Want to know more about the beautiful actress, Eliza Dushku? Here are the top facts to know about her, including net worth and TV Show roles.
Let’s Get To Know Eliza Dushku
Eliza Dushku is an American actress, well known for her roles on the TV Show “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” and in movies such as “Wrong Turn” and “Bring It On”. Eliza Dushku was born in Watertown, Massachusetts on December 30, 1980, making her 37 years old. She is the daughter of Philip Richard George Dushku, who is an administrator and teacher in the Boston Public School System, and Judith Ann Dushku, a political science professor. Eliza is of Albanian descent on her father’s side, as he is from the city of Korçë, and is of English and Danish descent on her mother’s side. Eliza Dushku has three brothers. Her family is religious and she was raised as a Mormon, and active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. For her education, she attended Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, and graduated from Watertown High School. Eliza Dushku is very proud of her Albanian heritage. She visited her father’s family in Albania in 2006 after receiving an invitation from Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha. During this time she also visited Kosovo and got an Albanian Eagle tattoo on the back of her neck. She later applied for Albanian citizenship and obtained an Albanian passport and ID Card. As for her personal life, she began dating former Los Angeles Lakers basketball player Rick Fox in October 2009. By the next year they were living together. The relationship lasted four years before it was announced in 2014 that the pair had split. Dushku previously lived in Los Angeles, California, but moved back to Boston after her split with Rick Fox. She is currently a student at Suffolk University, studying sociology.
Eliza Dusku’s TV Show And Film Roles
Eliza Dushku’s career began at the young age of nine. Her first big role was as the teenage daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis in “True Lies”. Eliza Dushku gained a lot of fame thanks to her role as Faith on the TV Show “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, in which she appeared in 20 episodes over its five year run on TV. She also reprised her role as Faith in the spinoff series “Angel”. Eliza Dushku’s other main television roles, which did not receive as much attention were her lead role on the sci-fi television series “Dollhouse” and as the star of “Tru Calling” a supernatural drama series. “Dollhouse”, in which Eliza played the character Echo was canceled after only two seasons. “Tru Calling” also was short-lived. Eliza has a long list of other film and television roles under her belt. Some of her best work includes her role as Missy on the popular romantic comedy film about cheerleading, “Bring It On” and the horror film “Wrong Turn”. “Wrong Turn” was the first of a film series that ultimately spawned two sequels and three prequels.
Eliza Dushku in action in her role as Faith from “Buffy The Vampire Slayer”.
Net Worth, Facts About Eliza Dushku
Eliza Dushku is a recovering alcoholic and drug addict. She states that she began drinking and abusing drugs at the age of 14. However, she is now sober. Eliza Dushku is the founder and CEO of Boston Diva Productions. She also serves on the board of directors of the THRIVEGulu organization, an organization dedicated to helping the survivors of war in Northern Uganda. She was invited by the Millennium Campus Network to be a national keynote speaker and honored as a Global Generation Award winner alongside U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at events in 2011 in recognition of her activism. Eliza Dushku is one of the many famous women speaking out about their experiences with sexual abuse and misconduct in Hollywood. On January 13, 2018, she published an account of her sexual molestation by stunt coordinator Joel Kramer while working on “True Lies” when she was just 12. She states that Joel Kramer groomed her with flattery and special attention and then lured her into his hotel room where he rubbed himself on her until he climaxed. Joel Kramer has denied these allegations. Eliza Dushku has a comfortable net worth of about $10 million thanks to her work in television and film. She is currently engaged to Peter Paladjian, a former tennis player turned businessman. Although his net worth has not been calculated, it is reported that he is wealthy from his business ventures.
Eliza shows off her Albanian eagle tattoo, which she got during her first trip to Albania.
Final Thoughts On Eliza Dushku
Eliza Dushku has mostly stayed out of the spotlight as she works on moving from a career in pop entertainment to something more serious. Having been through addictions, sexual abuse and huge success as an actress, she has definitely got to be an interesting woman to get to know. You have not heard the last of her yet; once she graduates college you can expect some great things from her as she melds her skills in sociology with her knowledge of the film industry.