8 Things You Didn’t Know About Eliza Dushku

Eliza Dushku Biography

Eliza Dushku was a huge star in the late 1990s and early 2000s. She got her start in 1992 as Alice Bloom in “That Night”.  And had other roles over the next few years before landing her big break in 1998 as Faith on the hit show “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Dushku reprised the role on the show “Angel,” and other major roles followed soon after. She’s most well-known roles include Missy in “Bring It On,” Tru Davies in “Tru Calling,” and Echo in “Dollhouse.” Discover some fascinating hidden facts about her by reading on.
Eliza Dushku
Eliza Dushku

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Eliza Dushku

1. Never Wanted To Become An Actress

Although it may be difficult to believe given her talent, Eliza Dushku did not set out to be an actress. That career came to her, but being a Hollywood star was never her only ambition.

2. Tripped And Fell Into Her Acting Career

Acting, she explained, is something she “tripped and fell into.” It turns out she meant it literally when she said she tripped and fell. Her brother was the one who wanted to be an actor. When Dushku,  accompanied him to an audition, she ended up losing her balance, which drew the attention of producers. [1]

3. Her Mother Declined Her Onscreen Test

Dushku was hesitant to pursue an acting career, explaining that when she was first approached for a screen test, her mother declined on her behalf. Her brothers, on the other hand, encouraged her to go, thinking of it as a free trip to Hollywood but not expecting her to get the part.

4. Turned Down a “Buffy” Spinoff

Dushku was approached to reprise her role in a spinoff centered on her character “Buffy,” but she declined. She told IGN that, while she adored her character, she felt it was time to “try something else.” Dushku had played the role for five years and was not excited about the prospect of a spinoff. [2]

5. Battled Substance Abuse

Eliza Dushku’s early Hollywood career was not as glamorous as her fans believed. She spoke out about her history of substance abuse and the toll it took on her and her family in 2017. The actress revealed that she began using drugs at the age of 14 years old. [3]

6. Successful Voice Actress

Eliza Dushku’s presence in Hollywood isn’t as limited as it appears. What fans of the actress may not realize is that some of her most memorable roles have been ones in which she cannot be seen. Dushku has had a long career as a voice actress, beginning with an episode of “King of the Hill” in 2002.

7. Became An Albanian Citizen

Dushku told Glamour that she and her brothers held on to “fragments of our Albanian identity”. But she wanted to delve deeper into her roots and “debunk the myth of the ‘crazy Albanian.'” She was astounded to learn that, along with Mother Theresa and the Belushi brothers, she is regarded as one of the world’s most famous Albanians. [4]

8. Assaulted As a Child Star

A child star’s life isn’t always easy, it requires a child to give up a normal life and enter an adult world. Eliza Dushku’s experience as a child star was particularly harrowing, but she kept the full extent of it hidden for decades.  


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