Geena Davis

Geena Davis

Movie Actress

Virginia Elizabeth "Geena" Davis is an American actor and producer. She is the recipient of various accolades, including an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award.

Full Name
Jan 21, 1956
6′ 0″
Net Worth


Geena Davis was born on January 21, 1956 in Wareham, Massachusetts. Her zodiac sign is Aquarius, and her ethnicity is English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh. She was raised by parents William and Lucille Davis. Geena attended Wareham High School, where she enjoyed playing sports such as basketball and softball. After graduating from high school, she studied drama at Boston University for two years before dropping out to pursue an acting career.

    Davis began her acting career in 1982 with a small role in the film Tootsie. She then went on to appear in other films such as The Fly (1986), Beetlejuice (1988), and Quick Change (1990). In 1988, Davis earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Accidental Tourist. 

In 1991, Davis starred in the hit movie Thelma & Louise which earned her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress. In 1992, she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the movie Thelma & Louise. During the 1990s, Davis also appeared in several hit films such as Hero (1992), Speechless (1994), and Cutthroat Island (1995). 

In 2002, Davis founded the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media which strives to reduce gender stereotypes seen in media targeting children 11 years old or younger. Since then she has become a vocal advocate for gender equality both on and off-screen. She has also appeared in television shows such as Grey’s Anatomy (2005) and Commander in Chief (2005-2006). In recent years she has returned to films with roles in Marjorie Prime (2017) and Black Panther (2018).

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1956</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Geena Davis is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On January 21, 1956, Geena Davis was born in Wareham, Massachusetts.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1982</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Debuts in Tootsie</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Davis' first movie role is as an extra in the movie Tootsie.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1988</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins Best Supporting Actress Oscar</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Davis wins the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Accidental Tourist.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1991</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Stars in Thelma & Louise</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Davis stars in the iconic movie Thelma & Louise alongside Susan Sarandon.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1994</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Nominated for Best Actress Oscar</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Davis is nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award for her role in The Accidental Tourist.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1996</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Starts Own Production Company</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Davis starts her own production company, Genial Productions, and produces the movie "Stuart Little".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives Honorary Oscar</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Davis receives an Honorary Oscar at the Governors Awards for her work in advancing diversity and inclusion in Hollywood.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's an Inspiration</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Geena Davis is an inspiration to women everywhere. She has achieved great success in both Hollywood and on the international stage, and her willingness to continuously challenge herself and push the boundaries of what is possible for female actors is something to admire. </p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's a Great Role Model</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Geena Davis is also a great role model for young girls. She has proven that you can be successful and still be feminine, kind, and generous. Her charity work and outspokenness on issues such as gender equality are admirable, and she is a great example of how one person can make a difference. </p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's an Award Winning Actress</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Geena Davis is an award winning actress who has appeared in many classic films over the years such as The Fly, Beetlejuice, Thelma & Louise, and A League of Their Own. Her performances have been praised by critics and fans alike, and she continues to be an inspiration to aspiring actors everywhere.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Academy Award Winner</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Geena Davis is an Academy Award winning actress, winning Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film The Accidental Tourist in 1988.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> First Female President of the US</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Geena Davis played the first female president of the United States in the television series Commander in Chief.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Member of Mensa</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Geena Davis is a member of Mensa and has an IQ of 140, which places her in the top 2% of intelligence.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Inventor of Board Games</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Geena Davis is an inventor and created her own board games, including one called "Geena's World" which was released in 1999.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> World Archery Champion</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Geena Davis is an accomplished archer and even competed in the 1999 World Archery Championships in San Luis Obispo, California.</p></div>


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