Dec. 30th, 1980
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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Eliza Dushku (born December 30, 1980) is an actress.
Born in Boston, she has studied the piano, drums, and several types of dance (jazz, tap, and ballet). Her previous acting experience includes numerous amateur presentations at the Watertown Children's Theater where she was part of the company since she was in the first grade. In addition to acting, she is sometimes seen on stage at the Children's Theater signing for the deaf.
Dushku was discovered at the end of a five-month search throughout the United States for the perfect girl to play the lead role of Alice opposite Juliette Lewis in the film That Night (1992). Since then, she has been in several films and has worked with actors such as 'Robert De Niro', 'Ellen Barkin', 'Leonardo DiCaprio', 'Paul Reiser', and 'James Belushi'.
- She started her career by getting hurt at one of her brother Nate's auditions and impressing the talent scouts with her emphasized drama.
- She went to an audition for the part of Mary Jane Watson in _Spider-Man (2002)_ (qv). In one of the specials of the _Spider-Man (2002)_ (qv) DVD you can see her reading opposite 'Tobey Maguire' (qv). The role later on went to 'Kirsten Dunst' (qv), after 'Kate Hudson (I)' (qv) declined the offer. 'Alicia Witt' (qv) was actually set to play that part in the end, but when 'Sam Raimi' (qv) saw 'Kirsten Dunst' (qv), she was a last minute audition, he chose her.
- Is of Albanian, Danish and Colonial English descent.
- Of the three leads in _Bring It On (2000)_ (qv), she was the only one who wasn't a cheerleader in high school.
- Planned to attended Suffolk University and be an English major, but she backed out at the last minute after she landed the role of Faith in _"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997)_ (qv).
- Was legally emancipated from her parents because of the restrictive laws that limit the hours that a minor is allowed to work.
- Voted the 9th Sexiest Female Movie Star in the Australian Empire Magazine September 2002.
- Ranked #11 on Wizard magazine's "Sexiest Women of TV" list (March 2008).