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Alexandra Cassavetes
Occupation Actress, director
Spouse(s) Rick Ross
Children 2
Parent(s) John Cassavetes
Gena Rowlands
Family Nick Cassavetes (brother)
Zoe Cassavetes (sister)
Katherine Cassavetes (paternal grandmother)
Lady Rowlands (maternal grandmother)
Edwin Myrwyn Rowlands (maternal grandfather)

Alexandra "Xan" Cassavetes is an American actress and director. She is the daughter of Greek-American actor-director John Cassavetes and actress Gena Rowlands. She is the granddaughter of actress Katherine Cassavetes. She is the sister of actor-director Nick Cassavetes and actor-screenwriter-director Zoe Cassavetes.

Cassavetes directed the 2004 documentary Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession, which explores the historic influence of the cable television station Z Channel. The film won acclaim, and screened out of competition at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2012, Cassavetes wrote and directed her first dramatic feature, the vampire tale Kiss of the Damned.


Year Title Role Notes
1970 Husbands Xan Uncredited
1971 Minnie and Moskowitz Young Girl in Ballet Tutu Uncredited
1974 A Woman Under the Influence Adrienne Jensen
1984 Love Streams Backup Singer
2000 Dust Vivian Short film
2006 Alpha Dog Jonna Kirshner
Writer and director
Year Title Role Notes
2000 Dust Writer, director Short film
2004 Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession Director Documentary
2008 New York, I Love You Writer Segment: "Allen Hughes"
2012 Kiss of the Damned Writer, director
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