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Ivana Milicevic Poster

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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 26 April 1974Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Ivana Milicevic was born on April 26, 1974, in Sarajevo, Bosnia (part of Yugoslavia at that time), into an ethnic Croatian family. She is the daughter of Tonka and Damir Milicevic, and has a younger brother, Tomo Milicevic. The family emigrated to the United States, and young Ivana Milicevic was raised in Michigan. She attended Athens High school in Troy, Michigan, and worked as a model during her school years. She became a naturalized citizen of the United States.

In 1992, Milicevic graduated from high school and moved to Los Angeles in pursuit of an acting career. She was a struggling stand-up comedienne, trying to win over crowds with her stories of the modeling business. In 1996, she made her film debut under the name Ivana Marina with a one-line role as a Former Girlfriend of Tom Cruise in Jerry Maguire (1996). In 1997, she followed up with a guest role on NBC's Seinfeld (1989) and made guest appearances on several other television shows, including Royal Pains (2009) and playing the love interest of John Casey on Chuck (2007). She played bit parts in Vanilla Sky (2001) and Love Actually (2003), among her many other cameo appearances. Milicevic capitalized on her experience as a comedienne in a supporting role as Russian model Roxana Milla Slasnikova in the romantic comedy Head Over Heels (2001). She appeared as a lookalike of Uma Thurman opposite Ben Affleck, trying to fool him into thinking she is Uma, in Paycheck (2003). In a departure from her one-dimensional roles, Milicevic showed her dramatic talent in a supporting role as Milla Yugorsky in a dark and gritty drama Running Scared (2006). In 2006, she started a recurring role on the CBS TV series Love Monkey (2006).

In 2006, Milicevic made a big step forward in her career appearing as Valenka, one of three Bond girls in Casino Royale (2006), for which she did most of her scenes on locations in Prague and in London. She resides in Los Angeles, California.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Steve Shelokhonov

Trade Mark (2)

Full lips
Long legs

Trivia (11)

Moved to Michigan, USA from Bosnia when she was 5.
Graduated high school early to pursue acting and modeling.
Was a stand-up comedian.
1991 Graduate of Troy Athens High School, Troy, Michigan.
Filmed a scene for House on Haunted Hill (1999), but it was cut from the theatrical release. The scene is featured in the DVD's deleted scenes section.
Older sister of 30 Seconds to Mars guitarist Tomo Milicevic.
Is of Croatian heritage. Her parents Tonka and Damir moved in 1983 to Michigan City.
Is good friends with Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland.
Younger brother Filip, known in the US as being a semi-famous abstract artist. Filip is a top executive at the AT&T corporation.
Her uncle, Zjelko (Bill) Milicevic is an Orchestra teacher at Farmington High School in Farmington, Michigan.
Los Angeles, CA [February 2005]

Personal Quotes (1)

I'm a girl, and I'd rather watch sex scenes than violence, but I don't have a problem with the violence on Banshee (2013). It's not the real world is it? And I'm not sure that the problem of violence in society can be put at the feet of the entertainment industry.

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