Caitriona Balfe

Caitriona Balfe

TV Actress

Caitríona Mary Balfe is an Irish actress, producer, and former fashion model. She is best known for her starring role as Claire Fraser in the Starz historical drama series Outlander, for which she ...

Full Name
Caitriona Mary Balfe
Oct 4, 1979
5′ 9″
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Caitriona Balfe was born on October 4, 1979 in Dublin, Ireland. She is an Irish actress and model who has appeared in films, television and theatre productions. Growing up in a small town outside of Dublin, she attended the National University of Ireland where she studied drama and theater. After college, Balfe moved to Paris to pursue modeling full time. She then went on to work with some of the biggest names in fashion, such as Chanel and Dolce & Gabbana.

Balfe made her acting debut in 2006 with the short film "The Devil You Know," but it wasn't until 2012 when she got her big break in television with the series "Outlander." The show follows the story of a World War II nurse who finds herself transported back in time to 1743 Scotland. Balfe plays the lead role of Claire Randall/Fraser and has been praised for her performance. She has won numerous awards for her work on Outlander, including three Saturn Awards for Best Actress on Television. 

In addition to her work on Outlander, Balfe has also starred in films such as Money Monster (2016), Ford V Ferrari (2019) and Now You See Me 2 (2016). She will next be seen starring alongside Angelina Jolie in Marvel Studios' upcoming film The Eternals (2020).

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1979</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Caitriona Balfe is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On October 4, 1979, Caitriona Balfe was born in Dublin, Ireland.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1999</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Begins Modeling Career</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Balfe begins her modeling career and appears in campaigns for Dolce & Gabbana, H&M, and Victoria's Secret.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2005</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Moves to Los Angeles</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Moves to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career, making her film debut in The Devil Wears Prada.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2013</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Joins the Cast of Outlander</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Joins the cast of Starz's Outlander in the lead role of Claire Fraser.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2015</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Nominated for a Golden Globe</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Balfe is nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2018</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives Primetime Emmy Nomination</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Receives her first Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.</p></div> 

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins Saturn Award for Best Actress</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Win the Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television for her performance as Claire Fraser in Outlander.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's an Accomplished Actress</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Caitriona Balfe is an incredibly talented and accomplished actress. She has starred in several critically acclaimed films and television shows, including Outlander, The Devil Wears Prada, and Money Monster. She consistently delivers powerful performances that captivate her audience.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's an Inspiring Role Model</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Caitriona Balfe is a fantastic role model for young women everywhere. She is a strong advocate for women’s rights and has been vocal about her views on the importance of feminism. She also frequently speaks out against body shaming and encourages young women to own their bodies and feel confident in who they are.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's Charitable</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Caitriona Balfe is not only an amazing actress but she is also a kindhearted human being. She donates her time to various charities and organizations such as UNICEF, The Prince’s Trust, and Women in Film & Television International. Her charitable work helps to make the world a better place.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Time Actress</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Caitriona Balfe is best known for her role as Claire Fraser in the hit TV series Outlander, but she had never acted before. She was discovered by a modeling agency in Paris and her first acting job was in Outlander.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Multi-Lingual</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Caitriona is fluent in four languages - English, French, Spanish and Irish.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Modeling Career</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Before becoming an actress, Caitriona worked as a model for over 10 years, traveling around the world and appearing in campaigns for brands such as Calvin Klein, Dolce & Gabbana, and L'Oreal.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Music Lover</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Caitriona is a self proclaimed music lover and has a great appreciation for traditional Irish folk music.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Golden Globe Winner</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Caitriona won a Golden Globe Award in 2016 for Best Actress in a Television Series Drama for her role in Outlander.</p></div>


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