Gena Rowlands Overview:

Actress, Gena Rowlands, was born Virginia Cathryn Rowlands on Jun 19, 1930 in Madison, WI. As of December 2022, Gena Rowlands was 92 years old.



Although Rowlands was nominated for two Oscars, she never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1974Best ActressA Woman under the Influence (1974)Mabel LonghettiNominated
1980Best ActressGloriaGloria SwensonNominated

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and John Cassavetes: Each Other’s Muse…

By Christy Putnam on Jan 23, 2016 From Christy Putnam

As I was unsure of what “symbiotic” meant in the context of actors and directors, I began to travel to the land of the “lexicons,” a green, fertile place found only in the imagination. Sometimes there’s a pot of gold, and sometimes there is a cold, hard fact that canno... Read full article

Warner Archive: Makes Her Debut in The High Cost of Loving (1958)

By KC on Jul 23, 2015 From Classic Movies

Co-starring with Jose Ferrer, in one of seven films the actor would direct, Gene Rowlands makes a solid screen debut in The High Cost of Loving (1958). This low-key comedy can sometimes be a bit too leisurely, and occasionally loses momentum, but the maneuverings and intrigue in its office settings ... Read full article

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Gena Rowlands Quotes:

Jerry Bondi: I was expecting you, Jack. Isn't that odd? I heard a horse and I knew it was your horse.

Jeannie Rapp: You're a son-of-a-bitch, do you know that?
Richard Forst: Why am I a son-of-a-bitch?
Jeannie Rapp: Because you get to me.

Rosemary Scott: It's a lot of work, ya know, just staying alive.

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Gena Rowlands Facts
Sister of David Rowlands.

Has suppressed the first version of her husband's (John Cassavetes) film Shadows (1959) and will neither allow it to be shown, nor acknowledge its existence.

Favorite actress of Maggie Gyllenhaal.

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