May 21, 1974
47 years old
5 ft 3 in | 160 cm tall
32-24-35 in | 83-61-89 cm
54 kg | 119 lbs
6 US | 36.5 EU
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).
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
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
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.
She dated British actor David Thewlis (1996-1997).