Gena Rowlands

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Date of Birth June 19, 1930
Place of Birth Madison, Wisconsin
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Gena Rowlands

Virginia Cathryn "Gena" Rowlands is an American actress, whose career in film, stage, and television has spanned over six decades. A four-time Emmy and two-time Golden Globe winner, she is known for her collaborations with her late actor-director husband John Cassavetes in ten films, including A Woman Under the Influence and Gloria, which earned her nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress. She also won the Silver Bear for Best Actress for Opening Night. She is also known for her performances in Woody Allen's Another Woman, and her son, Nick Cassavettes' film, The Notebook. In November 2015, Rowlands received an Honorary Academy Award in recognition of her unique screen performances.

Born: Virginia Cathryn Rowlands, June 19, 1930, Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.
Alma mater: American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Occupation: Actress
Years active: 1952–present
Children: Nick Cassavetes, Alexandra Cassavetes, Zoe Cassavetes
Parent(s): Edwin Myrwyn Rowlands, Lady Rowlands
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About Gena Rowlands

Actress who was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actress for her leading roles in the 1974 film A Woman Under the Influence and the 1980 film Gloria. She played Allie Calhoun in the romantic drama The Notebook.

Before Fame

She studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City.

Achievement

Her role as the title character in The Betty Ford Story in 1987 earned her a Primetime Emmy and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Miniseries.

Family Life

She was married to director John Cassavetes from 1954 to 1989 and the couple had three children together.

Associations

She starred with Peter Falk in A Woman Under the Influence.

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  • Best Miniseries or Television Movie Actress Golden Globe winners
  • Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie Primetime Emmy Award winners
  • Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie Primetime Emmy Award winners
  • Best Drama Actress Golden Globe (film) winners
  • Actresses from Wisconsin
  • Silver Bear for Best Actress winners
  • Actresses from Washington, D.C.
  • Academy Honorary Award recipients
  • American Academy of Dramatic Arts alumni
  • Daytime Emmy Award winners
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