Fairuza Balk is an American actress, musician and visual artist. She often works in independent films and is particularly known for playing complicated characters with a dark edge.Balk made her feature film debut in 1985 when she starred as Dorothy Gale in Disney's Return to Oz. Her subsequent film credits include Valmont (1989), Gas Food Lodging (1992; for which she received the Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead), Imaginary Crimes (1994), Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995), The Craft (1996), The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996), American History X (1998), The Waterboy (1998), Almost Famous (2000), Personal Velocity: Three Portraits (2002), Deuces Wild (2002), Don't Come Knocking (2005), Wild Tigers I Have Known (2006), Humboldt County (2008), and Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009). On television, Balk portrayed Mildred Hubble in the 1986 adaptation of The Worst Witch, based on the book series of the same name. She appeared in the recurring role of Ginger on Showtime's Ray Donovan in 2015, and currently stars as Lizzie Thomas on the Amazon Prime series Paradise City (2021). Balk has been releasing music since 2010 under the name of her unsigned act, Armed Love Militia.