Eszter Balint is a Hungarian-born American singer, songwriter, violinist, and actress. She first emerged as a child member of the avant-garde Squat Theatre troupe before making her cinematic debut in 1984 in director Jim Jarmusch's independent film Stranger Than Paradise. Balint also appeared in Bail Jumper, The Linguini Incident, Woody Allen's Shadows and Fog, and Steve Buscemi's Trees Lounge.