Fairuza Balk Overview

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Born: May 21, 1974

This Point Reyes, California native's first name means turquoise in Turkish. She grew up just north of San Francisco on a commune type of ranch. Her father was a traveling musician and her mom a belly dancer, who split up when Fairuza was three months old. After living in a car for while, her mother finally got work in Vancouver. It was there that nine-year-old Fairuza landed her first TV role, in a movie called Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Two years later, she was chosen from thousands of... See All


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