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Olympia Dukakis

Highest Rated:   100% Cloudburst (2012)
Lowest Rated:   0% Look Who's Talking Now (1993)
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Birthplace:   Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
OLYMPIA DUKAKIS Broadway: Rose (Drama Desk Award Nominee), Social Security, Who's Who in Hell. London: Rose (Royal National Theatre), Credible Witness (Royal Court). Off-Broadway: The Milktrain Doesn't Stop Here Anymore, The Tempest, Singing Forest, The Marriage of Bette and Boo (Obie Award), Curse of the Starving Class, Titus Andronicus, A Man's a Man (Obie Award), Electra and Peer Gynt at the Public Theatre. She is an Academy Award winner for her performance in Moonstruck, a role that also earned her a Golden Globe Award, American Comedy Award, and the Los Angeles Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress. She has appeared in more than 60 feature and short films, including Cloudburst (most recent), Mr. Holland's Opus, Steel Magnolias, Dad, Look Who's Talking I, II & III, Mighty Aphrodite, Jeffrey, Away From Her, among many others. Television: Bored to Death (most recent), Last of the Blond Bombshells (Judi Dench), Sinatra (Golden Globe Nominee), Joan of Arc (Emmy Nominee), Tales of the City, More Tales of the City (Emmy Nominee), and Further Tales of the City, among more than 40 others. She has performed in over 130 productions Off-Broadway and regionally at theatres including A.C.T., Shakespeare in the Park, Shakespeare & Co., and the Williamstown Summer Theatre Festival, where she also served as Associate Director. Founding member and Producing Artistic Director of the Whole Theatre in Montclair, NJ for 19 years; also a founding member of the Actor's Company and the Charles Playhouse, both in Boston. She taught acting at NYU (graduate school) for fourteen years and teaches master classes for colleges and universities across the country. She has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Greek America Foundation and the National Arts Club Medal of Honor and is set to receive her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame later this year.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Dionne
  • Marlene Dietrich
2017
No Score Yet Change in the Air
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet Emily & Tim
  • Actor
2016
69% The Infiltrator
  • Aunt Vicky
$15.5M 2016
75% 7 Chinese Brothers
  • Grandma
2015
No Score Yet Outliving Emily
  • Actor
2015
40% A Little Game
  • YaYa
2014
50% Big Driver
  • Doreen
2014
No Score Yet The Promise Of Tomorrow 1940-1960
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet The Last Keepers
  • Rosmarie Carver
2013
No Score Yet The Misadventures Of The Dunderheads
  • Ira
2013
100% Cloudburst
  • Stella
2012
No Score Yet Joe Papp In Five Acts
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Cooking with B. Smith and Friends - Appetizers
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Sinatra: The True Story Of The Man And The Legend
  • Actor
2008
43% In the Land of Women
  • Phyllis
$11.1M 2007
94% Away From Her
  • Marian
$15.9M 2007
34% 3 Needles
  • Hilde
2006
No Score Yet The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines
  • Margie Carsen
2006
73% The Great New Wonderful
  • Judie
$40.2k 2006
No Score Yet Jesus, Mary and Joey
  • Sophia Vitello
2006
No Score Yet Day On Fire
  • Actor
2006
45% The Thing About My Folks
  • Muriel Kleinman
$0.8M 2005
No Score Yet Whiskey School
  • Ellen Haywood
2005
No Score Yet The Librarian: Quest for the Spear
  • Margie Carsen
2004
33% The Intended
  • Erina
2004
No Score Yet Signs Out of Time
  • Narrator
2004
42% The Event
  • Lila
2003
No Score Yet Mafia Doctor
  • Rose Dellarusso
2003
No Score Yet Strange Relations
  • Esther Lipman
2002
No Score Yet Guilty Hearts
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet My Beautiful Son
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet And Never Let Her Go
  • Marguerite Capano
2001
No Score Yet The Last of the Blonde Bombshells
  • Actor
  • Director
2000
No Score Yet Borough of Kings
  • Helen Manners
2000
11% Joan of Arc
  • Mother Babette
1999
No Score Yet Climb Against the Odds
  • Narrator
1999
14% Mafia!
  • Sophia
1998
No Score Yet Paralyzing Fear: The Story of Polio in America
  • Narrator
1998
No Score Yet The Pentagon Wars
  • House Committee Chair
1998
No Score Yet The Greek Americans
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Paralyzing Fear, A: The Story of Polio in America
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Better Living
  • Nora
1998
48% Picture Perfect
  • Rita
1997
No Score Yet Never Too Late
  • Rose
1997
No Score Yet Milk & Money
  • Goneril Plogg
1996
80% Jerusalem
  • Mrs. Gordon
1996
74% Mr. Holland's Opus
  • Principal Jacobs
1995
77% Mighty Aphrodite
  • Jocasta
1995
68% Jeffrey
  • Mrs. Marcangelo
1995
No Score Yet Mother
  • Actor
1995
20% I Love Trouble
  • Jeannie
1994
No Score Yet Digger
  • Bea
1994
55% The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult
  • Herself
1994
No Score Yet Dead Badge
  • Dr. Doris Rice
1994
0% Look Who's Talking Now
  • Rosie
1993
No Score Yet Deception
  • Actor
1993
67% The Cemetery Club
  • Doris Silverman
1993
No Score Yet Moadon Beit Hakvarot (The Cemetery Club)
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet Sinatra
  • Dolly Sinatra
1992
No Score Yet Over the Hill
  • Alma Harris
1992
No Score Yet Lucky Day
  • Katherine Campbell
1991
No Score Yet Fire in the Dark
  • Emily
1991
17% Look Who's Talking, Too
  • Rosie
1990
No Score Yet In The Spirit
  • Sue
1990
69% Steel Magnolias
  • Clairee Belcher
1989
60% Dad
  • Bette Tremont
1989
58% Look Who's Talking
  • Rosie
1989
84% Working Girl
  • Personnel Director
1988
92% Moonstruck
  • Rose Castorini
1987
No Score Yet Walls Of Glass
  • Mary
1985
88% The Idolmaker
  • Mrs. Vacarri
1980
No Score Yet King of America
  • Actor
1980
89% The Wanderers
  • Joey's Mom
$15k 1979
No Score Yet Rich Kids
  • Lawyer
1979
No Score Yet Anton Chekhov's The Seagull
  • Actor
1975
No Score Yet The Rehearsal
  • Actor
1974
No Score Yet Nicky's World
  • Actor
1974
38% John and Mary
  • John's Mother
1969
100% Lilith
  • Patient
1964

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
71% Bored to Death
2009-2011
  • Belinda
  • 2011
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Debbie Marsh
  • 2011
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
  • Charlotte Yates
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 2002

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