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Geena Davis ACTOR

Geena Davis was born on January 21st, 1956 in Wareham Massachusetts with the birth name Virginia Elizabeth Davis.  From a young age she had aspirations of becoming an actress.  After completing high school she went on to enroll at New England College in New Hampshire and then transferred to Boston University and majored in drama.
Upon earning her college degree, Davis relocated to New York in pursuit of a career as an actress.  While trying to find stage work she supported herself working as a waitress, sales clerk and a window mannequin for a modeling agency.
Soon the Zoli modeling agency signed her to a contract and she was working on Victoria Secret print catalogs.  In 1982 she got her break into the film industry when she was cast in her first film role, "Tootsie" (1982) starring Dustin Hoffman, which was a successful film and earned her the attention of Hollywood.
Davis then relocated to Los Angeles and began appearing on a number of television series such as, "Buffalo Bill" (1983) and "Sara" (1985).  Along with television she continued appearing on the big screen in such films as, "Transylvania 6-5000" (1985), "Fletch" (1985), "The Fly" (1986), "Beetlejuice" (1988) and "The Accidental Tourist" (1988) for which she won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.
Now a well known name in Hollywood Geena Davis did not slow down.  She maintained film and television roles and continued to add a number of decent credits to her resume.  Other films she appeared on were, "Earth Girls Are Easy" (1988), "Quick Change" (1990), "Thelma and Louise" (1991), "A League of Their Own" (1992) and "Hero" (1992).
In addition to her successful acting career Davis along with her then husband, director, Renny Harlin, the couple started a production company called, The Forge.  Such films they produced were, "Speechless" (1994) and "Cutthroat Island" (1995), however both films were unsuccessful at the box office.
Davis also appeared on both "Stuart Little" films in 1999 and 2002.  Some of her last known roles have been on the television series, "Commander in Chief" (2005-2006) and the film, "Accidents Happen" (2009).  She is also a cast member of the television series, "Coma" set to release in 2012.
Throughout her lifetime she has married a total of four times.  Her first husband was Richard Emmolo whom she wed in 1981 and divorced just two years later.  She then married Jeff Goldblum from 1987 through 1990.  After divorcing her third husband, director, Renny Harlin in 1998 she re-married for a fourth time to her current husband, Dr. Reza Array and together they have three children.
She is also a very charitable woman being involved with the Women's Sports Foundation which focuses on equality in sport opportunities.  She is also a member of a non profit group called, Dads and daughters and launched the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media in 2007 which works with the entertainment industry to increase the presence of female characters in media to reduce the stereotypical male dominated society.


2012 Coma
2009 Accidents Happen 
2009 Exit 19
2005-2006 Commander in Chief 
2005 Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild 
2004 Will & Grace
2002 Stuart Little 2
2000-2001 The Geena Davis Show
1999 Stuart Little
1996 The Long Kiss Goodnight 
1995 Cutthroat Island 
1994 Speechless 
1994 Angie 
1992 Hero 
1992 A League of Their Own 
1991 Thelma & Louise 
1990 Quick Change
1989 Trying Times 
1988 The Accidental Tourist 
1988 Earth Girls Are Easy
1988 Beetlejuice 
1986 The Fly
1984-1986 Family Ties
1985 Transylvania 6-5000 
1985 George Burns Comedy Week 
1985 Fletch
1985 Sara
1985 Remington Steele
1985 Secret Weapons 
1984 Riptide
1984 Fantasy Island 
1983-1984 Buffalo Bill 
1983 Knight Rider 
1982 Tootsie

Matinee Classics - Tootsie starring Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Teri Garr, Dabney Coleman, Charles Durning, Bill Murray, Sydney Pollack, George Gaynes, Geena Davis, Doris Belack, Lynne Thigpen and Estelle Getty

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