Dushku attended Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill and graduated from Watertown High School.
Dushku came to the attention of casting agents at the age of 10.
Though initially planned as a five-episode role, the character became so popular that she stayed for an entire third season and returned for two episodes in season four; a part that played out the remainder of her character arc in spin-off series, Angel.
Re-dedicated, Faith became a more heroic character in other episodes of Angel as well as returning for the final five episodes of Buffy.
She was chosen after a five month search for the lead role as Alice in the film, That Night.
In 1993, she landed the role of Pearl alongside Robert De Niro and Leonardo Di Caprio in This Boy's Life, a role she has later said opened a lot of doors.
In 2007, Dushku revealed she had lured Buffy creator, Joss Whedon, back to TV and that they had discussed and agreed to create TV show, Dollhouse.
She was accepted into the George Washington University in Washington D.
She is the founder and CEO of Boston Diva Productions and serves on the board of directors of the THARCE-Gulu Organization (The Trauma Healing and Reflection Center in Gulu).
Dushku began dating former Los Angeles Lakers basketball player, Rick Fox in October 2009 and in August 2010, it was confirmed they were living together.
Dushku leant her voice to the lead character, Rubi Malone in WET.
2013 also saw Dushku announce her reprisal of the role of Shaundi in Saints Row IV.