Ivana Milicevic is an American actress originally born in Yugoslavia. She is most famous for her role as Carrie Hopewell on the Cinemax TV series, "Banshee," but has also played guest roles on numerous TV series, as well as starred in films like "Vanilla Sky," "Running Scared," and "Casino Royale."
Born in Sarajevo, Bosnia (formerly part of Yugoslavia) on April 26, 1974, Ivana Milicevic, along with her parents and two younger brothers, moved to Michigan in 1979 in order to start a new life there as American citizens. Her parents owned and operated a Dunkin' Donuts while living there. Ivana attended Athens High School in Troy, Michigan. It was while she went to school there that she also began modeling at the same time. She was also a dancer in a music group that called themselves "Troy Kids on the Block," which were a tribute to the popular band at the time, "New Kids on the Block." After graduation, Ivana made her way to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting.
Ivana's first speaking part in a film came in the form of 1996's "Jerry Maguire," where she played one of the title character's former lovers. From here, she made a career for the next several years playing small roles on TV series such as "Seinfeld," "Felicity," and "Nash Bridges," nabbing recurring roles on series such as "The Mind of a Married Man" and "Love Monkey" along the way. TV roles continued to flood in at a regular basis until 2013, when she was cast in her biggest television role to date on the Cinemax series, "Banshee."
Of course, along with an ever flourishing television career, Ivana has been no strange to the big screen, either. After her initial role in "Jerry Mcguire," she went on to book small roles in films such as "Enemy of the State," "Love Actually," and "Paycheck" before 2005. That year, she starred alongside actors such as Reese Witherspoon and Mark Ruffalo in the romantic comedy, "Just Like Heaven," leading to more high profile roles in films like 2006's "Casino Royale." Much like her television career, Ivana's film resume continues to grow with each passing year.