An Irish model and actress, Caitriona Balfe is best known for her role as Claire Randall in historical fiction series, Outlander. She has won multiple awards for her outstanding performance in the series.
She was born in Monaghan, Ireland, on October 4, 1979. She has four siblings and also a foster brother and a sister.
Caitriona Balfe's Aspiring Career and Impressive Net Worth
Balfe started her modeling career after she was scouted by an agent while she was collecting money for charity at local mall. Her career as a model took off with flying colors when she worked for Ford Models.
Further, she highlighted her career by appearing on opening and closing shows and also featured in advertising campaigns for many top fashion brands such as Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, and Armani.
Balfe has also graced many covers of a magazine such as Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and Elle. She is considered as one of the Victoria's Secret's Angels. She has also appeared in Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2002.
Caitriona Balfe moved to Los Angeles from New York and took acting classes in Warner Loughlin Studios. Further, she also joined Sanford Meisner Center and the Judith Weston Studio. With her minor role in Devil Wears Prada, she uplifted her career in films. Since then, she starred in the films Super 8, Lost Angeles, Crush, Now You See Me, and Money Monster.
Modelling wasn't a passion of mine so that made it get old kind of quickly. I was getting very frustrated.- Caitriona Balfe
She made her appearance on the TV mini-series The Beauty Inside and H+ which helped flourish her career in television series as well. She got her big break in her acting career after she landed in the role as Claire Randall in the Starz's Outlander.
For her outstanding performance in the romantic series, she was nominated for the Golden Globe Awards for two times in 2016 and 2017. She has also won two Saturn Awards, BAFTA Awards, and two People Choice Awards. She has also won three Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress in TV Series-Drama. Throughout her two-decade-long career, she has accumulated a net worth of $4 million.
Caitriona Balfe Got Engaged to Boyfriend Tony McGill
Caitriona Balfe recently got engaged with her Irish boyfriend Tony McGill. The couple has been dating for two years. The pair's engagement hit the headlines after Caitriona appeared at the Golden Globes earlier this year. She confirmed that she got engaged "over the break."
Caitriona has been low-key about her relationship with to-be-husband, Tony. Their relationship came to prominence in 2015, after she was seen sitting on Tony's lap in an Instagram clip. Subsequently, the two has made public appearances with her partner including 2016's ceremony for Jodie Foster's on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Oscar Wilde Awards 2017.
Prior to this, in early 2000s, Caitriona dated an a guitarist with US band Radio 4, Dave Milone. The two were in a lengthy living relationship in Brooklyn, NY.
Moreover, she was also rumored to be dating her on-screen husband, Sam Heughan. As of now, Sam Heughan is dating MacKenzie Mauzy.
Irish actress and model, Caitriona has been ruling the TV playing Claire Fraser in the historical fiction series, Outlander.
She was born in Dublin, Ireland, on October 4, 1979.
She started modeling after she was found by an agent while she was collecting money for charity at a local shopping center.
After a few months of her modeling stints in Dublin, she was offered to work with Ford Models.
She shot to fame after appearing on opening and closing shows for top fashion houses like Chanel, Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, Victoria’s Secret, etc.
She walked in 14 fashion shows for Dolce and Gabbana out of over 250 runway shows she has walked in her modeling career of 10 years.
She made her acting debut with a minor role in the 2006 movie, The Devil Wears Prada.
After moving to Los Angeles in 2009, she took acting classes at Warner Loughlin Studios & then at Sanford Meisner Center and the Judith Weston Studios.
She has appeared in films like 'Super 8,' 'Now You See Me' and 'Escape Plan.'
During 2012 and 2013, she was one of the leading casts of the Warner Bros. web series, H+: The Digital Series.
She joined the Starz TV series, Outlander as the lead character, Claire Beauchamp Randall Fraser in 2013.
She plays a mid-20th-century nurse who is transported back in time to the war-torn mid-18th- century Scottish Highland.
Along with the critical acclaim for her performance in the series, she has won two Saturn Awards and two People’s Choice Awards.
She has also been nominated twice for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role in the series.
In 2016, she co-starred alongside Julia Roberts and George Clooney in the film, Money Monster.
Balfe doesn’t share much about her personal life, so fans are always curious to know who the actress is dating.
While she started her modeling career in the early 2000s, she dated Radio 4 musician Dave Milone.
She has been spotted with Tony McGill a few times and reports have it that the pair has been together for several years.
They were photographed together at the Oscar Wilde Awards in February 2017.
Outlander fans are fond of her and Sam Heughan’s on-screen chemistry and they have shipped them together.
But the two have maintained as friends.
|Birthday||October 04, 1979|
|Age||39 Years Old|
|Place of Birth||Monaghan, Ireland|
|Best Known For||Outlander|