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Ivana Miličević
Born (1974-04-26) April 26, 1974 (age 50)
Nationality Bosnian
  • Actress
  • model
Years active 1995–present
Paddy Hogan (m. 2018)
Children 1
Relatives Tomo Miličević (brother)

Ivana Miličević (Croatian pronunciation: [ǐʋana milǐːt͡ʃevit͡ɕ]; born April 26, 1974) is a Bosnian actress and model based in the United States, best known for her starring roles in the Cinemax action-drama series Banshee (2013–2016) and The CW science fiction drama series The 100 (2018–2020).

Miličević had roles in films such as Vanilla Sky (2001), Down with Love (2003), Love Actually (2003), Just like Heaven (2005), Casino Royale (2006), Running Scared (2006), What's Your Number? (2011), and Catfight (2016).

She guest starred in numerous television series, including Seinfeld (1997), Felicity (1998–1999), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2002), Friends (2003), Charmed (2003), One on One (2004), American Dad! (2006–2008), Ugly Betty (2007), Chuck (2008), Power, and Gotham (2016–2017).

Early life

Miličević was born in Sarajevo, SR BiH, SFR Yugoslavia (modern-day Bosnia and Herzegovina), to Bosnian Croat parents. She immigrated to the United States at the age of five and was raised in Detroit, Michigan. Miličević's younger brother is Tomo Miličević, who was previously the lead guitarist of the rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars. She also had a younger brother, Filip, who died in August 2016. She became a naturalized citizen of the United States. In 1992, Miličević graduated from high school and moved to Los Angeles in pursuit of an acting career.


Miličević first achieved success in modeling, and gained the reputation of being the "Bosanska Žizel" (transl. Bosnian Gisele) because of her resemblance to the famous Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen. She worked as a model while attending Athens High School in Troy, Michigan.

She was also a dancer for the Troy Kids on the Block, a New Kids on the Block tribute group, before leaving Michigan. She was a struggling stand-up comedian, trying to win over crowds with her stories of the modeling business.

Miličević began acting after graduation, appearing in the 1998 thriller film Enemy of the State. She then had guest appearances in numerous television series, including Charmed, Seinfeld, Felicity, Nash Bridges, The Nanny (with former Bond girl Lois Chiles), Buzzkill, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Yes, Dear, Chuck, House, Friends, and Hawaii Five-0. Her acting career included a regular role on the HBO comedy series The Mind of the Married Man. She was on the cover of Paper in 2002.

In 2006, she starred in the CBS comedy series Love Monkey and played the role of Valenka in the James Bond film Casino Royale. In 2007, she played Lena on Ugly Betty. In 2008, she starred in Witless Protection, and featured in guest appearances in House and Pushing Daisies. Miličević played the Soviet intelligence officer Dasha Fedorovich in Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 and in Command & Conquer Red Alert 3: Uprising. From 8 to 29 January 2011, she starred alongside Maggie Lawson, Kurt Fuller, and Peter Mackenzie in the Red Dog Squadron production of Greedy by Karl Gajdusek at the El Centro Theatre in Hollywood.

In 2018, she joined the cast in the fifth season of the CW science fiction drama series The 100, recurring until its conclusion in 2020. Also in 2020, she had starring roles as Striga in the animated fantasy series Castlevania and as Arianna Demachi in the action drama series Strike Back: Vendetta.

Personal life

On April 14, 2018, Miličević gave birth to a son. Miličević and Paddy Hogan married on December 29, 2018.



Year Title Role Notes
1995 Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest Acolyte / Eli's Follower Uncredited
1996 Jerry Maguire Former Girlfriend
1997 The Big Brass Ring Cela Brandini Short film
Crazy Six Anna
1998 Postmortem Gwen Turner
Kiss the Sky Ilsa
October 22 Debra
Enemy of the State Ruby's Sales Clerk
1999 Love Stinks Amber
House on Haunted Hill Period Film Actress Scenes deleted
2001 Head over Heels Roxana
Impostor Gang Girl
Vanilla Sky Emma
2002 Four Reasons Model
2003 Down with Love Yvette
Mail Order Bride Nina
Love Actually Stacey / American Dreamgirl
Paycheck Maya-Rachel
2005 The Return of the Muskrats Agent Short film
Slipstream Sarah Tanner
Her Minor Thing Zsa Zsa
In Her Shoes Caroline
Just like Heaven Katrina
2006 The Plague Jean Raynor
The Elder Son Tanya
Casino Royale Valenka
Running Scared Mila Yugorsky
2007 Battle in Seattle Carla
2008 Witless Protection Madeleine
Columbus Day Cheryl
Your Name Here The Blonde
2009 Reflections Human 2 Short film
2010 Beneath the Blue Gwen
Red Rooster Tiree Short film
All American Tooles Ivana Jackovich Short film
2011 Coming & Going Ivana
What's Your Number? Jacinda
The Howling: Reborn Kathryn Kidman / Kay
2015 Aloha Carson Biographer
Guns for Hire Friday Green
2016 Catfight Rachel
2017 The Misogynists Sasha
TBD Broken Soldier Elly Completed


Year Title Role Notes
1997 Seinfeld Patty Episode: "The Comeback"
Hollywood Confidential Waitress Television film
Unhappily Ever After Oksana Episode: "From Russia with Love"
The Nanny Tasha Episode: "No Muse Is Good Muse"
The Devil's Child Unknown role Television film
1998 House Rules Cinnamon Episode: "Dude Act Like a Lady"
The Army Show Private Lana Povac 4 episodes
1998–1999 Felicity Sensa 2 episodes
2000 Nash Bridges Chase 2 episodes
Secret Agent Man Lara Episode: "Sleepers"
2001–2002 The Mind of the Married Man Missy Main role; 20 episodes
2002 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Samantha Finn Episode: "As You Were"
Just Shoot Me! Katinka Episode: "Mr. Jealousy"
2003 Yes, Dear Kirsten Episode: "Flirtin' with Disaster"
Friends Kori Weston Episode: "The One with the Memorial Service"
Charmed Mist 2 episodes
Chasing Alice Unknown Television film
2004 Cirque du Soleil: Solstrom Newlyweds Duo Episode: "Twin Winds"
CSI: Miami Jen Kemp Episode: "Wannabe"
Frankenstein Erika Helios Television film
Las Vegas Angie Logan Episode: "My Beautiful Launderette"
Dark Shadows Angelique Bouchard Unaired TV pilot
2004–2005 One on One Ranya Rochenko 4 episodes
2006 The Unit Ilona Episode: "Natural Selection"
Love Monkey Julia Main role; 8 episodes
2006–2008 American Dad! Svetlana / Russian Spy 3 episodes
2007 Ugly Betty Lena 2 episodes
Fallen Ariel Main role; 4 episodes
2008 Chuck Ilsa Trinchina Episode: "Chuck Versus the Undercover Lover"
House Woman in Black Episode: "House's Head"
12 Miles of Bad Road Montserrat Main role; 6 episodes
Pushing Daisies Hedda Lillihammer Episode: "The Norwegians"
2009 Eleventh Hour Isabelle Van Dyke Episode: "Eternal"
Without a Trace Lana Episode: "Heartbeats"
Royal Pains Kylie Episode: "Nobody's Perfect"
Eastwick Ivanka 2 episodes
2010 Hawaii Five-0 Nadia Lukovic / Natalie Reed Episode: "ʻOhana"
2011 Charlie's Angels Nadia Ivanov Episode: "Angel with a Broken Wing"
2012 Psych Miss Ivana Episode: "Autopsy Turvy"
Vegas Diane Desmond 2 episodes
2013–2016 Banshee Anastasia / Carrie Hopewell Main role; 36 episodes
2016 Roadies Maureen Episode: "The Corporate Gig"
Power Karen Bassett 4 episodes
2016–2017 Gotham Maria Kyle 3 episodes
2018–2020 The 100 Charmaine Diyoza 24 episodes
2020–2021 Castlevania Striga (voice) Main role; 8 episodes
2020 Strike Back: Vendetta Arianna Demachi 8 episodes

Video games

Year Title Voice role Notes
2008 Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 Dasha Fedorovich
2009 Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 – Uprising

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