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Claire Brady
Actor History
Olivia and Ava White
January 27, 2005 to October 2006; [recurring]; October 2006 to October 2007 [contract]; October 2007 to December 26, 2007 [recurring]
Alina Foley
Other Names
Claire Kiriakis (birth name when believed to be Philip's biological child)
Lifeline
Born at St. Luke's church on September 27, 2005
Resides At
On the Fancy Face IV with Shawn and Belle
Formerly on the run with Shawn and Belle
Formerly in Salem with Philip and Belle
Relatives
Shawn-Douglas Brady (father)
Belle Black (mother)
Bo Brady (paternal grandfather)
Hope Williams (paternal grandmother)
John Black (maternal grandfather)
Marlena Evans (maternal grandmother)
Victor Kiriakis (paternal great-grandfather)
Caroline Brady (paternal great-grandmother)
Douglas Williams (paternal great-grandfather)
Addie Horton (paternal great-grandmother; deceased)
Frank Evans (maternal great-grandfather)
Martha Evans (maternal great-grandmother)
Yurgos Kiriakis (paternal great-great-grandfather; deceased)
Sophia Kiriakis (paternal great-great-grandmother; deceased)
Tom Horton Sr. (paternal great-great-grandfather; deceased)
Alice Grayson (paternal great-great-grandmother; deceased)
Sid Grayson (paternal great-great-great-grandfather; deceased)
Abigail Grayson (paternal great-great-great-grandmother; deceased)
Zack Brady (paternal uncle; deceased)
Chelsea Brady (paternal half-aunt)
Ciara Brady (paternal aunt)
Brady Black (maternal half-uncle)
Donald Jeremiah Craig Jr. (maternal half-uncle; deceased)
Eric Brady (maternal half-uncle)
Samantha Brady (maternal half-aunt)
Will Horton (maternal half-cousin)
Johnny DiMera (maternal half-cousin)
Allie Horton (maternal half-cousin)
Sydney Ann DiMera (maternal half-cousin)
Tyler Kiriakis (paternal second half-cousin)
Isabella Toscano (paternal half-great-aunt)
Philip Kiriakis (paternal half-great-uncle)
Julie Olson (paternal half-great-aunt)
Steven Olson (paternal half-great-uncle)
Douglas LeCleir (paternal half-great-uncle)
Samantha Evans (maternal half-great-aunt; deceased)
David Banning (paternal first half-cousin once removed)
Spencer Olson (paternal first half-cousin once removed)
Scott Banning (paternal second half-cousin)
Alexander Kiriakis (paternal great-great-uncle)
Byron Carmichael (paternal half-great-great-uncle)
Tommy Horton Jr. (paternal great-great-uncle)
Mickey Horton (paternal great-great-uncle; deceased)
Bill Horton (paternal great-great-uncle)
Marie Horton (paternal great-great-aunt)
Philomena Alamain (maternal great-great-aunt)
Robert Evans (paternal great-great-uncle)
Justin Kiriakis (paternal first cousin twice removed)
Trista Evans (paternal first cousin twice removed)
Sandy Horton (paternal first cousin twice removed)
Melissa Horton (paternal first cousin twice removed)
Sarah Horton (paternal first cousin twice removed)
Mike Horton (paternal first cousin twice removed)
Jennifer Horton (paternal first cousin twice removed)
Lucas Horton (paternal first cousin twice removed)
Jessica Blake (paternal first cousin twice removed)
Alexander Kiriakis (paternal second cousin once removed)
Joey Kiriakis (paternal second cousin once removed; via adoption)
Victor Kiriakis II (paternal second cousin once removed; via adoption)
Jackson "Sonny" Kiriakis (paternal second cousin once removed)
Jeremy Horton (paternal second cousin once removed)
Nathan Horton (paternal second cousin once removed; via adoption)
Abigail Deveraux (paternal second cousin once removed)
Jack Deveraux Jr. (paternal second cousin once removed)
Arianna Grace Horton (paternal first cousin; once removed)
Miscellaneous
Blood type is AB-
Claire was baptized by Father Jansen on December 16, 2005
Her godparents are Shawn and Mimi
Brief Character History

Claire Kiriakis was born at St. Luke's at what was supposed to have been her maternal half-aunt Sami's wedding to her paternal half-uncle Lucas. Unfortunately, the wedding never came off. Philip, Belle and the baby were transported to the hospital, and it was there that Belle and Philip chose their daughter's name -- it was a mutual favorite -- and Shawn and Mimi consented to be the child's godparents. When baby Claire became ill, Kate learned that her blood type was AB- and after talking to a medical student realized that there was no way Philip could be her father, and soon realized that it must be Shawn. Unfortunately for poor Claire, her health continued to deteriorate, and it wasn't long before Lexie Carver realized that if she didn't get a liver transplant, she wouldn't survive. Luckily for Claire, Zack Brady was a match, and she received his liver after he died.

Claire recovered, and her parents were thrilled, but when the truth finally emerged about her paternity (thanks to Chelsea's intervention), Philip left town for a number of weeks, and Shawn tried to adjust to being Claire's father. Belle didn't want him near her initially, especially after learning of his relationship with Willow, a former prostitute. Belle and Shawn finally began to come to an agreement about Claire when she was kidnapped from a diner. This terrified both Belle and Shawn, who then came under scrutiny from social services. Unbeknownst to anyone, on the occasions when Belle would allow Victor to visit with Claire, she was also spending time with Philip, who had been injured in his duties as a marine and needed reconstructive surgery.

When the case finally went to court, Philip won temporary custody of Claire, who was legally his daughter because he was married to Belle at the time of her birth and was named as her father on the birth certificate. Shortly after, Shawn and Belle kidnapped the little girl and fled the country, with Philip desperate to find out what happened to the little girl he raised for the first year of her life. When he finally caught up with them, the four were caught in a huge rainstorm at sea. At the end of the storm, Claire was missing.

Belle, Shawn, and Philip returned to Salem to search for a missing Claire. They finally found her in Chicago. She had been entered into a beauty pageant and a little boy! They brought her back to Salem and Philip agreed to stop interfering with the custody situation. Claire started her life with Belle and Shawn.

Claire was a huge help to her mom when her grandpa John came back to Salem. He had been presumed dead, but really had been kidnapped and programmed to be an assassin by Stefano DiMera. The programming left John very cold and the only person he seemed to warm up to was Claire. When John continued to get better, Shawn and Belle decided to take Claire and start their life together. With money from John, Belle and Shawn purchased the Fancy Face IV and sailed around the world with Claire.

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