Eliza Dushku Biography
Birth name - Eliza Patricia Dushku
Date of birth - December 30, 1980
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Height - 5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Eliza Dushku was discovered at the end of a five-month search throughout the United States for the perfect girl to play the lead role of Alice opposite Juliette Lewis in the film That Night (1992). Since then, she has been in several films and has worked with actors such as Robert De Niro, Ellen Barkin, Leonardo DiCaprio, Paul Reiser, and James Belushi. Born in Boston on December 30, 1980, she has studied the piano, drums, and several types of dance (jazz, tap, and ballet). Her previous acting experience includes numerous amateur presentations at the Watertown Children's Theater where she was part of the company since she was in the first grade. In addition to acting, she is sometimes seen on stage at the Children's Theater signing for the deaf.
More Interesting Information for Eliza Dushku
Was legally emancipated from her parents because of the restrictive laws that limit the hours that a minor is allowed to work.
Sister of Nate Dushku.
Is of Albanian and Danish decent.
Her last name is pronounced DUSH-koo and rhymes with "push."
In addition to Nate, she has two older brothers named Aaron and Ben.
Dushku was the only family with that surname in the United States of America in 1920 and were living in Massachusetts.
Has worked with both halves of the Buffy season-five bad guy Glory/Ben outside of the Buffy show: Clare Kramer in Bring It On (2000) and Charlie Weber in _Kiss, The (2003)_ .
Voted the 9th Sexiest Female Movie Star in the Australian Empire Magazine September 2002.
He mother, Judy, is a university administrator-professor at Suffolk University; her Father, Philip, is an administrator-teacher in the Boston Public Schools.
While on location, she takes her bed linen so she feels comfortable. She also surrounds herself with pictures of family and friends.
She always takes the back of her director's chair (the chair personalized with her name) after a shoot as a souvenir.
She has a German shepherd-husky-beagle mix named Korbit who lives in Utah.
Turned down a "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997) spin-off (based on her character, Faith) for her role on "Tru Calling" (2003).
Good friend of Clare Kramer.
She started her career by getting hurt at one of her brother Nate's auditions and impressing the talent scouts with her emphasized drama.
Planned to attended Suffolk University and be an English major, but she backed out at the last minute after she landed the role of Faith in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997).
She refuses to do nude scenes. She says, "You have a better chance of seeing God."
The tattoo she wore as Faith was fake.
She did a political, social, and economic study of women in post-apartheid South Africa with her mother.
Stated in an interview that she is terrified of flying and will only do so if she has religious artifacts with her.
She attended the John Kerry fund raiser on July, 2004.
Attended the San Diego Comic Convention on July 25th, 2004, for a Q&A session.
She ranked #13 (2002) in Maxim's 100 Sexiest Women.
She ranked #44 (2000), #13 (2001), #28 (2002) and #63 (2003) in Stuff's Sexiest Women.
Her favorite sport is Women's Ice Hockey
She ranked #76 (2002) in FHM-USA's 100 Sexiest Women.
She ranked #93 (2001) and #58 (2002) in FHM's 100 Sexiest Women
Shares a birthday with actress Kristin Kreuk, actor-model-singer Tyrese Gibson, and some famous athletes: Tiger Woods, NBA superstar LeBron James, and former Olympic sprinter Ben Johnson.
While filming Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001), was called Duck Shoot by director Kevin Smith after he mispronounced her last name accidentally.
According to Chinese calendar and astrology, she was born in the year of the monkey.
Hosted the 2005 Winter Venatian Masquerade in New York
Her favorite color is black
Jamie Lee Curtis is her idol
Named #46 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement. (2005)
Personal quotes from Eliza Dushku
"Go big or go home. Because it's true. What do you have to lose?"
[when asked how being in prison has changed her angry and aggressive "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel" character, Faith:] "How would prison change anyone? There was something about the fact that she's a Slayer, so she wouldn't really be there unless she wanted to be because she's got superhuman strength. She could have busted out of that joint if she really wanted to, but she and Angel developed this relationship. He was leading her down the road to redemption, kind of facing the things she's done and recovering from that and hopefully being a better her. She's been in there, doing the time, thinking. She's still a tough girl, but she really has to suppress her demons a little more. In these past few ["Angel"] shows, that's what we're seeing -- her teetering on the line between the old her and the new her." [Buffalo News, March 17, 2003]
"I love leather and it's great to be a bad girl at times. But there is a time and place for everything. When I'm with Grandma it's flowers, and when I'm out on the town scoping guys, you know..."
"There are a lot of actresses out there who are the girl next door. I relate more to characters who have an edge."
"You know, I really am probably one of the sweetest, most sensitive people you'll ever meet."
Eliza Dushku Filmography
Actress - filmography
(In Production) (2000s) (1990s)
The Final Season (2006).... Polly Hudson
Movie Summary: Kent Stock (Sean Astin) disrupts his life to become coach of the Norway High School baseball team and try to lead them to victory.
Nobel Son (2006).... City Hall
Movie Summary: When the American researcher Eli wins the Nobel Prize, he decides to travel to Stockholm with his wife...
"Tru Calling" .... Tru Davies
- Enough (2005) TV Episode .... Tru Davies
- Last Good Day (2005) TV Episode .... Tru Davies
- In the Dark (2005) TV Episode .... Tru Davies
- Grace (2005) TV Episode .... Tru Davies
- The Perfect Storm (2005) TV Episode .... Tru Davies
"That '70s Show"
- It's All Over (2005) TV Episode .... Sarah
The Kiss (2003) (V) .... Megan
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds (2003) (VG) (voice) .... Faith
"Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
... aka BtVS (USA: promotional abbreviation)
... aka Buffy
... aka Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Series
- Chosen (2003) TV Episode .... Faith
- End of Days (2003) TV Episode .... Faith
- Touched (2003) TV Episode .... Faith
- Empty Places (2003) TV Episode .... Faith
- Dirty Girls (2003) TV Episode .... Faith
Wrong Turn (2003/I) .... Jessie Burlingame
... aka Angel: The Series (USA)
- Orpheus (2003) TV Episode .... Faith
- Release (2003) TV Episode .... Faith
- Salvage (2003) TV Episode .... Faith
- Judgement (2000) TV Episode .... Faith
- Sanctuary (2000) TV Episode .... Faith
"King of the Hill"
- Get Your Freak Off (2002) TV Episode (voice) .... Jordan
City by the Sea (2002) .... Gina
... aka The Suspect (Philippines: English title)
The New Guy (2002) .... Danielle
Soul Survivors (2001) .... Annabel
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) .... Sissy
Bring It On (2000) .... Missy Pantone
Race the Sun (1996) .... Cindy Johnson
Journey (1995) (TV) .... Cat
Bye Bye Love (1995) .... Emma
True Lies (1994) .... Dana Tasker
Fishing with George (1994)
This Boy's Life (1993) .... Pearl
That Night (1992) .... Alice Bloom
... aka One Hot Summer
Filmography as: Actress, Herself, Archive Footage
Herself - filmography
"Late Night with Conan O'Brien"
- Episode dated 17 January 2006 (2006) TV Episode .... Herself
- Episode dated 27 May 2003 (2003) TV Episode .... Herself
"The Tony Danza Show"
- Episode #2.73 (2005) TV Episode .... Herself
"Live with Regis and Kathie Lee"
... aka Live with Regis (USA: new title)
... aka Live with Regis & Kelly (USA: new title)
- Episode dated 2 December 2005 (2005) TV Episode .... Herself
"E! News Daily"
... aka E! News Live (USA: new title)
... aka E! News Live Weekend (USA)
- Episode dated 19 October 2005 (2005) TV Episode .... Herself
- Episode dated 20 May 2003 (2003) TV Episode .... Herself
- Unique Monique (2005) TV Episode (voice) .... Herself
The Teen Choice Awards 2004 (2004) (TV) .... Herself
"Richard & Judy"
- Episode dated 19 April 2004 (2004) TV Episode .... Herself
"The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn"
... aka The Late Late Show (USA: short title)
- Episode dated 12 April 2004 (2004) TV Episode .... Herself
- Episode dated 20 January 2004 (2004) TV Episode .... Herself
- Episode dated 9 November 2002 (2002) TV Episode .... Herself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '04 (2004) (TV) .... Herself
"The Sharon Osbourne Show"
... aka Sharon (USA: short title)
- Episode dated 26 February 2004 (2004) TV Episode .... Herself
"On-Air with Ryan Seacrest"
- Episode dated 23 February 2004 (2004) TV Episode .... Herself
"Last Call with Carson Daly"
- Episode dated 25 November 2003 (2003) TV Episode .... Herself
... aka Extra: The Entertainment Magazine (USA)
- Episode dated 21 October 2003 (2003) TV Episode .... Herself
"Late Show with David Letterman"
... aka Late Show Backstage (USA: title for episodes with guest hosts)
... aka The Late Show (USA: informal short title)
- Episode dated 7 April 2003 (2003) TV Episode .... Herself
- Episode dated 21 August 2002 (2002) TV Episode .... Herself
- Episode #1.2 (2003) TV Episode (uncredited) .... Herself
'Buffy': Season 3 Overview (2003) (V) .... Herself
Stan Winston: Monster Mogul (2003) (V) .... Herself
Eliza Dushku: Babe in the Woods (2003) (V) .... Herself
Fresh Meat: The Wounds of 'Wrong Turn' (2003) (V) .... Herself
- Episode dated 17 October 2002 (2002) TV Episode .... Herself
"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno"
- Episode dated 9 May 2002 (2002) TV Episode .... Herself
Spotlight on Location: The Making of 'Bring It On' (2001) (V) .... Missy Pantone
Filmography as: Actress, Herself, Archive Footage
50 Most Wicked Women of Primetime (2004) (TV) .... Faith Lehane (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
True Lies (1995) (VG) .... Dana Tasker