Olympia Dukakis

Olympia Dukakis

  • Highest Rated: 100% Cloudburst (2012)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Look Who's Talking Now (1993)
  • Birthday: Jun 20, 1931
  • 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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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Olympia Actor 2019
11% Change in the Air Margaret 2018
No Score Yet Dionne Marlene Dietrich 2017
No Score Yet Emily & Tim Actor 2016
72% The Infiltrator Aunt Vicky $15.5M 2016
77% 7 Chinese Brothers Grandma 2015
40% A Little Game YaYa 2014
50% Big Driver Doreen 2014
No Score Yet The Christmas Spirit Gwen Hollander 2013
No Score Yet The Promise Of Tomorrow 1940-1960 Actor 2013
No Score Yet The Misadventures Of The Dunderheads Ira 2013
No Score Yet The Last Keepers Rosmarie Carver 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
44% 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
60% The Librarian: Quest for the Spear Margie Carsen 2004
33% The Intended Erina 2004
No Score Yet Signs Out of Time Narrator 2004
43% 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 Director Actor 2000
No Score Yet Borough of Kings Helen Manners 2000
10% 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
75% Mr. Holland's Opus Principal Jacobs 1995
77% Mighty Aphrodite Jocasta 1995
68% Jeffrey Mrs. Marcangelo 1995
No Score Yet Mother Actor 1995
22% I Love Trouble Jeannie 1994
No Score Yet Digger Bea 1994
54% 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
57% 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
13% Look Who's Talking, Too Rosie 1990
No Score Yet In The Spirit Sue 1990
70% Steel Magnolias Clairee Belcher 1989
60% Dad Bette Tremont 1989
57% Look Who's Talking Rosie 1989
83% Working Girl Personnel Director 1988
93% Moonstruck Rose Castorini 1987
No Score Yet Walls Of Glass Mary 1985
89% 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
No Score Yet Made for Each Other Gig's Mother 1971
50% John and Mary John's Mother 1969
100% Lilith Patient 1964

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

82% Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City
2019
Anna Madrigal
  • 2019
No Score Yet Independent Lens
1999
Appearing
  • 2018
79% Bored to Death
2009-2011
Belinda
  • 2011
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Debbie Marsh
  • 2011
68% Worst Week
2008-2009
June
  • 2008
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
Charlotte Yates
  • 2006
0% Center of the Universe
2004-2005
Marge Barnett
  • 2005
  • 2004
14% It's All Relative
2003-2004
Colleen O'Neil
  • 2003
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 2002
No Score Yet Armistead Maupin's 'Further Tales of the City'
2001
Anna Madrigal
  • 2001
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
1994-2003
Clara
  • 1996
75% More Tales Of The City
1998
Anna Madrigal
100% Tales of the City
1993
Anna Madrigal

QUOTES FROM Olympia Dukakis CHARACTERS

Clairee Belcher
They were both high. They'd been smokin' everything but their shoes.
Clairee Belcher
I've just been to the dedication of the new children's park.
Truvy Jones
Yeah, how did that go?
Clairee Belcher
Janice Van Meter got hit with a baseball. It was fabulous.
Truvy Jones
Was she hurt?
Clairee Belcher
I doubt it. She got hit in the head.
Clairee Belcher
The only thing that separates us from the animals that are our ability to accessorize.
Clairee Belcher
I love ya more than my luggage.
Clairee Belcher
Ouiser, you sound almost chipper. What happened today - you run over a small child or somethin'?
Clairee Belcher
Ouiser could never stay mad at me; she worships the quicksand I walk on.
Clairee Belcher
Well, you know they say: if you don't have anything nice things to say about anybody, come sit by me!
Esther Lipman
Jerry: Toxteth, Mother, Toxteth. Sort of a combination of toxic and death. Esther: so it's a slum? Jerry: It aspires to be a slum.
Dr. Jerry Lipman
Toxteth, Mother, Toxteth. Sort of a combination of toxic and death.
Esther Lipman
So it's a slum?
Dr. Jerry Lipman
It aspires to be a slum.
Esther Lipman
I've never been accused of being an affectionate person. I know I'm a cold fish.But you must know that I love you. And that I would gladly take that filthy cancer into my own body if I could get it out of yours.Because I am your mother and God knows it, knows I am your mother. But what I am not, my beautiful son, is your birth mother.
Rose Castorini
Old man, if you give those dogs another piece of my food, I'm gonna kick you 'til you're dead!
Rose Castorini
Old man, you give those dogs another piece of my food and I'm gonna kick you 'til you're dead!
Rose Castorini
Do you love him, Loretta?
Loretta Castorini
No.
Rose Castorini
Good. When you love 'em, they drive you crazy. 'Cause they know they can.