Fairuza Balk Biography (1974-)

Born May 21, 1974, in Point Reyes Station, CA; raised in Vancouver, British Columbia; daughter of Solomon Feldthouse (a folk musician) and Cathryn Balk (ateacher of Middle Eastern and flamenco dancing). Education: AttendedBush Davies Performing Arts School, England. Addresses: Agent--Gersh Agency, Inc., 232 North Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210-5302. Career: Actress. Panpipes (occult craft store), California, owner. Awards, Honors: Young Artist Award nomination, best starring performance by ayoung actress in a motion picture, 1985, for Return to Oz; IndependentSpirit Award, best female lead, 1992, for Gas Food Lodging; Annual Cable Excellence (ACE) Award nomination, best supporting actress in a movie orminiseries, National Cable Television Association, 1992, for Shame; Enzian Award for artistic achievement, Florida Film Festival, 1994; shared MTVMovie Award (with Robin Tunney), best fight, 1996, for The Craft. Addresses: Agent: Gersh Agency, Inc., 232 North Canon Dr., Beverly Hills,CA 90210-5302.

Birth Details
May 21, 1974
Point Reyes Station, California, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Dorothy Gale, Return to Oz(also known as The Adventures of theDevil from the Sky and Oz), Buena Vista, 1985
  • Dorothy, The Walt Disney Comedy and Magic Revue,1985
  • Molly, Discovery(also known as Zargon), Showscan Film Corporation, 1986
  • Delia Brzjinski, The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick(also knownas Bright Spark), Northern Lights, 1988
  • Cecile de Volanges, Valmont, Orion, 1989
  • Shade, Gas Food Lodging, IRS Releasing, 1992
  • Sonya, Imaginary Crimes, Warner Bros., 1994
  • Doris, Tollbooth, New Line Cinema, 1994
  • Lucinda, Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead, Miramax, 1995
  • Nancy, The Craft, Columbia/TriStar, 1996
  • Aissa, The Island of Dr. Moreau, New Line Cinema, 1996
  • Alice, American Perfekt, American Perfekt Productions, 1997
  • Bella Sotto, The Maker, Maker Productions, 1997
  • Voice of Snail, What Is It? Volcanic Eruptions, 1998
  • Vicki Vallencourt, The Waterboy, Buena Vista, 1998
  • Mona, There's No Fish Food in Heaven(also known as Life inthe Fast Lane), Storm Entertainment, 1998
  • Stacey, American History X, New Line Cinema, 1998
  • Killer's Head,1999
  • Theresa Calico, Great Sex,1999
  • Sapphire, Almost Famous, DreamWorks Distribution, 2000
  • Television Appearances
  • Movies
  • Penny Richards, Deceptions, NBC, 1985
  • Barbara Hutton at age twelve, Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story, NBC, 1987
  • Stacey, Deadly Intentions ... Again? ABC, 1991
  • Lizzie Curtis, Shame, Lifetime, 1992
  • Lisa Carlin, The Danger of Love, CBS, 1992
  • Caril Ann Fugate, Murder in the Heartland, ABC, 1993
  • Angel Harwell, Shadow of a Doubt, NBC, 1995
  • Gretchen Van Buren, Red Letters, HBO, 2000
  • Specials
  • Beth Bradley, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, ABC, 1983
  • Mildred Hubble, The Worst Witch, HBO, 1986
  • "Milos Forman: Portrait," American Masters, PBS, 1989
  • Herself and Nancy Downs, The Witching Hour,1996
  • Interviewee, Canned Ham: The Waterboy, The Comedy Network, 1998
  • Episodic
  • Voice, Family Guy, Fox, 1999
  • Music Videos
  • Female vampire, ZZ Top, Breakaway,1994
  • Moby, Natural Blues,2000
  • Also appeared in Funky Ajoyah by Soul Defense Network.

Further Reference


    • Interview, October, 1998 .
    • Maclean's, November 20, 1989 .
    • Movieline, November 20, 1998 , p. 13.
    • Fairuza Balk Web Site, http://www.Fairuzasfansite.com/

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