Milena Govich Biography

Milena Govich is a multi-talented American actress, singer, dancer, musician, and director. She gained recognition for her role as Detective Nina Cassady on the TV series ‘Law & Order’ and has also appeared in popular shows like ‘Rescue Me’ and ‘Finding Carter’. In addition to her acting career, Govich has directed the award-winning short film ‘Temporary’ and has mentored numerous film and television directors.

Quick Facts

  • Age: 47 Years
  • Family: Spouse/Ex-: David Cornue (m. 2003), father: Dr. Bruce Michael Govich, mother: Dr. Marilyn Green Govich
  • Occupation: Actresses, Directors
  • Height: 5’8″ (173 cm)
  • U.S. State: Oklahoma
  • Education: Southview High School, University of Central Oklahoma


In December 2000, Milena Govich appeared in the musical revival of ‘Cabaret’. She played the role of Lulu and showcased her singing, dancing, and music skills onstage. She then performed in the musical revival of ‘The Boys from Syracuse’. After this, she performed in ‘Good Vibrations’ and ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’. Then in 2012, the actress played a lead role in the play ‘Sweet Charity’.

Govich has also done several films and short films, including ‘Bad Behavior’, ‘In Love’, ‘Sordid Things’,’ East Side Story’, ‘A Novel Romance’ and ‘Pass the Light’. On television, Govich had a recurring role in the 2005 drama ‘Rescue Me’. After this, she played A.D.A. Jessica Rossi in the series ‘Conviction’ in 2006. The same year, she began playing Detective Nina Cassady in ‘Law & Order’. After this, the actress guest-starred in the TV shows ‘K-Ville’, ‘Psych’, ‘The Defenders’, ‘Body of Proof’, ‘Make It or Break It’ and ‘The Mentalist’. She then had a recurring role in the drama ‘Finding Carter’. As a director, Govich made her directorial debut with the short film ‘Temporary’. This short film won multiple awards on the film festival circuit. Her upcoming short film titled ‘Unspeakable’ is currently in post production.

Personal Life

Milena Govich was born on October 29, 1976 in Norman, Oklahoma, USA. Her father Bruce Michael Govich was a professor of music at University of Oklahoma; he passed away in 1998. Her mother Marilyn Green Govich teaches voice at the University of Central Oklahoma.

Milena Govich graduated from the Southview High School in the year 1994. She then went to the University of Central Oklahoma from where she earned a double-degree in performance and pre-medical studies. Talking about the actress’ love life, she has been married to film producer, writer, and composer David Cornue since 2003. They don’t have any kid as of now.

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