Olympia Dukakis

Dukakis in 2013, photo by s_bukley/Bigstock.com

Place of Birth: Lowell, Massachusetts, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 20, 1931

Ethnicity: Greek

Olympia Dukakis is an American actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Moonstruck (1987).

Her parents, Alexandra (Christos) and Constantine S. Dukakis, were Greek, her father from Anatolia and her mother from the Peloponnese. Her first cousin is politician Michael Dukakis (their fathers were siblings).

Olympia was married to actor Louis Zorich, until his death, with whom she has three children.

Olympia’s paternal grandfather was Stylianos/Stelianos Dukakis (the son of George Dukakis and Mary). Stylianos was born in Pelopi, Greece.

Olympia’s paternal grandmother was named Olympia Georgiiou/Georgius.

Olympia’s maternal grandparents were named Keryks/Kurkis Christos and Maryo/Mary Bravacou.

Source: Genealogy of Olympia Dukakis (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

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