What is Claire Forlani’s Net Worth?
Claire Forlani is an English actress who has a net worth of $7 million. Claire Forlani is known for her performances in such films as “Mallrats,” “Basquiat,” “Meet Joe Black,” and “Antitrust.” She has also been in many television series, with notable roles on “Camelot,” “CSI: NY,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” and “Hawaii Five-0.” Forlani’s other credits have included the television films “Memron” and “Carolina Moon” and the miniseries “False Witness” and “Ice.”
She made her film debut in the little-known film Gypsy Eyes in 1992. In 1993 Forlani was cast in the television mini-series “JFK: Reckless Youth” and in 1994 she landed in the film “Police Academy: Mission to Moscow”. In 1995, she played a supporting role in the film “Mallrats”. In 1996, Forlani appeared in a supporting role as Sean Connery’s daughter in the film “The Rock”. 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.
In 2003, she co-starred with Jackie Chan in “The Medallion” and in the fall of 2006 Forlani joined the cast of “CSI: NY” in a recurring role as a medical examiner, Dr. Peyton Driscoll. Next 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” and in 2011, Forlani played Queen Igraine in “Camelot” and Kate Templeton in “Love’s Kitchen”, alongside her husband Dougray Scott. That same year she 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 the season 3 finale, where her character was killed in a car bombing.
Early Life and Education
Claire Forlani was born on July 1, 1972 in London, England to English mother Barbara and Italian father Pier. When she was 11, she began studying acting at the Arts Educational Schools. Forlani also studied ballet during her six years there, and performed in stage productions of “The Nutcracker” and “Orpheus in the Underworld.”
Forlani made her feature film debut in 1994, playing Katrina Sergeeva in the action-comedy sequel “Police Academy: Mission to Moscow.” The year after that, she played Brandi Svenning in Kevin Smith’s buddy comedy “Mallrats.” In 1996, Forlani had two notable roles: as the daughter of Sean Connery’s character in Michael Bay’s action thriller “The Rock” and as artist Gina Cardinale in Julian Schnabel’s biographical drama “Basquiat.” She subsequently starred in “The Last Time I Committed Suicide.” Forlani had further starring roles in the 1998 films “Basil,” “Meet Joe Black,” and “Into My Heart.” Closing out the decade, she played the love interest of Ben Stiller’s character in the superhero comedy “Mystery Men.”
Forlani began the new millennium starring opposite Freddie Prinze Jr. in the comedy “Boys and Girls.” After that, she starred alongside Rachael Leigh Cook, Ryan Phillippe, and Tim Robbins in the techno-thriller “Antitrust.” Forlani’s subsequent credits included “Triggermen”; “Northfork”; “The Medallion”; “Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius”; “In the Name of the King”; “Hallam Foe”; “Flashbacks of a Fool”; and “Shannon’s Rainbow.” In the 2010s, she appeared in such films as “Love’s Kitchen,” “Another Me,” “Precious Cargo,” “Head Full of Honey,” and “An Affair to Die For.” Forlani’s other credits include the 2020 adaptation of Anna Sewell’s “Black Beauty,” in which she played Mrs. Winthorp.
Forlani’s first appearances on television were in episodes of the children’s series “Press Gang” in 1991 and 1992. Following that, she appeared in the television film “JFK: Reckless Youth.” Forlani’s next role on the small screen came a whole decade later in the 2003 television film “The Pentagon Papers.” She appeared in a string of further television films in the years after that, including “Memron” and “Shadows in the Sun.” From 2006 to 2010, Forlani played the recurring role of Dr. Peyton Driscoll in the police procedural series “CSI: NY.” During that time, she starred in the television film “Carolina Moon” and the miniseries “False Witness.” In 2011, Forlani starred in another miniseries, “Ice,” and also starred in the limited series “Camelot” as Queen Igraine. The same year, she began a recurring role on “NCIS: Los Angeles” that lasted until 2012.
Forlani had her next substantial television role from 2016 to 2017, playing recurring character Alicia Brown in the seventh and eighth seasons of the reboot of “Hawaii Five-0.” She followed that with roles in the television films “Running for Her Life” and “The Get.” In 2019, Forlani played the main role of MI5 officer Janet Friel in the first season of the Canadian series “Departure.” Other main roles were played by Archie Panjabi and Christopher Plummer. Forlani began another main role in 2021 in the limited series “Domina,” a female-led look at Ancient Roman power struggles. She portrays Octavia the Younger, the elder sister of Emperor Augustus.
Among her other media appearances, Forlani has done some brand endorsements over the years. In 2001, she was the face of the French personal care company L’Oréal. Forlani has also appeared in television commercials for the Scotch whisky brand Dewar’s, in which she affects a Scottish accent.
In 2007, Forlani wed Scottish actor Dougray Scott. The couple has a son named Milo.
Forlani is among the many survivors who experienced abuse at the hands of film producer and convicted sex offender Harvey Weinstein. She has publicly stated that she “escaped” his grasp multiple times.
In 1999 Claire paid $1.149 million for a home in the Hollywood Hills. She sold this home in August 2021 for $4.495 million to actor Thomas Middleditch. Thomas held on to the home for a bit more than a year, selling it in September 2022 for $4.6 million to comedian Tim Dillon.