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Appeared on Televison Shows, Movies and on Broadway; She is also a Motivational speaker on many topics ranging from Women's Issues to how she maintain her successful career.
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Detailed Biography of Olympia Dukakis
Throughout her lengthy career, Olympia Dukakis has demonstrated remarkable talent and versatility while appearing in every entertainment medium, from television to movies to the stages of Broadway. Olympia Dukakis appearances have even taken place behind the scenes as a director of plays. She has repeatedly been recognized in her field with awards including the Academy Award, the BAFTA and the Golden Globe as well as numerous nominations for other awards.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, it probably comes as no surprise that Olympia Dukakis’ parents are Greek immigrants due to her unique name. Her brother is named Apollo. Her cousin, Michael Dukakis, ran for president in 1988 as the Democratic nominee but was defeated by President George H.W. Bush. Olympia Dukakis appearances in college took place at Boston University, and from there, she would go on to launch her successful acting career.
Among the most famous films to contain Olympic Dukakis appearances are “Steel Magnolias,” “Mr. Holland’s Opus,” “The Thing About My Folks,” “In the Land of Women,” “Away From Her” and, of course, “Moonstruck.” For her role alongside Cher, Nicolas Cage and Danny Aiello as the matriarch of the Italian clan in “Moonstruck,” Olympic Dukakis appearances earned her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress as well as a Golden Globe award and a BAFTA.
As one of the longest working actresses around today, an Olympia Dukakis motivational speaking engagement would surely include tidbits from how she has been able to maintain such a successful and well respected career for so long as well as what it has been like to find success as a woman in a male dominated field that typically does not offer many opportunities for the aging actress. To hear these inspirational stories during an Olympia Dukakis keynote address, contact GovivaSpeakers.com, and we will put our experts to work for you as a booking agent for an Olympia Dukakis speaker appearance.