Milena Govich

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  • Birth Place: Norman, Oklahoma, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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Biography

The daughter of two University of Central Oklahoma music professors, Govich seemed destined for a tuneful career. After completing a double major in performance and pre-med at her parents' school, this talented player moved to New York and began landing roles in a succession of musicals. In 2005, she snagged a role as a prostitute/con artist on the firefighter drama Rescue Me. With her model looks juxtaposed against her tough-as-nails vibe, she fit right into the gritty series. A guest spot on Law & Order led to her being cast as an assistant district attorney in creator Dick Wolf's 2006 spin-off Conviction. When the show fizzled, he gave her a plum part as a kick-ass cop on Law & Order, the first time in the series' 17-year history that a woman played one of the two lead detectives. The role proved short lived, however, and Govich was replaced by Jeremy Sisto after just one season on the series. In 2009, she returned to Rescue Me for a multi-episode arc and has continued working both in movies and on the small screen.

Fast Facts

  • Had to make appointments for her singing lessons with her father, a voice teacher who performed the National Anthem at Oklahoma Sooner games for 22 years, to prove she was serious about her training.  
  • Minored in dance and violin during college.
  • Played Sally Bowles in the Broadway revival of Cabaret at Studio 54; her brother Mateja was also part of the cast.
  • Traveled to China to sing in rock concerts with a top recording artist, Fei Xiang.
  • Took shooting lessons from her uncle and cousin, both police officers, to prepare for her Law & Order role.

Relationships

  • Mary Govich — Grandmother
  • Bruce Govich — Father
  • Marilyn Govich — Mother
  • Blake Green — Cousin
  • Mateja Govich — Brother
  • Nikola Govich — Brother
  • David Cornue — Husband
  • Jerry Green — Uncle

College

  • University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Oklahoma, United States, (Degrees in Vocal Performance and Pre-Med, 1999)

Details

  • Birth Place: Norman, Oklahoma, United States
  • Profession: Actor