Fairuza Balk Bio

Relationship Statistics of Fairuza Balk

What is Fairuza Balk marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce): Single
Is Fairuza Balk having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Fairuza Balk lesbian ?: No

More about the relationship

Fairuza is an unmarried woman. She has never married. She also seems to be single at the moment. Balk has always been a private person and does not like to reveal much of her dating history.

Previously, she had dated English born David Thewlis form 1996 to 1997 and Crispin Glover.

She is a strong, independent, beautiful and talented woman. No wonder she will find love soon enough to settle.

Who is Fairuza Balk?

Fairuza Balk is an American actress. She is best known for her work as Dorothy Gale in Disney’s 1985 movie, Return to Oz. She is also known for her appearances in Valmont, The Craft, The Island of Dr. Moreau, American History X, The Waterboy, Almost Famous, and Personal Velocity: Three Portraits.

Fairuza Balk: Birth Facts, Family and Childhood

Fairuza Balk’s birth name is Fairuza Alejandra Feldthouse. She was born on May 21, 1974, in Point Reyes, California, United States. Her mother is Cathryn Balk and her father is Solomon Feldthouse.

Cathryn Balk studied, performed, and taught the ethnic and traditional dance forms of many countries such as Egypt, Turkey, Morocco and Spain. Solomon Feldthouse is one of the founder members of the 1960s psychedelic a rock band Kaleidoscope. He is also a folk musician.

Her parents separated soon after her birth. Until age two, Balk lived in Cloverdale, California with her mother. They then moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, where Fairuza grew up. Fairuza joined Royal Academy of Ballet at an early age of 4.

Growing up in a show business family, she began to love acting. At the tender age of 6, she began acting. They moved from London to Paris for a role and remained there for six months. They again returned to Vancouver.

Her nationality is American and ethnicity is mixed. It includes Romani, Cherokee, Irish, English, French, and German.

Fairuza Balk: Education History

In Vancouver, she enrolled in high school. Despite being a movie star she was shy in class. She ended up doing correspondence courses.

Balk attended the Royal Academy of Ballet, the Ramona Beauchamp Agency. Later, she had originally planned to attend the Art Education School. After meeting six other girls, including some of the future co-stars in “The Worst Witch”, she attended the Bush Davis Performing Arts School.

Fairuza Balk: Early Professional Life, Career

Fairuza Balk began her career at the age of nine. She landed a role on the ABC special The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (1983). At the age of 11, out of 1,200 girls, she was chosen to play as Dorothy in Walt Disney’s Return to Oz (1985). A year later, she starred in The Worst Witch (1986).

She remained in London with her mother until 1988. They then headed to Paris. There 15-year-old Fairuza starred in Valmont (1989). Next year they returned to Vancouver where she enrolled in high school. Despite being a movie star she was shy in class. She ended up doing correspondence courses.

She starred in several movies including Gas, Food Lodging (1992)

Ten years later her breakout was a lead role in The Craft (1996). She then moved to Los Angeles. The same year, she appeared in The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996). Along with co-star David Thewlis, they did a movie together, American Perfekt (1997).

Balk was the love interest in the movie The Waterboy (1998) alongside Adam Sandler and had a major role in American History X (1998).

She once appeared in a music video by ZZ Top as a vampire.

She has also voiced in some popular films and video games such as The Justice League, Family Guy, 2002 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (as Mercedes Cortez) and 2003 Lords of EverQuest (as Lady T’Lak). Fairuza is also well known for her performance in episodes of Television series The Haunting of Fairuza Balk. She also appeared in Series Celebrity Ghost Stories in its Season 3 and Episode 9.

Fairuza Balk: Apart from acting

Apart from acting, she is also interested in writing poetry and stories, playing the guitar, and dancing. Her major enjoyment is singing.

She once owned an Occult craft shop in California called Panpipes. In 2001, she sold 50% of the business to a co-owner. Later, she sold her remaining share of the store.

Fairuza Balk: Lifetime Achievement and Awards

In 1986, she was a Saturn Award nominee for “Best Performance by a Younger Actor” for her role in Return to Oz. For the same role in the same movie, in the same year, she was a Young Artist Award nominee for “Best Starring Performance by a Young Actress – Motion Picture”.

In 1993, she won Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead in Gas, Food Lodging (1992). Her character in the movie was Shade. The same year she was nominated for “Supporting Actress in a Movie or Miniseries” by Cable ACE.

At the 1994 Florida film festival, she was the winner for artistic achievement.

In 1996, Her role as Nancy Downs in the movie The Craft won her an MTV Movie Award for Best Fight which she shared with Robin Tunney.

The following year in 1997, she was nominated by Saturn award for Best Supporting Actress in the movie The Craft.

In 2001, Balk was nominated by Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actress – Drama/Romance in the movie Almost Famous (2000). The same year, Fairuza was nominated by Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture in Almost Famous (2000).

Fairuza Balk: Salary and Net Worth

Balk has worked hard and done well for herself in Hollywood. Her early salary is estimated to be more than $ 1 million. Her net worth is estimated to be between $3 million and $9 million.

Fairuza Balk: Rumors and Controversy

There have been several rumors about her throughout her years in Hollywood. Rumors about her range from being engaged, being dead, and even being a witch!

Fairuza Balk: Body Measurements

Balk is 5 feet 3 inches (1.60m) tall.  She weighs around 53 kg. She is curvy with body measurements 35-25-35. Her natural hair color is light brown and her eyes are icy blue. She is also known for her pale skin and husky voice. Of course, she has denied all these rumors.

Her recent rumor is that she is shopping with her secret boyfriend for an engagement ring and she shall soon be engaged.

Fairuza Balk: Social Media Profile

She has official accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc and remains connected with her fans via them. Her Instagram has over 30.4k followers while her twitter has around 38.6k followers.

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