Evgenia Citkowitz is an acclaimed American playwright, novelist, and journalist, and the wife of the illustrious British actor Julian Sands. She is the daughter of the late Lady Caroline Blackwood, the celebrated writer and socialite.
Evgenia Citkowitz Bio Summary
Full name: Evgenia Citkowitz
Date of birth: 1964
Birthplace: New York, U.S.A.
Age: 59 (as of 2023)
Home Town/State: London, England
School: St Paul’s Girls’ School, Hammersmith, UK
College: Oxford University, UK
Parents: Israel Citkowitz (father), Lady Caroline Blackwood (mother)
Marital status: Widowed
Late husband’s name: Julian Sands (1958-2023)
Children: Imogen Sands (daughter), Henry Sands (son)
Profession: Playwright, author, journalist
Early Life & Education
Evgenia Citkowitz was born in 1964 in New York City. She is the youngest of two daughters of Israel Citkowitz – an American pianist, composer, and piano teacher – and Lady Caroline Blackwood, an English writer.
When she was young, her parents split up and her mum in London, England raised her. She has two big stepsisters, Ivana Lowell, and Natalya Morley Sands, from her mother’s earlier unions.
She is also connected to some other renowned individuals from the Guinness clan, like Alec Guinness (actor), Sabrina Guinness (socialite), and Hugo Guinness (artist).
Citkowitz was a student at St Paul’s Girls’ School in Hammersmith. She later went on to receive her degree in English literature from Oxford University and also had some brief education in the United States. Prior to this, she studied at a boarding school located in Devon, South West England.
Citkowitz is a US playwright, writer, and reporter based in New Jersey. Her writings have been featured in London Magazine and The Sunday Times, and she has been longlisted for the Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award.
Additionally, she was one of three winners of The Word Factory’s Neil Gaiman Fables for a Modern World Competition.
Citkowitz’s theatrical debut in Ether Dome at the Manhattan Theatre Club resulted in the show being nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2007.
Her first book, Ether, was published in 2010. It featured seven short stories and one novella and was recognized by the New York Times Editors’ Pick and selected for The New Yorker Book Club.
Citkowitz’s first release of a psychological thriller, The Shades, came out on 19 June 2018. This narrative follows a family as they struggle to keep going after the death of their daughter and rely on each other for solace.
Evgenia Citkowitz has crafted multiple plays, including The Bone Room (1991), Phaedra (1996), The Look of Love (2001), and The Last Day (2010).
Her works have been performed at theaters in London, New York, and Los Angeles, with stars Helen Mirren, Alan Rickman, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Jeremy Irons appearing in the productions.
Evgenia Citkowitz & Julian Sands
In 1990, the popular British actor Julian Sands and Evgenia Citkowitz tied the knot after getting acquainted while working on the movie Arachnophobia in 1989.
The couple has two daughters, Imogen Morley Sands (born 1992) and Natalya Morley Sands (born 1996). Her late husband, Julian, has had a successful career in films like A Room with a View, The Killing Fields, Warlock, and Leaving Las Vegas.
The couple were happily married from 1990 until 2023 when Julian Sands was found dead. Julian Sands’ corpse was discovered in the Southern California mountains earlier this year after his disappearance in January.
His body was located in the mountains, and the reason for his death is being investigated. A statement was released by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department indicating that the body found on Mt. Baldy on June 24, 2023, had been identified as 65-year-old Julian Sands of North Hollywood, following the completion of the identification process.
Evgenia Citkowitz’s Net Worth
Evgenia Citkowitz’s net worth is estimated to be $5 million in 2023. Much of her riches have been attained through her work as a playwright, author, and journalist. Additionally, a portion of her net worth is attributed to her husband’s wealth, estimated to be $10 million in 2023.