Fairuza Balk is a highly regarded actress, often referred to as the strongest actress of her generation. Although she does not crave the spotlight like many other film stars who grace the cover of tabloids more often than the silver screen, Fairuza Balk has proven that, with talent, career longevity does not have to be tied to one’s willingness to exploit one’s life for an acting career.
Fairuza Balk’s keen eye for a great script and willingness to take risks with her art also means that her career just may be the most diverse one in Hollywood. She has been a film star working regularly since she was in elementary school, and she has chosen parts that differ so much that you may not recognize her from one film to another, due to her power to completely transform herself for a part. You may not recognize that the innocent schoolgirl from “Gas Food Lodging” was portrayed by the same actress that played tough witch Nancy in “The Craft.” The heart and soul that she puts into the fictional characters always shines through, even in the most challenging roles.
Balk has now put equal heart into the art of music. She has released her first single, “Stormwinds.” It’s lyrics are haunting and poetic, while the creative musical accompaniment is equally strong. “Stormwinds” is available on mp3 at iTunes and Amazon. It’s also available in a special edition on Fairuza.com, her official website. Fairuza wrote “Stormwinds” herself, with Stephen Gilmour producing. It was produced, engineered, and Mixed by John Flannery. More music is soon to come as well.
Fairuza Balk has upcoming films and is also an artist. Her work has been shown in several galleries, and her recent paintings in rust are currently showcased on her website. Balk most recently was seen in “Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans” with Nicolas Cage.
The New York Times, Fairuza Balk
Fairuza Balk’s Official Website
Fairuza’s Twitter Account
Moviefone, “Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans”