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021: Jodi Balfour

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Jodi Balfour is a talent that excites the industry and audiences alike. Her internationally diverse background paired with her raw and expansive talent has made her an actor in constant demand. Born and raised in South Africa, Jodi spent her formative years working in Cape Town’s burgeoning theatre and television industry. From the age of eight, she was on the professional stage performing in an array of ballets and musicals, and in the years that followed, her talents found their way to the small screen, where she starred and had supporting roles in both domestic and international television shows.

Upon graduating with honors in Theatre and Performance from the University of Cape Town, Jodi landed a supporting role in the BAFTA-Nominated BBC mini-series “The Sinking of the Laconia”, playing the daughter of one of Britain’s most celebrated actors, Lindsay Duncan. Since her arrival in North America, Jodi has worked across platforms in Canada and the US. She played the lead in Canada’s hit series BOMB GIRLS which earned a Gracie Award for best Drama and won Jodi a Canadian Screen Award for “Best Actress” in it’s film BOMB GIRLS: FACING THE ENEMY.

Jodi plays the lead female role in Cinemax’s critically acclaimed new drama series QUARRY, an HBO Entertainment production in association with Anonymous Content. “Quarry” is currently on air on Cinemax. She also stars in the BBC series RELLIK soon to be Cinemax.

Currently, Jodi portrays Jackie Kennedy on season 2 of THE CROWN on Netflix.

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“I seem to operate in the extremes. Work becomes all consuming and then when its finished there is this emptiness. And that’s when the “I’m never going to work again” creeps in.”

“When I haven’t worked for awhile I think I have acting PTSD that creeps in and makes me think I’m never going to work again.”

“Impulse for acting grew out of a need to perform.” | CLICK TO TWEET

“I remember the first experience of watching a live performance and the rest of the world disappearing.”

“The authority in my drama community gave me the responsibility of being a lead and therefore I felt like I could own that responsibility.”

“I didn’t know what acting was, but my teacher recognized my hunger to perform.”

“That marked a massive transition in my adult life where I started to push against any validity that people offered me based on how I look.”

“The visa is called Alien of Extraordinary Ability, you have to prove that you are extraordinary.”

“Coming out of school, auditions were exciting. Stakes were not high. I was never nervous.”

“I strive for admiration instead of comparisons with my those that I admire.” | CLICK TO TWEET

“I like being the underdog because it helps me get in touch with my own sense of confidence.” | CLICK TO TWEET


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