Olympia Dukakis

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  • Birth Place: Lowell, Massachusetts, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Is the daughter of Greek immigrants.
  • Was a fencing champion in high school.
  • Has a degree in physical therapy; worked with polio patients in the 1950s. 
  • Has taught acting at universities including New York University, Columbia, and Yale; was named 2011 Master Teacher of the prestigious Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program.
  • Has appeared in over 125 regional-theater productions.
  • Founding member of the Charles Street Playhouse in Boston and the Whole Theatre in Montclair, NJ.
  • Her Oscar for Moonstruck was stolen from her New Jersey home, though she was allowed to buy a replacement statue from the Academy.

Awards

  • 1999, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 1988, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 1991, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Special: Nominee
  • 1998, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 1989, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2003, Genie Awards — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1998, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Nominee
  • 1993, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1987, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Winner

Relationships

  • Louis Zorich — Husband
  • Stefan Zorich — Son
  • Alexandra Dukakis — Mother
  • Christina Zorich — Daughter
  • Constantine Dukakis — Father
  • Michael Dukakis — Cousin
  • Peter Zorich — Son

College

  • Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States (BS, 1953; MFA, 1957)

Details

  • Birth Place: Lowell, Massachusetts, United States
  • Profession: Actor

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