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Geena Davis

Geena DavisAKA Virginia Elizabeth Davis

Born: 21-Jan-1956
Birthplace: Wareham, MA

Gender: Female
Religion: Congregationalist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Earth Girls Are Easy

Geena Davis decided as a young girl she would be an actress, appeared in school plays, and majored in drama at college. Her film career began with Tootsie in 1982, where she played an actress sharing a dressing room with a crossdressing Dustin Hoffman. On television, she co-starred in the highly-acclaimed but little-watched 1982 sitcom Buffalo Bill with Dabney Coleman, then played a lawyer on the short-lived 1984 sitcom Sara.

By the mid-1980s she was having more success as a movie star, appearing in hits like Fletch with Chevy Chase, The Fly with Jeff Goldblum, and Beetlejuice with Michael Keaton. She won an Oscar playing a ditzy dog-trainer in The Accidental Tourist with William Hurt. In her most famous film role, she was the unexpected outlaw Thelma Dickerson in Thelma & Louise, opposite Susan Sarandon. She was Oscar-nominated again, but lost to Jodie Foster for The Silence of the Lambs. She was offered the Sharon Stone role in Basic Instinct, but thought the role seemed demeaning and turned it down.

Davis had never played baseball before being cast as the catcher in A League of Their Own with Lori Petty, but she mastered the game in three weeks of training before production, and performed all her own athletics for the film, including a nifty behind-the-back catch. She is also an excellent archer, and almost made the 2000 US Olympic team.

As a sign of everlasting love for her third husband, moviemaker Renny Harlin, she had his first name tattooed on her ankle. Harlin directed her twice, in Cutthroat Island with Matthew Modine and The Long Kiss Goodnight with Samuel L. Jackson. Both films were poorly received, and after their divorce she had the tattoo altered and embroidered into the Denny's logo.

She is a long-time outspoken progressive, criticizing moviemakers who use young girls in sexually-charged roles, and supporting women's rights, abortion rights, and Democratic Party candidates. She runs two websites, SeeJane.org to present positive images for girls, and GeenaTakesAim.com, the website for her Women's Sports Foundation, a group that works to protect equal funding for girls' athletics in school.

Father: William Davis (civil engineer)
Mother: Lucille Davis (teacher's aide)
Brother: Dan Davis (geotechnical engineer)
Husband: Richard Emmolo (restaurateur, m. 25-Mar-1982, div. 26-Feb-1983)
Husband: Jeff Goldblum (actor, m. 1-Nov-1987, div. 17-Oct-1990)
Boyfriend: Brad Pitt (actor, dated in 1990-91)
Husband: Renny Harlin (film director, m. 18-Sep-1993, div. 21-Jun-1998)
Husband: Reza Jarrahy (plastic surgeon, dated 1999-2001, m. 1-Sep-2001, three children)
Daughter: Alizeh Keshvar Davis Jarrahy (b. 10-Apr-2002)
Son: Kaiis Steven Jarrahy (twin, b. 6-May-2004)
Son: Kian William Jarrahy (twin, b. 6-May-2004)

    High School: Wareham High School, Wareham, MA (1974)
    University: New England College (transferred to BU)
    University: BFA Drama, Boston University (1979)

    Hollywood Women's Political Committee
    John Kerry for President
    Mensa IQ 140
    Obama for America
    Ann Taylor Stores
    Oscar for Best Supporting Actress 1989 for The Accidental Tourist
    Birthday: Elizabeth Taylor (1992)
    Visited Disneyland 50th Anniversary (5-May-2005)
    Risk Factors: Smoking

    TELEVISION
    Commander in Chief President Mackenzie Allen (2005-06)
    The Geena Davis Show Teddie Cochran (2000-01)
    Sara Sara McKenna (1985)
    Buffalo Bill Wendy Killian (1983-84)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    In a World... (20-Jan-2013)
    Miss Representation (20-Jan-2011) · Herself
    Accidents Happen (23-Apr-2009) · Gloria Conway
    Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild (11-Oct-2005) · Mrs. Little [VOICE]
    Stuart Little 2 (14-Jul-2002)
    Stuart Little (5-Dec-1999) · Mrs. Little
    The Long Kiss Goodnight (11-Oct-1996) · Samantha Caine
    Cutthroat Island (22-Dec-1995) · Morgan
    Speechless (16-Dec-1994) · Julia
    Angie (4-Mar-1994) · Angie
    Hero (2-Oct-1992) · Gale Gayley
    A League of Their Own (1-Jul-1992)
    Thelma & Louise (24-May-1991) · Thelma
    Quick Change (13-Jul-1990) · Phyllis
    The Accidental Tourist (23-Dec-1988) · Muriel
    Earth Girls Are Easy (9-Sep-1988) · Valerie
    Beetlejuice (30-Mar-1988) · Barbara
    The Fly (15-Aug-1986) · Veronica Quaife
    Transylvania 6-5000 (8-Nov-1985)
    Fletch (31-May-1985) · Larry
    Tootsie (17-Dec-1982) · April


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