Olympia Dukakis Documentary Airs May 7

Christina Knight | May 2, 2023

Olympia premieres on THIRTEEN on Sunday, May 7 at 7 p.m. See all dates.

Academy Award-winning actress and theater icon Olympia Dukakis (1931-2021) is well known and beloved to viewers across America for her performances on stage and in classic films like Moonstruck and Steel Magnolias. She’s also known to quite a few locals in Montclair, NJ, where she and her husband Louis Zorich raised their three children. The documentary Olympia reveals the actress’ roots and what it took to achieve her success.

In crafting his revealing bio-documentary Olympia, Greek American filmmaker Harry Mavromichalis had unprecedented access to Olympia, her family, and the story of her life. From rebelling against her overbearing Greek mother to starting her own theater company, Mavromichalis, the film reveals the public and private aspects of a woman who faced obstacle after obstacle as she learned how to be comfortable in her own skin and live life with blazing courage.

Featuring interviews with Laura Linney, Whoopi Goldberg, Diane Ladd, Lainie Kazan and Armistead Maupin, Olympia seamlessly blends past and present culminating on the steps of the Dukakis’ humble ancestral home in Lesbos, Greece, where we see Olympia’s life come full circle.

Learn more on the official Olympia documentary film site.

Olympia Dukakis in the documentary, Olympia, airing on THIRTEEN.

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