Eliza Patricia Dushku, an American actress, rose to prominence for her role as Faith on the supernatural drama series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1998-2003) and its spin-off series Angel (2000-2003). In addition, she starred in the Fox supernatural drama series Tru Calling (2003–2005) and the Fox science fiction series Dollhouse (2009–2010), for which she served as a producer.
Dushku’s career consists primarily of starring roles in a multitude of films. True Lies (1994), Bye Bye Love (1995), Bring It On (2000), Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001), The New Guy (2002), Wrong Turn (2003), On Broadway (2007), The Scribbler (2014), Jane Wants a Boyfriend (2015), and Eloise (2016) are examples of such films. In addition, her voice has been featured in numerous animated films and video games.
Eliza Dushku was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and is the only daughter of her parents, Philip Richard George Dushku and Judy Dushku (née Rasmussen). Her father is of Albanian descent and was born in Boston. His parents were from the city of Korc, while her mother, of Danish, English, Irish, and German descent, was born in Idaho. It is important to note that her parents divorced prior to Dushku’s birth.
Due to their mother’s affiliation with the religion, Dushku and her three siblings were raised as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Dushku attended the Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts-based Beaver Country Day School before graduating from Watertown High School.
At the age of ten, casting directors began to notice Dushku. She was chosen after a five-month search to portray the lead role of Alice in the 1992 romantic drama film That Night. Dushku was cast as Pearl in the 1993 drama film This Boy’s Life, alongside award-winning performers Robert DeNiro and Leonardo DiCaprio. The following year, she portrayed Jamie Lee Curtis and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s adolescent daughter in the action espionage film True Lies.