Caroline Kava

Caroline Kava has appeared in television series and films since the late 1970s, but is probably most recognized for her movie roles during the '80s, in which she was frequently cast as a parent of Russian or European ... Read more »
Born: 09/25/1949

Filmography

Actor (31)

Hack 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

100 Centre Street 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Amy and Isabelle 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Final 2001 (Movie)

Bill's Mother (Actor)

Third Watch 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Practice 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Snow Falling on Cedars 1999 (Movie)

Helen Chambers (Actor)

Dawson's Creek 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Four Days in September 1998 (Movie)

Elvira Elbrick (Actor)

Matt Waters 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

L.A. Law 1990 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

The X-Files 1990 - 1991, 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jumpin' Joe 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Law & Order 1991 (Tv Show)

Actor

Quantum Leap 1990 - 1991 (Tv Show)

Actor

Born on the Fourth of July 1989 (Movie)

Mrs Kovic (Actor)

Internal Affairs 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Body of Evidence 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Little Nikita 1988 (Movie)

Elizabeth Grant (Actor)

Year of the Dragon 1985 (Movie)

Connie White (Actor)

Heaven's Gate 1980 (Movie)

Stefka (Actor)

Ivan the Terrible 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Act of Vengeance (TV Show)

Actor

Cross of Fire (TV Show)

Actor

In a Child's Name (TV Show)

Actor

It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (TV Show)

Actor

Murder Times Seven (TV Show)

Actor

Murder in Black & White (TV Show)

Actor

Nobody's Child (TV Show)

Actor

Shattered Mind (TV Show)

Actor
Director (1)

Polio Water 1995 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (1)

Polio Water 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Caroline Kava has appeared in television series and films since the late 1970s, but is probably most recognized for her movie roles during the '80s, in which she was frequently cast as a parent of Russian or European heritage. During this time, she got to work with top leading men including River Phoenix and Tom Cruise; in the 1988 suspense drama "Little Nikita," she played the mysterious Elizabeth Grant, the mother of Phoenix's character, who might actually be a Soviet sleeper agent. She later played the mother of Cruise's Ron Kovic in Oliver Stone's war drama "Born on the Fourth of July," followed by guest-star parts in such seminal '90s television series as "Star Trek: The Next Generation." In the "Trek" episode, which dealt with the issue of assisted suicide, Lieutenant Worf is paralyzed after an accident; Kava plays Dr. Toby Russell, who proposes an experimental surgery that could restore his walking ability, but could be fatal if something goes wrong. Back when her film career was getting started, she worked twice with Michael Cimino, in both the notorious '80 Western "Heaven's Gate" and the '85 action film "Year of the Dragon" (which Stone co-wrote). In 1995, she wrote and directed her first short film, "Polio Water," and made two other films through the 2000s.

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