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Gena Rowlands

Rowlands in 1967
Born Virginia Cathryn Rowlands
(1930-06-19) June 19, 1930 (age 86)
Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.
Alma mater American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Occupation Actress
Years active 1954–present
Spouse(s) John Cassavetes (1954–1989; his death)
Robert Forrest (2012–present)
Children Nick Cassavetes
Alexandra Cassavetes
Zoe Cassavetes
Parent(s) Edwin Myrwyn Rowlands
Lady Rowlands

I always do make a back story for myself, but I'm not sure how necessary it is. I just like to.
Gena Rowlands
But you base everything on people you know.
People in independent film have a passion; they're not in it for the money.
Gena Rowlands
The thing about acting is you don't want to let on how enjoyable it is or then everybody would want to become an actress. But it really is. It's a pleasure to go and exchange your identity.
Gena Rowlands
I like subtitles. Sometimes I wish all movies had subtitles.
After you play a part, you think of it as your own.
I can never have a poker face. Anybody looking at me can tell exactly what I'm thinking.
Gena Rowlands
I love independent filmmaking. I don't agree with a lot of it, but that's the point.
Gena Rowlands