Born on June 19, 1930
From Madison, Wisconsin
Gena Rowlands as "Melissa Eisenbloom"
A terminally ill woman (Gena Rowlands) changes the life of a troubled nurse (Lacey Chabert).
|Emmy (Primetime) (2007)||Nominated||Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie|
|Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007)||Nominated||Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries|
Gena Rowlands as "Mildred 'Millie' Hawks"
Widowed mother Mildred (Gena Rowlands) must suddenly redefine herself and find an outlet for her nurturing side when her adult daughter moves out of the family home. Though Mildred thinks she's found her purpose when her neighbor, overworked single mother Monica (Marisa Tomei), asks her to look after her little boy, J.J. (Jake Lloyd), she has great difficulty learning to strike a healthy balance between giving selflessly to others and remembering to take care of herself.
|Screen Actors Guild Awards (1996)||Nominated||Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role|
Gena Rowlands as "Gloria Swenson"
A gangster's tough ex-girlfriend (Gena Rowlands) protects an orphaned Puerto Rican boy (John Adames) the mob wants dead.
|Academy Award (1980)||Nominated||Actress in a Leading Role|
|Golden Globe (1980)||Nominated||Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama|