Jodi Balfour

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Jodi Balfour
Born (1987-10-29) 29 October 1987 (age 31)
NationalitySouth African
Occupationfilm and television actress
Years active2009–present
Known forBomb Girls · Rellik

Jodi Balfour (born 29 October 1987) is a South African film and television actress, known for her role as Gladys Witham in the Canadian television drama series Bomb Girls.[1] She won a Canadian Screen Award for Best Lead Actress in a Television Film or Miniseries at the 3rd Canadian Screen Awards in 2015 for her performance in the series' follow-up television film Bomb Girls: Facing the Enemy.[2]

Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, she was the co-host of the South African youth television series Bling in the early 2000s. She later studied drama at the University of Cape Town[3] and competed in the Miss South Africa 2008 pageant. Since her graduation in 2009, she has worked as an actor primarily in British and Canadian film and television productions.[4] She is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, where in addition to her acting she is co-owner of a coffeehouse in the city's Gastown neighbourhood.[5] In February 2015, she was cast in the Cinemax series Quarry.[6]



Year Title Role Notes
2011 Vampire Michaela
2011 Final Destination 5 Woman
2013 A Ghost Within Hanna / Abby Short
2013 The Husband Claire
2013 Afterparty Karen
2013 Waterloo Molly Mckenzie Short
2014 Valentines Day Molly Short
2015 Unearthing Fisher Hart
2015 Eadweard Mary
2015 Almost Anything Beans
2019 The Rest of Us Rachel Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2009 The Philanthropist Concierge Episode: "San Diego"
2010 Kongo Johanna Wenz TV film
2010 Tower Prep Emily Wright 2 episodes
2011 The Sinking of the Laconia Sarah Fullwood TV miniseries
2011 R. L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: The Series Priscilla Episode: "Nightmare Inn"
2011 Supernatural Melissa Episode: "Like a Virgin"
2011 V V Greeter Episode: "Uneasy Lies the Head"
2011 Sanctuary Terry Episode: "Icebreaker"
2012–13 Primeval: New World Samantha Sedaris 3 episodes
2012–13 Bomb Girls Gladys Witham Main role
2014 The Best Laid Plans Lindsay Dewar TV miniseries
2014 Bomb Girls: Facing the Enemy Gladys Witham TV film
2016 Quarry Joni Conway Main role
2017 Rellik DI Elaine Shepard Main role
2017 The Crown Jackie Kennedy Episode: "Dear Mrs. Kennedy"[7]
2019 True Detective Lori 3 episodes
TBA For All Mankind Ellen Waverly Main role, pre-production

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
2013 Leo Awards Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series[8] Bomb Girls Nominated
2014 Canadian Filmmakers' Festival Best Ensemble (shared with Graham Coffeng, Ali Liebert, Nicholas Carella, Peter Benson, David Milchard, Erica Carroll, Christina Sicoli, and Emma Lahana) Afterparty Won
2015 Canadian Screen Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series[9] Bomb Girls: Facing the Enemy Won


  1. ^ "Bomb Girls: Meg Tilly, Jodi Balfour return for Season 2 on Jan. 2". Toronto Star, January 2, 2013.
  2. ^ "'Bomb Girls,' 'Vikings' early winners at Canadian Screen Awards". Global News, March 1, 2015.
  3. ^ "Bomb Girl loves the 'practicality' of her Kia Rio". The Globe and Mail, January 31, 2013.
  4. ^ "Bomb Girls' Jodi Balfour talks dancing, acting like a woman in the 1940s and playing the ukulele". ANDPOP, January 26, 2013.
  5. ^ Guest: Jodi Balfour. George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight.
  6. ^ "Cinemax Orders Drama 'Quarry' to Series". Variety, February 2, 2015.
  7. ^ "The Crown Adds Michael C. Hall & Jodi Balfour as Jack & Jackie Kennedy". Deadline, February 9, 2017
  8. ^ "2013 nominees" (PDF). Retrieved 13 November 2016.
  9. ^ "awards database". Retrieved 13 November 2016.

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