Eszter Balint

Active - 1984 - 2016  |   Born - in Hungary  |   Genres - Comedy

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Born in Hungary, but raised in the U.S., Eszter Balint began acting on-stage with the Squat Theater in childhood. As an adult, Balint gained a favorable reputation among independent filmmakers such as Jim Jarmusch, for whom she made her feature-film debut in Stranger Than Paradise (1984) and Chantal Akerman. She also played a small role in Woody Allen's Shadows and Fog (1992). In 1996, she appeared in actor Steve Buscemi's directorial debut, Trees Lounge, in a role he designed especially for her. After production, Balint moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in music.

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