Who is Lusia Strus?

Born Lusia Rosalia Strus under the sign of Sagittarius on the 13th of December 1969, in Chicago, Illinois USA, of Ukrainian descent, Lusia is an almost 50 year-old Caucasian writer and award-winning actress. She is probably best known to the masses for her significant presence on the TV screen and across other media outlets, owing to the many roles she has portrayed over the years. She has also had other successes over the course of her often lucrative acting career since 1998.

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Early life and education: Growing up in Chicago

Lusia was raised apparently an only child right where she was born, by her father Nicholas Strus and her mother Eugenia Strus, both of unknown professions.

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Regarding her early interests, it doesn’t seem like she chose to divulge much on the topic, but most of the fans believe that she always harbored a penchant for performing arts. As for her education, she attended an unspecified high school in her birthplace, from where she matriculated in 1987. She afterwards enrolled into Illinois State University, graduating in 1991 with a bachelor of science degree in theater.

Career: From theater to television

Following her graduation, Lusia first joined Greg Allen’s Neo-Futurist ensemble. This congregation of artists worked in a way which allows everyone to write their own pieces, direct them, and star in them.

The point of the ensemble is to increase the actors’ interaction with the audience, and bring art closer to the common man. Lusia enjoyed sharing this idea for a while, and so it took her seven years to opt for a big screen casting. She made her TV series debut in 1998, in an episode of “Cupid” entitled “Meat Market”. Her film debut took place the next year, portraying Shella in “Stir of Echoes”. In 2000 she appeared in an episode of “Early Edition”, while in 2011 she gained a lot more exposure, being seen in three films, the most famous of which is “The Secret”. After two more roles in 2002, she took a break from acting until 2004, then starred as Alexa in “50 First Dates” – one of her most significant films.

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2005 marked her video game debut, as she lent her voice to Kizuna Himuro in “Fatal Frame III: The Tormented”. She contributed to another six titles before the end of the decade.

2010 and beyond

“Jack in a Box” is Lusia’s 20th title, in which she played Gloria at the start of 2010, and continued through 2011 and 2012. Besides two more titles in 2011, she was in 2013 seen as Donna in two episodes of “Whatever This Is.” In 2014 she had three more roles, the most famous of which was Maggie Mae Cooper-Welles, one of the three lead characters in the Mary Madden drama entitled “Cotton”. After this, she started appearing in somewhat more famous titles, such as in two episodes of “Wayward Pines” in 2015, and another two in “Search Party” in 2016, plus taking on the role of Estelle in 20 episodes of “Good Behavior”, through 2017.

She appeared in a single episode of “New Amsterdam” in 2018, and as Brenda in “Claws” for seven episodes into 2019. In the latter year, she also featured in “Buffaloed and “The Blacklist”, while she’s cast as Edith Malcolm as well in “The Descendant”, which is in post-production. This marks for a total of 32 acting credits thus far, and surely many more are to come.

Her other life

Lusia actually continued portraying characters in theater while working on television, but there’s unfortunately not enough information about this part of her career to clarify the titles she specifically worked on. A few of them are famous because of Lusia’s achievements, such as her lead role in “Go Away-Go Away”.

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Love life: Who is Lusia’s partner? Is she lesbian?

When it comes to her romantic involvements, Lusia doesn’t seem to be too happy to inform the public about this part of her life, and has kept to herself ever since the start of her career. Besides one exception, there is absolutely no information about Strus’ relationships. At some point in her life, she began dating Michael A. Pastorello, but his origins and professions are unknown to this day, and it’s speculated that the two dated for a few years prior to marrying in a private ceremony away from the media’s attention. They apparently had no children together, and divorced a few years later citing irreconcilable differences.

There doesn’t seem to have been a lot of controversy regarding their marriage, and when it comes to the rumors that Lusia may be lesbian, these have been proven untrue by her one known involvement. For the moment, she is thought to be single. Strus resides supposedly alone at an undisclosed location in the US.

Will Lusia come back to the screen?

There’s lately been talk of “Good Behavior” returning to the screens with its third season, in which Lusia was included. She is mentioned as a great supporting character in an article by screenrant.com. Showing back on the screen in a show like this one would surely make a great contribution to Lusia’s popularity and net worth, but for now it’s uncertain whether the production team is willing to re-invest in the title.

Lusia’s awards

Strus was on a few occasions commended for her artistic efforts, and though she hasn’t thus far won an award for her cinematographic contributions, she does have a trophy of recognition for her work in the theater. In 2002 she received the Joseph Jefferson Award in the Actress in a Principal Role in a Play category, for her performance in “Go Away-Go Away”. In 2004 she was invited to The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards as a nominee for the Stinker Award in the Worst Fake Accent: Female category, for her portrayal in “50 First Dates”. Her latest nomination took place at the Naperville Independent Film Festival, where she was nominated for the NIFF award in the Best Actress category, thanks to the way she played her character in “Cotton”.

What is Lusia Strus’ net worth?

Have you lately considered just how rich Lusia could be, around the latter half of 2019? Some of the most authoritative sources have estimated her net worth to be just over $1.5 million, earned by lending her appearance and acting expertise to 32 titles so far throughout her life. Seeing as Lusia is yet to consider taking a break from the business, the said net worth will definitely grow.

Body measurements

So, what do you think could be the physical specifications of the seasoned actress? Lusia is 5ft 10ins (178cm) tall, weighs approximately 121lbs (55kgs), and her vital statistics are 34-25-34, while her body shape is generally described as slim.

Her dress size is 6, her shoe size is 8.5, and her bra size is 32B,. She has dark blue eyes and bright blond hair, with a generally light complexion and an occasional tan.

Social media presence

How active do you believe Lusia should be on social media? It is recommended for every actress of her caliber and experience to maintain a close relationship with her audience, sharing information about her professional and personal life on a daily basis, thus increasing her worldwide reach and future earnings. Lusia, however, seems not to be interested in keeping up with this celebrity trend, and can thus be found on only one of the three most popular social media networks. Her Instagram has close to 5,000 followers; she doesn’t have Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Author

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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