Peter Palandjian’s wife Eliza Dushku is an accomplished American actress. She is widely recognized for playing the character Faith in the supernatural drama series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1998-2003) and its sequel series Angel (2000-2003).
Speaking of Peter, he is currently the CEO of his father’s founded company Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation. He is a former professional tennis player who made several headlines for marrying Buffy the Vampire Slayer actress Eliza back in 2018. Well, as of now, are the couple still together? Do they share any children?
Know in detail about Peter and his wife’s current marital status. In addition, read the whole biography of Eliza in the below writing.
Who Is Peter Palandjian’s Wife Eliza Dushku?
Eliza Dushku Is an American actress. She started acting accidentally when she was just 12 years old. Actually, it was her elder brother who wanted to pursue an acting career but Eliza would be the one who caught the attention of casting agents at the age of 10.
In her early teenage years, she got to play the lead role of Alice in the 1992 romantic drama movie That Night. In the following years, she did some movies like This Boy’s Life, Tru Lies, Bye Bye Love, and others. But, her breakthrough role came in 1998 after she appeared as Faith in the series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Eliza Dushku’s TV Shows And Movies
Since her acting debut in 1992, she has been part of several acting projects. Till today, she has about 65 acting credits. Some of her most prominent works are listed here;
Eliza’s TV Shows
- Buffy the Vampire Series and its spin-off series, Angel
- Tru Calling
- Herd Mentality and The Saint (TV film)
- Leap Year
- The Big Bang Theory and many others
- Bring It On
- Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
- Wrong Turn
- The New Guy
- On Broad Way
- Jane Wants a Boyfriend and so on
Apart from playing series and movies, she has also been a voice actor. She has lent her voice to the video games like Yakuza, Saint Row 2, Wet, and Fight Night Champion.
Palandjian’s Husband Peter Palandjian Is Also A Producer
As a producer, Dushku has worked in the 2018 film Mapplethrobe, Dear Albania, and the TV series Doll House. Further, she was an associate producer in The Alphabet Killer and consulting producer in 3 episodes of the series Leap Year.
Has Eliza Dushku Quit Acting? What Does She Now?
No, she hasn’t quit acting. It’s just that she is taking a break from the acting world for a while just to prioritize her life’s other aspects. Since 2017, she hasn’t appeared on screen that’s why many of her fans and followers were itching for it. In this regard, when she was asked, she said to People magazine,
“I haven’t quit acting, “I haven’t quit Hollywood, but this is just another aspect of my life that is really, really important and exciting to me.”
Peter’s better half is currently working for a social cause. She is an active activist now.
Peter Palandjian And His Wife Eliza Dushku: Are They Still Married?
Yes, Peter and his beautiful spouse Eliza are still married. The couple exchanged vows on August 18, 2018, in an outdoor courtyard by a fountain at the Boston Public Library. Almost a month after, the Bring It On actress flaunted her wedding pictures on her Instagram captioning their marriage date with two black heart emoji.
The now-married duo announced their engagement in June 2017. Coming up to 2023, it’s been almost half a decade since their nuptial and it’s still going strong without any conflict. As of now, the pair are proud parents of their two little munchkins.
Eliza Was Married In The Past: Who Was Her First Husband?
Prior to their marriage, while Peter was married to his first wife Marie-Louise “Minou” Palandjian, his now spouse Dushku was in a relationship with NBA player Rick Fox.
Peter Palandjian Children With Eliza
Just a year after their marriage, the couple welcomed their first child Philip “Bourne” Duskhu Palandjian. On August 1, 2019, she shared her son’s picture, and captioned it,
Our BABY = #Bourne ✨
Can you feel the love, Philip “Bourne” !? 🦁🥰😝 So 🙏 for all this love ♥️
A day later, the Wrong Turn actress shared the joy of becoming a mother for the first time through her Instagram. Instead of photos, she uploaded a text image in which she revealed her son’s name and honored all her family members.
Further, their youngest son Bodan “Bodie” Duksu Palandjian arrived in August 2021. Sharing several maternity pictures on her Insta page, Eliza made an announcement that her husband and she have become a parent for the second time writing,
Welcoming our beautiful son, “Bodan”, this week has been a journey in & of itself 🌸 Gratitude & joy! These boys give life new horizons. Bourne & Bodie: #Boston brothers.
The two Boston brothers have an age gap of one and a half years.
Eliza Is A Step-mother To Peter’s Children With His Ex-Wife
In addition, she has four step-children Manon Palandjian, Petros Palandjian, Margot Palandjian, and Madelon Palandjian from her hubby’s first marriage.
Peter’s Wife Put An Allegation of Harassment Against Michael Weatherly
Back in 2018, Peter’s spouse Eliza claimed that she was sexually harassed on the set of Bull by her co-star. In her testimony, she said,
“In 2017, I was aggressively pursued by CBS to become a co-lead in a show called ‘Bull.’ I was told that the role would be a six-year commitment to play a smart, strong leading lady — a competent, high-powered lawyer meant to counter balance the existing male lead, and that the role had been written specifically with me in mind. However, in my first week on my new job I found myself the brunt of crude, sexual
She also said that the producer of the show Michael Weatherly called her “legs” and also talked about his sperm at the time. But, encountering Eliza’s claim, Weatherly told to New York Times,
During the course of taping our show, I made some jokes mocking some lines in the script. When Eliza told me that she wasn’t comfortable with my language and attempt at humor, I was mortified to have offended her and immediately apologized,”
Micheal further added,
“After reflecting on this further, I better understand that what I said was both not funny and not appropriate and I am sorry and regret the pain this caused Eliza.”
Not only did Michael offend her but as per her claims, she was previously abused by Buffy creator Joss Whedon and by stunt coordinator Joel Krammer.
Palandjian’s Spouse Eliza Is On Social Media
The Leap Year actress, Eliza is on Instagram with 681k followers. She often shares her personal and professional life moments on her Insta page. Duskhu is also on Facebook with 1.3 million followers.
Further, she has a Twitter account as well that has 1.5 million followers in total.
How Old Is Peter Palandjian’s Wife Eliza Dushku? Her Early Life Details
Eliza is currently 42 years old. She was born ‘Eliza Patricia Duskhu’ on December 30, 1980, in Watertown, Massachusetts, in the United States of America. She is the youngest and the only daughter of her father Philip Richard George Dushku, a school teacher and administrator, and Judy Dushku, a political science professor.
Unfortunately, before her birth, her parents were separated so she was mostly raised as Mormons by her mother alongside her three elder brothers. She completed her schooling at Beaver Country Day School and later attended Watertown High School. Dushku also studied at Lesley University.
Family Ancestry And Ethnicity
An American citizen, Dushku is of Albanian heritage from her father’s side and has Danish, English, Irish, and German ancestry from her mother.
Eliza Dushku Is A Millionaire: What Is Her Husband’s Net Worth?
While Eliza owns a net worth of $20 million as of 2023, her husband Peter is also a millionaire. However, as CEO of a real estate company and a former tennis player, Peter must have earned quite a good amount of money.