Fairuza Balk

as Herself (interview) in the movie Fairuza Returns to Oz

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Real name is Fairuza Alejandra Feldthouse
Also known as Ru
Was born at 21 May 1974 (now is 44 years old) in Point Reyes, California, USA

"Fairuza!" ("Turquoise" in Farsi), her father exclaimed as he saw herblue eyes: Fairuza Alejandra Balk had just been born on May 21, 1974 inPoint Reyes, California. Her father, Solomon Feldthouse, was atraveling musician originally from Idaho, and her mother, Cathryn Balk,was a belly dancer. Her parents split up soon after. Fairuza grew upjust north of San Francisco, California, on a commune-type ranch.

Hermother later found some work in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Itwas there that Fairuza began her career at the age of nine on the ABCspecial The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (1983) (TV) . Two yearslater, she went to the United Kingdom where she attended the RoyalAcademy of Ballet, the Ramona Beauchamp Agency and the Bush DaviesPerforming Arts School. Fairuza worked for the Walt Disney Company fora while - at age 11, she was chosen from out of 1,200 girls to play thepart of Dorothy, starring in Return to Oz (1985) . A year later,she starred as, prophetically enough, The Worst Witch (1986) (TV) , a harbinger of her breakout role in The Craft (1996) ten years later.

Fairuza and her mother remained in London until 1988, then headed toParis where the 15-year-old starred in Valmont (1989) . The nextyear, they returned to Vancouver, where Fairuza enrolled in highschool, but despite being a movie star, she was shy in class - sheended up doing correspondence courses. Back in Hollywood, Fairuzastarred in a string of movies, including Gas, Food Lodging (1992) , for which she received an IndependentSpirit Award for Best Actress. Following further television and filmwork, she achieved cult status with her starring role as a teenagewitch in The Craft (1996) , her breakout film. The same year, sheappeared in The Island of Dr.

Moreau (1996) , in which she didsome belly dancing and attracted the attention of Lancashire,England-born co-star 'David Thewlis' . They did another movietogether, American Perfekt (1997) . Fairuza was also the love interest in the wildly popular The Waterboy (1998) and had a major role in American History X (1998) . With a half-dozen movies for 2000,Fairuza is much in demand. Her interests are writing poetry andstories, playing the guitar, singing (her main enjoyment) and dancing.

She lives in Venice, California, and has an apartment in New York City. .

There is some small facts about Fairuza Balk:
  • When she was born, her father took one look at her eyes and exclaimed "Firuze!" which is Farsi for "turquoise".
  • Once appeared as a vampire in a music video by 'ZZ Top' .
  • Born at 3:00am-PDT
  • She once fully owned her own Occult Craft shop in California called Panpipes. In 2001, she sold 50% of the business to a co-owner. Later, she sold her remaining share of the store to the current owners.
  • Has nine tattoos and a nose ring.
  • Has a triangle-shaped tattoo on her shoulder because the soldiers of the Nazi regime branded the symbol on the Romany in concentration camps. This is her way of paying respect to her culture and remembering the suffering her ancestors endured.
  • While her first name is Persian, Fairuza herself is not of Persian descent. Fairuza's paternal grandparents were David Stanley Scaff and Mary Lorraine Cole. Fairuza's maternal grandfather, Frederick Franklin Balk, was of German descent, while Fairuza's maternal grandmother, Lavergne Leone White, had English ancestry.
  • A 2002 Internet poll confirmed that fans' favorite movie she did was The Craft (1996) .
  • Parents are Solomon Feldthouse and Cathryn Falk.
  • Enjoys listening to punk rock, plays guitar and plays piano.
  • Loves to read, and her favorite authors are 'William S. Burroughs' , 'James Joyce (I)' , 'Oscar Wilde' , Carl Jung, 'Isabel Allende' , 'Mikhail A. Bulgakov' , 'Ernest Hemingway' and 'HonorĂ© de Balzac' .
  • Ranked #88 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World" (2002).
  • Owns several cats.
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There is the list of movies, where Fairuza Balk was taked part:
1 Fairuza Returns to Oz movie Fairuza Returns to Oz 1999 as Herself (interview)
2 Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanleys Island of Dr. Moreau movie Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanleys Island of Dr. Moreau 2014 as Herself - Actress
3 Personal Velocity: Three Portraits movie Personal Velocity: Three Portraits 2002 as Paula
4 The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick movie The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick 1988 as Celia Brzjinski
5 Murder in the Heartland movie Murder in the Heartland 1993 as Caril Ann Fugate
6 1997 MTV Movie Awards movie 1997 MTV Movie Awards 1997 as Herself
7 2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards movie 2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 2000 as Herself
8 7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards movie 7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2001 as Herself
9 A Year and a Day movie A Year and a Day 2005 as Lola
10 Almost Famous movie Almost Famous 2000 as Sapphire
11 American History X movie American History X 1998 as Stacey
12 American Perfekt movie American Perfekt 1997 as Alice Thomas
13 Battle Scars movie Battle Scars 2015 as Rifka
14 Beyond Clueless movie Beyond Clueless 2014 as Herself - Narrator
15 Blood Into Wine movie Blood Into Wine 2010 as Herself
16 Conjuring The Craft movie Conjuring The Craft 2000 as Herself
17 Deadly Intentions... Again? movie Deadly Intentions... Again? 1991 as Stacey
18 Deceptions movie Deceptions 1985 as Penny Roberts
19 Deuces Wild movie Deuces Wild 2002 as Annie
20 Discovery movie Discovery 1986 as Molly
21 Dont Come Knocking movie Dont Come Knocking 2005 as Amber
22 Dose of Reality movie Dose of Reality 2013 as Rose
23 Film Trix 2002 movie Film Trix 2002 2002 as Herself
24 Gas, Food Lodging movie Gas, Food Lodging 1992 as Shade
25 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City movie Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 2002 as Mercedes Cortez
26 Grindstone Road movie Grindstone Road 2008 as Hannah
27 Humboldt County movie Humboldt County 2008 as Bogart
28 Imaginary Crimes movie Imaginary Crimes 1994 as Sonya Weiler
29 Lords of EverQuest movie Lords of EverQuest 2003 as Lady T'Lak
30 Moby: Play - The DVD movie Moby: Play - The DVD 2001 as Moby's Love
31 Mostly Infamous movie Mostly Infamous 2012 as Herself - Panelist
32 Orpheus movie Orpheus 2006 as Karen
33 Personal Velocity: Creating Personal Velocity movie Personal Velocity: Creating Personal Velocity 2003 as Herself
34 Personal Velocity: In Conversation Rebecca, Parker, Fairuza, and Kyra movie Personal Velocity: In Conversation Rebecca, Parker, Fairuza, and Kyra 2003 as Herself
35 Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story movie Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story 1987 as Barbara - age 12
36 Promise movie Promise 2009 as Sarah Lohan
37 Red Letters movie Red Letters 2000 as Gretchen Van Buren
38 Return to Oz movie Return to Oz 1985 as Dorothy
39 Shadow of a Doubt movie Shadow of a Doubt 1995 as Angel Harwell
40 Shame movie Shame 1992 as Lizzie Curtis
There is the list of interview of Fairuza Balk:
  • "Playboy" (USA), November 2001, Vol. 48, Iss. 11, pg. 32, by: Leonard Maltin, "Scene Stealer: Fairuza Balk"
  • "Bikini" (USA), September 1996, pg. 50-55, by: Jonathan Craven, "The Island of Fairuza"
  • "Bikini" (USA), November 1994, pg. 60-63, by: Dennis Hensley, "Balk at the Wild Side"
There is the list of some articles of Fairuza Balk:
  • "US Weekly" (USA), 25 September 2000, iss. 293, pg. 78+79, by: Jenny Comita, "Almost Fairuza"
  • "Movieline" (USA), November 1998, Vol. 10, Iss. 3, pg. 13, by: Kim McCann, "Spelling It Out"
  • "Vox" (Hungary), May 1997, Iss. 1, pg. 5
  • "Barely Legal" (USA), October 1996, Vol. 4, Iss. 2, pg. 14-15, by: Naomi Lippert, "Idol Worship: Fairuza Balk"
  • "Playboy" (USA), November 1991, Vol. 48, Iss. 11, pg. 32, by: Leonard Maltin, "Scene Stealer"
There is the list of some printed articles of Fairuza Alejandra Feldthouse:
  • "Celebrity Skin" (USA), October 2002, Vol. 24, Iss. 109, pg. 45, by: staff, "Bewitching Beauties"
  • "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 1997, Vol. 10, Iss. 7, pg. 18-19, by: staff, "Just Arrived: The Craft"
  • "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 1994, Vol. 7, Iss. 7, pg. 62-63, by: staff, "Baby Look At You Now! - Fairuza Balk"
The image of Fairuza Alejandra Feldthouse was on the covers of these magazines:
  • "Shout" (USA), March 2001
  • "Shivers" (UK), November 1996, Iss. 35
  • "Bikini" (USA), September 1996
  • "Fangoria" (USA), June 1996, Iss. 153
  • "Starlog" (USA), July 1985, Vol. 9, Iss. 96
There is the list of some quotes of Fairuza Balk:
  • I'm beginning to get pigeonholed as the girl who plays the crazies and weirdoes - and that's not the entirety of who I am. Hopefully, the whole point of being in this profession is that you change into anyone you want to be.
  • I want love, because love is the best feeling in the whole world.
  • I got beat up in Texas because my bootlaces were the wrong color.
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