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* GoodBadGirl: [[TypeCasting Typecasted]] often as one.

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* GoodBadGirl: Often [[TypeCasting Typecasted]] often typecasted]] as one.



* RoleEndingMisdemeanor: She was fired from ''Bull'' for reporting sexual harassment from a co-star. She and CBS eventually settled the matter out of court for $9.5 million.

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* RoleEndingMisdemeanor: She was fired from ''Bull'' for reporting sexual harassment from a co-star.co-star Creator/MichaelWeatherly. She and CBS eventually settled the matter out of court for $9.5 million.


Her father is Albanian, and Dushku identifies strongly with this heritage. She's become an Albanian citizen, visiting Albania and Kosovo. Dushku also has the Albanian Eagle tattooed onto the back of her neck. She's a recovering alcoholic and drug addict, having spoken of her past experiences at summits, and has alleged that a stunt coordinator had molested her on the set of ''Film/TrueLies'' at age 12, before deliberating injuring her. Dushku married businessman Peter Palandjian in 2018. In 2019, she gave birth to their son Philip. Dushku announced in 2021 that she was expecting their second child.

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Her father is Albanian, and Dushku identifies strongly with this heritage. She's become an Albanian citizen, visiting Albania and Kosovo. Dushku also has the Albanian Eagle tattooed onto the back of her neck. She's a recovering alcoholic and drug addict, having spoken of her past experiences at summits, and has alleged that a stunt coordinator had molested her on the set of ''Film/TrueLies'' at age 12, before deliberating injuring her. neck.

Dushku married businessman Peter Palandjian in 2018. In 2019, she gave birth to their son Philip. Dushku announced in 2021 that she was expecting their second child.

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** Although Faith was a popular ''Buffyverse'' character, a lot of people remember her for the metric ton of FoeYay between her and Buffy.

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** Although Faith was a popular ''Buffyverse'' character, a lot of people remember her for the metric ton of FoeYay HomoeroticSubtext between her and Buffy.


Her father is Albanian, and Dushku identifies strongly with this heritage. She's become an Albanian citizen, visiting Albania and Kosovo. Dushku also has the Albanian Eagle tattooed onto the back of her neck. She's a recovering alcoholic and drug addict, having spoken of her past experiences at summits. Dushku married businessman Peter Palandjian in 2018. In 2019, she gave birth to their son Philip. Dushku announced in 2021 that she was expecting their second child.

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Her father is Albanian, and Dushku identifies strongly with this heritage. She's become an Albanian citizen, visiting Albania and Kosovo. Dushku also has the Albanian Eagle tattooed onto the back of her neck. She's a recovering alcoholic and drug addict, having spoken of her past experiences at summits.summits, and has alleged that a stunt coordinator had molested her on the set of ''Film/TrueLies'' at age 12, before deliberating injuring her. Dushku married businessman Peter Palandjian in 2018. In 2019, she gave birth to their son Philip. Dushku announced in 2021 that she was expecting their second child.


Her father is Albanian, and Dushku identifies strongly with this heritage. She's become an Albanian citizen, visiting Albania and Kosovo. Dushku also has the Albanian Eagle tattooed onto the back of her neck. She's a recovering alcoholic and drug addict, having spoken of her past experiences at summits. Dushku married businessman Peter Palandjian in 2018. In 2019, she gave birth to their son Philip.

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Her father is Albanian, and Dushku identifies strongly with this heritage. She's become an Albanian citizen, visiting Albania and Kosovo. Dushku also has the Albanian Eagle tattooed onto the back of her neck. She's a recovering alcoholic and drug addict, having spoken of her past experiences at summits. Dushku married businessman Peter Palandjian in 2018. In 2019, she gave birth to their son Philip. \n Dushku announced in 2021 that she was expecting their second child.


Eliza Patricia Dushku (born December 30, 1980 on Watertown, Massachusetts, UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates) is a [[HollywoodNewEngland Boston-born]] actress of Albanian descent.

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Eliza Patricia Dushku (born December 30, 1980 on in Watertown, Massachusetts, UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates) is a [[HollywoodNewEngland Boston-born]] actress of Albanian descent.


** Although Faith was a popular ''Buffyverse'' character, a lot of people only remember her for the metric tonne of FoeYay between her and Buffy.

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** Although Faith was a popular ''Buffyverse'' character, a lot of people only remember her for the metric tonne ton of FoeYay between her and Buffy.



* RoleEndingMisdemeanor: She was fired from ''The Bull'' for reporting sexual harassment from a co-star. She and CBS eventually settled the matter out of court for $9.5 million.

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* RoleEndingMisdemeanor: She was fired from ''The Bull'' ''Bull'' for reporting sexual harassment from a co-star. She and CBS eventually settled the matter out of court for $9.5 million.


** ''Film/TheNewGirl'' is remembered entirely for the minute-long sequence of Eliza's character modelling bikinis.

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** ''Film/TheNewGirl'' ''Film/TheNewGuy'' is remembered entirely for the minute-long sequence of Eliza's character modelling bikinis.

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* ActorSharedBackground: She's from Boston, like Faith in ''Buffy''.


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* BestKnownForTheFanservice:[[invoked]]
** Although Faith was a popular ''Buffyverse'' character, a lot of people only remember her for the metric tonne of FoeYay between her and Buffy.
** ''Film/TheNewGirl'' is remembered entirely for the minute-long sequence of Eliza's character modelling bikinis.
** ''Film/TheAlphabetKiller'' is remembered for Eliza's first topless scene.


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* CreatorBacklash:[[invoked]] She was frustrated with her time on ''Series/TruCalling''. The series had been pitched to her as one about a strong empowered woman, similar to Faith. However she got increasingly annoyed by her character's stupidity in the scripts - one point Tru needing someone else's help reading a map - and numerous stage directions mentioning her feeling frightened or out of her depth, and few where she was confident or sure of herself.
* DawsonCasting:[[invoked]]
** Averted in ''Buffy'', where she was actually legally emancipated from her parents to allow her to work more hours while underage.
** In ''Film/BringItOn'' she was twenty playing sixteen.


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* HostilityOnTheSet:[[invoked]] The stunt co-ordinator on ''Film/TrueLies'' purposefully injured her after she spoke up about his sexual harassment of her (she was twelve).


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* PlayingAgainstType: In the indie film ''Jane Wants a Boyfriend'', she plays the controlling older sister to a young woman with autism.


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* TypeCasting:[[invoked]] She's often {{Action Girl}}s, {{Tomboy}}s or an ExtraordinarilyEmpoweredGirl.
* UnwantedHarem: Thanks to her role as Faith, she ended up with a large fan base of men in ''prisons'' - who would write her creepy letters.


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** Faith was intended as a five-episode character, but her popularity led to her being featured more across both ''Buffy'' and ''Angel''. They even planned a spin-off, but Eliza turned it down to do ''Series/TruCalling''.
** The role of Max Guevera in ''Series/DarkAngel'' was originally written with her in mind.

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Her father is Albanian, and Dushku identifies strongly with this heritage. She's become an Albanian citizen, visiting Albania and Kosovo. Dushku also has the Albanian Eagle tattooed onto the back of her neck. She's a recovering alcoholic and drug addict, having spoken of her past experiences at summits. Dushku married businessman Peter Palandjian in 2018. In 2019, she gave birth to their son Philip.


* RoleEndingMisdemeanor: She was tired from ''The Bull'' for reporting sexual harassment from a co-star. She and CBS eventually settled the matter out of court for $9.5 million.

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* RoleEndingMisdemeanor: She was tired fired from ''The Bull'' for reporting sexual harassment from a co-star. She and CBS eventually settled the matter out of court for $9.5 million.

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* RoleEndingMisdemeanor: She was tired from ''The Bull'' for reporting sexual harassment from a co-star. She and CBS eventually settled the matter out of court for $9.5 million.


* AloofDarkHairedGirl: She's a brunette that often plays aloof and cold ActionGirl's.

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* AloofDarkHairedGirl: She's a brunette that often plays aloof and cold ActionGirl's.{{Action Girl}}s.


* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: Her last name is pronounced

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* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: Her last name is pronounced DUSH-koo.


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Eliza Patricia Dushku (born December 30, 1980) is a [[HollywoodNewEngland Boston-born]] actress of Albanian descent, probably best known as rogue Slayer Faith Lehane on ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' and ''Series/{{Angel}}''. Some of her other notable roles include Sissy in ''Film/JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack'', Tru on ''Series/TruCalling'', Missy in the original ''[[Film/BringItOn Bring It On]]'', and Echo on ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}''. Also appeared in ''Film/WrongTurn'' and ''Film/TheAlphabetKiller''. She also provided the voices of Shaundi from ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'' and Rubi Malone from ''VideoGame/{{WET}}'', as well as Comicbook/{{Catwoman}} in ''ComicBook/BatmanYearOne'' and ComicBook/SheHulk in ''[[WesternAnimation/HulkAndTheAgentsOfSMASH Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.]]''

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Eliza Patricia Dushku (born December 30, 1980) 1980 on Watertown, Massachusetts, UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates) is a [[HollywoodNewEngland Boston-born]] actress of Albanian descent, descent.

She's
probably best known as rogue Slayer Faith Lehane on the ''Franchise/BuffyVerse'' series ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' and ''Series/{{Angel}}''. Some of her other notable roles include Sissy in ''Film/JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack'', Tru on ''Series/TruCalling'', Missy in the original ''[[Film/BringItOn Bring It On]]'', and Echo on ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}''. Also appeared in ''Film/WrongTurn'' and ''Film/TheAlphabetKiller''.

She also provided the voices of Shaundi from ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'' and Rubi Malone from ''VideoGame/{{WET}}'', as well as Comicbook/{{Catwoman}} in ''ComicBook/BatmanYearOne'' and ComicBook/SheHulk in ''[[WesternAnimation/HulkAndTheAgentsOfSMASH Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.]]''
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[[folder:Live-Action Films]]

* ''Film/ThatNight'' (1992) as Alice Bloom
* ''Film/ThisBoysLife'' (1993) as Pearl
* ''Film/TrueLies'' (1994) as Dana Tasker
* ''Film/{{Journey}}'' (1995) as Cat
* ''Film/ByeByeLove'' (1995) as Emma
* ''Film/RaceTheSun'' (1996) as Cindy Johnson
* ''Film/BringItOn'' (2000) as Missy Pantone
* ''Film/JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack'' (2001) as Sissy
* ''Film/SoulSurvivors'' (2001) as Annabel
* ''Film/TheNewGuy'' (2002) as Danielle
* ''Film/CityByTheSea'' (2002) as Gina
* ''Film/WrongTurn'' (2003) as Jessie Burlingame
* ''Film/{{Nurses}}'' (2007) as Eve Morrow
* ''Film/OnBroadway'' (2007) as Lena Wilson
* ''Film/NobelSon'' (2007) as City Hall
* ''Film/SexAndBreakfast'' (2007) as Renee
* ''Film/BottleShock'' (2008) as Joe
* ''Film/TheAlphabetKiller'' (2008) as Megan Paige
* ''Film/TheCoverup'' (2008) as Monica Wright
* ''Film/OpenGraves'' (2009) as Erica
* ''Film/LockedIn'' (2010) as Renee
* ''Film/HerdMentality'' (2011) as Casey
* ''Film/TheScribbler'' (2014) as Jennifer Silk
* ''Film/DearAlbania'' (2015) as Eliza
* ''Film/JaneWantsABoyfriend'' (2015) as Bianca
* ''Film/{{Eloise}}'' (2017) as Pia Carter
* ''Film/TheSaint'' (2017) as Patricia Holm

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[[folder:Live-Action Series]]

* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' (1998 -- 2003) as Faith Lehane
* ''Series/{{Angel}}'' (2000 -- 2003) as Faith Lehane
* ''Series/TruCalling'' (2003 -- 2005) as Tru Davies
* ''Series/That70sShow'' (2005) as Sarah
* ''Series/UglyBetty'' (2007) as Cameron Ashlock
* ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'' (2009 -- 2010) as Echo / Caroline Farrell
* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' (2010) as Angela Page
* ''Series/RuPaulsDragRace'' (2010) as Herself (Judge)
* ''Series/WhiteCollar'' (2011) as Raquel Laroque
* ''Series/TheGuild'' (2011) AsHerself
* ''WebVideo/TheLeague'' (2011) as Kristen
* ''Series/LeapYear'' (2011 -- 2012) as June Pepper
* ''Series/{{NTSFSDSUV}}'' (2013) as Dash
* ''Series/{{Banshee}}'' (2016) as Veronica Dawson
* ''WebVideo/PrincessRapBattle'' (2016) as Rapunzel
* ''Series/ConMan'' (2016) as Cindy
* ''Series/{{Bull}}'' (2017) as J. P. Nunnelly
* ''Series/TheBlackCompany'' (2019) as The Lady

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[[folder:Voice Acting]]

* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' (2002) as Jordan Hilgren-Bronson
* ''VideoGame/BuffyTheVampireSlayerChaosBleeds'' (2003) as Faith Lehane
* ''VideoGame/Yakuza1'' (2005) as Yumi Sawamura / Mizuki Sawamura
* ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'' (2008) as Shaundi
* ''VideoGame/{{WET}}'' (2009) as Rubi Malone
* ''VideoGame/FightNightChampion'' (2011) as [=Megan McQueen=]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Robotomy}}'' (2011) as Shockzana
* ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'' (2011) as Herself
* ''VideoGame/TorchwoodWebOfLies'' (2011) as Holly Mokri
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanYearOne'' (2011) as Selina Kyle / Comicbook/{{Catwoman}}
* ''WesternAnimation/DCShowcaseCatwoman'' (2011) as Selina Kyle / Comicbook/{{Catwoman}}
* ''WesternAnimation/NoahsArkTheNewBeginning'' (2012) as Zalbeth
* ''WesternAnimation/JayAndSilentBobsSuperGroovyCartoonMovie'' (2013) as Lipstick Lesbian
* ''WesternAnimation/HulkAndTheAgentsOfSMASH'' (2013 -- 2015) as Jennifer Walters / ComicBook/SheHulk; Additional Voices.
* ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'' (2015) as Jennifer Walters / ComicBook/SheHulk

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* AloofDarkHairedGirl: She's a brunette that often plays aloof and cold ActionGirl's.
* BrokenBird: A lot of her characters tend to be emotionally damaged hard-asses.



* GoodBadGirl: Unfortunately TypeCasting, as indicated by her entry in StarDerailingRole.

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* GoodBadGirl: Unfortunately TypeCasting, [[TypeCasting Typecasted]] often as indicated by her entry in StarDerailingRole.one.
* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: Her last name is pronounced



* InconvenientSummons: In her topless scene in ''The Alphabet Killer''.

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* InconvenientSummons: StarMakingRole: Her role as Faith in the ''Franchise/BuffyVerse''.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** She auditioned for the role of ComicBook/MaryJaneWatson in the ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy''.
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In ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious2001'', the role of Mia was written with her topless scene in ''The Alphabet Killer''.
mind, but she turned it down.
** Her name was floated around as one of the members of the ''Film/Ghostbusters2016'' team with her name cropping up in some early credits works.

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