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Geena Davis Biography

Birth Name:
Virginia Elizabeth Davis
Birth Place:
Wareham, Massachusetts, United States
Profession
Actor, producer, writer, model

Fast Facts

  • Was an exchange student in Sweden during her senior year of high school
  • Member of Mensa with an IQ reportedly over 140
  • Director Sydney Pollack cast her in 1982's Tootsie after seeing her in a Victoria's Secret catalogue
  • Costarred in three movies with ex-husband Jeff Goldblum: Transylvania 6-5000, The Fly and Earth Girls Are Easy
  • Tried out for the U
  • S
  • archery team at the 2000 Sydney Olympics
  • She came in 24th out of 28 women in a qualifying competition
  • Founded the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, which seeks to improve the portrayal and visibility of girls and women in media

Awards

  • 2006Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2006Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: winner
  • 2005Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1995Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1993Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1992BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1992Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 1991Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1988Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: winner

Relationships