Eliza Dushku celebrates engagement to Boston developer

Eliza Dushku

Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe

Eliza Dushku

Actress Eliza Dushku is engaged. The Watertown native took to social media to announce her engagement to Peter Palandjian, a former professional tennis player and current CEO of Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation, a company founded in Boston by his late father Petros Palandjian. It’ll be the first marriage for the 36-year-old Dushku, who’s best known for her roles on the TV shows “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Dollhouse.” Palandjian, 53, was previously married and has four children.

Dushku announced the engagement with a post on Instagram and Twitter. In the photo, Dushku is holding hands with Palandjian and appears to be reacting with delight to his wedding proposal. The caption reads: “#Ayo..! “YES!!” Absolutely, my love. #BostonBorn #BostonBred #BostonSoonToBeWed.”


It’s not clear when Dushku and Palandjian will tie the knot. The actress has a full plate at the moment. In addition to her recurring role on the CBS series, “Bull,” Dushku is developing a TV project based Glen Cook’s series of fantasy novels, “The Black Company.” (In the series, which follows an elite mercenary unit over a period of four decades, Dushku will play the dark sorceress known as The Lady.) Also, she recently had to cancel an appearance at Denver Comic Con because the wheels are finally turning on a long-gestating movie she is producing about famed photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. (Last we heard, Ondi Timoner was on board as writer/director and Matt Smith of “Doctor Who” and Zosia Mamet of “Girls” were set to play Mapplethorpe and punk icon Patti Smith respectively.)

#Ayo..! "YES!!" Absolutely, my love. #BostonBorn #BostonBred #BostonSoonToBeWed

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