Olympia DukakisOlympia Dunkakis
(born June 20
) is an actress
. The daughter of Greek immigrants to the United States, she has starred in many American
movies, including Steel Magnolias
(for which she won an Academy Award for best supporting actress). Her theater film and television work has also led her to win Obie awards, a Los Angeles Critics Award, and a Golden Globe
She is a cousin to Michael Dukakis, the former governor of Massachusetts who was the 1988 candidate for U.S. president from the Democratic Party.