In 1993 Dushku Landed A Role As Pearl Alongside Robert De Niro

Eliza Dushku
Eliza Dushku
Eliza Dushku
Eliza Dushku
Eliza Dushku
Eliza Dushku
Eliza Dushku


Eliza Patricia Dushku (pron.: /’d??ku:/; (born December 30, 1980) is an American actress known for her television roles, including recurring appearances as Faith on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spinoff series Angel. Dushku attended Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill, and graduated from Watertown High School. Dushku came to the attention of casting agents when she was 10. in 1993, Dushku landed a role as Pearl alongside Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio in This Boy’s Life, a role that she said opened a lot of doors. She had parts as Paul Reiser’s daughter in Bye Bye Love, as Cindy Johnson in Race the Sun, and roles in a television movie and a short film.

In 1993 Dushku Landed A Role As Pearl Alongside Robert De Niro

Eliza Dushku
Eliza Dushku
Eliza Dushku
Eliza Dushku
Eliza Dushku
Eliza Dushku


In 1993, Dushku landed a role as Pearl alongside Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio in This Boy’s Life, a role that she said opened a lot of doors. The following year, she played the teenage daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis in True Lies. Dushku took time off from acting to finish her junior and senior years of high school. She was accepted to the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and Suffolk University in Boston, where her mother serves as professor of government and previously served as dean of the campus in Dakar, Senegal. Though initially planned as a five episode role, the character became so popular that she stayed on for the whole third season and returned for a two-part appearance in season four, after which the remainder of her original story arc was played out as part of the first season of the Buffy spin-off series Angel.

In 1993 Dushku Landed A Role As Pearl Alongside Robert De Niro

Eliza Dushku
Eliza Dushku
Eliza Dushku
Eliza Dushku
Eliza Dushku
Eliza Dushku


Dushku was born in Watertown, Massachusetts, the daughter of Philip R. Dushku, an administrator and teacher in the Boston Public Schools, and Judith “Judy” (née Rasmussen), a political science professor. Dushku came to the attention of casting agents when she was 10. in 1993, Dushku landed a role as Pearl alongside Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio in This Boy’s Life, a role that she said opened a lot of doors. The latter film garnered attention from a wider adult audience and several good reviews. She quit in February 2006 along with other members of the cast amidst rumors of abuse from the producer (which were later dismissed). She appeared in the Simple Plan music video, “I’m Just a Kid”, as the band’s love interest, as well as Nickelback’s video for “Rockstar”. She voiced the role of Yumi Sawamura in the English language version of Yakuza for the PlayStation 2, which was published and developed by SEGA, and released in September 2006. She appeared at Spike TV’s 2008 Video Game Awards in December 2008.

In 1993 Dushku Landed A Role As Pearl Alongside Robert De Niro

Eliza Dushku
Eliza Dushku
Eliza Dushku
Eliza Dushku
Eliza Dushku
Eliza Dushku


Dushku was born in Watertown, Massachusetts, the daughter of Philip R. Dushku, an administrator and teacher in the Boston Public Schools, and Judith “Judy” (née Rasmussen), a political science professor. Dushku’s father is Albanian and her mother is of Danish and English descent. She was chosen in a five month search for the lead role of Alice in the film That Night. in 1993, Dushku landed a role as Pearl alongside Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio in This Boy’s Life, a role that she said opened a lot of doors. She followed that up with Soul Survivors, reuniting her with Race The Sun co-star Casey Affleck. in 2001, she appeared in The New Guy with DJ Qualls and City by the Sea with Robert De Niro and James Franco.