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Fairuza Balk Biography

Fairuza Balk

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Date of Birth: 1974 , May-21
Birth Nation: United States

Quick Timeline of Fairuza Balk

1974 Born in Point Reyes, California.
1983 Debut from "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever"
1992 Won “Independent Spirit Award”
2007 Film Dedicated for Fairuza Balk
2012 Created her Mixed-Media Sculpture.

Detail Timeline of Fairuza Balk

May 21 , 1974

Born in Point Reyes, California.

Fairuza Balk was born on 21st May 1974 in Point Reyes, California. She grew up in San Francisco on commune type of ranch. Her mother name is “Cathryn Balk” and her father name is “Solomon Feldthouse”. Fairuza holds American Nationality and belongs to Caucasian Ethnicity.


Debut from "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever"

Fairuza Balk debuts her career in a television film which was named as "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" which was produced in 1983. The Movie tells the story of Imogene, Claude, Ralph, Leroy, Ollie, and Gladys, six delinquent children named the Herdmans who were engaged in misfit behavior for their age such as smoking, drinking jug wine and shoplifing. 


Won “Independent Spirit Award”

Fairuza Balk was also awarded as “Independent Spirit Award” for the best actress performed in the movie Gas Food lodging. She was also nominated in “Screen Actors Guild Awards” for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.  


Film Dedicated for Fairuza Balk

Fairuza Balk is a very talented actor. Her performance has won hearts of several people. Her dedication towards her work encourage the producers to make documentary film “Return to Oz: The Joy That Got Away” was dedicated to her.

August 4 , 2012

Created her Mixed-Media Sculpture.

Balk had participated in the group show 'MiXTAPE', with other notable artists. Those artists were asked to pick a song and create art inspired by that song. Fairuza chose the song “Nuages” by Django Reinhardt and created a 16"x20"x12" mixed-media sculpture.


Balk debut in a television film The Best Christmas Pageant Ever broadcast in 1983. She got a chance in Walt Disney Production’s Return to Oz and The Wizard of Oz. Her performance in her previous movies won her the role in another Hollywood project The Worst Witch and she was again featured in critically acclaimed and globally appreciated movie Gas Food Lodging. 

Fairuza appeared as the lead in The CraftNancy Downs. The actress is also remembered for playing an intense role in movies like The Island of Dr. Moreau and American History X. She is involved in the Hollywood Big-screen projects from early 2000's till today's date.

Besides acting, Balk is also involved in the field of music as well as exhibit art. Moreover, she has also done voice work for different Games, Animated films and TV shows such as Justice League, Family Guy, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and also in Lords of Ever Quest. The documentary film Return to Oz: The Joy That Got Away was dedicated to her.

She was awarded Independent Spirit Award for the best actress for her performance in the movie Gas Food Lodging and was also nominated for Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.  

Pariuza will share the screen with Janel Parrish and Angela Trimbur, in her upcoming movie, Hell Is Where the Home Is. The movie is under production and the release date is yet TBA.

Fairuza Balk in past dated David Thewlis and Crispin Glover but she is single now. She isn't married yet and doesn't have any children as well.

The actress is reported to earn a good amount of salary from her acting career which adds up to her current net worth of around $4 million.