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Fairuza Balk


"Fairuza!" ("Turquoise" in Farsi), her father exclaimed as he saw her blue eyes: Fairuza Alejandra Balk had just been born on May 21, 1974 in Point Reyes, California. Her father, Solomon Feldthouse, was a traveling musician originally from Idaho, and her mother, Cathryn Balk, was a belly dancer. Her parents split up soon after. Fairuza grew up ... See full bio »

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Known For

American History X
(1998)
Almost Famous
Almost Famous Sapphire
(2000)
The Waterboy
The Waterboy Vicki Vallencourt
(1998)
The Craft
The Craft Nancy Downs
(1996)

Filmography

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  August Falls (post-production)
Anna Ellison
 2015 Ray Donovan (TV Series)
Ginger
- Poker (2015) ... Ginger
- The Octopus (2015) ... Ginger
- Swing Vote (2015) ... Ginger
- Handshake Deal (2015) ... Ginger
 2015/I Battle Scars
Rifka
 2013 Dose of Reality
Rose
 2010 Shit Year
Message Voice (voice)
 2008 Grindstone Road
Hannah
 2006 Masters of Horror (TV Series)
Stacia
- Pick Me Up (2006) ... Stacia
 2006 Orpheus (TV Movie)
Karen
 2006 Wild Tigers I Have Known
Logan's Mom
 2005 A Year and a Day
Lola
 2005 Don't Come Knocking
Amber
 2005 What Is It?
Screaming Snail / Insect / Monkey Girl (voice)
 2003 Lords of EverQuest (Video Game)
Lady T'Lak (voice)
 2003 Justice League (TV Series)
Penny Dee
- Only a Dream: Part II (2003) ... Penny Dee (voice, credit only)
- Only a Dream (2003) ... Penny Dee (voice)
 2002 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (Video Game)
Mercedes Cortez (voice)
 2000 Red Letters
Gretchen Van Buren
 1999-2000 Family Guy (TV Series)
Connie D'Amico
- Let's Go to the Hop (2000) ... Connie D'Amico (voice)
 1995 Shadow of a Doubt (TV Movie)
Angel Harwell
 1994 ZZ Top: Breakaway (TV Short)
Vampire Girl
 1994 Tollbooth
Doris
 1992 Shame (TV Movie)
Lizzie Curtis
 1991 Deadly Intentions... Again? (TV Movie)
Stacey
 1989 Valmont
Cecile
 1987 Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story (TV Movie)
Barbara - age 12
 1986 The Worst Witch (TV Movie)
Mildred Hubble
 1986 Discovery (Short)
Molly
 1985 Deceptions (TV Movie)
Penny Roberts
 1983 The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (TV Movie)
Beth Bradley
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Other Works:

Neil Gaiman and his friends (like Lemony Snicket, John Hodgeman, and Fairuza Balk) are doing video read throughs of Coraline a chapter at a time. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 5 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Ms. Fairuza Balk

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Personal Quote:

I want love, because love is the best feeling in the whole world. See more »

Trivia:

Born at 3:00am-PDT See more »

Trademark:

Dark hair and pale skin See more »

Nickname:

Ru

Star Sign:

Gemini

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