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Eliza Patricia Dushku (born December 30, 1980) is an American actress best known for her roles on television, such as her recurring appearances as Faith on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spinoff series Angel.
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She also starred in two short-lived Fox series, Tru Calling and Dollhouse. She has also appeared in several films, including True Lies, The New Guy, Bring It On, Wrong Turn and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.


Early career
Dushku came to the attention of casting agents when she was 10. She was chosen at the end of a five month search throughout the United States for the lead role of Alice, playing with Juliette Lewis in the film That Night.
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In 1993, Dushku landed a role as Pearl alongside Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio in This Boy's Life, a role that she said opened a lot of doors. The following year, she played the teenage daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis in True Lies. She also had parts as Paul Reiser's daughter in Bye Bye, Love, as Cindy Johnson with Halle Berry and Jim Belushi in Race the Sun, as well as roles in a television movie and a short film.

Dushku took some time off from acting to finish her junior and senior years of high school.
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She was accepted to the George Washington University in Washington, DC and Suffolk University in Boston, where her mother serves as professor of government and previously served as dean of the campus in Dakar, Senegal.


Early life
Dushku was born in Watertown, Massachusetts, the daughter of Philip R. Dushku, an administrator and teacher in the Boston Public Schools, and Judith "Judy" , a political science professor at Suffolk University in Boston. Dushku's father is Albanian American and her mother is of Danish and English descent. Dushku attended Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill, and graduated from Watertown High School. She was raised a Mormon, the faith of her mother (though she is not actively practicing).
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She has three older brothers: Aaron, Benjamin (Ben, born February 5, 1976), and Nathaniel (Nate, born June 8, 1977, in Boston, Massachusetts), the latter of whom is a model and actor. Her parents divorced when she was still an infant. In 2006, she visited her father's family in Albania after being personally invited by the prime minister. While there, she also visited Kosovo and received an Albanian Eagle tattoo on the back of her neck
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Awards and nominations
She was twice nominated in 2004: for a Teen Choice Award at the Teen Choice Awards for Choice Breakout Star - Female for Tru Calling and for a Saturn Award by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films at the 30th Saturn Awards for Best Actress in a Television Series for Tru Calling.

Maxim magazine ranked Dushku 6th on the "Hot 100 Women of 2009" list.

Dushku was nominated in 2009 for a Scream Award for Best Science Fiction Actress for her role of Echo.
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Personal life
Dushku resides in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles, California.
Dushku is the CEO of her production company Boston Diva. and served as both lead actress and a producer on the short-lived FOX cult hit, Dollhouse created by Joss Whedon. She is an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox.
She had dated baseball pitcher Brad Penny, but in February 2009 she announced on the Howard Stern radio show that they had broken up. Dushku is currently dating former basketball player Rick Fox.
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