Olympia Dukakis
Award-winning actress

OLYMPIA DUKAKIS. Actress, director, producer, teacher, activist, and author of the best-selling Ask Me Again Tomorrow. Academy Award Best Supporting Actress, BAFTA Film Award, Los Angeles Film Critics Award, and Golden Globe Award for Moonstruck. Broadway: Rose (Drama Desk Nominee), Social Security. London: Rose (Royal National Theatre), Credible Witness (Royal Court). Off-Broadway: Singing Forest, The Marriage of Bette and Boo (Obie Award), Curse of the Starving Class, Titus Andronicus, A Man’s a Man (Obie Award), Electra and Peer Gynt at the Public Theatre. She has performed in over 130 productions Off-Broadway and regionally at theatres including A.C.T., Shakespeare in the Park, Shakespeare & Co., and the Williamstown Summer Theatre Festival, where she also served as Associate Director. Founding member and Producing Artistic Director of the Whole Theatre in Montclair, NJ for 19 years; also a founding member of the Actor’s Company and the Charles Playhouse, both in Boston. She taught acting at New York University (graduate school) for fourteen years and teaches master classes for colleges and universities across the country. Film: Cloudburst (most recent), Mr. Holland’s Opus, Steel Magnolias, Dad, Look Who’s Talking I, II & III, Mighty Aphrodite, among many others. Television: Last of the Blond Bombshells (Judi Dench), Tales of the City, More Tales of the City, and Further Tales of the City, among many others. Most recently, she played Prospera in The Tempest in a well-received, sold-out run at Shakespeare & Co.in Lenox, MA.

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