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Olympia Dukakis
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Louis Zorich (1962 - present); 1 daughter
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Sister of Apollo Dukakis

Daughter, with Zorich, Christina

Cousin of 1988 Democratic US presidential candidate Michael Dukakis.

Biography from Leonard Maltin's Movie Encyclopedia:

Like her famous cousin, presidential candidate Michael, this Dukakis made a lot of noise in 1988, but has only been heard from sporadically since. The daughter of Greek immigrant parents, and a former physical therapist, Dukakis began her theatrical career in summer stock after taking adulteducation acting classes at Boston University. She first appeared on stage as a sexagenarian; her next role was that of a 100-year-old woman. The movies beckoned in 1964, and she debuted on film in Lilith She alternated film and stage work throughout the 1960s and 1970s, appearing without much notice in Twice a Man (1964), John and Mary (1969, as Dustin Hoffman's mother), Made for Each Other (1971), Death Wish (1974), The Wanderers (1979), and others. By 1988, already typed in parts calling for older, ethnic women, Dukakis had earned two Obies for off-Broadway performances and won an Academy Award for her vivid portrayal of Cher's Italian mother in Moonstruck (1987). The feisty, outspoken actress subsequently costarred in Working Girl (1988), Steel Magnolias, Dad (both 1989), Look Who's Talking (also 1989, and its 1990 sequel), and In the Spirit (1990), to name a few. Dukakis teaches drama at New York University and runs a small theater company in New Jersey with her husband, actor Louis Zorich. Recent credits include Over the Hill (1992), "Sinatra" (the 1992 miniseries in which she played Frankie's mother), The Cemetery Club and Look Who's Talking Now (both 1993).

Olympia Dukakis stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Own On? Rating
National Lampoon Goes to the Movies 1981 On HBO *
Moonstruck 1987 With Jessica Digital ****
Working Girl 1988 With Jessica Digital ****
Dad 1989 With Jessica 1/2 *
Look Who’s Talking 1989 **
I Love Trouble 1994 Showcase North Haven **
The Librarian: Quest for the Spear 2004 Suzy Digital ***
The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines 2006 Suzy Digital **