Nick Cassavetes

Nick Cassavetes

actor, director, writer

Nick Cassavetes was born on May 21, 1959 in USA. Nick Cassavetes's big-screen debut came with Husbands directed by John Cassavetes in 1970, strarring Nick (uncredited). Nick Cassavetes is known for My Sister's Keeper directed by Nick Cassavetes, Abigail Breslin stars as Anna Fitzgerald and Walter Raney as Pawn Shop Proprietor. Nick Cassavetes has got 5 awards and 8 nominations so far. The most recent award Nick Cassavetes achieved is Catalina Film Festival. The upcoming new movie Nick Cassavetes plays is Prisoners of the Ghostland which will be released on Sep 17, 2021.

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 Une femme sous 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, Volte/face (1997), Phantom (1986), Perpète (1999), Class of 2001 (1994), Backstreet Dreams (1990) and Intrusion (1999), among others. He has directed several films, including John Q (2002), Alpha Dog (2006), She's So Lovely (1997), Décroche les étoiles (1996), N'oublie jamais (2004), and Ma vie pour la tienne (2009). He also adapted the screenplay for Blow (2001) 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 Cassavetes (Virginia Sara Cassavetes) (born in 1986) and Sasha Cassavetes (born in 1988), before divorcing. He then married Heather Wahlquist (Heather "Queenie" Wahlquist), who has appeared in several of his films, including a small role in N'oublie jamais (2004) 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.

  • Birthday

    May 21, 1959
  • Place of Birth

    New York City, New York, USA
  • Also known

    Ник Кассаветис

Known For


5 wins & 8 nominations

Catalina Film Festival
Best Feature Film
Winner - Best Film
Top 15 Selected Screenplays
Winner - Best Film
Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF)
Honorary Award
Winner - Orpheus Award
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