Gena Rowlands to Receive Career Achievement Award From L.A. Film Critics

Gena Rowlands
Wesley Mann

“Hollywood has changed entirely. Like all cities, you don’t always want change, but it happens anyway.”

-- Rowlands, on Hollywood

The actress has earned two Golden Globes and four Emmys in her career

Gena Rowlands is set to receive a major honor.

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association has chosen the 84-year-old actress for its annual Career Achievement award. Rowlands will be feted at an event held Jan. 15.

The actress is best known for collaborating with her husband, director John Cassavetes. She appeared in ten of his films, earning Academy Award nominations for two of them: Gloria and A Woman Under the Influence. She has won two Golden Globe awards and four Emmys. 

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Rowlands has appeared more recently in films like The Notebook and The Skeleton Key and shows including NCIS and Monk.

Previous honorees of the Career Achievement award include Doris Day and Richard Lester