Actor Nate Dushku

Nathaniel Mark Dushku (/ˈdʊʃkuː/; born June 8, 1977) is an American director, producer and actor. He is the youngest of the three elder brothers of actress Eliza Dushku.

Early life

Dushku was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the third son of Philip R. Dushku, an administrator and teacher in the Boston Public Schools, and Judith “Judy” Dushku (née Rasmussen), a political science professor at Suffolk University in Boston. Dushku’s father was Boston-born, of Albanian heritage, with his parents coming from the city of Korçë, and his mother, from Idaho, is of Danish, English, Irish and German descent. His parents were divorced in 1980.

Dushku’s mother is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), and the children – Nathaniel, two older brothers, Aaron and Benjamin, and one younger sister, Eliza, who started professional acting at age 10,– were raised as Mormons, although Nate, Aaron and their sister, at least, later parted from the LDS Church.

Dushku is openly gay and married to restaurateur turned scriptwriter and film producer Amnon (Ami) Meyer Lourie, from New York.



Dushku began his acting career with the teen / student drama Undressed and the J. J. Abrams college drama Felicity.

Production and direction

Dushku and his sister produced a film, Dear Albania, about a visit to their father’s ancestral home in Albania.

Nate and Eliza Dushku also worked on the feature film Mapplethorpe for over 12 years, eventually producing it with writer/director Ondi Timoner. Starring Matt Smith, it premiered and won an Audience Award at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2018.


Year Title Role Notes
2000 Undressed Milo 3 episodes (as Nathaniel Dushku)
2000 Felicity Reims 2 episodes
2001 Antitrust Brian Bissel
2001 Wolf Girl Whiffer TV Movie
2001 Geri Body Yoga Video
2002 Fun with Benny Bennie Short
2002 Vampire Clan Tony
2002 Reality Check Gar
2003 My Dinner with Jimi George Harrison
2003 Angel Armed Robber (uncredited) Episode: “Orpheus”
2003 Learning Curves Phil
2003 Joan of Arcadia Clay Fisher Episode: “Just Say No”
2003, 2005 Tru Calling Marty / Marty the Party Monster (uncredited) 2 episodes
2005 The Zodiac Scott Washington
2006 Kiss Me Again Student #2
2006 The Last Supper Quoting Phillip
2008 The Alphabet Killer Tim
2009 Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet Alex
2010 Dollhouse Clive Ambrose Episode: “Epitaph Two: Return”
2012 Art = (Love)2 Dean D’Agostino
2015 Dear Albania Director with his sister
2015 Confessions of a Bartender Customer 2 episodes
2016 Stalled Aaron Day

External Links

Actor Nate Dushku – Wikipedia

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