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Former child actress, born May 21, 1974.

Her films to date include:

* ''Film/ReturnToOz'' (1985)
* ''Literature/TheWorstWitch'' (1986)
* ''Film/ThingsToDoInDenverWhenYoureDead'' (1995)
* ''Film/TheCraft'' (1996)
* ''Film/TheIslandOfDoctorMoreau'' (1996)
* ''Film/AmericanHistoryX'' (1998)
* ''Film/TheWaterboy'' (1998)
* ''Film/AlmostFamous'' (2000)

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!!Associated Tropes:

* AllWitchesHaveCats
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Particularly in ''Film/TheCraft''.
* FormerChildStar: One who turned out rather well.
* {{Goth}}: In ''Film/TheCraft''.
* IronyAsSheIsCast: ''Film/AmericanHistoryX''. Casting a Roma woman and outspoken anti-ziganophobe as a neo-Nazi.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: In ''Film/AmericanHistoryX'' she plays a neo-Nazi.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Is in her early forties, but looks to be in her late 20's-early 30's tops. Cue jokes in the fandom about her using black magic to slow down the aging process.
* UsefulNotes/{{Romani}}: Has a triangle tattoo on her shoulder to pay respect to her ancestors, who were targeted by the Nazis.
* SlasherSmile / PsychoticSmirk: She has this down to an art, most notably in ''Film/TheCraft''.
* WhatBeautifulEyes: She's named after them: "Fairuza" is the Farsi word for turquoise.
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