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Eliza Dushku is the actress who portrayed Faith Lehane on both Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off series, Angel


Dushku came to the attention of casting agents at the age of 10. She was chosen after a five month search for the lead role as Alice in the film, That Night. In 1993, she landed the role of Pearl alongside Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio in This Boy's Life, a role she has later 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 had parts as Paul Reiser's daughter in Bye Bye Love (in which Amber Benson also starred in) and as Cindy Johnson in Race The Sun.

Dusku took time away from acting to complete her junior and senior years of high school. She was accepted into the George Washington University in Washington D.C as well as a place in Suffolk University in Boston, where her mother works as a professor. 

After completing high school, Dushku took the role of Faith on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Though initially planned as a five-episode role, the character became so popular that she stayed for an entire third season and returned for two episodes in season four; a part that played out the remainder of her character arc in the spin-off series, Angel.

In 2000, Dushku starred in cheerleader comedy Bring It On and followed it up with Soul Survivors. In 2001, she appeared in The New Guy with DJ Qualls and City by the Sea with Robert De Niro and James Franco. The same year, Dushku was invited to be a part of Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.

In 2003, Dushku starred in horror film, Wrong Turn as well as indie comedy-drama, The Kiss. She was also cast as the lead in new Fox series, Tru Calling where she played medical student, Tru Davies.

Dushku appeared in an Off-Broadway production entitled Dog Sees God in December 2005 where she played Van's Sister. She appeared in the Simple Plan music video for "I'm Just a Kid" and in the video for "Rockstar" by Nickelback.  

Duskhu has also appeared in a total of five video games. She voiced the role of Yumi Sawamura in the English version of Yakuza for Playstation 2, released in 2006. She also starred as Shaundi, one of the lead characters in Saints Row 2 released on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2008. Dushku leant her voice to the lead character, Rubi Malone in WET. 2013 also saw Dushku announce her reprisal of the role of Shaundi in Saints Row IV. 

In October 2005, Dushku announced filming had begun for Nobel Son alongside Danny DeVito and Bill Pullman. On Broadway was another independent movie shot in her hometown of Boston. She co-starred with Macaulay Culkin in Sex & Breakfast released in 2007. She also starred in the films Open Graves, The Thacker Case and The Alphabet Killer. 

From 2009 to 2010, Dushku worked alongside Whedon to produce the sci-fi thriller series Dollhouse, in which she played the lead role of Echo.

From 2013 to 2015, Dushku voiced the role of She-Hulk in the Disney XD animated series Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.. In 2016, she was cast in a recurring role in the fourth season of the Cinemax TV series Banshee. In 2017, she had a recurring guest role in the last three episodes of the first season of the CBS drama series Bull.

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Dushku guest starred as the Slayer Faith Lehane in twenty episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and six episodes of Angel:


Dushku behind the scenes for Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel.

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