Geena Davis

Born Jan 21, 1956

Virginia Elizabeth "Geena" Davis is an American actress, film producer, writer, former fashion model, and a women's Olympics archery team semi-finalist. She is known for her roles in Stuart Little, The Fly, Beetlejuice, Thelma & Louise, A League of Their Own, The Long Kiss Goodnight and The Accidental Tourist, for which she won the 1988 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Geena Davis.


1956 Birth Davis was born January 21, 1956, in Wareham, Massachusetts. … Read More


1979 23 Years Old Davis attended Wareham High School and was an exchange student in Sandviken, Sweden, becoming fluent in Swedish. Enrolling at New England College, she graduated with a bachelor's degree in Drama from Boston University in 1979. … Read More
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She followed the role with the part of Wendy Killian in the short-lived television series Buffalo Bill, which aired from June 1983 to March 1984. … Read More


2000 44 Years Old In 2000–2001, Davis starred in the short-lived sitcom The Geena Davis Show. … Read More
2001 45 Years Old On September 1, 2001, Davis married Reza Jarrahy (b. 1971), an Iranian-American plastic surgeon. … Read More
2004 48 Years Old In 2004, while watching children's television programs and videos with her daughter, Davis noticed an imbalance in the ratio of male to female characters. … Read More
2005 49 Years Old In 2005, Davis teamed up with the non-profit group, Dads and Daughters, to launch a venture dedicated to balancing the number of male and female characters in children's TV and movie programming.


2007 51 Years Old Davis launched the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media in 2007. … Read More
2009 53 Years Old For her work in this field she received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from Bates College in May 2009.
2011 55 Years Old In 2011, Davis became one of a handful of celebrities attached to USAID and Ad Council's FWD campaign, an awareness initiative tied to that year's East Africa drought. … Read More
2015 59 Years Old 1 More Event
In October 2015, it was announced that Davis would be starring in the film adaptation of Marjorie Prime alongside Jon Hamm.
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