Lusia Strus

  • Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • As a kid, attended Ukrainian school every Saturday.
  • Joined Greg Allen's Neo-Futurist theater group in 1993, and wrote solo and ensemble performances; appeared in the ensemble's Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind for several years.
  • Made a name for herself in Chicago theater by appearing in productions at Steppenwolf, Goodman and Victory Gardens theaters.
  • Made big screen debut in the 1999 supernatural mystery Stir of Echoes.
  • Wrote and performed the solo show Too Busy to Be Famous, about her struggles to find fame, in 2000.
  • Big break came in 2004 playing opposite Adam Sandler in 50 First Dates.
  • Had a recurring role as a Russian math teacher on Nickelodeon's Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide.
  • In 2007 wrote and performed the solo stage show It Ain't No Fairy Tale, based on the lives of her Ukrainian parents, as well as her own.


  • Nicholas Strus — Father
  • Eugenia Strus — Mother


  • Illinois State University, Normal,Illinois, United States (BS in Theater, 1991)

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