Nick Cassavetes, Director: The Notebook. Nick Cassavetes was born on May 21, 1959 in New York City, New York, USA as Nicholas David Rowland Cassavetes. He is an actor and director, known for The Notebook (2004), Face/Off (1997) and Alpha Dog (2006). He is married to Heather Wahlquist. He was previously married to Isabelle Rafalovich.