Caitriona Balfe

Last updated on the 26 March 2024 by Evandrus

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Mini Biography

Born: October 4, 1979, Dublin, Ireland.

Caitriona Balfe started her career as a fashion model after being discovered by a modeling agency at the age of 19. She moved to Paris and quickly became one of the most sought-after models in the industry. During this time she worked with some of the world’s top designers such as Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana and Louis Vuitton.

After several successful years as a model Balfe decided to pursue acting full-time. Her first major role came in 2011 when she appeared alongside Sylvester Stallone in “The Escape Plan”. However it wasn’t until she landed the lead role of Claire Fraser on “Outlander” that Balfe really gained international recognition .

Her portrayal of Claire has earned her numerous award nominations including Golden Globe Awards among others. In addition, she has also been recognized by Time Magazine as one of their Most Influential People In The World (2020).

Aside from acting, Balfe is involved various humanitarian work mainly focused around women’s rights issues. She serves on advisory boards for both UN Women and World Child Cancer organizations.


Suggested viewing


Belfast (2021)


Bftv 8.5  / IMDb 7.3

“Belfast” portrays the intertwined lives of a working-class family against the backdrop of the Troubles in 1969. Amidst political and religious divides, love blossoms, resilience prevails, and hope emerges. This heartfelt drama captures the enduring spirit of a city amidst chaos and transformation.

Top cast: Jude Hill, Judi Dench, Caitriona Balfe, Jamie Dornan, Ciarán Hinds, Colin Morgan, Lewis McAskie, Lara McDonnell, Gerard Horan.

Outlander (2014)

Outlander poster

Bftv 9.0 / IMDb 8.4

“Outlander” follows the story of Claire Randall, a WWII nurse who mysteriously travels back in time to 18th-century Scotland. Caught between two worlds, she becomes entangled in a dangerous romance with a dashing Highlander, facing political turmoil and personal dilemmas as she fights for her survival and love.

Top cast: Caitríona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Richard Ranking, Sophie Skelton, Duncan Lacroix, César Domboy, John Bell, Tobias Menzies, Caitlin O’Ryan.

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