Eliza Patricia Dushku (born December 30, 1980) is an Albanian-Danish-American actress and model known for her television roles, including starring as Faith on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spinoff series Angel. She starred in two Fox series, Tru Calling and Dollhouse. She is also known for her roles in films, including True Lies, The New Guy, Bring It On, Wrong Turn and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, as well as her voice work on video games.
Dushku was born in Watertown, Massachusetts, the daughter of Philip Richard George Dushku, an administrator and teacher in the Boston Public Schools, and Judith Ann “Judy” Dushku (née Rasmussen), a political science professor. Dushku’s father is an Albanian from the city of Korçë and her mother is of Danish and English descent.
Dushku has three brothers, and was raised Mormon. She attended Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, and graduated from Watertown High School.