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Olympia Dukakis        

Academy Award-winning Actress & Social Activist; Best Known for "Moonstruck" and "Tales of The City"

Actress, director, producer, teacher, activist - this is how Olympia Dukakis defines herself. The Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning star of such films as Moonstruck, Steel Magnolias, Picture Perfect and the top rated mini-series Tales of the City, which was reprised in 2019, Olympia Dukakis is a woman of uncommon achievement and dedication. A 40 year veteran of stage and screen, she also founded and served as artistic director of New Jersey's whole theater, and sits on the boards of several influential arts organizations.

Believing deeply in social activism, she is a leading advocate for women's rights and environmental concerns. In an effort to combine these beliefs with her art, Dukakis launched "Voices of Earth," a theater project featuring four actresses who explore the relationship between women and "Mother Earth" from an historical perspective.

Rooted in this social commitment, her lecture presentation looks at life as a journey of growth and possibility, and includes dramatic readings that showcase her remarkable talent. Whether addressing the richness of life after 50, the immigrant experience in America or the thought-provoking relationship between maternal and environmental concerns, her moving performances inspire audiences to reach for new and exciting heights.

Olympia published her best-selling autobiography Ask Me Again Tomorrow: A Life in Progress in 2003, an introspective chronicle full of her trademark candor and wry humor.

Speech Topics


The Richness of Life Over 50

An Evening ( or Afternoon) with Olympia Dukakis

News


Olympia Dukakis Gets Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame | Variety

Blame it on the moon; after Olympia Dukakis won the Oscar as Cher's tough, sardonic mother in the 1987 romantic comedy “Moonstruck,” she became both a  ...

Olympia Dukakis leads lesbian road movie 'Cloudburst' - Movies ...

TORONTO - After working together on the film "3 Needles," Olympia Dukakis said she'd follow Halifax director Thom Fitzgerald anywhere.And so for their third ...

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