In the past few years CLAIRE FORLANI (Susan Parrish) has begun to make a name for herself in Hollywood. Forlani was seen starring as Sean Connery's daughter in the 1996 summer blockbuster hit The Rock, also starring Nicolas Cage and Ed Harris. She also portrayed artist Jean-Michel Basquiat's girlfriend in the Miramax release Basquiat, the story of Basquiat's life, which was directed by the artist Julian Schnabel.
Raised by her British mother and Italian father, Forlani attended the Arts Education School in Britain from the ages of eleven to seventeen, studying dance and drama. When she graduated, she pursued her acting career in England, until 1993, when she moved with her parents to San Francisco.
Undaunted, Claire continued to pursue her career in the States. Three months later she landed her first role as Ann Cannon, mistress of John F. Kennedy in the television movie JFK: Reckless Youth.
In addition to The Rock and Basquiat, Forlani's other credits include a starring role in Kevin Smith's Mallrats, the independent feature The Last Time I Committed Suicide opposite Keanu Reeves and Thomas Jane, Elements opposite Rob Morrow and produced by Jean Doumanian, and Basil opposite Christian Slater and Jared Leto.