Caitriona Balfe

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Caitriona Balfe
Born (1979-10-04) 4 October 1979 (age 34)
Monaghan, Ireland
Occupation Actress, model

Caitriona Balfe (born 4 October 1979) is an Irish actress and fashion model.


Balfe was born in Monaghan, Ireland.[1][2][3] She started modeling at the age of 19 after she was scouted by an agent while she was collecting money for charity at a local mall.[3] She has both walked the runway and been featured in advertising campaigns for many top fashion brands, including: Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, DKNY, Burberry, Louis Vuitton, H&M, Marc Jacobs, Valentino, Cacharel, Givenchy, Hugo Boss, Armani, Calvin Klein and Chanel;[1][3] she averaged 26 fashion shows per season in the early 2000s. She has also graced the covers of magazines such as Vogue[3] and Elle.[4] At the time she was scouted Balfe was studying drama at the Dublin Institute of Technology, hoping to become an actress.[3] Balfe has appeared in in the films Super 8, Now You See Me,[5][2][3][6] and, alongside Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, in Escape Plan.[2][6]

On September 11, 2013 Balfe was cast to play Claire Randall in Outlander by Starz. The series is based on the Outlander novels written by Diana Gabaldon. Balfe will play a mid-20th-century nurse who is transported back in time to a war torn mid-18th-century Highland, Scotland.[7] She will play the lead role opposite Sam Heughan who plays Jamie Fraser, a young Scottish warrior.[6]



Year Title Role Notes
2011 Super 8 Elizabeth Lamb
2011 Lust Life Aubrie Short film
2012 The Wolf Sally Short film
2012 Lost Angeles Veronique
2013 Crush Andie Direct-to-video
2013 Now You See Me Jasmine Tressler
2013 Escape Plan Jessica Miller
2014 The Prince of Desire Gabrielle Bloch


Year Title Role Notes
2012 The Beauty Inside Alex #34 5 episodes
2014 Outlander Claire Randall


Year Title Role Notes
2012–2013 H+: The Digital Series Breanna Sheehan 7 episodes


  1. ^ a b "Profile of Caitriona Balfe". Fashion Model Directory. Retrieved 2013-01-27. 
  2. ^ a b c "Profile of Caitriona Balfe". IMDb. Retrieved 2013-01-27. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "A model life". Politico. Retrieved 2013-03-12. 
  4. ^ "Photo of Catriona Balfe - Fashion Model - ID291324 - Profile on FMD". Fashion Model Directory. Retrieved 2013-01-27. 
  5. ^ "Caitriona Balfe". RottenTomatoes. Retrieved 2013-03-12. 
  6. ^ a b c "She's in Fashion". Irish Independent. Retrieved 2013-03-13. 
  7. ^ "Caitriona Balfe Gets The Lead In Starz’s ‘Outlander’". September 11, 2013. Retrieved September 25, 2013. 

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