Caitríona Mary Balfe is an Irish actress, producer and former fashion model. She is best known for her starring role as Claire Fraser in the Starz drama series Outlander (2014–present), for which she has won the Scottish BAFTA, the Irish Film and Television Award, two People's Choice Awards, two Saturn Award and received four Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Actress in a Television Series – Drama along with two Critics' Choice Television Awards. 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 Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli, Max Mara, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Givenchy, Salvatore Ferragamo, Marc Jacobs, Narciso Rodriguez, Bottega Veneta, Oscar de la Renta and many others over ten years before refocusing on acting. She had leading roles in the web series The Beauty Inside (2012) and H+: The Digital Series (2012–2013), and appeared in the films Super 8 (2011), Now You See Me (2013), Escape Plan (2013), Money Monster (2016), and Ford v. Ferrari (2019).