Ivana Milicevic stars in the HBO/Cinemax original series “Banshee”in which she plays “Carrie Hopewell” a former jewel thief who now lives in the small town of Banshee under an assumed identity with a husband and two children who know nothing of her past. The show’s second season will premiere on January10, 2014. Ivana has seen her life transformed since she was a girl in Bosnia. Born in Sarajevo, Ivana’s family brought her to America when she was 5 years old where she grew up in Michigan. She started modeling while in high school and graduated early to follow her acting dreams in Los Angeles. While continuing to model all over the world, Ivana decided stand up comedy might help break her into acting. She did stand up at The Comedy Store and was soon discovered by a manager, which lead her to her first job,a guest spot on “Seinfeld” as “Patti” the wife of the Russian tennis player, “Milosh.”Ivana went on to star in the HBO series “Mind of the Married Man ” as “Missy,” assistant and fantasy girl to Mike Binder’s “ Micky.” Five years later she returned to series television, co-starring with Tom Cavanagh and Judy Greer on CBS’ “Love Monkey.” During this time, Ivana also played supporting roles in Jerry Maguire” and “Enemy of the State.”She then starred in the feature film “Head Over Heels” alongside Freddie Prinze Jr. and Monica Potter. One of her most memorable roles, however came in 2006, when she played Bond Girl “Valenka” in “Casino Royale.” Ivana’s other feature film credits include “Vanilla Sky,” “Down With Love,” “Love Actually,” “Paycheck,” “Just Like Heaven,” “Running Scared ” and “What’s Your Number?.”She has also made countless television appearances,including guest starring roles on "Felicity," "Friends," "Just Shoot Me," “CSI: Miami,” “Ugly Betty,” “The Unit,” “Royal Pains,” “House,” “Hawaii Five-O,” “Charlie’s Angels,” “Psych” and “Vegas.”
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