Fairuza Balk is a well-known film actress from America. She made her theatrical film debut in the 1985 fantasy adventure movie “Return to Oz” as Dorothy Gale. She later appeared in many movies such as The Island of Dr. Moreau, Personal Velocity: Three Portraits, The Craft, Almost Famous, Valmont and many more. Here are the complete details about career, biography, and net worth of Fairuza Balk in 2019.
Early Life & Biography:
Fairuza Alejandra Feldthouse or Fairuza Balk was born on May 21, 1974, in Point Reyes, California. Her mother taught ethnic and traditional dance forms of several countries, and her father was the founding member of the rock group “Kaleidoscope”.
When Balk was two years old, her family moved to California. At the age of six, she started learning acting. When Balk was a teenager, she shifted to Los Angeles where she earned her first acting role in the movie “The Craft”.
Balk has not married anyone till now. However, she has been in a relationship with many including actor Crispin Glover. She also dated actor David Thewlis for a year. At present, she is not dating anyone and is single.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Fairuza Balk made her debut in the television film “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” in the year 1983. Later, she was offered to play the role of Dorothy Fale in the movie “Return of OZ” which was very successful. At the age of fourteen, she moved to Paris to work on the 1985 French-American drama movie “Valmont”.
For her performance in the movie “Gas Food Lodging”, Balk was awarded the Independent Spirit Award in the year 1992. She played the lead role in the movie “The Craft” in 1996. In the same year, Balk co-starred in the film “The Island of Dr. Moreau”.
She is also seen in many TV shows, video games and animated movies including Family Guy, Lords of EverQuest, Justice League and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. The documentary “Return to Oz: The Joy That Got Away” which was released in the year 2007 was dedicated to her. Balk is also a singer and has recorded the single “Stormwinds” under the artist title “Armed Love Militia” in the year 2010.
On August 2012, she was seen in the group show “MiXTAPE” along with many famous artists like Jessicka Addams, Mark Ryden, Marion Peck, and Camille Rose Garcia.
Net Worth & Earnings:
Fairuza Balk has an estimated net worth of more than $5 million. Most of the wealth is the result of her illustrious career as a movie and television actress.
Balk has been a part of many commercially successful films such as The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick (1988), Gas Food Lodging (1992), Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead (1995), American Perfekt (1997), Wild Tigers I Have Known (2006), Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009) and many more.
She has also worked on many popular television shows and series including The Worst Witch (1986), Deadly Intentions… Again? (1991), Shadow of a Doubt (1995), The Sopranos (2001), Ray Donovan (2015) and others.
Fairuza Balk is one of the most renowned actresses in the world. She started her career at a very young age and has worked hard to achieve this huge fame and success.