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Who Played FBI Special Agent Angela Page On The Big Bang Theory?

FBI Special Agent Angela Page appears on "The Big Bang Theory" Season 4, Episode 7, "The Apology Insufficiency," when Howard (Simon Helberg) has to get a security clearance in order to join a US government team working on a laser-equipped surveillance satellite. Although Leonard (Johnny Galecki) hits on her and Raj (Kunal Nayyar) needlessly panics over being deported, Special Agent Page actually takes the antics of the nerdy scientist friends in stride.

However, in a callback to Season 2, Episode 8, "The Lizard-Spock Expansion," Sheldon (Jim Parsons) accidentally reveals that Howard once crashed the Mars rover while attempting to impress a woman, Stephanie (Sara Rue), leaving Special Agent Page no choice but to revoke Howard's clearance, costing him the chance to be part of the project.

While the character is played as straitlaced, her casting on the sitcom is an in-joke about the role that made the actor famous. Here's more about the nerd icon who played FBI Special Agent Angela Page on "The Big Bang Theory."

Eliza Dushku has been in hit films and was on Buffy the Vampire Slayer

While Eliza Dushku played Harry Tasker's (Arnold Schwartzenegger) teen daughter in 1994's "True Lies," it was her morally ambiguous Slayer, Faith, on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" in the late '90s to early '00s that helped make her famous. In a Q&A at Super Megafest 2013, Dushku revealed that she wasn't even meant to appear for more than a few episodes, but audience reaction led to her staying on the show through the end of Season 3 (via Emertainment Monthly).

In between being brought back for a handful of episodes in Seasons 4 and 7, Dushku stayed busy with films like "Bring It On" and "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back." She also led a couple of her own series, including "Tru Calling" and "Dollhouse," although the network, Fox, canceled both shows after 27 episodes each.

Dushku continued to appear in movies and on TV shows, including voicing She-Hulk on Disney XD's "Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.," up until 2017, when she was meant to be a regular on CBS's "Bull" but was fired three episodes in after accusing star Michael Weatherly of sexual harassment (via The New York Times). Dushku has now stepped back from acting in favor of studying for a degree in holistic psychology and producing the 2018 biopic "Mapplethorpe" (via Boston Magazine).

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