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
“Something's like crossed over in me and I can't go back. I couldn't live.”More Geena Davis quotes [08/20/2006 12:08:00]
“I love to see those barriers broken. What I'm really hoping is that we can get break the barriers and then get past it to the point that its really not shocking news.”More Geena Davis quotes [08/20/2006 12:08:00]
“This is the chance to see, in all its aspects, what it is like to suddenly become president. You have a crisis in Nigeria and you have a 6-year-old. And you have twins in trouble in high school.”More Geena Davis quotes [08/20/2006 12:08:00]
We're making this as entertainment. But God willing, if this show stays on and people see a woman in that office for a while, I think it will help people become more used to it. It's certainly about time that we had a few female presidents.More Geena Davis quotes [09/15/2011 11:09:16]
I don't think male characters are as one-dimensional as female characters.More Geena Davis quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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