Eliza Dushku, Rick Fox break up after five years of dating

Eliza Dushku, Rick Fox break up after five years of dating

BOSTON, June 25 (UPI) --"Dollhouse" actress Eliza Dushku has moved back to the Boston area following her breakup with former NBA star Rick Fox after five years of dating.
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Dushku drops out of TNT pilot

Dushku drops out of TNT pilot

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. cable network TNT confirmed Eliza Dushku has dropped out of its pilot for the drama series "Bird Dog."
Olivia Wilde tops Maxim Hot 100 list

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LOS ANGELES, May 13 (UPI) -- U.S. television actress Olivia Wilde tops Maxim magazine's "2009 Hot 100" list of the world's most beautiful women.
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Whedon's 'Dollhouse' temporarily shuttered

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Hollywood's 20th Century Fox has confirmed Joss Whedon's new TV drama "Dollhouse" has been put on hold while the show's creator works out some details.
Dushku to guest star on 'Ugly Betty'

Dushku to guest star on 'Ugly Betty'

LOS ANGELES, June 30 (UPI) -- Actress Eliza Dushku will guest star on the U.S. television series "Ugly Betty," ABC announced Monday.

Whedon fans, TV stars attend WGA rally

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Fans and stars of defunct TV shows "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Angel" and "Firefly" participated in a rally to support striking Hollywood writers.

Mann, Dushku take on 'Thacker Case'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. actors Gabriel Mann and Eliza Dushku have signed on to star in the independent film "The Thacker Case," The Hollywood Reporter said Friday.

'Buffy' creator, star reunite for series

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Firefly" creator Joss Whedon has received a seven-episode commitment from Fox for his new sci-fi series "Dollhouse."

Katharine Mcphee could be 'Wonder Woman'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Katharine McPhee, last season's "American Idol" runner-up, is reportedly being considered for a film version of "Wonder Woman."

Macaulay Culkin to star in new dark comedy

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Macaulay Culkin is set to star in "Sex and Breakfast," a dark comedy that was written by and is being directed by Miles Brandman.

Lawsuit accuses producer of sex harassment

NEW YORK, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- A Tony Award-winning Broadway producer is accused of sexually abusing some of the Great White Way's top stars in an explosive lawsuit filed in New York.

Celebrities talk about smoking

SACRAMENTO, April 16 (UPI) -- Quotes from nearly 100 Hollywood celebrities tell their story of getting hooked on tobacco -- many because they had to smoke for movie roles.

Fox not saying if 'Tru Calling' cancelled

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. Fox TV network is not saying if its show "Tru Calling" has been cancelled.

Jason Priestly to guest star on 'Quints'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Former "Beverly Hills 90210" star Jason Priestley will guest star on "Quintuplets" in a special holiday episode, Fox announced Wednesday.

Fox delays 'Tru Calling' premiere

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Fox TV is delaying the premiere of "Tru Calling," a drama about a medical student who jumps back in time to prevent untimely deaths.
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Eliza Dushku
Actress Eliza Dushku arrives at the premiere of the Beatles Love by Cirque du Soleil, at the Mirage in Las Vegas, NV, July 2, 2006. (UPI Photo/Roger Williams)

Eliza Patricia Dushku (pronounced /ˈduːʃkuː/; born December 30, 1980) is an American actress who appeared in several Hollywood movies such as True Lies, The New Guy, Bring It On, Wrong Turn and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. She is also well known for her acting on television, such as her recurring appearances on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel as Faith, as well as the main character, Tru Davies, in the series Tru Calling. She also produces and stars as Echo in the series Dollhouse, created by Joss Whedon (with whom Dushku worked on Buffy and Angel), which premiered February 2009 on Fox.

Dushku was born in Watertown, Massachusetts, the daughter of Philip R. Dushku, an administrator and teacher in the Boston Public Schools, and ex-wife Judith "Judy" (née Rasmussen), a political science professor at Suffolk University in Boston. Dushku's father is Albanian American and her mother is Danish American through both of her grandfathers and English American through both of her grandmothers. Dushku attended Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill, and graduated from Watertown High School. She was raised a Mormon, the faith of her mother (though she is not actively practicing). She has three older brothers: Aaron, Benjamin (Ben, born February 5, 1976), and Nathaniel (Nate, born June 8, 1977, in Boston, Massachusetts), the latter of whom is a model and actor. Her parents divorced when she was still an infant. In 2005 she visited her father's family in Albania after being personally invited by the president. While there she also visited the Albanian Community in Kosovo and got an Albanian Eagle tattooed on the back of her neck.

Dushku came to the attention of casting agents when she was 10. She was chosen at the end of a five month search throughout the United States for the lead role of Alice, playing with Juliette Lewis 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. The following year, she played the teenage daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis in True Lies. She also had parts as Paul Reiser's daughter in Bye Bye, Love, as Cindy Johnson with Halle Berry and Jim Belushi in Race the Sun, as well as roles in a television movie and a short film.

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