Olympia Dukakis

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  • Birth Place: Lowell, MA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 06/20/1931, Gemini
  • Profession: Actor
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First Look: Check out the Trailer for Lifetime's Steel Magnolias Remake

Steel Magnolias is back with a brand new look.

Lifetime's remake of the 1989 film stars an all-black cast, including Queen Latifah, also an executive producer, Alfre Woodard and Phylicia Rashad, among others.

Queen Latifah, Alfre Woodard, Phylicia Rashad to star in Lifetime's Steel Magnolias remake

Latifah will portray M'Lynn, who was played by Sally Field in the original film. Woodard will play Ouiser (Shirley MacLaine), and Rashad will play Clairee (Olympia Dukakis). Additionally, the movie co-stars Jill Scott as Truvy (Dolly Parton), Adepero Oduye as Annelle (Darryl Hannah) and Rashad's daughter, Condola Rashad, as Shelby (Julia Roberts).

Check out a sneak peek at the TV movie, expected to air later this year:read more

Bryan Cranston, Ellen DeGeneres and More to Get Stars on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Bryan Cranston and Ellen DeGeneres are among the stars to be honored on Hollywood's Walk of Fame in 2013, reports Access Hollywood.read more

Queen Latifah, Alfre Woodard, Phylicia Rashad to Star in Lifetime's Steel Magnolias Remake

Queen Latifah, Alfre Woodard and Phylicia Rashad are among the actresses cast in Lifetime's remake of Steel Magnolias, which will consist of an all-black cast, the network announced Monday. 

Latifah, who will also executive-produce the TV movie, will portray...read more

Videos

The Break Up
The Wanderers
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The Pentagon Wars

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In the Land of Women
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Away from Her
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Away from Her

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Two Large Pearls and a Bar of Gold
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I Keep Taking Baths Like Lady MacBeth
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Credits

Year Title Description
2013 Sex & Violence TV Show Series, Actor
2013 Forgive Me TV Show Series, Actor - Novalea
2007 In The Land Of Women Movie, Actor - Carter's Grandmother
2007 Away From Her Movie, Actor - Marian
2006 The Great New Wonderful Movie, Actor - Judie

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News

Lifetime to Remake Steel Magnolias With an All-Black Cast

Lifetime is developing an updated version of Steel Magnolias with an all-black cast, Deadline.com reports.

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Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are set to produce the TV movie, based on... read more

An SVU Doubleheader

A trio of impressive guest stars ushers in new episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, which resumes Season 12 with back-to-back cases that, according to executive producer Neal Baer, "really dig into the psyches" of the show's two main characters.

To get things started at 9/8c, Drea de Matteo (Desperate Housewives) and Oscar winner Olympia Dukakis (Moonstruck) cross paths with Christopher Meloni's Stabler as he investigates a fight club for teens run by their fathers... read more

Keck's Exclusives: SVU Secures Oscar Winner Olympia Dukakis

Olympia Dukakis, who won an Oscar for 1987's Moonstruck, has been cast as an attorney on Law & Order: SVU. Olympia, 79, will play Debby Marsh, an attorney hired to represent the son (hunky underwear model Adam Senn) of guest star Drea de Matteo (Desperate Housewives).

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At the Movies: Warner Eyes Plame/CIA Scandal

Per Variety, Warner Bros. is developing a feature based on marrieds Valerie Plame and Ambassador Joseph Wilson, and the CIA leak scandal in which they were embroiled in 2003.... Joshua Jackson, David Denman (The Office), James Kyson Lee (Heroes) and John Hensley (Nip/Tuck) have joined the psychological thriller Shutter. Jackson and Rachael Taylor will play a married couple.... Steel Magnolias' Shirley MacLaine and Olympia Dukakis are in talks to reunite for Poor Things, a dark comedy about con women who befriend and then murder homeless men in order to collect their life-insurance policies. Funny! read more

I think you're incredibly ...

Question: I think you're incredibly handsome and possibly one of the best actors I've ever seen. Do you have anything on the Numbers finale!?


Answer: Yes! The show is doing something no hourlong drama has done before: "We're not killing off any regular characters in our finale," declares exec producer Cheryl Heuton. "We like our characters, and we're just getting to know some of them. Can't kill them yet. Maim, yes. Kill, no." It's already out there that JoBeth Williams will be playing Charlie and Don's dead mother, Margaret, in a series of visions, but Heuton tells me that the May 19 season-ender will also feature a guest turn by Olympia Dukakis. "She'll play somebody's mother, [but] a very much alive mother." Also, Heuton shares that "the character of Alan will be central to a shocking incident that not only terrifies Charlie but scared Judd Hirsch — who thought he was being written out read more

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