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Eliza Dushku

Eliza Dushku


Eliza Patricia Dushku was born on December 30th, 1980 in Boston, Massachusetts, she is an Albanian-American actress, she was born through her roles Faith in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel - hunter of darkness known.

life and career

Her Albanian father, who comes from Korça, and her Danish mother Judith are university professors. Her mother teaches political science at Suffolk University in Boston. Eliza Dushku is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ("Mormons").

Dushku began her film career at the age of ten in the film That Night. She also gained experience in the Watertown Children's Theater.

In 1996, Dushku took a two year hiatus to graduate from Watertown High School. Then she wanted to start her studies. But when she played Faith Lehane in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and later also as a supporting actress in Angel - hunter of darkness got, she decided to postpone it for now in order to devote herself entirely to her film career. After the great success of Girls United in 2000 she stood at Kirsten Dunst's side for smaller television appearances in front of the camera.

In 2003 the shooting of Dushku's first own series began Tru calling, in which she plays Tru Davis, a student who works at night in a morgue and changes the fate of the deceased by reliving days and trying to save those who died innocently. However, due to lack of success, the series was canceled after a few episodes of the second season.

In order to combat her stage fright, she used to play plays for the deaf, because, in addition to several musical instruments, she also speaks sign language. In the winter of 2005/2006 she appeared in the Off-Broadway play in New York City Dog Sees God on.

In 2008 Dushku developed together with Joss Whedon Dollhouse his new television series, which was produced for FOX and premiered in February 2009. Dushku played the main role, echo, a so-called "doll" that remains childlike in ignorance until someone hires it for some kind of assignment; the dollhouse is the organization that Echo programs for an order and also ensures afterwards that Echo cannot remember anything. This premise allowed Dushku - according to the orders - to play a variety of different roles in each episode, but should also give her the opportunity for long-term character development, as Echo begins to develop a self-confidence. In January 2010, however, the series was canceled after the second season.


On August 9, 2011, she was granted Albanian citizenship. She has been in a relationship with Rick Fox since 2010. He accompanied her on her trip to Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia in 2011.

Filmography (selection)

  • 1992: The Magic of a Summer (That Night - One Hot Summer)
  • 1993: This Boy's Life
  • 1994: True Lies
  • 1994: Fishing With George
  • 1995: Bye Bye, Love
  • 1995: Journey - Lost Memories
  • 1996: Race the Sun - In the race against time (Race the Sun)
  • 1998–2000, 2003: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • 2000: Girls United (Bring it on)
  • 2001: Soul Survivors
  • 2001: Jay and Silent Bob strike back (Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back)
  • 2002: The New Guy (alternatively: The New Guy - On the very cool tour)
  • 2002: City by the Sea
  • 2003: Wrong Turn
  • 2003: The Kiss
  • 2003–2005: Tru Calling - Destiny reloaded!
  • 2005: Reading Rainbow
  • 2006: The Last Supper
  • 2007: On Broadway
  • 2007: Sex and Breakfast
  • 2007: Nurses
  • 2007: Nobel Son
  • 2008: Bottle Shock
  • 2008: The Alphabet Killer
  • 2008: The Thacker Case
  • 2009: Open Graves
  • 2008-2010: Dollhouse
  • 2010: Locked In

Guest appearances

  • 2000/2003: Angel, episodes 1.18, 1.19, 2.01 and 4.13 to 4.15
  • 2002: King of the Hill, episode 7.01
  • 2005: The Wild Seventies (That '70s show), Episode 7.15
  • 2007: Everything Betty! (Ugly Betty), Episode 2.09
  • 2007: Nickelback - Rockstar (Music Video)
  • 2002: Simple Plan - I'm just a Kid (music video)
  • 2009: WET (Xbox 360 / PlayStation 3) - Eliza Dushku speaks the main character Rubi Malone (English version)
  • 2010: The Big Bang Theory, episode 4.07
  • 2011: White Collar, episode 3.09