Eliza Dushku was born in Watertown, Massachusetts, the daughter of Philip R. Dushku, an administrator and instructor in the Boston Public Schools, and Judith "Judy" (née Rasmussen), a political science professor. Eliza Dushku's father is Albanian and her mother is of Danish and English descent. She attended Beaver Country Day Faculty in Chestnut Hill, and graduated from Watertown Excessive School. Eliza Dushku was raised in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the faith of her mom, though she isn't practicing. Eliza Dushku has three older brothers: Aaron, Benjamin (Ben), and Nathaniel (Nate). Her mother and father divorced when she was an infant.