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Fairuza Balk Age Height Weight Body Measurements Net Worth

Fairuza Balk

Fairuza Balk
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Birth Date

May 21, 1974

Age

47 years old

Nationality

United States

Sun Sign

Gemini

Natural hair color

Light Brown

Eye color

Blue

Height

5 ft 3 in | 160 cm tall

Net Worth

$2 Million

Body Measurements

32-24-35 in | 83-61-89 cm

Weight

54 kg | 119 lbs

Bra Size

32B

Shoe size

6 US | 36.5 EU

Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

Fairuza Balk was born in Point Reyes, California, United States, on May 21, 1974, is an American actress.

Young Fairuza Balk began her acting career, at the age of 9.

She made her big screen debut in dark fantasy film Return to Oz (1995) in role as Dorothy Gale.

She got her television debut in ABC special The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (1983) in role as Beth Bradley.

Her breakthrough performance came as Nancy Downs in supernatural horror movie The Craft (1996).

Best Movies

She was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor for her role as Dorothy Gale in dark fantasy film Return to Oz (1995).

She won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead for her role as Shade in romance movie Gas Food Lodging (1992).

She played Nancy Downs in fantasy horror films:

The Craft (1996), for which she was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress

The Craft: Legacy (2020)

She won the Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble and she was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for her role as Sapphire in comedy drama film Almost Famous (2000).

American History X (1998) crime drama opposite Edward Norton and Edward Furlong

The Waterboy (1998) sports comedy with Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates and Henry Winkler

Valmont (1989) romantic drama opposite Colin Firth, Annette Bening and Meg Tilly

The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996) science fiction horror with Marlon Brando, Val Kilmer and David Thewlis

Gas, Food Lodging (1992) romance opposite Brooke Adams, Ione Skye and James Brolin

Personal Velocity: Three Portraits (2002) drama with Parker Posey, Kyra Sedgwick and Wallace Shawn

The Worst Witch (1986) musical fantasy opposite Diana Rigg, Charlotte Rae and Tim Curry

Wild Tigers I Have Known (2006) drama with Malcolm Stumpf, Patrick White and Max Paradise

Imaginary Crimes (1994) drama opposite Harvey Keitel, Chris Penn and Vincent D'Onofrio

She voiced Screaming Snail / Insect / Monkey Girl in surrealist film What Is It? (2005).

Hell Is Where the Home Is (2018) thriller with Angela Trimbur, Janel Parrish and Jonathan Howard

Best TV Shows

Murder in the Heartland (1993) ABC miniseries in role as Caril Ann Fugate

Ray Donovan (2015) Showtime crime drama series in role as Ginger

Paradise City (2021) drama fantasy music series in role as Lizzie Thomas

Facts

Attended a high school in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Attended the Royal Academy of Ballet, the Ramona Beauchamp Agency and the Bush Davies Performing Arts School, in United Kingdom.

Has one brother, Sol Balk.

Has German, English, Scots-Irish / Northern Irish, Welsh and Dutch ancestry.

Featured in music video for ZZ Top "Breakaway" (1994).

She voiced Mercedes Cortez in video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002).

Lives in Los Angeles, California and New York City, New York.

Relationships

She dated British actor David Thewlis (1996-1997).

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