"The Wisconsin-born blond-haired, blue-eyed actress studied theater in Washington, D.C., and New York before nabbing the role of Edward G.Robinson's co-star in the Broadway play Middle of the Night at 25.
Within two years, she headed for Hollywood with her husband, the director and "father of independent film" John Cassavetes. Their relationship produced ten movies, two Oscar nominations for her (for A Woman Under the Influence and Gloria), and a trio for him, as well as three children.
This summer, Rowlands stars in Broken English, her daughter Zoe Cassavetes' first feature-length film and
a Sundance Grand Jury Prize contender...."
Above, Gena Rowlans reads a script.