Caitriona Balfe (5' 9¾" (1,77 m) born 4 October 1979) is an Irish actress and Fashion model.
Before she started modeling, Balfe was studying drama at the Dublin Institute of Technology, hoping to become an actress. Balfe has appeared in in the films Super 8, Now You See Me, and Escape Plan.
Balfe was cast as the female lead, Claire Randall, on the Starz television series Outlander, based on the novels written by Diana Gabaldon. Balfe plays a mid-20th-century nurse who is transported back in time to a war torn mid-18th-century Highland, Scotland.