Caption: Still of Fairuza Balk and Colin Firth in Valmont (1989)
Born: May 21, 1974
Star sign: Gemini
Height: 5' 3" (1.6 m)
Known for: American History X (1998), Almost Famous (2000), The Waterboy (1998), The Craft (1996)
"Fairuza!" ("Turquoise" in Farsi), her father exclaimed as he saw her blue eyes: Fairuza Alejandra Balk had just been born on May 21, 1974 in Point Reyes, California. Her father, Solomon Feldthouse, was a traveling musician originally from Idaho, and her mother, Cathryn Balk, was a belly dancer. Her parents split up soon after. Fairuza grew up ...