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Overview (3)

Born in London, England, UK
Birth NameSaffron Dominique Burrows
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Saffron Burrows, known for her work in critically acclaimed films, this fall reprises her role in the hit Netflix show YOU, season 3. Burrows previously starred in the Golden Globe winning Amazon series Mozart in the Jungle. In 2019 Burrows directed the short films: Michael & Indigo, starring Jason Isaacs & Richard Wilson. On stage Burrows starred in award-winning playwright Tom Dugan's one-woman drama Jackie Unveiled at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. The searing drama is set against two of Jackie's most seminal life moments, examining the deeply personal struggles of a woman who seemed to have it all. Burrows' film credits include Henry Mason's Love Lies Bleeding; Noah Pritzker's Quitters; Bill Guttentag's Knife Fight; Jonas Åkerlund's Small Apartments; Jonas Pate's Shrink; Roger Donaldson's The Bank Job; Amy Redford's The Guitar; Peter Howitt's Dangerous Parking; Hal Hartley's Fay Grim; Mike Binder's Reign Over Me; Wolfgang Petersen's Troy; Raoul Ruiz's Klimt; Gerardo Herero's El Misterio Galíndez; Paul McGuigan's Gangster No. 1; Michael Apted's Enigma; Mike Figgis' Timecode, and his film adaptation of the classic play, Miss Julie, in the lead role; Pat O'Connor's Circle of Friends; and Jim Sheridan's In the Name of the Father. On the small screen, Burrows recurred on the ABC drama Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., CBS' comedy The Crazy Ones, NBC's drama series My Own Worst Enemy, as well as the award-winning series Boston Legal, earning her two cast SAG nominations. For the BBC, she starred opposite Albert Finney and Julie Christie in the production of Dennis Potter's Karaoke. In Los Angeles, Burrows starred in Melissa James Gibson's This for the Kirk Douglas Theater. She played Janey Morris in The Earthly Paradise for the Almeida Theatre, London; and in Neil LaBute's Some Girls(s) on the West End stage. Burrows' theater work includes Jeanette Winterson's The PowerBook for the Royal National Theatre. Burrows' theater debut was for the Bush Theatre, London, in the play Two Lips, Indifferent Red directed by Vicky Featherstone.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Red Anna Productions

Family (3)

Spouse Alison Balian (August 2011 - present)  (2 children)
Children Balian-Burrows, Daisy Alice Winnie
Parents Burrows, Susie
Rieser, Richard

Trade Mark (1)

Statuesque, model-like figure

Trivia (17)

Born to a politically active family--both of her parents are Socialists. Her father works as an architect and teacher, while her mother Susie is a teacher, supporting the feminist movement. In childhood she sold the Socialist Worker newsletter for pocket money, attended marches and rallies after school with her activist mother and stepfather and even shared her home with striking miners.
She was discovered at age 15 in Covent Garden by the same scout who discovered Naomi Campbell, and embarked on a successful career as a model. She modeled in Paris and London for Chanel, Yves Saint-Laurent and Vivienne Westwood. However, she had studied drama since she was a child and made her first film at age 17, leaving the catwalk behind.
In 2006 the UK newspaper "The Independent"'s Pink List--a list of the most influential gay men and women--placed her at #90, citing a rumored relationship with "Harry Potter" and The Black Dahlia (2006) actress Fiona Shaw.
Plays acoustic guitar.
Favorite movies include: Julia (1977), Tootsie (1982) and Silkwood (1983), etc.
Lost out to Rosamund Pike for the role of Miranda Frost in Die Another Day (2002).
Became a United States citizen in 2009.
Was 5'10" high by the time she was 11.
Counts artist Sam Taylor-Johnson as a great friend and fashion icon.
Favorite clothing item is the leather jacket she wore in The Guitar (2008).
As of 2008, was residing in Los Angeles, CA.
Speaks fluent Spanish and French.
In August 2011, married her girlfriend of three years Alison Balian.
Has two children with her wife Alison Balian--a son (b. 2010) and a daughter Daisy Alice Winnie Balian-Burrows (b. January 23, 2017). Both were born by Burrows.
Said of her modeling career that "There was always cocaine around.".
She was briefly engaged to Alan Cumming.
She dated British film director Mike Figgis for five years.

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