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Eliza Dushku is a Massachusetts-born actress who is best known for her impeccable portrayal of “Faith” in the series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, and again in “Angels”. Eliza was born on 30 December 1980 to an Albanian father and she also has Danish and English descent from her mother. She started her acting career as a twelve year old in the movie “That Night” and has been a very prominent figure in the entertainment industry since 1992.

A popular actress and a businesswoman, how rich is Eliza Dushku? As of 2015, Eliza has been counting her net worth up to $10 million, most of which is amassed from her acting career which involves both television and movies. Another major source of her wealth are the revenues from her own production company named “Boston Diva Productions”, where she also serves as the CEO. Eliza currently homes in Boston where she is planning to enroll for college education.

Eliza Dushku Net Worth $10 Million

This multi-millionaire actress was born to a family with an academic inclination, as both her parents are teachers and professors in Massachusetts. As for Eliza, she attended Beaver Country Day School before graduating from Watertown High School. Starting her career at the age of twelve in the movie “That Night”, Eliza paved a successful career with her role as “Faith Lehane” in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”. Her impeccable acting in the series took her character from a minor role to one of the leading characters of the show. Again, Eliza relived the role of “Faith” in the spinoff series “Angels”. This portrayal is one of the major sources that earned millions of dollars for Eliza.

Apart from television, Eliza has also appeared in many major Hollywood movies such as “True Lies”, “The Alphabet Killer”, “The Kiss” and more recently, “Dear Albania”, “The Scribbler” and more. Her other notable television appearance is in the series “Tru Calling” where she portrayed the lead character “Tru”. To date, Eliza has made appearances in more than twenty television series and more than thirty movies. A passionate and talented actress, Eliza has earned millions of fans from her acting journey and is one of the most popular television actresses of today. Well, all these aforementioned projects have obviously aided her net worth in an extensive manner.

Talking about her personal life, Eliza is currently single after her five-years long relationship with basketball player Rick Fox ended in 2014. A philanthropist by heart, Eliza actively serves as one of the board of directors of an organization named “THRIVEGulu” which services war survivors in Northern Uganda. For her activism in social welfare, Eliza has been honored by Millennium Campus Network as a Global Generation Award winner. On top of that, this diva with a net worth exceeding $10 million as of now, is also an honorary citizen of Tirana, Albania. This multiple times “Teen Choice Award” nominee is also honored with the title of Tirana Ambassador of Culture and Tourism in the World.

Quick Facts

Birth date: December 30, 1980
Birth place: Watertown, Massachusetts, United States
Height:5 ft 4 in (1.65 m)
Profession:Actor, Television producer, Voice Actor, Businessperson
Education:George Washington University, Watertown High School, Beaver Country Day School
Nationality:United States of America
Siblings:Nate Dushku, Aaron Dushku, Benjamin Dushku
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Endorsed Bernie Sanders in the 2016 presidential election of the United States.
2She had a role in the since suspended Gregg Allman biopic, Midnight Rider. Production was halted after 1 crew member killed and 7 others were injured when they were hit by a freight train on the first day of filming.
3She is of Teutonic Germanic, Celtic, Pelasgian and Illyrian ancestry.
4Filming season 2 of Dollhouse (2009) in California. [August 2009]
5Venice Beach, Los Angeles, California, shooting Nobel Son (2007). [October 2005]
6Filming Tru Calling (2003) in Canada. [2003]
7Back in the U.S. after shooting On Broadway (2007), Nobel Son (2007), Open Graves (2009) (in Spain), The Alphabet Killer (2008) and Sex and Breakfast (2007). Choosing her next role. [November 2006]
8In Spain shooting her new horror movie Open Graves (2009), also co-starring Mike Vogel. [October 2006]
9Playing the character of Van's sister in the off-Broadway play "Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead" at the Century Center for the Performing Arts (New York, New York, USA). [December 2005]
10She has always done theater acts. She was part of the Watertown Children's Theater since she was in the first grade and she still sometimes acts on stage at the Children's Theatre signing for the deaf. In late 2005, Eliza was in the off Broadway play Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead.
11Her favorite movie is The Godfather (1972).
12She was a tomboy growing up.
13Her height is 5' 5" (1.65m) but in Tru Calling (2003), Eliza (as Tru) said she was 5'4" tall, making herself an inch shorter than she really is.
14She was interviewed, for a part in a movie Mel Gibson was producing, when she was eleven. She was also considered for the role of "Paige Matthews" on Charmed (1998).
15She is a CEO of her own production company Boston Diva Productions.
16She got hooked on smoking when she was 15 years old, after she had to smoke for a role.
17Is close friends with Sarah Michelle Gellar.
18Was in a relationship with Rick Fox from 2009 to 2014.
19Supporter of President Barack Obama.
20Eliza Dushku's mother, Judith Dushku, is a Professor of Government at Suffolk University.
21She has appeared in episodes of 3 different series with Alexis Denisof: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997), Angel (1999) and Dollhouse (2009). All 3 series were created by Joss Whedon.
22Ranked #21 in the 2010 FHM UK list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".
23Considers herself a huge Boston Red Sox baseball fan.
24Ranked #38 on FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in the World (2011).
25She ranked #26 on "Maxim's Hot 100 of 2010".
26Has the words "Lead Kindly Light" as a tattoo. A hymn written in 1833 by John Henry Newman.
27Is good friends with Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) and Angel (1999) co-star Julie Benz, although the two never appeared together in an episode of either show. Dushku has said that she would love for Benz to appear in an episode of Dollhouse (2009).
28Her devoutly religious Mormon grandmother once tried to call powerful Hollywood super-agent Michael Ovitz (who headed the agency that then represented Dushku) to complain about a sex scene that her granddaughter participated in on the TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997).
29Of the three leads in Bring It On (2000), she was the only one who wasn't a cheerleader in high school.
30Says when she was a young child, her best friend lived in a funeral home and they would often hang out in the mortuary after school, thus desensitizing her to the image of dead bodies. She comments, "It was very "Six Feet Under"".
31When she was told her naturally deep, husky voice was destroying her vocal chords, she went to a vocal coach to learn to speak in a higher register.
32Ranked #11 on Wizard magazine's "Sexiest Women of TV" list (March 2008).
33Eliza's father is Albanian. Eliza's maternal grandparents were both of half Danish ancestry, and Eliza's mother's other ancestry is Irish, English, and German.
34Has been working with an acting coach, Peter Kelley, since she was a child.
35Her maternal grandfather Richard Costley Rasmussen died at March 30th 2006. He was survived by his wife, Barbara Porter Hegsted.
36She went to an audition for the part of Mary Jane Watson in Spider-Man (2002). In one of the specials of the Spider-Man (2002) DVD you can see her reading opposite Tobey Maguire. The role later on went to Kirsten Dunst, after Kate Hudson declined the offer. Alicia Witt was actually set to play that part in the end, but when Sam Raimi saw Kirsten Dunst, who was a last minute audition, he chose her.
37Was featured as #13 in Maxim Magazine's "Hot 100 of 2002" supplement. (2002)
38Named #46 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement (2005).
39Jamie Lee Curtis is her idol.
40Hosted the 2005 Winter Venatian Masquerade in New York.
41While filming Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001), was called Duck Shoot by director Kevin Smith after he mispronounced her last name accidentally.
42She ranked #93 (2001), #58 (2002), #48 (2003), #26 (2004), #83 (2005), #38 (2008), #28 (2009), #21 (2010) in FHM's 100 Sexiest Women.
43She ranked #76 (2002) in FHM-USA's 100 Sexiest Women.
44She ranked #44 (2000), #13 (2001), #28 (2002) and #63 (2003) in Stuff's Sexiest Women.
45She ranked #13 (2002) in Maxim's 100 Sexiest Women.
46Attended the San Diego Comic Convention on July 25th, 2004, for a Q&A session.
47She attended the John Kerry fund raiser on July, 2004.
48Stated in an interview that she is terrified of flying and will only do so if she has religious artifacts with her.
49She did a political, social, and economic study of women in post-apartheid South Africa with her mother.
50The tattoo she wore as Faith was fake.
51For a long period of time, she refused to do nude scenes. She once stated "You have a better chance of seeing God than me naked". Still, in 2008, she appeared topless in the film The Alphabet Killer (2008).
52Planned 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).
53She started her career by getting hurt at one of her brother Nate Dushku's auditions and impressing the talent scouts with her emphasized drama.
54Good friend of Clare Kramer.
55Turned down a Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) spin-off (based on her character, Faith) for her role on Tru Calling (2003).
56She used to have a German shepherd-husky-beagle mix named Korbit. Now she has 2 dogs, a golden named Max Factor and a Bernese named Rigby Idaho.
57She always takes the back of her director's chair (the chair personalized with her name) after a shoot as a souvenir.
58While on location, she surrounds herself with pictures of family and friends.
59Her mother, Judy (born Judith Rasmussen), is a university administrator-professor at Suffolk University; her Father, Philip R. Dushku, is an administrator-teacher in the Boston Public Schools.
60Voted the 9th Sexiest Female Movie Star in the Australian Empire Magazine September 2002.
61Has 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 The Kiss (2003).
62The only family with the Dushku surname in the United States of America in 1920 was living in Massachusetts according to US census.
63In addition to Nathaniel (Nate), she has two older brothers named Aaron and Benjamin (Ben) (born February 5th 1976).
64Her last name is pronounced DUSH-koo and rhymes with "push."
65Younger sister of Nate Dushku.
66Was legally emancipated from her parents because of the restrictive laws that limit the hours that a minor is allowed to work.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Distinctive throaty voice
2Often plays young debutantes "on the edge"


Quotes

#Quote
1Growing up I was as big a tomboy as you can get. When my father would take my three older brothers and me to games, we'd go into the boys' room. I have actually peed in the urinal at Fenway [Park-Red Sox stadium].
2[on working with the Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) cast] "'I'm really proud of them all. Every time that I got back there, I'd feel like I was going back and seeing my high school friends again, because we'd been such good friends over the years. I'll miss not being able to go back and shoot with them, but they really turned it out for the finale and worked their asses off, and I'm just really proud of all of it".
3[on David Boreanaz and working with the Angel (1999)cast] "David is my brother, man. He's my boy, and we just have so much fun. We really just hit it off from the beginning, way back when, and I really love going and working with those guys".
4You know, I really am probably one of the sweetest, most sensitive people you'll ever meet.
5There are a lot of actresses out there who are the girl next door. I relate more to characters who have an edge.
6I 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...
7[When asked how being in prison has changed her angry and aggressive Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) and Angel (1999) 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].
8Go big or go home. Because it's true. What do you have to lose?


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Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015BTVA Television Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Female Lead Vocal Performance in a Television Series - Action/DramaHulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. (2013)
2015BTVA Television Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series - Action/DramaHulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. (2013)· Fred Tatasciore
· Seth Green
· Clancy Brown
· Ben Diskin
· James Arnold Taylor
· Robin Atkin Downes
· James Mathis III
· Chris Cox
· Nika Futterman
2013Streamy AwardThe Streamy AwardsBest Guest AppearanceLeap Year (2011)
2009Scream AwardScream AwardsBest Science Fiction ActressDollhouse (2009)
2004Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Actress in a Television SeriesTru Calling (2003)
2004Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Breakout TV Star - FemaleTru Calling (2003)

3rd Place Awards

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009Chainsaw AwardFangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest ActressThe Alphabet Killer (2008)


Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Saint2016TV MoviePatricia Holm
Eloise2016
Princess Rap Battle2016TV Series shortRapunzel
Banshee2016TV SeriesVeronica Dawson
Con Man2016TV SeriesCindy
Jane Wants a Boyfriend2015Bianca
Ultimate Spider-Man2015TV SeriesShe-Hulk
Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.2013-2015TV SeriesShe-Hulk / Citizen #1 / Automated Voice / ...
The Gable 52014ShortTaylor Shaye
The Scribbler2014/ISilk
NTSF:SD:SUV2013TV SeriesDash
Off Season: Lex Morrison Story2013TV MovieThe Pro
Jake and Amir2013TV Series short
Jay and Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie2013Lipstick Lesbian (voice)
Leap Year2012TV SeriesJune Pepper
Noah2012/IIIZalbeth (voice)
Herd Mentality2011TV MovieCasey
The League2011TV SeriesKristen
Catwoman2011Video shortCatwoman (voice)
Batman: Year One2011VideoSelina (voice)
The Guild2011TV SeriesEliza Dushku
Torchwood: Web of Lies2011TV SeriesHolly Mokri
White Collar2011TV SeriesRaquel Laroque
The Cleveland Show2011TV SeriesEliza Dushku
Fight Night Champion2011Video GameMegan McQueen (voice)
Robotomy2011TV SeriesShockzana
The Big Bang Theory2010TV SeriesFBI Special Agent Angela Page
Locked In2010/IRenee
Dollhouse2009-2010TV SeriesEcho Caroline Farrell Shauna Vickers ...
Wet2009Video GameRubi Malone
Open Graves2009Erica
The Alphabet Killer2008Megan Paige
The Coverup2008Monica Wright
Saints Row 22008Video GameShaundi (voice)
Bottle Shock2008Joe
Nurses2007TV MovieEve Morrow
Sex and Breakfast2007Renee
Ugly Betty2007TV SeriesCameron Ashlock
Nobel Son2007City Hall
On Broadway2007Lena Wilson
The Last Supper2006ShortWaitress
Yakuza2005Video GameYumi (English version, voice)
Tru Calling2003-2005TV SeriesTru Davies
That '70s Show2005TV SeriesSarah
The Kiss2003VideoMegan
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds2003Video GameFaith (voice)
Wrong Turn2003/IJessie Burlingame
Buffy the Vampire Slayer1998-2003TV SeriesFaith Buffy Summers
Angel2000-2003TV SeriesFaith
King of the Hill2002TV SeriesJordan Hilgren-Bronson
City by the Sea2002Gina
The New Guy2002Danielle
Soul Survivors2001Annabel
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back2001Sissy
Bring It On2000Missy Pantone
Race the Sun1996Cindy Johnson
Journey1995TV MovieCat
Bye Bye Love1995Emma
Fishing with George1994ShortPiper Reeves
True Lies1994Dana Tasker
This Boy's Life1993Pearl
That Night1992Alice Bloom

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mapplethorpeproducer pre-production
Dear Albania2015Documentary producer
Leap Year2012TV Series consulting producer - 3 episodes
Dollhouse2009-2010TV Series producer - 26 episodes
The Alphabet Killer2008associate producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lust for Love2014special thanks
Making Dollhouse2009Video short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dear Albania2015DocumentaryEliza
The Calgary Expo 20132013Documentary shortHerself
The Nerdist2013TV SeriesHerself
Talking Dead2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Rove LA2011TV SeriesHerself
RuPaul's Drag Race2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest Judge
Spike TV VGA Video Game Awards2010TV SpecialHerself
Dancing with the Stars2010TV SeriesHerself - Audience Member
Scream Awards 20092009TV SpecialHerself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009TV SeriesHerself
Late Show with David Letterman2002-2009TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Life After Film School2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 2009 Independent Spirit Awards2009TV SpecialHerself
Last Call with Carson Daly2003-2009TV SeriesHerself
The Bonnie Hunt Show2009TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2009TV SeriesHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004-2009TV SeriesHerself
Talkshow with Spike Feresten2009TV SeriesHerself
Euro Video Grand Prix2006TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2003-2006TV SeriesHerself
The Tony Danza Show2005TV SeriesHerself
Live with Kelly and Michael2005TV SeriesHerself
E! News Live2003-2005TV SeriesHerself
Reading Rainbow2005TV SeriesHerself
The Teen Choice Awards 20042004TV SpecialHerself
Richard & Judy2004TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2002-2004TV SeriesHerself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '042004TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Wayne Brady Show2004TV SeriesHerself
The Sharon Osbourne Show2004TV SeriesHerself
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest2004TV SeriesHerself
Eliza Dushku: Babe in the Woods2003Video documentary shortHerself
Fresh Meat: The Wounds of 'Wrong Turn'2003Video documentary shortHerself
Stan Winston: Monster Mogul2003Video documentary shortHerself
Extra2003TV SeriesHerself
Punk'd2003TV SeriesHerself
'Buffy': Season 3 Overview2003Video documentary shortHerself
HypaSpace2002TV Series documentaryHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2002TV SeriesHerself
Comedy Central Canned Ham2001TV SeriesHerself - 'Sissy'
Spotlight on Location: The Making of 'Bring It On'2001Video documentary shortMissy Pantone
The Making of 'True Lies'1994TV Movie documentaryHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
50 Most Wicked Women of Primetime2004TV Movie documentaryFaith - Buffy the Vampire Slayer
'Angel': Season One2003Video documentary shortFaith (uncredited)
True Lies1995Video GameDana Tasker

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