Caitriona Balfe is an Irish actress and model. The daughter of a Monaghan garda sergeant, she grew up in a family of seven in the tiny village of Tydavnet in County Monaghan, Ireland.[1] She has a BA in Drama Studies from the Rathmines Conservatory of Music and Drama D.I.T. (Dublin, Ireland), and has also trained at Warner Loughlin Studios (Los Angeles).

Caitriona Balfe can next be seen in Escape Plan for Summit/Lionsgate, starring opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone. Her other credits include J.J. Abrams’ Paramount feature Super 8 as well as Bryan Singer and Jason Taylor’s digital series H+. Balfe is repped by Kim Callahan at Industry Entertainment, Emptage Hallett in the UK and attorney Darren Trattner.[2]



Year Movie Character
2010 Lust Life (Short) Aubrie
2011 Super 8 Elizabeth Lamb
2012 The Wolf (Short) Sally
Lost Angeles Veronique
2013 Crush Andie
Now You See Me Jasmine Tressler
Escape Plan Jessica Miller
2015 The Price of Desire Gabrielle Bloch
2016 Money Monster Diane Lester


Year Title Role
2012 The Beauty Inside (TV Mini-Series) Alex #34
2012-2013 H+ Breanna Sheehan
2014 – present Outlander Claire Fraser



  1. Finding her voice: She was a catwalk sensation, but now she's an actress climbing towards the A-list. Monaghan native Caitriona Balfe tells Stephen Milton why she made the right move
  2. Official STARZ Press Release via Diana Gabaldon's Facebook page