Claire graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois with a Bachelor of Science degree in Theater. Her career began on stage at age 5 with The Mountain Play theater company in Marin County, California. She worked extensively with regional theaters in the Bay Area and Central Coast of California before attending Northwestern and then moving to Los Angeles.
One of Claire’s first major roles was as Cassie Tatum on “The West Wing” as one of the speech writing interns. She also had numerous guest staring roles, including Psych, Bones, NCIS and Cold Case. In 2007 Coffee played nurse Nadine Crowell on General Hospital. She was in that role intill March of 2009. Most recently Claire played a spa receptionist named Claire on the FX original series The League and as attorney Janie Ross on the TNT series Franklin & Bash.
In 2009 Claire wrote and starred in the shorts, Chelsey & Kelsey Are Really Good Roommates, which went on to be a 2009 MobiFest winner at ITVFest in Los Angeles.
She is currently in Portland filming the new NBC series “Grimm.”