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Claire is a screenwriter and bartender who isn't afraid to tell you what is on her mind. She was a love interest of Rajesh Koothrappali during the ninth season.


Season 9

Claire first appears in "The Meemaw Materialization". She meets Raj and Howard for the first time at the comic book store, overhearing them discussing the critically-acclaimed animation film Frozen. She agrees with Howard that the film get's more credit than it deserves (she said it was crap), contrary to Raj's positive view on the film. After introducing each other, Claire tells them she is writing for a children's science fiction movie script and wants to collaborate with Rajesh Koothrappali, due to him being an astrophysicist and competent in science fiction. She is only interested in his help, while Rajesh Koothrappali falls for her and has visions of marriage and children with Claire.

After he breaks up with Emily in the next episode ("The Valentino Submergence"), he wants to see her on Valentine's Day; however, she just got back together with her boyfriend. She also thinks that he's an ass for breaking up with Emily just before the lover's holiday.

Later, in "The Application Deterioration", Claire calls him back to tell him that she broke up again with her boyfriend. Raj must now make a decision when he also gets a call from Emily, who misses him. Claire says that Emily is trying to manipulate him, but Raj visits Emily and they end up in bed together.

Later, in "The Fermentation Bifurcation", Raj claims to be dating two women and Claire is seen going to a wine tasting with him and the gang, excluding Sheldon and Bernadette. Claire doesn't seem happy about the fact that Rajesh Koothrappali is seeing two women at once and at the wine tasting, she almost gets hit on by Zack whom Raj stops when he tells him that Claire is with him.

Season 10

In "The Hot Tub Contamination", Raj admits that he has broken up with both girls at the ladies' insistence, so he is no longer seeing Claire.

She has reappeared in "The Emotion Detection Automation", along with deaf Emily, Lucy, and Emily Sweeney. Claire broke up with him because she found him extremely needy and vain. Also, she says she found from Raj's annoying habits what she really wanted in a guy and currently has a new boyfriend.


  • Like Stuart, Alex and Priya before her, she may just be a tool to make another character see how much he/she feels for his/her regular significant other.
  • She describes her current position as "screenwriter/bartender/a month away from living in [her] car".
  • The fact that Claire is a blonde woman who's a bartender and screenwriter makes her very similar to Penny, who worked as a waitress/bartender, wrote a screenplay, and is/was an actress.
  • Steven Molaro teased that Emily and Claire could be back in season 10,[1] which was confirmed when they both returned in "The Emotion Detection Automation" (S10E14).
  • After she and Raj broke up, she got a new boyfriend.
  • Claire had a wry sense of humor and spoke her mind unlike Raj's other girl Emily.



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The Big Bang Theory Characters, Cast & Crew
Characters Main Leonard Hofstadter  ‧  Sheldon Cooper  ‧  Penny  ‧  Howard Wolowitz  ‧  Rajesh Koothrappali  ‧  Amy Farrah Fowler  ‧  Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz  ‧  Stuart Bloom  ‧  Emily Sweeney (formerly)  ‧  Leslie Winkle (formerly)  ‧  The Social Group
Recurring/Minor Debbie Wolowitz  ‧  Barry Kripke  ‧  Priya Koothrappali  ‧  Dr. V. M. Koothrappali  ‧  Mrs. Koothrappali  ‧  Stephanie Barnett  ‧  Lucy  ‧  Mary Cooper  ‧  Zack Johnson  ‧  Beverly Hofstadter  ‧  Mike Rostenkowski  ‧  Alex Jensen  ‧  Professor Proton  ‧  Missy Cooper  ‧  Ramona Nowitzki  ‧  Dan  ‧  Josh Wolowitz  ‧  Dennis Kim  ‧  Althea Davis  ‧  Jeanie  ‧  Cinnamon  ‧  Mrs. Rostenkowski  ‧  Wyatt  ‧  Claire  ‧  Kurt  ‧  Eric Gablehauser  ‧  Dave Gibbs  ‧  Dimitri  ‧  Alfred Hofstadter   ‧  Meemaw  ‧  Jimmy Speckerman  ‧  Susan  ‧  Randall  ‧  Bert Kibbler  ‧  President Siebert  ‧  Janine Davis  ‧  Colonel Richard Williams  ‧  Halley Wolowitz  ‧  Neil Michael Wolowitz  ‧  Denise  ‧  George Cooper Jr.   ‧  Larry Fowler  ‧  Anu  ‧  George Cooper Sr.  ‧  Marissa
Cast Regulars Johnny Galecki  ‧  Jim Parsons  ‧  Kaley Cuoco  ‧  Simon Helberg  ‧  Kunal Nayyar  ‧  Mayim Bialik  ‧  Melissa Rauch  ‧  Kevin Sussman  ‧  Laura Spencer  ‧  Sara Gilbert  ‧ 
Recurring/Minor Christine Baranski  ‧  Aarti Mann  ‧  John Ross Bowie  ‧  Casey Sander  ‧  Stephen Merchant  ‧  Sara Rue  ‧  Kara Luiz  ‧  Brian Thomas Smith  ‧  Margo Harshman  ‧  Alessandra Torresani  ‧  Matt Bennett  ‧  Keith Carradine  ‧  Laurie Metcalf  ‧  Judd Hirsch  ‧  Carol Ann Susi  ‧  Meagen Fay  ‧  Brian George  ‧  Alice Amter  ‧  Courtney Henggeler  ‧  June Squibb  ‧  Katey Sagal  ‧  Jack McBrayer  ‧  Dean Norris  ‧  Brian Posehn  ‧  Mark Harelik  ‧  Joshua Malina  ‧  Brian Patrick Wade  ‧  Kate Micucci  ‧  Regina King  ‧  Jerry O'Connell
As Selves Wil Wheaton  ‧  Mike Massimino  ‧  Stephen Hawking  ‧  Kip Thorne  ‧ Katee Sackhoff  ‧ Steve Wozniak  ‧ Buzz Aldrin  ‧ Summer Glau  ‧ James Earl Jones  ‧ Carrie Fisher  ‧  Brent Spiner  ‧ Howie Mandel  ‧ Bill Nye  ‧ George Smoot  ‧ George Takei  ‧ LeVar Burton  ‧ Neil deGrasse Tyson  ‧ Brian Greene  ‧ Charlie Sheen  ‧ Stan Lee  ‧ Adam West  ‧  Mark Hamill  ‧ Kevin Smith  ‧  William Shatner  ‧  Joe Manganiello  ‧  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar  ‧  Sarah Michelle Gellar
Crew Writers Chuck Lorre * (Creator)  ‧  Bill Prady * (Creator)  ‧  Steven Molaro *  ‧  Steve Holland *  ‧  Maria Ferrari *  ‧  Jim Reynolds *  ‧  Eric Kaplan *  ‧  Anthony Del Broccolo  ‧  Lee Aronsohn *  ‧  Dave Goetsch *  ‧  Tara Hernandez  ‧  Richard Rosenstock *
Directors Mark Cendrowski  ‧  Peter Chakos * (mainly as Editor)  ‧  Anthony Rich  ‧  James Burrows
Science consultant : David Saltzberg Director of photography : Steven V. Silver
Costume designer : Mary T. Quigley * Unit production manager : Kelly-Anne Lee *
Theme composer / performer : Barenaked Ladies Chuck Lorre Productions
also as Producer The Big Bang Theory : Full cast & crew on IMDb