Caitriona Balfe is an Irish actress and model. She is best known for her performance as Claire Beauchamp in the Starz series Outlander, for which she received a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Series Drama.
Balfe was born in Dublin, Ireland, and grew up in the village of Tydavnet, near Monaghan, in a family of seven her father is a retired Garda Sergeant. She is currently based in Glasgow, having previously lived in Los Angeles when she started acting professionally, and in New York, Paris, London, Milan, Hamburg, and Tokyo while she worked as a model. In addition to English, she speaks fluent Irish Gaelic and is conversational in French.