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Fairuza Balk Biography

Birth Name:
Fairuza Alejandra Feldthouse
Birth Place:
Point Reyes, California, United States
Dancer, actor, singer, artist

Fast Facts

  • First name in Persian translates to "turquoise
  • " Relocated with her mother to Vancouver at age 3
  • Made her screen debut as Dorothy Gale in Return to Oz (1985)
  • Studied at the Royal Academy of Ballet in London; the Bush Davies School of Theatre Arts in the U
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  • ; and Vancouver Academy of Music
  • Bought an occult store while doing research for her role in The Craft (1996) and sold the business in 2001
  • Art creations were displayed in 2008 at the Melissa Morgan Fine Arts Gallery in Palm Desert, Cal
  • Recorded and independently released single "Stormwinds" in 2010


  • 2000Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1993Independent Spirit Awards-Best Female Lead: winner


  • Solomon Feldthouse -- Father
  • Cathryn Balk -- Mother