Gena Rowlands

Actor · Writer
IVA Star Rating : 80
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 (1974) and Gloria (1980),... read more

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 (1974) and Gloria (1980), which earned her nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress. She also won the Silver Bear for Best Actress for Opening Night (1977). In November 2015, Rowlands received an Honorary Academy Award in recognition of her unique screen performances.

Birth Name

Virginia Cathryn Rowlands

Born

Thursday, 19 June 1930

Actress Filmography

Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age Self 2021
The Movies Minnie / Myrtle Gordon / Mabel Longhetti 2019
Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks Lily Harrison 2014
Academy Originals: What Movies Mean to Me Self 2014
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films Sarah Lawson 2014
Yellow Mimi 2014
Parts Per Billion Esther 2014
And the Oscar Goes to... Self 2014
Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (archive footage) 2012
Olive Tess M Powell 2011
(see additional filmography)

Actress Filmography

Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age Self 2021
The Movies Minnie / Myrtle Gordon / Mabel Longhetti 2019
Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks Lily Harrison 2014
Academy Originals: What Movies Mean to Me Self 2014
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films Sarah Lawson 2014
Yellow Mimi 2014
Parts Per Billion Esther 2014
And the Oscar Goes to... Self 2014
Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (archive footage) 2012
Olive Tess M Powell 2011
Faces (archive footage) 2011
Persepolis Marjane's grandmother 2007
What If God Were the Sun? Melissa Eisenbloom 2007
Broken English Vivien Wilder-Mann 2007
Edge of Outside Self 2006
Paris, je t'aime Gena (segment "Quartier Latin") / Gena (Quartier Latin) 2006
The Skeleton Key Violet Devereaux 2005
Numb3rs Erika Hellman 2005
The Notebook Allie Calhoun 2004
Taking Lives Mrs. Asher / Mrs. Rebecca Asher 2004
NCIS Joann Fielding 2003
The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie Mrs.Ritchie / Mrs. Evelyn Ritchie 2003
Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There Self 2003
Hysterical Blindness Virginia Miller 2002
Charms for the Easy Life Charlie Kate Birch / Charlie Kate 2002
Monk Marge Johnson 2002
Wild Iris Minnie Brinn 2001
Ljuset håller mig sällskap Herself - Interviewee / Self - Interviewee 2000
The Color of Love: Jacey's Story Georgia Porter 2000
A Constant Forge Self 2000
The Weekend Laura Ponti 1999
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars: America's Greatest Screen Legends Self 1999
Playing by Heart Hannah 1998
Grace & Glorie Grace Stiles 1998
The Mighty Gram 1998
Hope Floats Ramona Calvert 1998
Paulie Ivy 1998
Best Friends for Life Mrs. Harriet Cahill 1998
She's So Lovely Miss Green 1997
Unhook the Stars Mildred / Mildred 'Millie' Hawks 1996
John Cassavetes: To Risk Everything to Express It All Self / Himself 1996
The Neon Bible Mae Morgan 1995
Something to Talk About Georgia King 1995
Cartelera Herself (archive footage) 1994
Parallel Lives Francie Pomerantz 1994
Anything for John Self 1993
The 65th Annual Academy Awards Self 1993
Silent Cries Peggy Sutherland 1993
Rock Hudson's Home Movies Els Drager 1992
Crazy in Love Honora Swift 1992
Face of a Stranger Pat Foster 1991
Night on Earth Victoria Snelling / Victoria Snelling (segment "Los Angeles") 1991
Ted & Venus Mrs. Turner 1991
Once Around Marilyn Bella 1991
Montana Bess Guthrie 1990
Another Woman Marion 1988
Biography Self, Ramona Calvert 1987
The Betty Ford Story Betty Ford 1987
Light of Day Jeanette Rasnick / Janette Rasnick 1987
An Early Frost Katherine Pierson 1985
I'm Almost Not Crazy: John Cassavetes - the Man and His Work Self 1984
Love Streams Sarah Lawson 1984
Thursday's Child Victoria Alden 1983
Faerie Tale Theatre Witch 1982
Tempest Antonia / Antonia Dimitrius 1982
The 53rd Annual Academy Awards Self - Nominee 1981
Gloria Gloria Swenson 1980
Strangers: The Story of a Mother and Daughter Abigail Mason 1979
The Brink's Job Mary Pino 1978
A Question of Love Linda Ray Guettner 1978
Opening Night Myrtle Gordon 1977
Two-Minute Warning Janet 1976
A Woman Under the Influence Mabel Longhetti 1974
Circle of Fear Kate Lucas 1972
Minnie and Moskowitz Minnie Moore / Minnie 1971
Columbo Elizabeth Van Wick 1971
Husbands Party Guest 1970
The David Frost Show Self - Guest 1969
Medical Center Frances Delaney, Karen Coberly 1969
Machine Gun McCain Rosemary Scott 1969
Marcus Welby, M.D. Lorraine Denby 1969
Faces Jeannie Rapp 1968
The Dick Cavett Show Self - Guest 1968
Tony Rome Rita Kosterman 1967
Garrison's Gorillas Duchess 1967
The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. Baroness Ingrid Blangstead 1966
The Road West Karen Collier 1966
The Long, Hot Summer Karen Roberts 1965
Run for Your Life Charlotte Hyde 1965
Peyton Place Adrienne Van Leyden 1964
Kraft Suspense Theatre Janet Cord, Lois Baxter 1963
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre June 1963
Burke's Law Mitzi Carlisle, Paullette Shane 1963
Breaking Point Shelley Osborne Peters 1963
A Child Is Waiting Sophie Widdicombe / Sophie Widdicombe Benham 1963
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Herself - Guest 1962
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Diana Justin, Helen Martin, Louise Henderson 1962
The Virginian Savannah 1962
The Lloyd Bridges Show Leslie Kaufman 1962
The Spiral Road Els 1962
Lonely Are the Brave Jerry Bondi 1962
The Mike Douglas Show Herself - Actress 1961
Target: The Corruptors! Marian Praisewater 1961
Dr. Kildare Helen Scott 1961
The Dick Powell Theatre Mrs. Canfield 1961
87th Precinct Teddy Carella 1961
Shadows Woman in Nightclub Audience 1960
The Islanders Pepper Mint 1960
Here's Hollywood Self 1960
The Tab Hunter Show Barbara / Penelope 1960
Adventures in Paradise Dr. Abigail Brent 1959
Laramie Laurel DeWalt 1959
Riverboat Rose Traynor 1959
Bonanza Ragan Miller 1959
Johnny Staccato Nina Van Ness 1959
Markham Rita Evans 1959
77 Sunset Strip Barbara Adams 1958
The High Cost of Loving Ginny Fry 1958
Alfred Hitchcock Presents Lucille Jones 1955
The United States Steel Hour Lily 1953
Ponds Theater Janet 1953
Person to Person Self 1953
General Electric Theater Dorothy Dickenson 1953
Goodyear Playhouse Betty, Eve 1951
Armstrong Circle Theatre Lugene 1950
Robert Montgomery Presents Myrtle Wilson 1950
Studio One Betty 1948
The Ed Sullivan Show Self - live scenes from 'Middle of the Night', Self 1948
2009 Emmy Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
2007 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie Nominated
2003 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
2003 Emmy Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie Won
2002 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie Nominated
2000 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie Nominated
1993 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
1992 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special Won
1988 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Won
1987 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special Won
1986 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
1986 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special Nominated
1984 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
1981 Oscar Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
1981 Golden Globe Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
1978 Golden Globe Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
1975 Oscar Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
1975 Golden Globe Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama Won
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