Ivana Milicevic

Ivana Milicevic was born on April 26, 1974, in Sarajevo, Bosnia (part of Yugoslavia at that time), into an ethnic Croatian family. She is the daughter of Tonka and Damir Milicevic, and has a younger brother, Tomo Milicevic. The family emigrated to the United States, and young Ivana Milicevic was raised in Michigan. She attended Athens High school in Troy, Michigan, and worked as a model during her school years. She became a naturalized citizen of the United States.
In 1992, Milicevic graduated from high school and moved to Los Angeles in pursuit of an acting career. She was a struggling stand-up comedienne, trying to win over crowds with her stories of the modeling business. In 1996, she made her film debut under the name Ivana Marina with a one-line role as a Former Girlfriend of Tom Cruise in Jerry Maguire (1996). In 1997, she followed up with a guest role on NBC's Seinfeld (1989) and made guest appearances on several other television shows, including Royal Pains (2009) and playing the love interest of John Casey on Chuck (2007). She played bit parts in Vanilla Sky (2001) and Love Actually (2003), among her many other cameo appearances. Milicevic capitalized on her experience as a comedienne in a supporting role as Russian model Roxana Milla Slasnikova in the romantic comedy Head Over Heels (2001). She appeared as a lookalike of Uma Thurman opposite Ben Affleck, trying to fool him into thinking she is Uma, in Paycheck (2003). In a departure from her one-dimensional roles, Milicevic showed her dramatic talent in a supporting role as Milla Yugorsky in a dark and gritty drama Running Scared (2006). In 2006, she started a recurring role on the CBS TV series Love Monkey (2006).
In 2006, Milicevic made a big step forward in her career appearing as Valenka, one of three Bond girls in Casino Royale (2006), for which she did most of her scenes on locations in Prague and in London. She resides in Los Angeles, California.

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Cast Credits

Roadies (2016)
Guest starring as Maureen Butler
Power (2014)
Guest starring as Karen Bassett (4 episodes)
Banshee Origins (2013)
Guest starring as Carrie Hopewell (4 episodes)
Banshee (2013)
Starring as Carrie Hopewell (36 episodes)
Vegas (2012)
Guest starring as Diane Desmond (2 episodes)
  • Episode 1x10: Estinto (Dec 18, 2012)
  • Episode 1x08: Exposure (Nov 27, 2012)
Charlie's Angels (2011)
Guest starring as Nadia Ivanov
Hawaii Five-0 (2010)
Guest starring as Natalie Reed/Nadia Lukovic
Royal Pains (2009)
Guest starring as Kylie
Eastwick (2009)
Guest starring as Ivanka (2 episodes)
Eleventh Hour (2008)
Guest starring as Isabelle Van Dyke
  • Episode 1x12: Eternal (Jan 29, 2009)
Chuck (2007)
Guest starring as Ilsa Trinchina
Fallen (2007)
Starring as Ariel
Pushing Daisies (2007)
Guest starring as Hedda Lillihammer
Ugly Betty (2006)
Guest starring as Lena (2 episodes)
Love Monkey (2006)
Starring as Julia Hixon
The Unit (2006)
Guest starring as Ilona
Psych (2006)
Guest starring as Miss Ivana
House (2004)
Guest starring as Woman in Black
Las Vegas (2003)
Guest starring as Angie Logan
Without a Trace (2002)
Guest starring as Lana
CSI: Miami (2002)
Guest starring as Jen Kemp
  • Episode 2x18: Wannabe (Mar 22, 2004)
Secret Agent Man (2000)
Guest starring as Lara
Yes, Dear (2000)
Guest starring as Kirsten
Charmed (1998)
Guest starring as Mist (2 episodes)
The Army Show (1998)
Starring as Pvt. Lana Povac
Felicity (1998)
Guest starring as Censa (2 episodes)
Just Shoot Me (1997)
Guest starring as Katinka
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)
Guest starring as Sam
Nash Bridges (1996)
Guest starring as Chase (2 episodes)
Unhappily Ever After (1995)
Guest starring as Oksana
Friends (1994)
Guest starring as Kori Weston
The Nanny (1993)
Guest starring as Tasha
Seinfeld (1989)
Guest starring as Patty