Caitriona Balfe

Caitriona Balfe Biography:

Born in Dublin, Caitriona Balfe grew up in Tydavnet, a village in rural Ireland. She studied drama at the Dublin Institute of Technology, but began her career as a model at the age of 17. After 10 years of runway shows, she decided to get serious about acting.

Caitriona moved to New York City, where she began taking acting classes and worked as an extra in films. Her first film role was in the movie Super 8 (2011), playing Elizabeth Lamb.

A few years later, in 2014, she landed the role she's best known for, as Claire on the Starz TV series Outlander, based on the popular book series of the same name. She had to move to Scotland for the role, where she is currently shooting the seventh season.

Caitriona is also known for her work as "Ma" in the critically acclaimed film Belfast (2021), written and directed by Kenneth Branagh. She has received many awards and nominations for her role in Belfast, including BAFTA, Critics Choice and Golden Globe nominations and a Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Film award from the Irish Film and Television awards.

On August 10, 2019, Caitriona married Scottish music producer Anthony McGill. Their son was born August 18, 2021. They divide their time between London and Los Angeles, but live most of the year in Glasgow while Caitriona is shooting Outlander.


Belfast (2021)
Angela's Christmas Wish (2020)
Ford v Ferrari (2019)
Money Monster (2016)
The Price of Desire (2015)
Escape Plan (2013)
Now You See Me (2013)
Crush (2013)
Lost Angeles (2012)
Super 8 (2011)

Change Location