Caitríona Balfe is an Irish actress and former model. She is best known for her role as Claire Fraser in the Starz drama series Outlander, for which she has won two People’s Choice Awards, two Saturn Awards and an Irish Film and Television Award and received four Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Actress in a Television Series- Drama. In 2019, she voiced the character Tavra in the Netflix fantasy-adventure series, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.

Birth Name

Caitriona Balfe

Nickname

Cait

Profession

Actress, Model

Nationality

Irish

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Caitriona Balfe was born on the 4th of October 1979, in Dublin, the Republic of Ireland.

Age

She is currently 40 years old.

Sun Sign

Libra

Ethnicity

White

Religion

Christianity

Education

In 1999, while studying Drama at the Dublin Institute of Technology, Balfe was offered work as a fashion model in Paris.

Family Details

  • Father – Retired Garda Sergeant

  • Mother – Unknown
  • Siblings – She has 6 siblings (2 sisters and 4 brothers).

Marital Status

Married

Girlfriend / Spouse

Caitriona Balfe has dated –

  • Sam Heughan (2014) – Caitriona was RUMORed to be dating Scottish actor and her Outlander co-star, Sam Heughan since November 2014 when the show started. Though she had said several times during interviews that she was not dating him, but it seemed apparent as per many of their fans.

  • Tony McGill (2016-Present) – In 2015, Scottish music producer Tony McGill and Balfe were first spotted together as a couple when one of their friends uploaded a picture on Instagram. In 2016, she was romantically linked to him. They kept secretly dating for a bunch of years and in 2018, they got engaged. In August 2019, the love birds got married.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 9¾ inches
  • In centimeters – 177 cm
  • In meters – 1.77 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 59 kg
  • In Pounds – 131 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 34-24-34
  • Bust – 34 inches
  • Waist – 24 inches
  • Hip – 34 inches
  • Bra Size – 32D

Body Build

Slim

Eye Color

Blue

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

She wears a size 9.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 4 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

She is best known for her role as Claire Fraser in the Starz drama series Outlander, for which she has won two People’s Choice Awards, two Saturn Awards and an Irish Film and Television Award and received four Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Actress in a Television Series- Drama.

Film Debut

In 2006, she appeared in the comedy-drama film The Devil Wears Prada for her role as Clacker. But, she wasn’t given any credit for the role in the film credits.

Television Debut

In 2010, Caitriona was the runway mentor at the Irish reality documentary series The Model Scouts in episode 2 of cycle 2.

Fashion Show Debut

Balfe debuted with Ready to Wear – Autumn / Winter 2000 fashion show where she walked the ramp for Kenzo.

Brand Endorsements

As a model, she has advertised for brands such as Bally, BCBG Girls, Blumarine, Bottega Veneta, Calvin Klein, Costume National, Dolce & Gabbana, Dries van Noten, H&M, Hush Puppies, Influence, John Smedley, Max & Co., Moschino, Oscar de la Renta Bridal, Roberto Cavalli, Soco, Sportmax, Victoria’s Secret and Whirlpool.

Awards & Nominations

YearNominated WorkAwardCategoryResult
2015OutlanderBBC America Anglophenia Fan Favorite AwardsWoman Of The YearWon
The Anglophile Channel AwardsBest Actress in a Television SeriesWon
Saturn AwardsBest Actress on TelevisionWon
Irish Film & Television AwardsBest Actress in a Lead Role DramaNominated
Rising Star AwardNominated
EWwy AwardsBest Actress in a Drama SeriesWon
2016People’s Choice AwardsFavorite Cable Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV ActressWon
Golden Globe AwardsBest Actress – Television Series DramaNominated
Satellite AwardsBest Television EnsembleWon
Women’s Image Network AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Drama SeriesWon
Saturn AwardsBest Actress on TelevisionWon
Irish Film & Television AwardsBest Actress in a Lead Role DramaNominated
The Anglophile Channel AwardsBest Actress in a Television SeriesWon
EWwy AwardsBest Actress in a Drama SeriesWon
BAFTA ScotlandBest Actress on TelevisionWon
Critics’ Choice Television AwardsBest Actress in a Drama SeriesNominated
2017People’s Choice AwardsFavorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV ActressWon
Golden Globe AwardsBest Actress – Television Series DramaNominated
Oscar Wilde AwardsN/AWon
Women’s Image Network AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Drama SeriesNominated
Irish Film & Television AwardsBest Actress in a Lead Role TV DramaNominated
Saturn AwardsBest Actress on TelevisionNominated
2018Golden Globe AwardsBest Actress – Television Series DramaNominated
Women’s Image Network AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Drama SeriesNominated
Satellite AwardsBest Actress in a TV Drama Series//Genre SeriesNominated
Critics’ Choice Television AwardsBest Actress in a Drama SeriesNominated
Irish Film & Television AwardsBest Actress in a Lead Role TV DramaWon
Saturn AwardsBest Actress on TelevisionNominated
2019Golden Globe AwardsBest Actress – Television Series DramaNominated
Saturn AwardsBest Actress on a Television SeriesNominated

Caitriona Balfe Favorites

  • Favorite TV Show – Catastrophe
  • Favorite City In US – New York, New Orleans
  • Favorite Clothing Piece from Outlander – Nightgown from #1 episode from Outlander.
  • Favorite Curse Word – Sh*t
  • Favorite Museum – LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) or MOMA (Museum of Modern Art)
  • Favorite Painter – Too Many to Choose
  • Favorite Country To Travel – Nepal
  • Favorite Book – The Year of Magical Thinking (By Joan Didion)
  • Favorite Food – Sushi
  • Favorite Cuisines – Indian, Indonesian, Italian, Peruvian etc.

Caitriona Balfe Net worth

Caitriona Balfe has an estimated net worth of $4 million dollars as of 2019. Much of her net worth comes as salary from the TV series outlander while she has also made a handsome amount of money from modeling and other acting gigs.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Caitriona Balfe

  • Balfe began her career as a model after being discovered at just eighteen years old.
  • Her first name Caitriona is pronounced as Katrina.
  • Balfe first started as a model. She was discovered at a local mall in Dublin where she was collecting money for a charity.
  • In 2002, She became the first Irish woman to walk at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
  • Post her birth in Dublin, she was raised in Tydavnet village near Monaghan.
  • During the second world war, her grandmother was a nurse.
  • Balfe speaks English, Irish Gaelic and French.
  • Due to her modeling career, she got to visit many famous places like New York, Paris, London, Milan, Hamburg, Tokyo and Los Angeles.
  • In 2012, she portrayed Alex #34 in The Beauty Inside, a social film divided into six episodes that narrates the story of a man named Alex (Topher Grace) who wakes up in a different body every day.
  • In 2013, she starred in the music videos for First Fires by British musician Bonobo and for Chloroform by French band Phoenix, the latter directed by Sofia Coppola.
  • In September 2013, Balfe was cast as the lead character, Claire Beauchamp Randall Fraser on the Starz television series Outlander, based on the novels written by Diana Gabaldon; the series premiered in August 2014.
  • In December 2014, Entertainment Weekly named Balfe one of its 12 Breakout Stars of 2014 that month she was also voted Woman Of The Year at BBC America’s Anglophenia Fan Favorites tournament.
  • In April 2015, Balfe received Best Actress in a Lead Role Drama and Rising Star Award nominations for the 12th Irish Film & Television Awards and was named one of People magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People in the World.
  • Modeling was never a passion for her. Hence, she lost interest in it gradually and finally became frustrated.
  • Horse riding is one of her favorite skills she has ever learned.
  • Her favorite pastime between the Outlander shooting break was eating.
  • In November 2016, Balfe won the Scottish BAFTA award for Best Actress on Televisio  and in February 2018 she won the Irish IFTA for Best Actress in a Lead Role Drama.
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