Fairuza Balk

Fairuza Balk

  • Highest Rated: 100% Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau (2014)
  • Lowest Rated: 3% Deuces Wild (2002)
  • Birthday: May 21, 1974
  • Birthplace: Point Reyes, California, USA
  • Former child actress Fairuza Balk started her screen career at the age of 11 when she starred as Dorothy in Return to Oz (1985). A sweet-faced child with dark hair and striking blue eyes, Balk -- whose first name means "turquoise" in Persian -- was summarily typecast in sugary roles in television movies. She spent some time in England making films and got a chance at more adult fare in 1989 when she played easily deflowered convent girl Cecile DeVolanges in Milos Forman's Valmont. Balk subsequently returned to the U.S. and, at the age of 18, she earned some of the greatest acclaim of her young career for her portrayal of Shade, a sensitive girl growing up in a dead-end New Mexico town, in Gas, Food, Lodging (1992), the esteemed directorial debut of Alison Anders. Following further TV and film work, Balk earned a certain degree of cult status with her starring role as a psychotic teenage witch in The Craft (1996). In keeping with the goth image fostered by her role in the film, Balk subsequently bought Panpipes, a famed Hollywood occult shop. In 1998, the actress ventured into more mainstream territory as the girlfriend of Adam Sandler in the smash comedy The Waterboy. That same year, she earned plaudits playing another girlfriend, this time in American History X, which cast her as the love interest of a neo-Nazi (Edward Norton). As the 2000's unfolded, Balk would continue to appear on screen in movies like Almost Famous, Wild Tigers I Have Known, and Humboldt County.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

59% Trespassers Visitor 2019
13% Battle Scars Rifka 2017
No Score Yet August Falls Anna Ellison 2017
79% Beyond Clueless Actor 2014
100% Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau Actor 2014
No Score Yet Dose of Reality Rose 2013
71% Blood Into Wine Actor 2010
85% Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans Heidi $1.7M 2009
No Score Yet The Heart Is a Drum Machine Actor 2009
60% Humboldt County Bogart 2008
65% Wild Tigers I Have Known Logan's Mom 2007
No Score Yet Grindstone Road Hannah 2007
43% Don't Come Knocking Amber $0.4M 2006
No Score Yet Masters of Horror Actor 2006
50% What Is It? Actor 2005
3% Deuces Wild Annie $6.1M 2002
69% Personal Velocity: Three Portraits Paula $0.7M 2002
89% Almost Famous Sapphire $31.8M 2000
No Score Yet Red Letters Gretchen Van Buren 2000
35% The Waterboy Vicki Vallencourt 1998
83% American History X Stacey 1998
No Score Yet The Maker Bella Sotto 1998
No Score Yet Life in the Fast Lane (There's No Fish Food in Heaven) Mona 1998
No Score Yet American Perfekt Alice Thomas 1997
24% The Island of Dr. Moreau Aissa 1996
55% The Craft Nancy 1996
No Score Yet Shadow of a Doubt Angel Harwell 1995
33% Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead Lucinda 1995
No Score Yet The Danger of Love Lisa 1995
60% Imaginary Crimes Sonya Weiler 1994
No Score Yet Tollbooth Doris 1994
No Score Yet Murder in the Heartland Caril Ann Fugate 1993
80% Gas Food Lodging Shade 1992
No Score Yet Shame Lizzie Curtis 1992
55% Valmont Cecile 1989
No Score Yet The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick Celia 1988
No Score Yet Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story Barbara (age 12) 1987
No Score Yet The Worst Witch Mildred Hubble 1986
52% Return to Oz Dorothy 1985
No Score Yet Deceptions Penny Roberts 1985

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Hollywood Medium With Tyler Henry
2016
Appearing
  • 2016
63% Masters of Horror
2005-2007
  • 2006
95% Justice League
2004
Voice
  • 2003
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
Voice
  • 2001

QUOTES FROM Fairuza Balk CHARACTERS

Nancy
Like a hole in the head.
Rochelle
She probably doesn't have any powers anyways. [Bonnie snickers and they turn to walk away]
Sarah
[Sarah turns, pissed off, the wind starts blowing really hard and the clouds rolls in. A lightning bolt hits a branch and falls, almost hitting Bonnie and Rochelle who manages to jump out of the way. They look at her in horror.] Be careful. You don't want to end up like Nancy.
Nancy
[Nurse looks into a room. Nancy is strapped into a bed in a psych ward] AH!!! [nurse walks in] It's you! It's you! He gave me power! I can do whatever I want now! I can fly! [nurse injects Nancy in the side] I can--OW! Ow, ow!
Nurse
He gave you something honey, but it ain't the power.
Nancy
But I can fly! I'm flying! I'm flying! I'm flying! I'm flying! I'm flying! I'm flying! I'm flying! I'm flying!
Nancy
Why aren't you dead?
Sarah
He came to me. Saved me. [Nancy picks off a roach crawling on her face] Oh and he wanted me to give you a message: You're in deep shit. He says you've abused what he's given you and you're gonna have to pay the price.
Nancy
Did he?
Sarah
He did.
Cecile de Volanges
Um... Can we just write this time?