Born: Dublin, Ireland
Caitriona Balfe (kəˈtriːnə_ˈbælf; born 4 October 1979) is an Irish actress and model. She is best known for her role as Claire Fraser in the Starz series Outlander, for which she won two People's Choice Awards and two Saturn Awards, and received two nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Series – Drama. In 1999, while studying Theatre at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, Balfe was offered work as a fashion model in Paris. She was featured both in advertising campaigns and on runways for brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli, Max Mara, Bottega Veneta, H&M, Victoria's Secret and Oscar de la Renta over the course of 10 years before she returned her focus toward acting. Balfe has also appeared in the films Super 8, Now You See Me, Escape Plan and Money Monster, and has had leading roles in The Beauty Inside, Crush and H+: The Digital Series.
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