She was an American actress, director, producer. In her Lifetime she performed in over 60 films and 50 television series. Olympia Dukakis has won an Academy Awards & The Golden Globe Awards for her performance in Moonstruck in 1987. It was an American romantic comedy movie directed by the Canadian director Norman Jewison. The movie becomes the 5th highest-grossing movie of 1987 in North America. She is known globally for her acting talent. She has left her family with a million dollars of fortune.
Apart from the Golden Globe Awards, she has numerous nomination in a different category. She has a Golden Globe nomination for the biographical drama Sinatra in the year 1992. She has also Emmy Award nominations for the movie Lucky Day in 1991, television miniseries More Tales of the City in 1998 and the Canadian television series Joan of Arc in the year 1999.
Early Life of Olympia Dukakis
She was born in Lowell city which is in Massachusetts in the United States. She was born on 20th June 1931. Daughter of Alexandra “Alec” & and Constantine “Costa” S. Dukakis, were Greek Americans. A former student of Arlington High School located in Arlington Massachusetts she completed her major in Physical therapy at Boston University. After completed this she also earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in performing arts.
Before her movie career, she began a decades-long stage life working in 1961.
In her movie career, she performed in numerous blockbuster movie such as the American comedy-drama movie Steel Magnolias in 1989. American drama movie Mr Holland’s Opus in 1995 was directed by American director Stephen Robert Herek. In the 1998 comedy movie Mafia directed by the American director James Abrahams. American drama movie The Thing About My Folks in 2005 directed by the American director Raymond De Felitta.
Directed by the Canadian director Norman Jewison the movie Moonstruck in 1987 brings her many prestigious honour for her performance in the movie. She receives The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress & also received the Golden Globe in the same category. With a production budget of $ 15 million (Rs 1,11.14 Cr), it collects worldwide $80.6 million (Rs 5,97.20 Cr) at that time in 1987.
We should not forget that her upcoming movie in 2021 is Not To Forget aims to raise awareness and funds for the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. The movie directed by Valerio Zanoli.
She married American actor Louis Zorich in 1962. They have three children named Christina, Peter and Stefan.
For 10 years she studied with Indian mentor Srimata Gayatri Devi in the school of Hindu philosophy named Vedanta. She is the symbol as a fighter for women’s rights & Same-sex marriage.
An American documentary film about her life and career Olympia released in 2018, The film, directed by Harry Mavromichalis. It was released theatrically in the United States on July 9, 2020.
In 2008 She directed the world premiere production of Todd Logan’s “Botanic Garden” at Victory Gardens Theatre in Illinois which is the state in The midwestern United States.
OSCAR-winning Moonstruck star died on 1st May 2021, at the age of 89 at her home in Manhattan.
Social Media Portfolio
Winner of the world’s most prestigious awards of The Academy Award actress left us with so many true fans all over the world on social media. She has 2821 followers on Twitter & on Instagram, she has 1408 followers as of May 2021.
|Real Name||Olympia Mary Dukakis|
|Birth Place||Lowell Massachusetts, in the United States.|
|Net Worth||$ 6 Million (Rs 44.45 Cr).|
Who is Michael Dukakis?
Cousin of Olympia Dukakis.
For which movie she has won the Oscar ?
For Moonstruck movie in 1988 for Best Supporting actress.