Vampish Vampire Vixen Eliza Dushku
Eliza Dushku was born in Watertown, Massachusetts on 30 December 1980, the daughter of Philip R. Dushku, an administrator and teacher in the Boston Public Schools, and Judith "Judy" (née Rasmussen), a political science professor.
|Eliza shopping in Beverly Hills in January 2017.|
She developed an interest in becoming an actress at a young age. She had a few high-profile bit parts as a teenager, such as playing Arnold Schwarzenegger's daughter in "True Lies," and after graduation from high school joined the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" cast.
She is an associate of the inimitable Josh Whedon and has worked with him on a couple of her series.
No matter what role she plays, it seems that Eliza somehow winds up wearing black leather at some point.
Reports in the media state that Eliza gave up the business (at least for a while) and returned to Boston to pick up the college education that she was about to pursue when "Buffy" came along all those years ago.
An education is a wonderful thing, and my sources tell me that many actresses who were sensations in their teens think longingly for many years of returning to the Ivied Halls and grabbing the sheepskin. Of course, thinking about it is a lot different than actually doing it.
It appears that it was just a momentary phase, because Eliza later resumed her career, primarily as a voice actress.
Pays a lot better than working at the Student Union!
Whether or not Eliza does matriculate and remains in school for the duration, we wish her well and hope she does come back in the future to display her charms on screen. Whatever is best for Eliza, she's a lovely lady.
|Eliza Dushku in "Dollhouse"|
Eliza got some publicity in 2015 due to a hotel incident involving British boy band One Direction. She was in Pittsburgh filming an appearance on cable show "Banshee."
Basically, Eliza was camping out at her Pittsburgh hotel for months on end while filming a cable series (which seems kind of odd, because she is only listed as appearing in one episode, but that may be erroneous). Finally, One Direction came to town, and they wanted the entire floor for security reasons. That is what they always do, they pay the hotels for the privilege, they make their arrangements well in advance, and Eliza had to go. Eliza clearly was annoyed at first, though she quickly made light of it.
It wasn't One Direction's fault, they always book entire hotel floors. Else, they get pestered by fans throughout the night. It appears that Eliza worked through her issues and made peace with the boys, who probably didn't even know who she was. Though, they might now, come to think of it. And Eliza should be glad, she got more publicity than she's gotten in the past five or ten years.
Eliza most recently has had a recurring role on Cinemax series "Banshee" (2016), and has appeared in TV Movie "The Saint" (2017) as Patricia Holm, television series "Bull" as J.P. Nunnelly, and in "Eloise" (2017) as Pia Carter.
Eliza was "She-Hulk" in the Disney XD series "Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H." from 2013 to 2015.
Eliza was cast as Patricia holm in a revival of Roger Moore's "The Saint," but the pilot was not picked up.
In 2012, Eliza appeared in "The Scribbler." It was a reunion of sorts because also in the film was Michelle Trachtenberg from "Buffy."
Eliza Dushku appeared in "The Big Bang Theory" in 2010.
Eliza is a Mormon, or at least that is how she was raised.
Eliza says that she has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Eliza dated LA Lakers player Rick Fox for a few years, from 2009 to about 2014.
Eliza was a vegan for a while, but eventually gave it up.
Eliza was nominated for a Teen Choice Award as Choice Breakout Star - Female for "Tru Calling." She also was nominated for a Saturn Award for "Best Actress in a Television Series."
Eliza's father is Albanian, and in 2006 she visited Albania and got an Albanian Eagle tattooed on the back of her neck.
Eliza is an honorary citizen of Tirana, Albania.
Eliza is good friends with Joss Whedon, who she calls:
my favorite genius ... favorite friend ... big brother ... and the only person out here I've ever wholeheartedly trusted, because he's never let me down.
Of course, Joss Whedon cast Eliza in two successful television series, so he's probably a big fan of hers, too.
Eliza worked with Macaulay Culkin in comedy "Sex and Breakfast" in 2006.
Eliza knows how to make an entrance, as shown in the below clips.