Olympia Dukakis

Olympia Dukakis


  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 20-06-1931
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of Birth: Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
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  • Popularity: 6.63
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Olympia Dukakis (June 20, 1931 – May 1, 2021) was an American actress. She performed in more than 130 stage productions, more than 60 films and in 50 television series. Best known as a screen actress, she started her career in theater. Not long after her arrival in New York City, she won an Obie Award for Best Actress in 1963 for her off-Broadway performance in Bertolt Brecht's Man Equals Man. She later moved to film acting and won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe, among other accolades, for her performance in Moonstruck (1987). She received another Golden Globe nomination for Sinatra (1992) and Emmy Award nominations for Lucky Day (1991), More Tales of the City (1998) and Joan of Arc (1999). Dukakis's autobiography, Ask Me Again Tomorrow: A Life in Progress, was published in 2003. In 2018, a feature-length documentary about her life, titled Olympia, was released theatrically in the United States. Description above from the Wikipedia article Olympia Dukakis, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.




Year Movie Character
2005 The Great New Wonderful as Judy Hillerman
2005 Whiskey School as Ellen Haywood
2006 Day On Fire as Dr. Mary Wade
2011 Cloudburst as Stella
1992 Over the Hill as Alma Harris
2015 Emily & Tim as Emily (Segment 6)
1996 Never Too Late as Rose
2013 Montana Amazon as Ira
2003 The Event as Lila Shapiro
1993 The Cemetery Club as Doris Silverman
1963 Twice a Man as Young Mother
1990 In the Spirit as Sue
2013 The Christmas Spirit as Gwen Hollander
1997 A Match Made in Heaven as Helen Rosner
1991 Fire in the Dark as Emily Miller
2015 7 Chinese Brothers as Grandma
2001 Ladies and The Champ as Sara Stevens
1999 Crimes of Honour
2015 Irene & Marie as Marie
2003 Charlie's War as Charlie
2018 Olympia as Herself
1995 Young at Heart
2020 The New Greek Americans as Narrator
2020 The New Abolitionists as Self
1998 Scattering Dad as Dotty
2012 Joe Papp in Five Acts
2005 The Thing About My Folks as Muriel Kleinman
1993 Digger as Bea
1998 Better Living as Nora
1991 Lucky Day as Katherine Campbell
1999 Crimes of Honour as Narrator
2002 The Intended as Erina
2017 The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin as Herself
1995 Mother as Mrs. Jay
1974 Nicky's World as Irene Kaminios
2015 Beneath the Olive Tree
2007 Away from Her as Marian
1987 Moonstruck as Rose Castorini
1995 Mr. Holland's Opus as Principal Jacobs
2006 Jesus, Mary and Joey as Sophia Vitello
1997 Picture Perfect as Rita
1989 Look Who's Talking as Rosie
2013 The Last Keepers as Rosmarie Carver
1974 The Rehearsal
1989 Steel Magnolias as Clairee Belcher
1989 Dad as Bette Tremont
1993 Look Who's Talking Now! as Rosie
2007 In the Land of Women as Phyllis
2006 The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines as Margie Carsen
2005 3 Needles as Hilde
1998 Jane Austen's Mafia! as Sophia
2014 Big Driver as Doreen
2009 I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale as Herself
2018 Change in the Air as Margaret Lemke
2000 Borough of Kings as Helen Manners
2002 Guilty Hearts as Amanda Patterson
1985 Flanagan as Mary
1971 Made For Each Other as Gig's Mother
2001 My Beautiful Son as Esther Lipman
2000 The Last of the Blonde Bombshells as Dinah
1994 I Love Trouble as Jeannie
1995 Mighty Aphrodite as Jocasta
1980 The Idolmaker as Mrs. Vacarri
1995 Dead Badge as Dr. Doris Rice
1975 The Seagull as Pauline
2021 Not to Forget as Judge
2004 The Librarian: Quest for the Spear as Margie Carsen
2014 A Little Game as Yaya
1996 Jerusalem as Mother (Mrs. Gordon)
1990 Look Who's Talking Too as Rosie
1973 Sisters as Louise Wilanski
1998 The Pentagon Wars as Madam Chairwoman, Armed Services Committee
1988 Working Girl as Personnel Director
1969 John and Mary as John's Mother
1995 Jeffrey as Mrs. Marcangelo
1979 Rich Kids as Lawyer
1974 Death Wish as Cop at the Precinct
2016 The Infiltrator as Aunt Vicky
1964 Lilith as Patient (uncredited)
1996 Milk & Money as Goneril Plogg
2016 Starring Austin Pendleton
1979 The Wanderers as Joey's Mom
2006 Moonstruck: At the Heart of an Italian Family as Self
1969 Stiletto as Mrs. Amato (uncredited)
2011 Birds of a Feather as Olympia
1982 National Lampoon's Movie Madness as Helena Naxos ("Success Wanters")
1994 Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult as Olympia Dukakis (uncredited)
2020 The New Abolitionists

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