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Eliza Dushku



Best known to TV audiences for her role as Faith on the WB Network's Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Eliza Dushku also has a number of films to her name. Dushku, who made her film debut starring opposite Juliette Lewis in the 1992 period drama That Night, began acting professionally when she was barely in her teens.

Born of Albanian-Danish descent in Boston, MA, on December 30, 1980, Dushku grew up the youngest sibling of three older brothers. Following her debut in That Night, which cast her as a young girl who becomes infatuated with the rebellious teen who lives across the street, the young actress did supporting work in This Boy's Life (1993) and played the daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis in True Lies (1994). In 1998 Dushku got one of her biggest breaks to date when she was cast as troubled slayer Faith on Buffy. Although Faith was only meant to appear in a handful of episodes, the show's creators liked Dushku enough to make Faith a recurring character, and also featured her on Angel, Buffy's spin-off.

Dushku had perhaps her most successful big-screen role to date in Bring It On (2000), a high-school comedy that cast her as Kirsten Dunst's reluctant but tough fellow cheerleader. The film was one of the summer's biggest money-earners, and Dushku, unsurprisingly, was soon busy with a number of new film projects. Included amongst them were Soul Survivor (2001), a teen horror movie that also featured Casey Affleck and Wes Bentley, and The New Guy (2001), another comedy about the horrors of high school life.

She starred in the TV series Tru Calling beginning in 2003, and continued to try and make headway into a movie career with projects like Wrong Turn, Nobel Son, and Bottle Shock.

In 2009 she reteamed with Joss Whedon for the TV series Dollhouse, but it failed to build the same devoted audience as Buffy.

Once Dollhouse ended, Dushku worked extensively doing voice-over work in animated series (including the role of Catwoman in Batman: Year One) and guest starring on shows like White Collar and The Big Bang Theory.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Eloise
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet Mapplethorpe
  • Producer
2017
29% Jane Wants a Boyfriend
  • Bianca
2016
No Score Yet Dear Albania
  • Director
  • Actor
2015
45% The Scribbler
  • Silk
2014
No Score Yet Jay & Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Catwoman
  • Actor
2011
88% Batman: Year One
  • Catwoman
2011
No Score Yet Locked In
  • Renee
2010
No Score Yet Coverup
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Open Graves
  • Erica
2009
25% Nobel Son
  • City Hall
2008
No Score Yet On Broadway
  • Lena Wilson
2008
14% The Alphabet Killer
  • Megan Paige
2008
48% Bottle Shock
  • Joe
2008
No Score Yet The Coverup
  • Monica Wright
2008
9% Sex and Breakfast
  • Renee
2007
No Score Yet The Last Supper
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Zoe
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet The Kiss
  • Megan
2003
41% Wrong Turn
  • Jessie Burlingame
2003
48% City by the Sea
  • Gina
2002
7% The New Guy
  • Danielle
2002
53% Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
  • Sissy
2001
63% Bring It On
  • Missy Pantone
2000
4% Soul Survivors
  • Annabel
2000
22% Race the Sun
  • Cindy Johnson
1996
No Score Yet Journey
  • Cat
1995
72% True Lies
  • Dana Tasker
1994
19% Bye Bye, Love
  • Emma
1994
80% That Night
  • Alice Bloom
1993
75% This Boy's Life
  • Pearl
1993

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet The Nerdist
2011-2013
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Cleveland Show
2009-2013
  • Voice
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Buffy the Vampire Slayer
1997-2003
  • Faith
88% Banshee
2013-2016
  • Dawson
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
82% The Big Bang Theory
2007
  • FBI Agent
No Score Yet Punk'd
2003-2012
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Ugly Betty
2006-2010
  • Cameron Ashlock
75% The League
2009-2015
  • Kristen
100% White Collar
2009-2014
  • Actor
RuPaul's Drag Race
2009
  • Appearing
53% Dollhouse
2009-2010
  • Echo Echo/Caroline Farrell
  • Producer

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