Fast Facts

  • While accompanying her actor brother to an audition when she was 10, she tripped on a flight of stairs and sustained a bloody nose; her dramatic reaction to the injury caught a casting agent's eye.
  • Beat out thousands of other hopefuls in a nationwide search to win a lead role in 1992 drama That Night; it was her film debut.
  • Her mother briefly put a stop to her acting career—which included roles in True Lies and This Boy's Life—because she didn't like the way her teenage daughter was behaving.
  • After finishing high school, returned to acting with the horror-drama series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, on which she played misfit slayer Faith. 
  • In honor of her father's Albanian heritage, she has a tattoo on her back of the double-headed eagle from the country's flag.


  • Philip R. Dushku — Father
  • Rick Fox — Ex-significant Other
  • Jim Colman — Stepfather
  • Aaron Dushku — Brother
  • Barbara Rasmussen — Grandmother
  • Benjamin Dushku — Brother
  • Judith — Mother
  • Nate Dushku — Brother

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  • Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Birthday: December 30, 1980, Capricorn
  • Profession: Actor
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