Quick facts
Birth date 4 Oct, 1979
Age 40 yrs
Occupations Actor
Citizenship Ireland
Birth place Dublin
Gender Female
Description Irish model and actress

Caitriona Balfe, born on 4th October 1979 in Dublin, Ireland, has been a former Irish model and actress. She is particularly famous for playing the role of Claire Fraser in the drama series Outlander. For her performance in this series, she had been awarded People’s Choice Award and two Saturn Awards. She also got three nominations for Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Series-Drama. She has acted in several other films and TV series that include The Prince of Desire, Now You See Me, and Money Monster, to name just a few.

Personal Life

Though born in Dublin, Ireland, Balfe spent his early life in a village called Tydavnet, near Monaghan. She was one among seven family members. She was fascinated by the tinsel world from the very childhood. Her nationality and ethnicity are Irish. As for her education, she joined Theatre at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama. Additionally, she had been a fashion model in France; while she studied there is Paris.

She is still single as there is no news about her marriage as yet. However, she had been in a relationship with Tony McGill. They both dated each other since 2012 to 2014. They separated in 2014. She is not believed to have any children from her relationship. She is not rumored to have been in any other relationship. Thus, she has not married as yet, and not divorced anyone.


Balfe began her career as a model in Paris, and she worked as a model for such big names as Moschino, Chanel, Alberta Ferretti, Dolce & Gabbana, and Louis Vuitton. At the same time, she represented some famous brands such as Armani, Anna Sui, Marc Jacobs, Balenciaga, Chado Ralph Rucci, Celine, Chloe, Diesel, Christian Dior, Emilio Pucci, and Fendi, to name just a few. In 2006, she appeared in a minor role in the film “The Devil Wears Prada”. After that, she acted in many films and TV series, and these include “H+”, “Lost Angeles”, “Crush”, “Super 8”, “The Beauty Inside”, and many more.

She has been bestowed with several awards for her roles as actress in different films. Some of these include Golden Globe Award nominations in 2016 and 2017, Saturn Award in 2015 and 2016, and BAFTA Scotland Award in the year 2016. In all, she has garnered 9 awards and 7 nominations. As per her biography, her net worth is estimated at $2 million.

Last Modified: Feb 7, 2020

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