Eliza Dushku


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Biography of Eliza Dushku


Birthname: Eliza Patricia Dushku
Date of birth: 1980-12-30
Birthplace: Boston, Massachussetts
Height: 5' 5"
Nationality: American
Profession: actress

Eliza Patricia Dushku (born December 30, 1980) is an American actress who has appeared in several Hollywood movies such as Bring It On and Wrong Turn. She is also well known for her acting on television, such as her recurring appearances on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel as Faith, as well as the main character in the series Tru Calling.

Biography

Early life

Dushku was born in Watertown, Massachusetts to Philip Dushku, an Albanian administrator and teacher and Judy (a Danish-American university professor); she was raised a Mormon, the faith of her mother (though she is not actively practicing). She has three older brothers, Aaron, Ben, and Nate, the last of whom is also an actor. Dushku lives in the Los Angeles area.
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Early career

Dushku came to the attention of casting agents when she was 10. Along with her brother, she went to a commercial audition where she tripped on the stairs, bloodied her nose, and became an instant drama queen. She was chosen at the end of a five month search throughout the United States for the lead role of Alice, opposite Juliette Lewis in the film That Night. In 1993, Dushku landed a role as Pearl alongside Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio in This Boy's Life, a role that she said opened a lot of doors. Dushku says that DiCaprio taught her how to deal with bullies and other high school dangers, for which she is grateful.
The following year, she played the teenage daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis in True Lies. She would also have parts as Paul Reiser's daughter in Bye Bye, Love, as Cindy Johnson with Halle Berry and Jim Belushi in Race the Sun, as well as roles in a television movie and a short film.
Dushku took some time off from acting to finish her junior and senior years of high school. She was accepted to the George Washington University in Washington, DC and Suffolk University in Boston, where her mother serves as professor of government and previously served as dean of the campus in Dakar, Senegal.

Later roles

After completing high school, Eliza returned to acting with the role of Faith, a Slayer much more troubled than the main character Buffy. Though initially planned as a five episode role, the character became so popular that she stayed on for the entirety of the third season and returned for a two-part appearance in season four, after which the remainder of her original story arc was played out as part of the first season of the "Buffy" spinoff series "Angel." (This crossover to strengthen the spinoff had the unfortunate effect of rendering Faith's story harder to follow as a unity in its own right.) Repentant and rededicated, Faith returned as a heroine in a number of further episodes of "Angel" and in the last five episodes of "Buffy."
Because of her convincing portrayal of a sociopath, Eliza became an icon to many criminals. She was inundated with piles of fan mail from legions of prisoners. She said that:
I've been getting fan mail from maximum security penitentiaries and death row. What are the authorities thinking of in playing a show with young teenage girls to Death Row inmates? They write everything — disgusting things that you don't even want to know about. And they send me pictures — 'Oh, here's a picture of me before I was incarcerated!' — and there's some guy sat on the sofa with a bottle of beer and a moustache, and a big gut. It's so creepy. Way more creepy than Buffy.

In 2000, Dushku starred in Soul Survivors, reuniting her with Casey Affleck (they co-starred in Race The Sun). She followed that up with the cheerleader comedy Bring It On with Kirsten Dunst, which was a surprising success at the box office that spawned straight-to-DVD sequels. 2001 saw a busy time for Eliza - shooting The New Guy in Texas and having to shuttle up to New York where she was reunited with actor Robert De Niro and director Michael Caton-Jones in City by the Sea. She played James Franco's junkie girlfriend and mother of his child. The film garnered attention from a wider adult audience and several good reviews.

The same year Kevin Smith invited Dushku to be a part of Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, where Dushku co-starred with Shannon Elizabeth, Ali Larter, Ben Affleck, and others.
2003 saw the release of Wrong Turn, a horror film in which Dushku had the starring role, and The Kiss, an independent comedy-drama. Starting that same year, she also starred in a new Fox TV series, Tru Calling, where she played the main character, Tru Davies, a medical student whose grant is pulled out from under her, forcing her to take a job at a local morgue. There, she discovers that she has the power to "re-live" the previous day over again, an ability she used to right wrongful deaths. She also attempts to help her troubled family - a drug-addicted sister and a gambling-addicted brother.
Dushku starred in an off-Broadway production entitled Dog Sees God from December 2005, playing "Van's sister", a character paralleled with Lucy from original Peanuts comic strip that the play production is based on. She quit in February 2006 along with several other members of the cast amongst rumours of alleged abuse from the producer, which were later dismissed.
Dushku voiced the role of Yumi Sawamura in the English language version of the PlayStation 2 video game Yakuza, published and developed by SEGA, and released in September 2006.
She was almost cast as the love interest to Sean Astin in "The Final Season" and word got around that she was already cast which got the crew to assemble a wardrobe for her just days before filming began but she lost the role last minute to Rachael Leigh Cook.
Fans look foreword to future projects.

Future projects

  • On October 1, 2005, she announced at Wizard World Boston that shooting had begun for Nobel Son (to be released in early 2006), in which she will star with Alan Rickman, Danny DeVito, Bill Pullman, and Peter Boyle.
  • Other forthcoming projects include On Broadway, an independent movie filmed in her native Boston due for release in 2007.
  • Variety announced on August 2, 2006 that Dushku will co-star with Macaulay Culkin in Sex and Breakfast, a dark comedy written and directed by Miles Brandman.
  • Acorn Online announced on April 20, 2006 that Dushku has been cast in Theo Avgerinos's Zoe, along with James Van Der Beek. The movie will shoot in Montreal. The story takes place in a small New England town, where two brothers are trying to revive a Greek family restaurant. Both brothers are in love with the same girl, who works in the restaurant.
  • Dushku will appear in the 2006 short film The Last Supper, a comedy retelling the story of the Biblical Last Supper set in a modern dance club.
  • Dushku will star in Open Graves, a horror-thriller movie about a satanic game co-starring Mike Vogel.
  • Eliza announced then, on December 5th, 2006, that she would be the main character on a new upcoming thriller directed by Rob Schmidt which she had previously worked with on Wrong Turn. It is called The Alphabet Killer and is her fifth scheduled release for 2007.

Eliza Dushku Foundation

Dushku has started a new project with her father to help Camp Hale, a summer camp for inner city Boston boys open since 1974, where the Dushku family are closely involved: the Eliza Dushku Foundation. Through the sale of props and fan memorabilia, the Dushkus hope to generate increased contributions in order to pay for the maintenance of Camp Hale for generations to come.

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