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
I wanted to take up a sport the real way and see if I actually had athletic ability. And then I happened to see it was during the Atlanta Olympics. And there was a lot of coverage of archery because the U.S. men's team won all the medals. And I thought, "Wow, that's beautiful. And it's so dramatic, a beautiful sport. And I wonder if I would be good at it?"More Geena Davis quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The thing I noticed, have learned the most about directors, is: when they're very confident in themselves, they're open to creativity from other people. If they're scared or nervous, then they shut off and nobody's ideas [count].More Geena Davis quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I haven't ever gone to any Mensa meetings.More Geena Davis quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
So many female characters are the girlfriend of the person having the adventure. I want to play baseball, I don't want to be the girlfriend of the one [who plays].More Geena Davis quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
“It's a fantasy that we could have a president who could actually make choices based on what's right, rather than having to weigh the political fallout. But that's sort of what we're showing. ... And you can dream.”More Geena Davis quotes [08/20/2006 12:08:00]

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