Olympia Dukakis biography
Actress. Born June 20, 1931 in Lowell, Massachusetts. The daughter of Greek immigrants, Dukakis earned two degrees from Boston University and worked as a physical therapist while pursuing a stage career. Notable films include Steel Magnolias, Mr. Holland's Opus and Mighty Aphrodite.
Known for her deadpan humor and motherly charm, Dukakis won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance as Cher's mother Rose Castorini in Moonstruck in 1987. She was also nominated for an Emmy for her performance as Anna Madrigal in the public television miniseries Tales of the City.
Her bestselling autobiography Ask Me Again Tomorrow: A Life in Progress was published in 2003.