Forlani at the world premiere of Flashbacks of a Fool, 13 April 2008
|Born||Claire Antonia Forlani
1 July 1972 
Twickenham, London, England
|Other names||Clair Forlani|
|Education||Arts Educational Schools, London|
|Spouse(s)||Dougray Scott (2007–present)|
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. 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.
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. 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.
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.
|1991, 1992||Press Gang||Judy Wellman||Debut|
|1994||Police Academy: Mission to Moscow||Katrina|
|The Rock||Jade Angelou|
|1997||The Last Time I Committed Suicide||Joan|
|Into My Heart||Nina|
|Meet Joe Black||Susan Parrish|
|2000||Boys and Girls||Jennifer Burrows|
|2003||The Medallion||Nicole James|
|The Pentagon Papers||Patricia Marx||Daniel Ellsberg's wife|
|2004||Bobby Jones: A Stroke of Genius||Mary Malone Jones|
|2005||Green Street||Shannon Dunham|
|The Shadow Dancer||Isabella Parish||Titled Shadows in the Sun in the United States|
|Ripley Under Ground||Cynthia|
|2006||Nightmares & Dreamscapes – "Crouch End"||Doris Freeman|
|CSI: NY||Dr. Peyton Driscoll||Season 3 (nine episodes)
Seasons 4 & 6 (one episode each)
|2007||Hallam Foe||Verity Foe|
|Carolina Moon||Tory Bodeen|
|2008||Flashbacks of a Fool||Ruth Davies|
|In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale||Solana|
|Beer for My Horses||Annie|
|False Witness||Pippa Porter|
|2010||Love's Kitchen||Kate Templeton|
|2011||Camelot||Queen Igraine||Ten episodes|
|2011–12||NCIS: Los Angeles||Lauren Hunter||Season 2 (two episodes)
Season 3 (four episodes)
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- "Claire Forlani Biography (1972–)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 13 May 2011.
- Michelle Tan. "Claire Forlani, Dougray Scott Get Married".
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- Nissim, Mayer (29 June 2011). "Gordon Ramsay's 'Love's Kitchen' flops with just £121 at box office". Digital Spy. Retrieved 29 June 2011.
- Tan, Michelle (8 June 2007). "Claire Forlani, Dougray Scott Get Married – Marriage, Claire Forlani, Dougray Scott". People. Retrieved 13 May 2011.