Geena Davis

Geena Davis

Her role as April in 'Tootsie' (1982)
Geena Davis was born on 21st Jan 1957 in Wareham, Massachusetts. Having a MENSA IQ and a degree in fine arts from Boston University, she moved to New York City in hopes of being discovered. After working as a waitress and a model, Davis got her big screen break in the movie "The Fly, and in 1988's Beetlejuice". Stunning and goofy, awkward and graceful, glittering and earthy, Davis has played sci-fi, horror, action, drama, comedy and romance with equal penance. She debuted in film with a small part in Tootsie (1982), and was cast, that year, in a recurring role in television’s Family Ties. She went on to Buffalo Bill in 1983, and wrote one episode of that cult hit. In 1985, Davis starred as a single lawyer looking for love in the television series Sara. The show proved to be ten years ahead of its time, but its failure opened big-screen doors. What followed was Fletch (1985), Secret Weapons (1985), Transylvania 6-5000 (1985), The Fly (1986) – and a 1987 to 1990 marriage to her Fly co-star Jeff Goldblum (she had been married briefly, in 1981, to restaurant manager Richard Eminolo) – Earth Girls Are Easy (1988), Beetlejuice (1988), and The Accidental Tourist (1998 – for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar). It was for Davis’ next film, Thelma and Louise (1991), that fans, critics, and judge panels went mad. Davis (and co-star Susan Sarandon) netted Oscar, Golden Globe, British Academy Award and MTV Movie Award nominations, as well as the Boston Society of Film Critics Award, the National Board of Review Best Actress Award, and the David di Donatello Award. 1992 brought Hero and A League of Their Own (for another Golden Globe nomination and MTV Movie Award nod). In 1994, Davis tried her hand at producing, also starring in, Speechless, another Golden Globe nominated film. She has since, under the name of her production company, “The Forge,” produced The Politician’s Wife, The Decision, Mistrial and Bigmalion. She was the lead in Angie (1994), and then two films – Cutthroat Island (1995) and The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996) – by director Renny Harlin, to whom she was married from 1993 to 1998. In 1999, Davis was nominated for a Saturn Award for her performance in Stuart Little. Davis is also a world-class athlete, ranked 24th of the 28 semi-finalists for the United States Archery Team in 1999. She’s “way down” at number 61 on one list (Empire Magazine’s) of the “Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time.” Source: netglimse.com
My sons last summer, they won a trophy from their surfing camp and they came home and went right over to the shelf and put it up next to my Oscar. That's where we put our trophies.More Geena Davis quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
For a long time, way back in the '30s and '40s, there were fabulous female roles. Bette Davis and all those people had incredible, great roles. After World War II, something happened where it was not only "get out of the factories," but "get out of the movies." That's when women's roles started to really [change].More Geena Davis quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The more hours of television a girl watches, the fewer options she thinks she has in life.More Geena Davis quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
This dapper little mouse that wore such cute clothes and said such interesting things, yeah. I thought it was a great idea to have a mouse like that in your family, so now I get to see what it was like.More Geena Davis quotes [09/15/2011 11:09:08]
My thing in high school was being the tallest kid in class. Always. I was always the tallest kid in class.More Geena Davis quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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