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Also Known As: Ivana Marina, Ivana Milavich Died:
Born: April 26, 1974 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Bosnia And Herzegovina Profession: actor, model, comedian

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Bosnia-born beauty Ivana Milicevic moved to Michigan at age five and enjoyed a relatively typical suburban American upbringing, enriched by a modeling career that took her to fashion shoots in Chicago during her summer breaks. A natural performer, Milicevic moved to Los Angeles in pursuit of an acting career after graduating early from high school in 1992. Struggling for decent acting jobs, the actress decided to try stand-up comedy on a whim, and won over crowds with her tales of the modeling business and talent for physical comedy. In 1996, the striking, dark-haired performer made her film debut with a one-line role as a former girlfriend of "Jerry Maguire" (Tom Cruise) in Cameron Crowe's hit romance. She followed up with a guest role on "Seinfeld" (NBC) and a turn in the supernatural ABC TV-movie "Devil to Pay" the following year. Still a relative unknown, Milicevic returned to the big screen with a small role in the spy thriller "Enemy of the State" in 1998, the same year that she had her first series regular role. Unfortunately, Milicevic debuted in "The Army Show," an uninspired sitcom that had a short run on The WB. Later in 1998, she began a recurring role on the network's college-set drama...

Bosnia-born beauty Ivana Milicevic moved to Michigan at age five and enjoyed a relatively typical suburban American upbringing, enriched by a modeling career that took her to fashion shoots in Chicago during her summer breaks. A natural performer, Milicevic moved to Los Angeles in pursuit of an acting career after graduating early from high school in 1992. Struggling for decent acting jobs, the actress decided to try stand-up comedy on a whim, and won over crowds with her tales of the modeling business and talent for physical comedy. In 1996, the striking, dark-haired performer made her film debut with a one-line role as a former girlfriend of "Jerry Maguire" (Tom Cruise) in Cameron Crowe's hit romance. She followed up with a guest role on "Seinfeld" (NBC) and a turn in the supernatural ABC TV-movie "Devil to Pay" the following year. Still a relative unknown, Milicevic returned to the big screen with a small role in the spy thriller "Enemy of the State" in 1998, the same year that she had her first series regular role. Unfortunately, Milicevic debuted in "The Army Show," an uninspired sitcom that had a short run on The WB. Later in 1998, she began a recurring role on the network's college-set drama "Felicity." The next year, two of her feature acting roles skipped the theater and bowed on cable ("Postmortem" on Cinemax and "Kiss the Sky" on The Movie Channel), but by 2001 she was back with a memorable turn as a Russian model in the unimpressive romantic mystery "Head Over Heels." Milicevic reteamed with Crowe and Cruise for "Vanilla Sky" later in 2001 but her regular role on the highly-touted HBO series "The Mind of the Married Man" (2001-02) would prove the boost Milicevic's career needed, the actress becoming instantly notable thanks to the eyebrow-raising role her character plays in her boss' fantasies. Following supporting roles in the romantic comedies "Down With Love" (2003) and "Love Actually" (2003), Milicevic appeared in the James Bond reboot "Casino Royale" (2006) and had a co-starring role in the series "12 Miles of Bad Road," which was created by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason for HBO 2007 but disrupted by the 2007-08 writers strike; although half a dozen episodes were shot, the series never aired. Milicevic co-starred in the Anna Faris romantic comedy "What's Your Number?" (2011), starred in the horror reboot "The Howling: Reborn" (2011) and reteamed with Crowe for a small role in "Aloha" (2015). Also during this period, Milicevic starred in the cable action drama "Banshee" (Cinemax 2013-16).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Catfight (2017)
2.
 Aloha (2015)
4.
 Alone (2015)
5.
 Coming & Going (2011)
6.
7.
 Beneath the Blue (2010)
8.
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10.
 Plague (2006)
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Milestones close milestones

1999:
Featured in the indie thriller "Postmortem" (Cinemax)
1997:
Featured in the supernatural ABC TV-movie "Devil to Pay"
2001:
Reteamed with Crowe and Cruise for "Vanilla Sky"
2000:
Acted in two episodes of the CBS detective series "Nash Bridges"
2006:
Cast as Valenka in "Casino Royale" the 21st James Bond film starring Daniel Craig as 007
1997:
Had early TV guest role on an episode of NBC's "Seinfeld"
1983:
Moved from Sarajevo to Michigan at age five
2001:
Was a regular on the HBO series "The Mind of the Married Man"
:
Began working as a stand-up comic
2005:
Cast in Mark Waters' "Just Like Heaven" with Reese Witherspoon and Mark Ruffalo
2003:
Cast in the John Woo film "Paycheck"
:
Earned a professional modeling certificate from the Milane Modeling School
1992:
After graduating high school a year early, headed to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career
1998:
Appeared in the thriller "Enemy of the State" (billed as Ivana Milavich)
2008:
Co-starred with Larry The Cable Guy in the comedy "Witless Protection"
1998:
Had a recurring role on the college-set series "Felicity" (The WB)
1996:
Made feature debut as a former girlfriend of "Jerry Maguire" (credited as Ivana Marina)
2001:
Played Russian supermodel Roxana in the comedy caper "Head Over Heels"
1998:
Was a regular on the short-lived sitcom "The Army Show" (The WB)
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Education

Athens High School: Troy, Michigan -
Milane Modeling School: Southfield, Michigan -

Notes

"I was very social and would always play with whoever would play with me, goof off, show off, and lift my dress for whoever. Get out there and get attention by [any means necessary]. Yeah. Sad. Very sad." --Milicevic in Paper, December 2001-January 2002.

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brother:
Tomo Milicevic. Younger.
brother:
Fillip Milicevic. Younger; born in the USA.

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