Eliza Patricia Dushku (born December 30, 1980) is an American actress. is a famous actress from the United States. She is best known for playing Faith on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1998–2003) and its spin-off series Angel (2000–2003). She also served as a producer for the Fox supernatural drama series Tru Calling (2003–2005) and the Fox science fiction series Dollhouse (2009–2010).
True Lies (1994), Bye Bye Love (1995), Bring It On (2000), Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001), The New Guy (2002), Wrong Turn (2003), On Broadway (2007), The Scribbler (2014), Jane Wants a Boyfriend (2015), and Eloise (2015) are among Dushku’s film credits (2016).She’s also done voice work for a lot of video games and animated movies.
Dushku was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to school teacher and administrator Philip Richard George Dushku and Judy Dushku (née Rasmussen), as the only daughter and youngest of four children a professor of political science. Dushku’s father was born in Boston and is of Albanian ethnicity, with his parents hailing from the city of Korç and her mother is of Danish, English, Irish, and German ancestry, hailing from Idaho.
Before she was born, her parents split.Dushku was reared as a Mormon by her mother, who was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She went to Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, and Watertown High School, where she graduated. Dushku was discovered by casting agents when she was ten years old.
She was cast in the leading role of Alice in the 1992 romantic drama film That Night after a five-month search. In 1993, Dushku earned a role as Pearl in the drama film This Boy’s Life, opposite Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio. In the action spy picture True Lies the following year, she played the teen daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis.
She played Piper Reeves in the short film Fishing with George (1994), Cat in the television film Journey (1995), Paul Reiser’s daughter in the romantic comedy film Bye Bye Love (1995), and Cindy Johnson in the comic drama picture Race the Sun (1996). (1996).Dushku intended to study at Suffolk University in Boston, where her mother was a professor.
However, her agency urged her to submit a VHS audition for a sitcom starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, another of his clients. Dushku raced to a local Claire’s after reading the script to get black makeup and other necessary accessories for her role as Faith on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Dushku was still a minor when she started working on the series, and she had to get emancipated in order to work the lengthy hours required by the production.
She subsequently remembered with amusement that the judge overseeing her emancipation case, who was a big fan of the programme, joked that she’d sign the emancipation order if she could receive a signed photo from Dushku. Dushku returned to acting after graduating from high school, playing Faith Lehane in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, a Slayer far more tormented than the primary character, Buffy Summers.
Dushku was overwhelmed with admirer mail from legions of inmates as an undesirable side effect of her performance as Faith. She explained:I’ve started receiving fan mail from maximum security prisons and death row inmates. What are the authorities thinking by putting on a show for Death Row convicts with young adolescent girls? They write anything – even the most nasty stuff you don’t want to know about.
And they send me images – “Oh, here’s a picture of me before I was incarcerated!” – of some guy sitting on the sofa with a bottle of beer, a moustache, and a big gut. It’s really creepy. Way creepier than Buffy. Dushku appeared in the successful cheerleading comedy Bring It On in 2000. She then starred alongside Race the Sun co-star Casey Affleck in Soul Survivors.
She starred alongside DJ Qualls in The New Guy and Robert De Niro and James Franco in City by the Sea in 2001. The later film drew a bigger adult audience and received positive reviews. Kevin Smith invited Dushku to be a part of Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back the same year. She stated at Wizard World Boston on October 1, 2005, that filming on Nobel Son, in which she will star alongside Alan Rickman, Danny DeVito, and Bill Pullman, had begun.
The film was premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2007. On Broadway, an independent film shot in Boston, was another effort released in 2007. The film garnered favourable reviews, with several praising Dushku’s acting.Dushku has appeared in a total of five video games. Yumi Sawamura had her voice in the English-language version of Yakuza for the PlayStation 2, which was released in September 2006.
Dushku also appears as Shaundi in Saints Row 2, a video game developed by Volition, Inc. and distributed by THQ. On October 14, 2008, it was published in North America for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. She provided the voice for Rubi Malone, the main character in the game WET. In December 2008, she attended the Spike TV Video Game Awards.
In Saints Row: The Third, Danielle Nicolet takes over as Shaundi. She also played Megan McQueen in the 2011 video game Fight Night Champion’s Champion Mode.On August 2, 2006, Variety reported that Dushku would act alongside Macaulay Culkin in Miles Brandman’s dark comedy Sex and Breakfast. According to one critic, Dushku is “charming” and gives the role “an edge.”
The film premiered in Los Angeles on November 30, 2007, and it was released on DVD on January 22, 2008. She starred in Open Graves, a 2008 horror movie co-starring Mike Vogel about a satanic game. She starred in The Thacker Case and The Alphabet Killer, both thrillers based on true occurrences, one of which was directed by Rob Schmidt, with whom she had previously collaborated on Wrong Turn.
Both films came out in 2008. Dushku’s first topless scene is in The Alphabet Killer. “Eliza Dushku commands the screen but cannot reconcile the script’s contradictory and increasingly ridiculous intentions,” reviewers said of Dushku’s performance. Bottle Shock, a drama set in Napa Valley, featured her. Randall Miller, who directed Nobel Son, directed this film.
“My favourite genius… favourite buddy… big brother… and the one person out here I’ve ever totally trusted, because he’s never let me down,” Dushku said of Whedon. The series Dollhouse has been renewed for a second season. The producers justified their decision to maintain the show by citing the strength of Joss Whedon’s fan following and high DVR ratings. On November 11, 2009, Fox announced the cancellation of Dollhouse.
On December 16, 2009, filming for the second and last season of the show came to an end.In the action video game Wet, Dushku played contract assassin “Rubi Malone.”Dushku lent her voice to Noah’s Ark: The New Beginning in 2010 and also starred in the film Locked In.She also appeared as a guest star in an episode of CBS’s comedy The Big Bang Theory on November 4, 2010.
Dushku starred opposite Jayson Floyd in “One Shot,” a short action clip made by and starring Freddie Wong that was posted on YouTube on May 13, 2011. Dushku starred in Torchwood: Web of Lies, an online animated “motion comic” based on the BBC programme Torchwood: Miracle Day.In June 2012, Dushku starred in The Scribbler, directed by John Suits and produced by Gabriel Cowan, alongside Katie Cassidy, Gina Gershon, and Michelle Trachtenberg.
She was cast as Patricia Holm in a pilot film for a planned TV revival series of The Saint in 2013, but the programme was never commissioned. The pilot was published on digital HD/VOD in July of 2017. Dushku portrayed She-Hulk in the Disney XD animated series Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. from 2013 to 2015. She has a recurring role in the fourth season of the Cinemax TV series Banshee in 2016.
She appeared as a recurring guest star in the final three episodes of the first season of the CBS drama series Bull in 2017, with the possibility of becoming a series regular in season two. Dushku travelled to Albania with a crew from the Travel Channel and Lonely Planet in August 2011 to film Dear Albania, a documentary promoting tourism in her father’s family’s homeland.
Dushku is the CEO of Boston Diva Productions, which she co-founded with her brother Nate. She obtained exclusive rights to make an authorised film based on photographer Robert Mapplethorpe’s life. The Perfect Moment was a working title for the film for more than a decade. She eventually enlisted the support of Ondi Timoner, and the film Mapplethorpe, starring Matt Smith as the lead character, was released in 2018.
Dushku was raised a Mormon and still has a Mormon-themed tattoo. In 2017, her production firm, in collaboration with IM Global Television, was rumoured to be adapting Glen Cook’s The Black Company series of books for a television series, with Dushku possibly starring as The Lady. She considers herself to have taken a different road than the LDS Church, yet she is grateful to have grown up in it.
Dushku resided in Los Angeles for more than 15 years, while she spent time in Watertown and Boston before her stepfather died. She lived in the Laurel Canyon area for numerous years. She posed naked for Allure magazine’s May issue in 2009.She had planned to attend college in Boston prior to her big break on Buffy, but she stated in March 2014 at the Emerald City Comicon that she would be attending college later that year.
The Boston Globe reported on June 22, 2014, that Dushku had moved back to Watertown, near Boston, and was preparing to attend college. She was a sociology student at Suffolk University as of 2016. She was studying holistic psychology at Lesley University, according to Boston Magazine in 2019. She is a political activist who campaigned for Bernie Sanders in the 2016 presidential election in the United States.
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