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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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The Craft
The Craft Nancy Downs
Almost Famous
Almost Famous Sapphire
American History X
Return to Oz
Return to Oz Dorothy


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 2017 August Falls
Anna Ellison
 2015 Ray Donovan (TV Series)
- Poker (2015) ... Ginger
- The Octopus (2015) ... Ginger
- Swing Vote (2015) ... Ginger
- Handshake Deal (2015) ... Ginger
- Come and Knock on Our Door (2015) ... Ginger
 2015/I Battle Scars
 2013 Dose of Reality
 2010 Shit Year
Message Voice (voice)
 2008 Grindstone Road
 2008 Humboldt County
 2006 Masters of Horror (TV Series)
- Pick Me Up (2006) ... Stacia
 2006 Orpheus (TV Movie)
 2006 Wild Tigers I Have Known
Logan's Mom
 2005 Don't Come Knocking
 2005 A Year and a Day
 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)
 2002 Deuces Wild
 2002 Personal Velocity
 2000 Almost Famous
 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)
- Peter, Peter, Caviar Eater (1999) ... Connie D'Amico (voice)
 2000 Moby: Natural Blues - Version 1 (Video short)
 1998 The Waterboy
Vicki Vallencourt
 1998 American History X
 1998 Life in the Fast Lane
 1997 The Maker
Bella Sotto
 1997 American Perfekt
Alice Thomas
 1996 The Craft
Nancy Downs
 1995 Shadow of a Doubt (TV Movie)
Angel Harwell
 1994 ZZ Top: Breakaway (TV Short)
Vampire Girl
 1994 Tollbooth
 1994 Imaginary Crimes
Sonya Weiler
 1993 Murder in the Heartland (TV Mini-Series)
Caril Ann Fugate
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Caril Ann Fugate
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Caril Ann Fugate
 1992 Shame (TV Movie)
Lizzie Curtis
 1992 Gas, Food Lodging
 1991 Deadly Intentions... Again? (TV Movie)
 1989 Valmont
 1987 Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story (TV Movie)
Barbara - age 12 (part 1)
 1986 The Worst Witch (TV Movie)
Mildred Hubble
 1986 Discovery (Short)
 1985 Return to Oz
 1985 Deceptions (TV Movie)
Penny Roberts
 1983 The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (TV Movie)
Beth Bradley
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Other Works:

Music video: "Funky Ajoyah" by 'Soul Defense Network'. See more »

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

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5' 3" (1.6 m)

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Personal Quote:

I'm beginning to get pigeonholed as the girl who plays the crazies and weirdoes - and that's not the entirety of who I am. Hopefully, the whole point of being in this profession is that you change into anyone you want to be. See more »


A 2002 Internet poll confirmed that fans' favorite movie she did was The Craft (1996). See more »


She often plays supernatural characters or are somehow involved with the supernatural See more »



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