Gena Rowlands

1930 - Today

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Virginia Cathryn "Gena" Rowlands (born June 19, 1930) is a retired American actress, whose career in film, stage, and television has spanned seven 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). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gena Rowlands has received more than 3,836,229 page views. Her biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Gena Rowlands is the 416th most popular actor (down from 276th in 2019), the 798th most popular biography from United States (down from 547th in 2019) and the 217th most popular American Actor.

Gena Rowlands is most famous for her roles in the films "A Woman Under the Influence" and "The Killing of a Chinese Bookie."

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Among actors, Gena Rowlands ranks 416 out of 10,030Before her are Curd Jürgens, Tobin Bell, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Marina Vlady, Penélope Cruz, and Robert Wagner. After her are James Earl Jones, Lee Marvin, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Jack Palance, Desmond Llewelyn, and Kevin Kline.

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Among people born in 1930, Gena Rowlands ranks 46Before her are Leon Cooper, Carlos Menem, Gylmar dos Santos Neves, Carlos Kleiber, Armin Mueller-Stahl, and Robert Wagner. After her are Edsger W. Dijkstra, Yves Chauvin, Lorin Maazel, George E. Smith, Adunis, and Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Gena Rowlands ranks 798 out of 15,968Before her are Edward C. Tolman (1886), John Jacob Astor IV (1864), Paul Morphy (1837), Robert Wagner (1930), George Cukor (1899), and Linda Lovelace (1949). After her are James Earl Jones (1931), Lee Marvin (1924), Jack Palance (1919), Kim Kardashian (1980), William Friedkin (1935), and Joseph Campbell (1904).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Gena Rowlands ranks 217Before her are Charlie Sheen (1965), Robert Vaughn (1932), Matthew McConaughey (1969), Raquel Welch (1940), Tobin Bell (1942), and Robert Wagner (1930). After her are James Earl Jones (1931), Lee Marvin (1924), Jack Palance (1919), Kevin Kline (1947), Renée Zellweger (1969), and Mel Ferrer (1917).

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