Olympia Dukakis and husband Louis Zorich had three children together. Each has gone on to have careers in the television and film industry, following in their parents’ footsteps. Let’s get to know the late actress’s family better.
On 1 May 2021, Olympia Dukakis passed away at the age of 89. The Oscar-winning actress is known for her role as Cher’s mother in Moonstruck. Dukakis was one of America’s stage veterans, having made her off-broadway debut all the way back in 1960.
Olympia Dukakis: Children
Olympia Dukakis has three children with late TV and broadway actor Louis Zorich. They are Christina, Stefan and Peter Zorich.
Their children were born in New York City, however the family later relocated to Montclair, a New Jersey suburb of New York. This was as raising three children in New York City was too financially straining.
A love of acting and theatre binds the Zorich/Dukakis family. As both parents were actors, it is hardly a surprise that Christina, Stefan and Peter would follow suit. Oftentimes, the family would stage professional productions, as in 2001 when Louis Zorich and his brother-in-law, Apollo Dukakis, jointly directed “The Cherry Orchard” for the Pacific Repertory Theatre. Olympia Dukakis was in the cast, as was daughter Christina.
What do Christina, Stefan and Peter Zorich do for careers?
Christina Zorich, born 28 February 1965, currently works as an actress and producer.
Christina has three production credits on her IMDb profile: Hysterical Historical Hillary (2015), Hillary (2016), and The New Abolitionists (2020). Some of Christina’s notable film credits include Charlie’s War (2003), Run It (2009) and in her own series Hysterical Historical Hillary.
Peter has one credit as a producer listed on his IMDb profile, Night Talk in 2007. It is unconfirmed if Peter still works in the film industry.
Stefan Zorich is the Senior Vice President of Worldwide Delivery at FilmNation Entertainment. This role has seen Stefan work as a crew member on major motion pictures. Some of his listed credits include The Founder (2016), Greyhound (2020) and Promising Young Woman (2020). Peter has also worked on sister Christina’s The New Abolitionists.
Who is Olympia Dukakis’ husband Louis Zorich?
Olympia Dukakis was married to actor Louis Zorich. Louis was born on 12 February 1924 in Chicago, Illinois.
They couple met whilst working on a play and were married in 1962. They remained together from then until Louis’ death on 30 January 2018.
Some of his most notable roles were on NBC’s Made About You, as Paul Reiser’s father, and his role as the grandfather on Brooklyn Bridge.