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Fairuza Balk

Lowest Rated:   3% Deuces Wild (2002)
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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 YEAR
77% 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
87% Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
  • Heidi
2009
No Score Yet The Heart Is a Drum Machine
  • Actor
2009
58% Humboldt County
  • Bogart
2008
65% Wild Tigers I Have Known
  • Logan's Mom
2007
No Score Yet Grindstone Road
  • Hannah
2007
42% Don't Come Knocking
  • Amber
2006
No Score Yet Masters of Horror
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Shadow of a Doubt
  • Actor
2006
56% What Is It?
  • Actor
2005
3% Deuces Wild
  • Annie
2002
69% Personal Velocity: Three Portraits
  • Paula
2002
89% Almost Famous
  • Sapphire
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
22% The Island of Dr. Moreau
  • Aissa
1996
50% 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
56% Imaginary Crimes
  • Sonya Weiler
1994
No Score Yet Tollbooth
  • Doris
1994
No Score Yet Murder in the Heartland
  • Caril Ann Fugate
1993
79% Gas Food Lodging
  • Shade
1992
No Score Yet Shame
  • Lizzie Curtis
1992
54% 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
55% Return to Oz
  • Dorothy
1985
No Score Yet Deceptions
  • Penny Roberts
1985

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
  • Voice
No Score Yet Justice League
2004
  • Voice

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