parish
2006 Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King Doris Frehman Episode: "Crouch End"
2006–2010 CSI: NY Dr. Peyton Driscoll Recurring role
2007 Carolina Moon Victoria "Tory" Bodeen Television film
2009 False Witness Pippa Porter Television miniseries
2011 Ice Jacqueline
Camelot Queen Igraine Main role
2011–2012 NCIS: Los Angeles Lauren Hunter Recurring role
2012 Scruples Billy Winthrop Ikehorn Television film
2016–2017 Hawaii Five-0 Alicia Brown Recurring role
2016 Running for Her Life (aka Run to Me) Allison Television film
2017 The Get Ophelia
2019 Departure Janet Main role
2021 Domina Octavia Television series

See also

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