Caitriona Balfe(Actress Escape Plan 2013)



Caitriona Balfe (born October 4, 1979) is an Irish actress and fashion model.
Balfe was born in Monaghan, Ireland. She started modeling at the age of 19 after she was scouted by an agent collecting money for charity at a local mall. She has both walked the runway and posed for many top fashion brands, including: Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, DKNY, Burberry, Louis Vuitton, H&M, Valentino, Hugo Boss, Cacharel, Armani, Givenchy, Calvin Klein and Chanel; she averaged 26 fashion shows per season in the early 2000s. She has also graced the covers of magazines such as Vogue and Elle. At the time she was scouted 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, alongside Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, in Escape Plan.
On September 11, 2013 Balfe was cast to play Claire Randall in Outlander by Starz. The series is based on the Outlander novels written by Diana Gabaldon. Balfe will play a mid-20th century nurse who is transported back in time to a war torn mid-18th century Highland, Scotland. She will play the lead role opposite Sam Heughan who plays Jamie Fraser, a young Scottish warrior.
Film
Year     Film     Role     Notes
2011     Super 8     Elizabeth Lamb   
Lust Life     Aubrie     9-minute short, Lynda Tarryk
2012     The Wolf     Sally     25-minute short film, Dustin Thomas Cartmill
Lost Angeles     Veronique     Independent film by Phedon Papamichael
2013     Crush     Andie     Direct-to-video
Now You See Me     Jasmine Trassler   
Escape Plan     Jessica Miller
Television
Year     Film     Role     Network     Notes
2012     The Beauty Inside     Alex #34         5 episodes; social film by Intel and Toshiba
2012–2013     H+: The Digital Series     Breanna Sheehan     YouTube     Web series
2014     Outlander     Claire Randall     Starz     Filming late 2013