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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 21 May 1959New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameNicholas David Rowland Cassavetes
Height 6' 6" (1.98 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Nick Cassavetes was born in New York City, the son of actress Gena Rowlands and Greek-American actor and film director John Cassavetes. As a child, he appeared in two of his father's films: Husbands (1970) and A Woman Under the Influence (1974). After spending so much of his youth surrounded by the film industry, Cassavetes initially decided he did not want to go into the field. He instead attended Syracuse University on a basketball scholarship. His athletic career was effectively ended by an injury, and he decided to rethink his aspirations, ultimately deciding to attend his parents' alma mater, the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. He has appeared in the films Face/Off, The Wraith, Life, Class of 1999 II: The Substitute, Backstreet Dreams and The Astronaut's Wife, among others. He has directed several films, including John Q, Alpha Dog, She's So Lovely, Unhook the Stars, The Notebook, and My Sister's Keeper. He also adapted the screenplay for Blow and wrote the dialogue for the Justin Timberlake music video "What Goes Around... Comes Around". In 1985, Cassavetes married Isabelle Rafalovich. They had two daughters together, Virginia Sara (born 1986) and Sasha (born 1988), before divorcing. He then married Heather "Queenie" Wahlquist, who has appeared in several of his films, including a small role in The Notebook as Sara, a secondary character and best friend to the female lead Allie Hamilton, portrayed by Rachel McAdams. The movie is effectively a family project, as Cassavetes's own mother, Gena Rowlands, appears as the older, married Allie Calhoun.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Movie Guy

Spouse (1)

Isabelle Rafalovich (8 September 1985 - ?) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (10)

Son of actors John Cassavetes and Gena Rowlands.
Older brother of actors Xan Cassavetes and Zoe R. Cassavetes.
Ex son-in-law of Linda Massad.
Was in negotiations to write a screenplay for a remake of his father's film, The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976) for New Line Cinema with Brett Ratner set to direct in 1998. The project never got made because Ratner made The Family Man (2000) instead.
He is nearly a foot taller than his father John Cassavetes. He gets his height from his mother's (Gena Rowlands) side of the family.
Is a gifted speed-reader.
Nephew of David Rowlands.
Considers The Notebook (2004) his worst film.

Personal Quotes (1)

We watch violent images on TV, we revere violence, but we're not raised violently.

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