|Caitriona Balfe Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 9¾ in|
|Date of Birth||October 4, 1979|
Caitriona Balfe is an Irish actress, producer, and former fashion model who is best known for portraying roles such as Claire Fraser in Outlander, Diane Lester in Money Monster, Jessica Miller in Escape Plan, Jasmine Tressler in Now You See Me, and Breanna Sheehan in H+: The Digital Series. She has also appeared in a variety of other TV shows and films such as The Devil Wears Prada, Super 8, Lost Angeles, The Price of Desire, Ford v Ferrari, Belfast, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, The Model Scouts, and many more. As a model, she has worked for brands like Chanel, Balenciaga, Givenchy, Bottega Veneta, Dolce & Gabbana, Alexander McQueen, and Oscar de la Renta. During the course of her career, she has been honored with several awards such as the Saturn Award, People’s Choice Award, and Critics’ Choice Award.
- Father – Retired Garda Sergeant
- Siblings – She has 6 siblings (2 sisters and 4 brothers)
As a model, she is signed with these agencies –
- Assets Model Agency – Ireland
- Irene Marie Management Group
- IMG Models – New York
- Elite Model Management – Milan
- IMG Models – London
- IMG Models – Milan
As an actress, she signed with Industry Entertainment Productions LLC.
5 ft 9¾ in or 177 cm
59 kg or 130 pounds
Boyfriend / Spouse
Caitriona Balfe dated –
- Sam Heughan (2014) – Caitriona was RUMORed to be dating a Scottish actor and her Outlander co-star, Sam Heughan since November 2014 when the show started. Though she had said several times during interviews that she was not dating him, but it seemed apparent as per many of their fans.
- Anthony McGill (2016-Present) – In 2015, Scottish music producer Tony McGill and Balfe were first spotted together as a couple when one of their friends uploaded a picture on Instagram. In 2016, she was romantically linked to him. They kept secretly dating for a bunch of years and in 2018, they got engaged. In August 2019, the love birds got married. In August 2021, the couple revealed that they had welcomed a baby boy.
Race / Ethnicity
34-24-34 in or 86-61-86 cm
4 (US) or 36 (EU)
9.5 (US) or 41 (EU) or 7 (UK)
As a model, she has advertised for brands such as Bally, BCBG Girls, Blumarine, Bottega Veneta, Calvin Klein, Costume National, Dolce & Gabbana, Dries van Noten, H&M, Hush Puppies, Influence, John Smedley, Max & Co., Moschino, Oscar de la Renta Bridal, Roberto Cavalli, Soco, Sportmax, Victoria’s Secret, and Whirlpool.
Best Known For
Playing the main role as Claire Beauchamp Randall Fraser in the Starz drama series Outlander.
First Fashion Show
Balfe debuted with Ready to Wear – Autumn / Winter 2000 fashion show where she walked the ramp for Kenzo.
In 2006, she appeared in the comedy-drama film The Devil Wears Prada for her role as Clacker. But, she wasn’t given any credit for the role in the film credits.
Her first credited role came in the next film, a documentary entitled Picture Me released in 2009 where she appeared as herself. She was also the producer of the film.
First TV Show
In 2010, Caitriona was the runway mentor at the Irish reality documentary series The Model Scouts in episode 2 of cycle 2.
Caitriona Balfe Favorite Things
- Food – Sushi
- Cuisines – Indian, Indonesian, Italian, Peruvian, etc.
- TV Show – Catastrophe
- City In US – New York, New Orleans
- Clothing Piece from Outlander – Nightgown from #1 episode from Outlander.
- Curse Word – Sh*t
- Museum – LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) or MOMA (Museum of Modern Art)
- Painter – Too many to choose
- Country To Travel – Nepal
- Book – The Year of Magical Thinking (By Joan Didion)
Caitriona Balfe Facts
- Balfe first started as a model. She was discovered at a local mall in Dublin where she was collecting money for a charity.
- Caitriona has appeared in the 2002 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
- Post her birth in Dublin, she was raised in Tydavnet village near Monaghan.
- During the second world war, her grandmother was a nurse.
- Balfe speaks English, Irish Gaelic, and French.
- Due to her modeling career, she got to visit many famous places like New York, Paris, London, Milan, Hamburg, Tokyo, and Los Angeles.
- Balfe was in People magazine’s list of “50 Most Beautiful People in the World” in 2015.
- Modeling was never a passion for her. Hence, she lost interest in it gradually and finally became frustrated.
- Horse riding is one of her favorite skills she has ever learned.
- Her favorite pastime during the Outlander shooting break was eating.
- Her first name “Caitriona” is pronounced as “Katrina.”
- Caitriona is a part of an organisation called World Child Cancer.
- In August 2020, she launched the Scottish-based small batch gin, Forget Me Not.