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The Cassavetes Clan
John Cassavetes
John Cassavetes
John Cassavetes and Gena Rowlands
John Cassavetes and Gena Rowlands
Gena Rowlands in The Notebook
Gena Rowlands in The Notebook
John Cassavetes was a highly successful and highly respected actor, screenwriter, and director who many consider the pioneer of independent film. His mother, actress Katherine Cassavetes, appeared in several of John's films. With his wife, actress Gena Rowlands, the couple have three children. Son Nick Cassavetes is an actor (Face/Off, Life) and current director, whose credits include 2002's John Q and 2004's The Notebook, which starred his mother. Daughter Zoe Cassavetes is a writer and director, whose credits include the 2007 film Broken English, which also featured her mother. In addition, Zoe appeared onscreen as an infant in her parents' film Minnie and Moskowitz in 1971. Their daughter Alexandra Cassavetes is also an actress, writer, and director. Rowlands and her late husband worked together in 10 of his projects, including 1974's A Woman Under the Influence, 1977's Opening Night, 1980's Gloria, and 1984's Love Streams.

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