Caitriona Balfe From 'Outlander' Loves Cats & John Goodman Because She's Unabashedly Herself

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Starz’ new hit series (yes really) Outlander is heading into it’s fourth episode and it’s already attracting some major buzz. Mainly because Jamie Fraser is a sexy Scottish warrior, but Claire Randall, played by Caitriona Balfe, is pretty cool too (I always love a good heroine).

The new summer series has everything you could want, including war, romance and of course a little time travel. Somehow, a combat nurse Claire is transported from 1945 to the 1700s in Scotland. She is forced to marry the Scottish babe I was talking about earlier — Jamie Fraser — in order to stay safe. Oh, and fun fact, she already has a husband in her time period. Although, I would say it’s okay to cheat in this instance.

The 34-year-old actress (and model) was born and raised in Ireland and was discovered by a modeling agency while she was working at a charity event, according to People. (She is randomly discovered in Ireland, yet I can’t get a second look in New York City, but that's another can of worms.) Since Caitriona is fairly new to the game, we still don’t have a ton of information about her yet. Now that she’s the lead on a cable network show, I am sure we will be seeing a lot more of her soon. For now, here's everything you need to know about the rising star.

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