Virginia Cathryn is one of the oldest and renowned actresses from the United States. She is the Winner of Golden Globes, the USA which she won for Best Performance in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television.
She has been active as an actress since the early 1950s. She made her acting debut from Provincetown Playhouse by starring in the play. She also appeared in the Broadway The Seven Year Itch. In 1954, she made her TV debut by appearing in the TV series Top Secret.
Next year she starred in the TV series like Robert Montgomery Presents, Appointment with Adventure and so on. She gained a remarkable popularity in the mid-1970s after she starred the role of Mabel Longhetti in the movie A Woman Under the Influence. She got her first nomination in Oscar award and Golden Globes, USA.
Talking about her personal life Gena got married to an actor John Cassavetes in the year 1954. The couple is blessed with three children all actor-directors: Nick Cassavetes, Alexandra Cassavetes, and Zoe Cassavetes. But later her husband John died of liver cirrhosis when he was 59 years old. She later got married to Robert Forrest in the year 2012 and the couple is living a happy married life in Loss angles.