I AM THEATRE: Olympia Dukakis
New York: THE MILK TRAIN DOESN'T STOP HERE ANYMORE, THE SINGING FOREST, ROSE (Outer Critics Circle Award), SOCIAL SECURITY directed by Mike Nichols, WHO'S WHO IN HELL, THE ASPERN PAPERS, NIGHT OF THE IGUANA, Christopher Durang's THE MARRIAGE OF BETTE AND BOO (Obie Award), Sam Shepard's CURSE OF THE STARVING CLASS, PEER GYNT, TITUS ANDRONICUS, ELECTRA, Vaclav Havel's THE MEMORANDUM, and Brecht's A MAN'S A MAN (Obie Award). Regional theatre: over 150 productions including founding member and Producing Artistic Director of the Whole Theatre in Montclair, NJ for 19 years, where she directed and appeared in many productions including THE ROSE TATTOO, HAPPY DAYS, LONG DAYS JOURNEY, and MOTHER COURAGE ; A.C.T.Timberlake Wertenbaker's ELEKTRA, HECUBA, FOR THE PLEASURE OF SEEING HER AGAIN, Gorky's A MOTHER, VIGIL, and ELEKTRA; Trinity Rep's THE GLASS MENAGERIE and THE HOPE ZONE; and Williamstown Theatre Festival for 13 seasons where she also served as Associate Director, most recently HECUBA and THE MILK TRAIN DOESN'T STOP HERE ANYMORE (Hartford Stage directed by Michael Wilson). London: ROSE (world premiere at the Royal National Theatre). Films: "Moonstruck" (Academy Award, Best Supporting Actress; NY Film Critics, L.A. Film Critics and Golden Globe awards); "Mr. Holland's Opus", "Steel Magnolias" directed by Herbert Ross; "Dad" co-starring Jack Lemmon; and most recently "Away From Her" with Julie Christie, "Three Needles", and "The Intended". Television: the three mini-series based on Armistead Maupin's novels, "Tales of the City," "More Tales of the City," and "Further Tales of the City" (Emmy, Screen Actors Guild and BAFTA nominations); "Young at Heart" co-starring Frank Sinatra and Louis Zorich (Emmy nomination); " "The Last Act Is Solo" (ACE Award); the mini-series "Sinatra," as Frank Sinatra's mother (Emmy nomination); and for British TV "A Life for a Life" (BAFTA nomination). She is married to actor Louis Zorich, and they have three children, Christina, Peter and Stefan and four grandchildren.