Fairuza Balk

Fairuza Balk


5/21/1974, Point Reyes, California

Birth Name

Fairuza Alejandra Balk



Also Known As

Alejandra Balk
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Fairuza Alejandra Balk was born on May 21, 1974. Her father, Solomon Feldthouse, was a traveling musician and her mother, Cathryn Balk was a belly dancer. Her parents split up soon after and Fairuza grew up just north of San Francisco, California, on a commune-type ranch. Her mother…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • In 2001, Fairuza was nominated for Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture for Almost Famous.

    • Fairuza's height is 5'3 (1.60m.)

    • Fairuza has an Irish band named after her.

    • Fairuza has other many other tattoos such as a sun, directly opposite her little moon. Also, a heart encircled shape with thorns that is winged and at the top is the goddess symbol of the full moon (dark) with the two crescents on either side and a wall of fire behind it (one of her favorites)on her left hip.

    • Breaking The Waves is one of Fairuza's favourite movies.

    • Fairuza's favorute authors include: William Burroughs, James Joyce, Isabelle Allende, Michael Bulgakov, Jung, Oscar Wilde, and recently Ernest Hemingway and Balzac.

    • One of Fairuza's first tattoos was of a crescent moon with a face, on her stomach, when she was 13 years old.

    • Fairuza has four cats named MoMo, Scout, Oscar, and Sweetpea Poteet Tennessee, and has a mouse.

    • Fairuza likes to listen to bands like The Germs, The Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, and Circle Jerks.

    • Fairuza attended the Royal Academy of Ballet, the Ramona Beauchamp Agency, and the Bush Davies Performing Arts School.

    • Fairuza has her own website, www.fairuza.com

    • In 1996, she starred in the hit movie The Craft centered around young teenage witches, as Nancy Downs.
      Later that year, she starred in The Island of Dr. Moreau as Aissa.

    • She was the voice of Mercedes Cortez in the 2002 Playstation 2 game,Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.

    • Fairuza's interests are: writing poetry and stories, playing the guitar, singing (her main enjoyment) and dancing.

  • Quotes

    • Fairuza(on breast implants): I hate them. I think they're evil. Just imagine if anyone ever tried to exhume your body in 20 years all that they would find is a pile of dust and two bags of plastic saline/silicone...gross.

    • Fairuza(About the Sandman Movie): I have been in contact with Neil Gamasn who wrote and created the Sandman comics and the project has been in the works for a few years now and still hasn't been green lit yet but I'm still hoping. I am a huge fan of them, but he asked me if I would play death and I replied that I would be very honored so who knows? I'm keeping my fingers crossed!!!

    • Fairuza: As I was being born my father claims that he was playing his fiddle/violin to soothe my mother and when my head came out he says that I looked right into his eyes and that my eyes were the color of electric turquoise and in Persian the word for turquoise is Fairuza,it also means Sacred or Precious one....don't ask me.....

    • Fairuza: Skinhead women are expected to stay at home making babies and cooking food. But if it makes them happy, so be it.

    • Fairuza: I was worried, I just couldn't relate to those neo-Nazi white power groups who hate everybody who isn't a white protestant. Those feelings were alien to me, so I went and found several groups of skinheads and hung out with them and tried to find out why they feel that way.

    • Fairuza: I want love, because love is the best feeling in the whole world.

    • Fairuza: think what happens is that people who can't vent their rage seek scapegoats. Also for these young guys, a lot of it is hormonal. When you're in a room full of them, it's like testosterone city -- it's crazy. It's like there're chemicals in the air and they get off on them.

    • Fairuza: I had a hard time in my teens. It's a shock to realize you suddenly have to look like Christy Turlington. Everyone expects you to have long legs and big breasts at thirteen. I wasn't very tall but I had a voluptuous body, to put it politely.

    • Fairuza: I got beat up in Texas because my bootlaces were the wrong color.