Caitriona Balfe (/kəˈtriːnə ˈbælf/; born 4 October 1979) is an Irish actress, producer and former fashion model. She is best known for her role as Claire Fraser in the Starz drama series Outlander, for which she has won two People's Choice Awards, two Saturn Awards, and an Irish Film and Television Award, and received four Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Actress in a Television Series – Drama.
In 1999, while studying Drama at the Dublin Institute of Technology, Balfe was offered work as a fashion model in Paris. She was featured both in advertising campaigns and on runways for brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli, Max Mara, Bottega Veneta and Oscar de la Renta over the course of 10 years before refocusing on acting. Balfe has appeared in numerous films, including Super 8, Now You See Me, Escape Plan, Money Monster, and Ford v. Ferrari, and had leading roles in The Beauty Inside, Crush and H+: The Digital Series.