Geena Davis

Movie Actress

Geena Davis was born in Wareham, Massachusetts, United States on January 21st, 1956 and is the Movie Actress. At the age of 68, Geena Davis biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, movies, TV shows, and networth are available.

Other Names / Nick Names
Virginia Elizabeth Davis, Geena
Date of Birth
January 21, 1956
United States
Place of Birth
Wareham, Massachusetts, United States
68 years old
Zodiac Sign
$30 Million
Actor, Archer, Film Actor, Film Producer, Model, Screenwriter, Television Actor, Television Producer, Voice Actor, Writer
Social Media
Geena Davis Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 68 years old, Geena Davis has this physical status:

Hair Color
Dark Brown
Eye Color
Dark Brown
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Geena Davis Religion, Education, and Hobbies
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Geena Davis Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Richard Emmolo, ​ ​(m. 1981; div. 1984)​, Jeff Goldblum, ​ ​(m. 1987; div. 1991)​, Renny Harlin, ​ ​(m. 1993; div. 1998)​
Dating / Affair
Richard Emmolo (1977-1984), Christopher McDonald, Jeff Goldblum (1985-1991), Renny Harlin (1993-1998), Reza Jarrahy (1998-2017)
William Davis, Lucille Cook
Danforth Davis (Older Brother)
Geena Davis Life

Virginia Elizabeth "Geena" Davis (born January 21, 1956) is an American actress and activist.

Davis has been recognized for her acting work in film and television, as well as her role in feminist activism. Davis, who earned a bachelor's degree in drama from Boston University in 1979, joined New York's Zoli modeling company and began her modeling career.

She made her acting debut in the film Tootsie (1982), and in 1984 she appeared in The Fly (1986), which was one of her first box office hits.

Although Beetlejuice (1988) brought her international recognition, The Accidental Tourist (also 1988) gave her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

She appeared in Earth Girls Are Easy in the same year, but this was not a box office hit.

With her appearance in the road film Thelma & Louise (1991), she established her leading actress role, winning a National Award for Best Actress.

Davis' involvement in the box office disasters Cutthroat Island (1995) and The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996), both directed by Renny Harlin, were followed by a long break and downturn in her career. Davis appeared in the Stuart Little franchise (1999–2005) and as the first female president of the United States in the television series Commander in Chief (2005–2006), receiving the Golden Globe Award for Outstanding Actress – Television Series Drama for her role in the former.

Accidents Happened (2009) and Marjorie Prime (2017) were two of her actresses' later films.

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Nicole Herman appeared in Grey's Anatomy (2014–2015, 2018), as Regan MacNeil-Angela Rance in the first season of the horror television series The Exorcist (2017). Davis founded the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, which works closely with the entertainment industry to dramatically raise the presence of female characters in media in 2004.

She founded the annual Bentonville Film Festival in 2015, and executive producer This Changes Everything in 2018. Davis received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2019, in honor of her work for gender equality.

Early life

Davis was born in Wareham, Massachusetts, on January 21, 1956. Lucille Cook, mother of a teacher's assistant, and William F. Davis, a civil engineer and church deacon, were among her father's chiefs. Both were from small towns in Vermont. Danforth ("Dan"), Davis' older brother, is older.

At an early age, she became interested in music. She studied piano and flute, aspirant, and played organ well enough to be organist at her Congregational church in Wareham. She attended Wareham High School and spent time in Sandviken, Sweden, where she became fluent in Swedish. She attended New England College. However, she did not complete her bachelor's degree in drama from Boston University in 1979. Ann Taylor's first post-university work was as a model for window mannequins; she then joined Zoli modeling in New York.

Davis is said to have adopted the name Geena after seeing television shows starring Cheburashka and Gena the Crocodile (Swedish Drutten och Gena), which aired as a children's segment in a national television show in Sweden in the late 1970s.

Personal life

Davis began dating restaurateur Richard Emmolo in December 1977 and moved in with him a month later. The two married on March 25, 1981, but divorced in February 1983 and divorced on June 27, 1984. She then dated future Thelma and Louise co-star Christopher McDonald, with whom she was briefly engaged.

On the set of Transylvania 6-5000 in 1985, she met her second husband, actor Jeff Goldblum. The couple married on November 1, 1987, and they appeared in two more films together: The Fly and Earth Girls Are Fun. Davis filed for divorce in October 1990, and it was finally announced the following year. Davis told People that her friendship with him "was a magical chapter in my life" in 2022.

Renny Harlin married filmmaker Renny Harlin on September 18, 1993, after a five-month courtship. In Cutthroat Island and The Long Kiss Goodnight, he took her. Davis filed for divorce on August 26, 1997, a day after her personal assistant gave birth to a boy fathered by Harlin. In June 1998, the divorce was final.

Davis began dating Iranian-American craniofacial plastic surgeon Reza Jarrahy (born 1971), and reportedly married him on September 1, 2001. They have three children: Alizeh (born April 2002), a daughter, and Kaiis and Kian, both fraternal twins (born May 2004). Jarrahy applied for divorce from Davis in May 2018, citing their date of separation as September 15, 2017. Davis responded by submitting a petition in which she and Jarrahy were never legally married.

Davis, a supporter of the Women's Sports Foundation and an advocate for Title IX, an Act of Congress restricting sports participation, has been expanded to prohibit gender discrimination in American educational institutions.

Davis noticed an imbalance in the ratio of male to female characters while watching her children's television shows and videos with her daughter in 2004. She then sponsored the University of Southern California's biggest-ever research program on gender in children's entertainment, which resulted in four separate studies, one on children's television) and another on children's entertainment. According to the report, which was directed by Stacy Smith, almost three male characters were matched to every female one in the nearly 400 G, PG-13, and R-rated movies reviewed. Davis founded Dads and Daughters, a non-profit organization, in 2005 to begin a venture dedicated to balancing the number of male and female characters in children's television and movie programming.

In 2007, Davis founded the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, which works closely with the media industry to raise the presence of female characters in television aimed at children, as well as reducing poverty in Hollywood and female stereotyping by the male-dominated industry. She earned an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from Bates College in May 2009, as well as an honorary award from the Academy's Jean Hersholt Human Rights Prize in 2019.

Davis was one of a handful of celebrities attached to USAID and Ad Council's FWD campaign in 2011, an awareness campaign that was related to East Africa's drought in 2011 to the country's drought. Uma Thurman, Chanel Iman, and Josh Hartnett all appeared on television and internet advertisements to "forward the truth" about the crisis.

Davis was one of 300 women who qualified for a semifinals appearance in the Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics in July 1999. She finished 24th and did not qualify for the team, but she did compete in the Sydney International Golden Arrow competition as a wild-card entry. She said in August 1999 that she did not progress and that she started archery in 1997, two years before her tryouts.


Geena Davis Career


When Davis was first introduced by director Sydney Pollack (1982) as a soap opera actress, she said she was "someone who's going to be in their underwear a lot of time." It was the second most profitable film of 1982, received ten Academy Awards and is regarded as a cult masterpiece. She then appeared in the television show Buffalo Bill, which aired from June 1983 to March 1984, and received a writing credit in one episode. Despite the series' eleven Emmy Awards nominations, lukewarm ratings resulted in the series's cancellation after two seasons. Davis appeared in Knight Rider, Riptide, Family Ties, and Remington Steele, as well as a slew of her own, Sara, which lasted 13 episodes. She also auditioned for the lead role of Sarah Connor during this period, which later went to Linda Hamilton. She appeared in Fletch (1985), an action comedy, with Chevy Chase as the Los Angeles Times undercover reporter looking to uncover drug trafficking on the beaches of Los Angeles. She appeared in Transylvania 6-5000 as a nymphomaniac vampire alongside Jeff Goldblum, the future husband. They appeared in The Fly (1986), closely based on George Langelaan's 1957 short story of the same name, in which Davis portrayed a science journalist and an eccentric scientist's love interest. It was a commercial success and helped establish her as an actress. She appeared with Goldblum again in the offbeat comedy Earth Girls Are Easy in 1987.

Davis was one of a newly deceased young couple whose dreams were haunted by their old house in Beetlejuice (1988), starring Alec Baldwin, Michael Keaton, and Winona Ryder. Davis' performance and overall film received mostly critical feedback, with $73.7 million from a $15 million budget.

In the comedy The Accidental Tourist (1988), opposite William Hurt and Kathleen Turner, Davis played an animal hospital employee and dog trainer with a sickly son. "Davis, as Muriel, brings an illuminating wackiness to her role in scenes like the one in which she belts out a song while doing the dishes, according to critic Roger Ebert. But she isn't as straightforward as she seems [...]. The film was a critical and commercial success, and she was nominated as Best Supporting Actress for her role in it.

In the comedy Quick Change (1990), Davis appeared as the girlfriend of a man who disguised as a clown robs a bank in midtown Manhattan. It is based on a book by Jay Cronley's name that was a recreation of Jean-Paul Belmondo's 1985 French film Hold-Up. Despite modest box office returns, the Chicago Tribune discovered the lead actors "funny and original while keeping their characters life-size." In Ridley Scott's road film Thelma & Louise (1991), Davis next appeared as friends embarking on a road ride with unexpected consequences. It's a classic and commercial success, as it inspired other films and artistic works and became a pioneer feminist film. Davis was nominated for Best Actress for her role in the Academy Awards. Brad Pitt appeared in his breakout role as a drifter in his Best Supporting Actor role, and Pitt thanked Ridley Scott and Geena Davis for "giving me my first shot."

Davis appeared in A League of Their Own in 1992 as a baseball player on an all-women's team. It debuted at number one in the box office, became the tenth highest-grossing film of the year in North America, earning Davis a Best Actress Golden Globe Award nomination. She appeared in the comedy Hero (also 1992), alongside Dustin Hoffman and Andy Garcia. Despite the fact that the box office failed, Roger Ebert thought Davis was "bright and convincing as the reporter (her best line after surviving the plane crash) was yelled through an ambulance door: "This is my story!" says the reporter (her best line), who was still on the plane) and yelled out a televised message: "This is my news."

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Davis, a Sangie, lived in the Bensonhurst neighborhood of Brooklyn and aspired for a better life. Despite much praise for Davis, critics were split on the film, and it was a commercial failure. Speechless, Davis reunited with Michael Keaton in 1994 to play insomniac writers who are still in love, though they find out that both are writing speeches for rival candidates in a New Mexico election. Despite poor reviews and weak box office results, she was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Musical or Comedy for her role.

Davis appeared in the films Cutthroat Island (1995) and The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996), with Harlin wishing that she would make her a film star. Although Long Kiss Goodnight's success soared, Cutthroat Island fell a bit more, politically and commercially, and Guinness World Records once listed it as having the "largest box office loss." The film is said to be a contributing factor in Davis' demise as a bankable actor. According to The New York Times, she divorced Harlin in 1998 and took a "unusually long" two years off to reflect on her career. Eleanor Little (1999), a well-received family comedy, appeared in Stuart Little 2 (2002) and again in Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild (2005).

Davis' film career had grown less prominent by the mid- and late 1990s, and critical acclaim had faded. "In a 2016 interview with Vulture, she recalled: "Film jobs really did start to dry up as I entered my 40s." IMDb: I made about one film a year until that age. Stuart Little, one of the 40s, made one film. I was getting offers, but not for something juicy or interesting like in my 30s. I'd been completely devastated and despoiled.

I mean, I got to play a pirate captain!

And if the movie fell, I had to do every form of role."

During the 2000-to-2001 television season, Davis appeared in the sitcom The Geena Davis Show, which aired on ABC for one season. She went on to appear in the ABC television series Commander in Chief, portraying the first female president of the United States. Although Davis received a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama Series in 2006, the series was cancelled after its first season; Davis said she was "devastated" by its cancellation in a 2016 interview. "I haven't got over it," says the author. I wanted it to work because it was sorely needed. On Tuesday nights, the opposite House was opposite, which was not ideal. But, we were still the best new show on display this fall. We were against American Idol in January. 'The ratings are going to suffer,' they said, so we should take you off the air for the entire run of Idol and bring it back in May.' I put a lot of time and money into it, but it didn't work." She has been nominated for an Emmy Award and a SAG Award for Outstanding Female Actor in a Drama Series. She was given the 2006 Women in Film Lucy Award.

Davis was the only American actor to be cast in the Australian-produced film Accidents Happen (2009), portraying a foul-mouthed and strict mother. She said it was the most fun she had on film set, and she felt a deep friendship and friendship with both of the actors who appeared her sons. The film, written by Brian Carbee and based on his own childhood and adolescence, received little theatrical release and mixed critics. Despite a "script that mistakenly misplaces wit" during the experiment, Variety found it to be "led by a virtuous Geena Davis."

Davis often went back to television, and her company, the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, saw her career expand during the 2010s. She appeared in the miniseries Coma, based on Robin Cook's 1977 novel Coma and the subsequent 1978 film. In the critically acclaimed comedy In a World... (2013), Lake Bell's first female film executive, she was a key female film executive. Bell found her only dialogue to be her favorite in the film and described it as her "soapbox moment."

Davis appeared in the English version of Studio Ghibli's animated film When Marnie Was There in 2014, drawing attention to the film's abundant stories and strong use of female characters. During the 11th season of Grey's Anatomy (2014–15), she starred Dr. Nicole Herman, an attending fetal surgeon with a life-threatening brain tumor. Davis founded an annual film festival in Bentonville, Arkansas, in 2015, to celebrate diversity in film by emphasizing films that prominently feature minorities and women in the cast and crew. From May 5 to 9, 2015, Bentonville's first Film Festival took place. In the comedy Me Him Her (2016), Davis appeared as the mother of a semi-famous television actress.

Davis portrayed grown-up Regan MacNeil, who has renamed herself Angela Rance, as a child in the television series The Exorcist (2016), based on the 1973 film of the same name. The Exorcist was a hit among critics and audiences. Davis appeared in the film version Marjorie Prime in 2017, alongside Jon Hamm, as the daughter of an 85-year-old girl who was first experiencing Alzheimer's disease and appeared as the imaginary god of a heavyset 13-year-old girl in the comedy Don't Talk to Irene. Vanity Fair claimed that she stole "every scene" in Marjorie Prime, while Variety, a celebrity actress recognized in self-conscious fashion by Don't Talk to Irene, a common kind of coming-of-age film in which the presence of the actress is prominent."

Davis recalled her time in Grey's Anatomy in 2018, reprising Dr. Nicole Herman's role in the show's 14th season, and executive producer This Changes Everything, in which she was also interviewed about her work in the industry. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it was named first runner-up for the People's Choice Award: Documentaries. Huntara appeared in She-Ra and the Princesses of Power as Huntara in 2019. Sandy Devereaux St. Clair, a former showgirl turned entertainment producer of the Fan-Tan Hotel and Casino, appeared on Netflix in 2019. Davis' likeness will be used for the character of Poison Ivy in the DC Entertainment comic book series Batman '89, set between Batman Returns (1992) and The Flash (2022).


SAG Awards 2024 the reunions! Casts from The Devil Wears Prada, Lord Of The Rings, Modern Family and Breaking Bad enjoy catch ups at annual event, February 25, 2024
The 30th annual SAG Awards took place on Saturday night at the iconic Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. And all the biggest stars from film and TV were in attendance in the hopes of winning gongs. But apart from the excitement of winning awards, there were a number of overdue reunions at the star-studded event.

Geena Davis, 68, and Jeff Goldblum, 71, REUNITE at SAG Awards 2024 - 33 years after The Fly stars' marriage ended... as fans gush over pair's 'amazing chemistry', February 25, 2024
Geena Davis and Jeff Goldblum reunited at the 30th annual SAG Awards on Saturday almost 30 years after their split.  The stunning Oscar winner, 68, and the handsome actor, 71 - who starred together in 1986's The Fly and were married from 1987 to 1991 - shared the stage to present the night's top honor, Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. 'The great Geena Davis, everybody,' Jeff said of his gorgeous ex to kick off their presentation.

As they enjoy a night out in Beverly Hills, Zoe Kravitz and fiancé Channing Tatum keep it casual, February 18, 2024
As they returned home from dinner in Beverly Hills on Saturday, Zoe Kravitz and fiancé Channing Tatum seemed relaxed. The actress, 35, who recently recovered from a trip to New York, was wrapped up in a oversized tan ankle length coat. The Kimi actress was wearing black sweater and pants with a pair of ballet flats underneath.
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25 Jul 2022

“Global Challenges Require Global Solutions: Innovative Partnerships Between the Entertainment and Development Sectors” Virtual Event: Wednesday, July 27 Time: 11AM (PST) / 2:00 (EST) The World Bank Narrating Behavior Change Program and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association invite you to join a forum to understand how the entertainment and development sectors are leveraging entertainment media to reach audiences with more inclusive and persuasive behavior change messaging during today’s multiple crises. Entertainment media reaches and influences global audiences and their communities. Worldwide, there are 5.4 billion television viewers, over 5 billion smartphone users, and 1.6 billion Facebook daily active users. Stories that go viral can trigger and sustain crises, as recently shown by the COVID-19 misinformation infodemic. On the other hand, profound demographic shifts together with explosive access to online and mobile platforms in emerging markets and developing economies are reshaping commercial and development opportunities for the entertainment industry. Moderator: Arianna Legovini, Director, Development Impact Evaluation Department, World Bank / worldbank Panelists: Madeline Di Nonno/ madelinedinonno, President & CEO, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media /geenadavisorg Helen Hoehne, President, Hollywood Foreign Press Association / goldenglobes Victor Orozco, Senior Economist and Edutainment Lead, World Bank / worldbank Paul Katz, Founder & CEO, Entertain Impact / entertainimpact Edwin Ikhuoria, Africa Executive Director, ONE / one Maher Nasser, Director of the Outreach Division, Global Communications Department, United Nations / unitednations Christopher Bailey, Arts & Health Lead, World Health Organization / who Event link in bio.

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