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Geena Davis

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Celebrity and Mensa member who also played functions in Thelma & Louise, Beetlejuice, and Stuart Small. She was nominated for any Golden Globe Honor on her behalf portrayal of Dottie Hinson inside a League of THEIR VERY OWN, and her part as Muriel Pritchett within the 1988 theatre The Accidental Visitor gained her an Academy Honor for Best Assisting Actress. She performed piano, flute, as well as the organ. She debuted within the 1982 film Tootsie. She received a Golden World Award on her behalf overall performance in Commander in Main. She married 3 x ahead of her 2001 relationship to Reza Jarrahy. She’s two sons called Kian and Kaiis along with a child called Alizeh. She starred within the 1988 American humor horror film Beetlejuice, that was aimed by Tim Burton.

Quick Facts


Full Name Geena Davis
Date Of Birth January 21, 1956
Place Of Birth Wareham, MA
Height 1.83 m
Weight 66 kg
Profession Movie Actress
Education New England College, Boston University, Wareham High School
Nationality American
Spouse Reza Jarrahy, Renny Harlin, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Emmolo
Children Kaiis Steven Jarrahy, Kian William Jarrahy, Alizeh Keshvar Davis Jarrahy
Parents William Davis, Lucille Davis
Siblings Dan Davis
Awards Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama, David di Donatello for Best Foreign Actress, National Board of Review Award for Best Actress
Nominations Academy Award for Best Actress, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Drama, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series, MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance, Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama, MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo, People's Choice Award for Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress, People's Choice Award for Favorite Actress in a New TV Series
Movies Thelma & Louise, A League of Their Own, Beetlejuice, The Long Kiss Goodnight, The Fly, The Accidental Tourist, Cutthroat Island, Stuart Little, Earth Girls Are Easy, Tootsie, Quick Change, Stuart Little 2, Fletch, Transylvania 6-5000, Marjorie Prime, Speechless, Angie, Accidents Happen, Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild, When Marnie Was There, Hero, Me Him Her, In a World..., Secret Weapons, Mistrial, Dear Angelica, Allari Budugu
TV Shows Coma, The Protector, Commander in Chief, The Geena Davis Show, Buffalo Bill, The Exorcist, Grey's Anatomy, Rabbit Ears Productions, Sara
Star Sign Aquarius

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#Fact
1 Daughter of Lucille Cook (1919-2001) and William F. Davis (1913-2009). Geena's father was a civil engineer and church deacon; her mother worked as a teacher's aide. Her brother Danforth (b. 1953) is a geotechnical engineer and lives in Las Vegas with his wife Marilyn.
2 Replaced Debra Winger who pulled out of A League of Their Own (1992) after learning Madonna was going to be in the film.
3 Was the 97th actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for The Accidental Tourist (1988) at The 61st Annual Academy Awards (1989) on March 29, 1989.
4 Delivered her twin sons Kian and Kaiis 26 days early via Caesarean section due to breathing difficulties.
5 Gave birth to her 2nd and 3rd children at age 48, twin sons Kian William and Kaiis Steven Jarrahy on May 6, 2004. Children's father is her 4th husband, Reza Jarrahy.
6 Gave birth to her 1st child at age 46, a daughter Alizeh Keshvar Davis Jarrahy on April 10, 2002. Child's father is her 4th husband, Reza Jarrahy.
7 Two of her ex-husbands have also been romantically involved with Laura Dern: Renny Harlin and Jeff Goldblum.
8 Friend of Susan Sarandon.
9 Turned down a role in The Grifters (1990) per DVD audio commentary, though it's unclear whether she was offered the part that went to Anjelica Huston or Annette Bening.
10 Said that Accidents Happen (2009) was the most fun she had ever had on a movie, and that her co-stars and on-screen sons Harry Cook and Harrison Gilbertson looked very much like her two twin boys in real life and felt a great friendship and connection to the both of them.
11 After graduating from Boston U. she worked as a window mannequin.
12 Her second husband, actor Jeff Goldblum says that he and Geena have remained good friends in the years since their divorce.
13 Auditioned for a regular cast member spot on NBC's Saturday Night Live (1975) in 1984.
14 Wears a size 12 shoe.
15 Graduate of Wareham High School (Wareham, Massachusetts) Class of 1974 who voted her "Most Talented."
16 Appeared alongside ex-husband Jeff Goldblum in three films: Transylvania 6-5000 (1985), The Fly (1986) and Earth Girls Are Easy (1988).
17 Born at 12:06 am-EST.
18 Her husband, Dr. Reza Jarrahy, a neurosurgeon, is Iranian. His last name, Jarrahy, means "surgery" in Farsi.
19 Was the assistant organist in her church in her hometown in Massachusetts.
20 In 1996, was the top contender for the role of the evil Queen Beryl in a proposed Sailor Moon live action movie. The project was later scrapped.
21 Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#31). [1995]
22 She speaks Swedish, and attended school in Sweden as an exchange student.
23 Is a member of MENSA (as are James Woods, Alan Rachins, Cy Frost, Ben Rollins and Derek Barbosa) with an IQ of 140.
24 Ranked #61 in Empire (UK) magazine's Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time list. [October 1997]
25 Placed 24th out of 28 semi-finalists for Olympic Archery team. [August 1999]


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Don't Talk to Irene 2017 post-production
Marjorie Prime 2017 Tess
The Exorcist 2016 TV Series Angela Rance
Annedroids 2015 TV Series Student
Me Him Her 2015 Mrs. Ehrlick
Grey's Anatomy 2014-2015 TV Series Dr. Nicole Herman
Omoide no Mânî 2014 Yoriko Sasaki (English version, voice)
In a World... 2013 Katherine Huling
Doc McStuffins 2013 TV Series Princess Persephone
Untitled Bounty Hunter Project 2013 TV Movie Mackenzie Ryan
Coma 2012 TV Mini-Series Dr. Agnetta Lindquist
Accidents Happen 2009 Gloria Conway
Exit 19 2009 TV Movie Gloria Woods
Commander in Chief 2005-2006 TV Series President Mackenzie Allen
Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild 2005 Mrs. Eleanor Little (voice)
Will & Grace 2004 TV Series Janet Adler
Stuart Little 2 2002 Mrs. Little
The Geena Davis Show 2000-2001 TV Series Teddie Cochran
Stuart Little 1999 Mrs. Little
The Long Kiss Goodnight 1996 Samantha Caine Charly Baltimore
Cutthroat Island 1995 Morgan
Speechless 1994 Julia Mann
Angie 1994 Angie Scacciapensieri
Hero 1992/I Gale Gayley
A League of Their Own 1992 Dottie Hinson
Thelma & Louise 1991 Thelma
Quick Change 1990 Phyllis Potter
Trying Times 1989 TV Series Daphne
The Accidental Tourist 1988 Muriel Pritchett
Earth Girls Are Easy 1988 Valerie Gail
Beetlejuice 1988 Barbara Maitland
The Fly 1986 Veronica Quaife
Family Ties 1984-1986 TV Series Karen Nicholson
Transylvania 6-5000 1985 Odette
George Burns Comedy Week 1985 TV Series
Fletch 1985 Larry
Sara 1985 TV Series Sara McKenna
Remington Steele 1985 TV Series Sandy Dalrymple
Secret Weapons 1985 TV Movie Tamara Reshevsky / Brenda
Riptide 1984 TV Series Dr. Melba Bozinsky
Fantasy Island 1984 TV Series Whitney Clark
Buffalo Bill 1983-1984 TV Series Wendy Killian
Knight Rider 1983 TV Series Grace Fallon
Tootsie 1982 April

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Untitled Women in Hollywood Documentary 2018 Documentary executive producer filming
Untitled Bounty Hunter Project 2013 TV Movie co-executive producer
Commander in Chief 2005-2006 TV Series co-executive producer - 17 episodes
The Geena Davis Show 2000 TV Series co-executive producer - 8 episodes
The Great Lifetime Makeover 1998 TV Series executive producer
Mistrial 1996 TV Movie executive producer
The Long Kiss Goodnight 1996 producer - uncredited
Speechless 1994 producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Stuart Little 1999 performer: "Heart And Soul Alternate Version"
Sing! Sesame Street Remembers Joe Raposo and His Music 1990 TV Movie documentary performer: "Sing, Sing a Song"
Earth Girls Are Easy 1988 performer: "THE GROUND YOU WALK ON"

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Buffalo Bill 1984 TV Series written by - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Equity 2016 special thanks
Power to Greenlight 2015 Video very special thanks
Women of Action: Redefining the Super Hero 2015 Video documentary very special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hollywood Game Night 2016 TV Series Herself - Celebrity Player
Coked Up! 2016 Documentary Herself
Access Hollywood 2015 TV Series Herself
That's My Entertainment San Diego Film Festival 2015 2015 TV Special Herself
Tavis Smiley 2015 TV Series Herself - Guest
Girl from God's Country 2014 Documentary voice
Hollywood Film Awards 2014 TV Special Herself
Makers: Women in Hollywood 2014 Documentary Herself
CBS This Morning 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
CinemAbility 2013 Documentary Herself
Hollywood Today 2013 TV Series Herself
Costas at the Movies 2013 TV Series Herself
Women, War & Peace 2011 TV Series Herself - Narrator
Miss Representation 2011 Documentary Herself - Academy Award Winning Actor, Founder See Jane
The Morning Show 2010 TV Series Herself - Guest
Seitenblicke 2008 TV Series documentary Herself
The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2007 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2005-2006 TV Series Herself - Guest
In the Cutz 2006 TV Series
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2005-2006 TV Series Herself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman 1994-2006 TV Series Herself - Guest
12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2006 TV Special Herself
The Reichen Show 2006 TV Series Herself
The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2006 TV Movie documentary Herself - Winner: Best Actress in a Television Series - Drama
The 32nd Annual People's Choice Awards 2006 TV Special documentary Herself
Fear of the Flesh: The Making of 'The Fly' 2005 Video documentary Herself
Live with Kelly and Ryan 2005 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1992-2005 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2005 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Special Thanks to Roy London 2005 Documentary Herself
Biography 2004 TV Series documentary Herself
GMTV 2004 TV Series Herself
Tinseltown TV 2003 TV Series Herself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes & Villains 2003 TV Special documentary Herself
The 75th Annual Academy Awards 2003 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Film Editing / Past Winner
Leute heute 2002 TV Series documentary Herself
HBO First Look 1999-2002 TV Series documentary short Herself
Thelma & Louise: The Last Journey 2002 Video documentary Herself
Bravo Profiles 2002 TV Series documentary
The Directors 2001 TV Series documentary Herself - Guest
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1996-2000 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2000 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Inside the Actors Studio 2000 TV Series Herself - Guest
Mundo VIP 1997-2000 TV Series Herself
Electric Circus 2000 TV Series Herself
Stuart Little: Making It Big 1999 TV Movie documentary Herself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars: America's Greatest Screen Legends 1999 TV Special documentary Herself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Dustin Hoffman 1999 TV Special documentary Herself
The 71st Annual Academy Awards 1999 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Original Dramatic Score
Bravo Profiles: The Entertainment Business 1998 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
The 70th Annual Academy Awards 1998 TV Special Herself - Presenter: 'The Full Monty' Film Clip / Past Winner
Fairy Tales on Ice: Alice Through the Looking Glass 1996 Video Herself - Narrator (voice)
Gomorron 1996 TV Series Herself
Maury 1996 TV Series Herself
This Morning 1996 TV Series Herself - Guest
Lo + plus 1996 TV Series Herself - Guest
1996 MTV Video Music Awards 1996 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The 66th Annual Academy Awards 1994 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Film Editing
The 65th Annual Academy Awards 1993 TV Special Herself - Presenter: 'Women in the Movies Montage'
The 50th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1993 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy / Musical
Omnibus 1992 TV Series documentary Herself
When Thelma Met Louise 1992 TV Short documentary Herself
The 64th Annual Academy Awards 1992 TV Special Herself - Nominated: Best Actress in a Leading Role & Co-Presenter: Best Film Editing
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1986-1992 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1992 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
The Annual Artists Rights Foundation Gala 1991 TV Movie Herself
Late Night with David Letterman 1985-1991 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself
The 63rd Annual Academy Awards 1991 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Scientific & Technical Achievement Awards
Big Bird's Birthday or Let Me Eat Cake 1991 TV Movie Herself
E.T. - Entretenimento Total 1991 TV Series Herself
In the Director's Chair: The Man Who Invented Edward Scissorhands 1990 TV Movie Herself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1990 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Earth Day Special 1990 TV Special Kim
Sing! Sesame Street Remembers Joe Raposo and His Music 1990 TV Movie documentary Herself
The 62nd Annual Academy Awards 1990 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
CBS This Morning 1990 TV Series Herself - Guest
Saturday Night Live 1989 TV Series Herself - Host / Various
The 61st Annual Academy Awards 1989 TV Special Herself - Winner & Presenter
Day to Day Affairs 1985 TV Movie Herself
Hour Magazine 1985 TV Series Herself
Untitled Women in Hollywood Documentary 2018 Documentary filming Herself
Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché 2017 Documentary post-production Herself
Today 2016-2017 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
The Insider 2016-2017 TV Series Herself
EW Reunites 2017 TV Series documentary Herself - Thelma Dickinson
Access Hollywood Live 2015-2016 TV Series Herself
Extra 2016 TV Series Herself
Entertainment Tonight 2008-2016 TV Series Herself
The View 2006-2016 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2016 TV Series Herself
Le journal du Festival 2016 TV Series Herself
Good Morning America 1989-2016 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself
The Talk 2016 TV Series Herself - Guest
Home & Family 2015-2016 TV Series Herself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2006-2016 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself / Herself - Guest (segment "Mean Tweets")

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2008-2017 TV Series Herself
Extra 2016 TV Series Herself
Welcome to the Basement 2015 TV Series Veronica Quaife
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2012 TV Series Valerie
JacK Waltzer: On the Craft of Acting 2011 Documentary Herself
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness 2010 TV Series documentary Odette
20 to 1 2007-2010 TV Series documentary Herself / Thelma Dickinson
Lamastalgia 2010 TV Series Herself
President Hollywood 2008 TV Movie documentary President Mackenzie Allen (uncredited)
The 80th Annual Academy Awards 2008 TV Special Herself (uncredited)
La tele de tu vida 2007 TV Series Sandy Dalrymple
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters 2006 Documentary Dottie Hinson (uncredited)
San Sebastián 2005: Crónica de Carlos Boyero 2005 TV Special Thelma Dickinson (uncredited)
It's Like Life 2004 Video documentary short Herself / Muriel Pritchett
Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years 2000 TV Movie documentary Veronica Quaife
The Fly Papers: The Buzz on Hollywood's Scariest Insect 2000 TV Movie documentary Herself
Warner Bros. 75th Anniversary: No Guts, No Glory 1998 TV Movie documentary uncredited
... y otras mujeres de armas tomar 1998 TV Movie documentary Herself
Madonna: This Used to Be My Playground 1992 Video short Dottie Hinson
The 59th Annual Academy Awards 1987 TV Special Veronica Quaife (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Kering Women in Motion Award Cannes Film Festival
2011 Impact Award Sarasota Film Festival
2006 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama Commander in Chief (2005)
2006 Lucy Award Women in Film Lucy Awards
1992 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Actress (Migliore Attrice Straniera) Thelma & Louise (1991)
1992 Piper-Heidsieck Award San Francisco International Film Festival
1991 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Actress Thelma & Louise (1991)
1991 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Actress Thelma & Louise (1991)
1989 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actress in a Supporting Role The Accidental Tourist (1988)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 BTVA Anime Dub Movies/Special Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in an Anime Feature Film/Special Omoide no Mânî (2014) · Hailee Steinfeld
· Kiernan Shipka
· Grey DeLisle
· John C. Reilly
· Ava Acres
· Vanessa Williams
· Raini Rodriguez
· Kathy Bates
· Ellen Burstyn
2016 Acting and Activism Award Women Film Critics Circle Awards

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2012 ACCA TV Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Supporting Actress (TV Movie or Mini-Series) Coma (2012)
2006 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Commander in Chief (2005)
2006 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actress in a Drama Series Commander in Chief (2005)
2006 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series Commander in Chief (2005)
2005 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actress in a Drama Series Commander in Chief (2005)
2005 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Outstanding Actress in a Series, Drama Commander in Chief (2005)
2000 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Supporting Actress Stuart Little (1999)
1997 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actress The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)
1995 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Speechless (1994)
1993 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical A League of Their Own (1992)
1993 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Female Performance A League of Their Own (1992)
1992 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actress in a Leading Role Thelma & Louise (1991)
1992 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama Thelma & Louise (1991)
1992 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Actress Thelma & Louise (1991)
1992 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress Thelma & Louise (1991)
1992 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Female Performance Thelma & Louise (1991)
1992 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best On-Screen Duo Thelma & Louise (1991) · Susan Sarandon
1992 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Dramatic Motion Picture Actress
1987 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actress The Fly (1986)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1992 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress Thelma & Louise (1991) · Susan Sarandon
1991 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress Thelma & Louise (1991)
1991 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actress Thelma & Louise (1991) · Susan Sarandon

TitleSalary
The Geena Davis Show (2000) $200,000 per episode
Cutthroat Island (1995) $7,000,000
A League of Their Own (1992) $2,500,000

#Quote
1 [About Thelma & Louise (1991) being considered a male-bashing movie] Most guys don't relate to the truck driver or the rapist, and if they do, their problems are bigger than this movie.
2 [talking about the shows her children watch] As I watched kids' programs with them, I became concerned about gender balance and stereotypes. Boys take up much more space on TV than in real life.
3 I have an elbow that bends the wrong way, and I'd do things like stand in an elevator and the doors would close, and I'd pretend that my arm had got caught in it, and then I'd scream, "Ow, ow, put it back!"

#Trademark
1 Towering height
2 Deep husky voice
3 Statuesque, model-like figure

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