Eliza Patricia Dushku (born December 30, 1980) is a Boston-born actress of Albanian descent, probably best known as rogue Slayer Faith Lehane on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. Some of her other notable roles include Sissy in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Tru on Tru Calling, Missy in the original Bring It On, and Echo on Dollhouse. Also appeared in Wrong Turn and The Alphabet Killer. She also provided the voices of Shaundi from Saints Row 2 and Rubi Malone from WET, as well as Catwoman in Batman: Year One and She-Hulk in Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.
This actress exhibits examples of:
- Action Girl
- Dark Action Girl
- Dawson Casting: Some of her later roles, but notably averted on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Not only was she the same age as her character, Faith (17), when she filmed her first scenes, but she was also legally emancipated from her parents so she could work on the show full time, unencumbered by child labor laws.
- Good Bad Girl: Unfortunately Type Casting, as indicated by her entry in Star-Derailing Role.
- Inconvenient Summons: In her topless scene in The Alphabet Killer.
- The Other Darrin: Got replaced in Saints Row the Third.
- Got replaced again for the same character in Saints Row IV when a third actress emulated her voice alongside her initial replacement as "fun Shaundi".