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Short Info

Net Worth$38 million
Date Of BirthJanuary 21, 1956
SpouseReza Jarrahy (m. 2001), Renny Harlin (m. 1993–1998), Jeff Goldblum (m. 1987–1990), Richard Emmolo (m. 1982–1983)
MarkTowering height
FactShe speaks Swedish, and attended school in Sweden as an exchange student.
PaymentsEarned $2,500,000 from A League of Their Own (1992)

Geena Davis is an American actress, producer, writer, and former model. She is the recipient of several accolades, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a BAFTA Award. Throughout her career, she has appeared in a variety of films, ranging from action to drama to comedy.

Born on January 21, 1956, in Wareham, Massachusetts, Davis was the youngest of four children. Her father, William Davis, was a civil engineer, and her mother, Lucille (née Cook), was a teacher. Davis has two older sisters, Dorothy and Barbara, and an older brother, Peter. She has described her family as “very close-knit”.

Davis attended Wareham High School, where she played on the basketball and field hockey teams. She was also a member of the drama club. After graduating from high school in 1974, she enrolled at New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire. However, she transferred to Boston University two years later.

Davis began her acting career in 1977 with a small role in the film Jaws 2. She followed this with a number of supporting roles in films such as The Fly (1986), The Accidental Tourist (1988), and Beetlejuice (1988). In 1989, she had her breakout role as Thelma Dickinson in Thelma & Louise. The film was a critical and commercial success, and earned Davis an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.

In the early 1990s, Davis starred in a number of successful films, including A League of Their Own (1992), The Firm (1993), and The Pelican Brief (1993). She also received critical acclaim for her performance as a serial killer in The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996).

In recent years, Davis has appeared in a number of films, including Stuart Little (1999), Stuart Little 2 (2002), The Accidental Husband (2008), Marley & Me (2008), and Hot Tub Time Machine (2010). She has also lent her voice to a number of animated films, including Shrek 2 (2004), Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild (2005), and Robots (2005).

Davis has been married three times. Her first husband was actor Jeff Goldblum, whom she married in 1987. The couple divorced in 1990. She married director Renny Harlin in 1993, and the couple divorced in 1998. She married actor Reza Jarrahy in 2001, and the couple have three children together.

Davis is a supporter of gender equality and is a member of the American Civil Liberties Union’s National Advisory Council. In 2006, she was appointed as a special envoy for Women’s Empowerment by then-UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

General Info

Full NameGeena Davis
Net Worth$38 million
Date Of BirthJanuary 21, 1956
Height1.83 m
Weight66 kg
ProfessionTelevision producer, Film producer, Writer, Actor, Model, Athlete
EducationNew England College, Boston University, Wareham High School


SpouseReza Jarrahy (m. 2001), Renny Harlin (m. 1993–1998), Jeff Goldblum (m. 1987–1990), Richard Emmolo (m. 1982–1983)
ChildrenAlizeh Keshvar Davis Jarrahy, Kaiis Steven Jarrahy, Kian William Jarrahy
ParentsLucille Davis, William Davis
SiblingsDan Davis


AwardsAcademy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama, David di Donatello for Best Foreign Actress, National Board of Review Award for Best Actress
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Actress, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Drama, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, MTV Mov...
MoviesThelma & Louise, Beetlejuice, A League of Their Own, The Long Kiss Goodnight, The Fly, Cutthroat Island, The Accidental Tourist, Stuart Little, Earth Girls Are Easy, Tootsie, Stuart Little 2, Quick Change, Fletch, Transylvania 6-5000, Accidents Happen, Angie, Hero, Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild,...
TV ShowsThe Protector, Commander in Chief, The Geena Davis Show, Sara, Buffalo Bill, Grey's Anatomy, The Exorcist, Rabbit Ears Productions

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#Marks / Signs
1Towering height
2Deep husky voice
3Statuesque, model-like figure


The Geena Davis Show (2000)$200,000 per episode
Cutthroat Island (1995)$7,000,000
A League of Their Own (1992)$2,500,000


1[About Thelma & Louise (1991) being considered a male-bashing movie] Most guys don't relate to the truck driver or the rapist, and if they do, their problems are bigger than this movie.
2[talking about the shows her children watch] As I watched kids' programs with them, I became concerned about gender balance and stereotypes. Boys take up much more space on TV than in real life.
3I have an elbow that bends the wrong way, and I'd do things like stand in an elevator and the doors would close, and I'd pretend that my arm had got caught in it, and then I'd scream, "Ow, ow, put it back!"


1Daughter of Lucille Cook (1919-2001) and William F. Davis (1913-2009). Geena's father was a civil engineer and church deacon; her mother worked as a teacher's aide. Her brother Danforth (b. 1953) is a geotechnical engineer and lives in Las Vegas with his wife Marilyn.
2Replaced Debra Winger who pulled out of A League of Their Own (1992) after learning Madonna was going to be in the film.
3Was the 97th actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for The Accidental Tourist (1988) at The 61st Annual Academy Awards (1989) on March 29, 1989.
4Delivered her twin sons Kian and Kaiis 26 days early via Caesarean section due to breathing difficulties.
5Gave birth to her 2nd and 3rd children at age 48, twin sons Kian William and Kaiis Steven Jarrahy on May 6, 2004. Children's father is her 4th husband, Reza Jarrahy.
6Gave birth to her 1st child at age 46, a daughter Alizeh Keshvar Davis Jarrahy on April 10, 2002. Child's father is her 4th husband, Reza Jarrahy.
7Two of her ex-husbands have also been romantically involved with Laura Dern: Renny Harlin and Jeff Goldblum.
8Friend of Susan Sarandon.
9Turned down a role in The Grifters (1990) per DVD audio commentary, though it's unclear whether she was offered the part that went to Anjelica Huston or Annette Bening.
10Said that Accidents Happen (2009) was the most fun she had ever had on a movie, and that her co-stars and on-screen sons Harry Cook and Harrison Gilbertson looked very much like her two twin boys in real life and felt a great friendship and connection to the both of them.
11After graduating from Boston U. she worked as a window mannequin.
12Her second husband, actor Jeff Goldblum says that he and Geena have remained good friends in the years since their divorce.
13Auditioned for a regular cast member spot on NBC's Saturday Night Live (1975) in 1984.
14Wears a size 12 shoe.
15Graduate of Wareham High School (Wareham, Massachusetts) Class of 1974 who voted her "Most Talented."
16Appeared alongside ex-husband Jeff Goldblum in three films: Transylvania 6-5000 (1985), The Fly (1986) and Earth Girls Are Easy (1988).
17Born at 12:06 am-EST.
18Her husband, Dr. Reza Jarrahy, a neurosurgeon, is Iranian. His last name, Jarrahy, means "surgery" in Farsi.
19Was the assistant organist in her church in her hometown in Massachusetts.
20In 1996, was the top contender for the role of the evil Queen Beryl in a proposed Sailor Moon live action movie. The project was later scrapped.
21Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#31). [1995]
22She speaks Swedish, and attended school in Sweden as an exchange student.
23Is a member of MENSA (as are James Woods, Alan Rachins, Cy Frost, Ben Rollins and Derek Barbosa) with an IQ of 140.
24Ranked #61 in Empire (UK) magazine's Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time list. [October 1997]
25Placed 24th out of 28 semi-finalists for Olympic Archery team. [August 1999]




Don't Talk to Irene2017post-production
Marjorie Prime2017Tess
The Exorcist2016TV SeriesAngela Rance
Annedroids2015TV SeriesStudent
Me Him Her2015Mrs. Ehrlick
Grey's Anatomy2014-2015TV SeriesDr. Nicole Herman
Omoide no Mânî2014Yoriko Sasaki (English version, voice)
In a World...2013Katherine Huling
Doc McStuffins2013TV SeriesPrincess Persephone
Untitled Bounty Hunter Project2013TV MovieMackenzie Ryan
Coma2012TV Mini-SeriesDr. Agnetta Lindquist
Accidents Happen2009Gloria Conway
Exit 192009TV MovieGloria Woods
Commander in Chief2005-2006TV SeriesPresident Mackenzie Allen
Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild2005Mrs. Eleanor Little (voice)
Will & Grace2004TV SeriesJanet Adler
Stuart Little 22002Mrs. Little
The Geena Davis Show2000-2001TV SeriesTeddie Cochran
Stuart Little1999Mrs. Little
The Long Kiss Goodnight1996Samantha Caine Charly Baltimore
Cutthroat Island1995Morgan
Speechless1994Julia Mann
Angie1994Angie Scacciapensieri
Hero1992/IGale Gayley
A League of Their Own1992Dottie Hinson
Thelma & Louise1991Thelma
Quick Change1990Phyllis Potter
Trying Times1989TV SeriesDaphne
The Accidental Tourist1988Muriel Pritchett
Earth Girls Are Easy1988Valerie Gail
Beetlejuice1988Barbara Maitland
The Fly1986Veronica Quaife
Family Ties1984-1986TV SeriesKaren Nicholson
Transylvania 6-50001985Odette
George Burns Comedy Week1985TV Series
Sara1985TV SeriesSara McKenna
Remington Steele1985TV SeriesSandy Dalrymple
Secret Weapons1985TV MovieTamara Reshevsky / Brenda
Riptide1984TV SeriesDr. Melba Bozinsky
Fantasy Island1984TV SeriesWhitney Clark
Buffalo Bill1983-1984TV SeriesWendy Killian
Knight Rider1983TV SeriesGrace Fallon


Untitled Women in Hollywood Documentary2018Documentary executive producer filming
Untitled Bounty Hunter Project2013TV Movie co-executive producer
Commander in Chief2005-2006TV Series co-executive producer - 17 episodes
The Geena Davis Show2000TV Series co-executive producer - 8 episodes
The Great Lifetime Makeover1998TV Series executive producer
Mistrial1996TV Movie executive producer
The Long Kiss Goodnight1996producer - uncredited


Stuart Little1999performer: "Heart And Soul Alternate Version"
Sing! Sesame Street Remembers Joe Raposo and His Music1990TV Movie documentary performer: "Sing, Sing a Song"
Earth Girls Are Easy1988performer: "THE GROUND YOU WALK ON"


Buffalo Bill1984TV Series written by - 1 episode


Equity2016special thanks
Power to Greenlight2015Video very special thanks
Women of Action: Redefining the Super Hero2015Video documentary very special thanks


Hollywood Game Night2016TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Player
Coked Up!2016DocumentaryHerself
Access Hollywood2015TV SeriesHerself
That's My Entertainment San Diego Film Festival 20152015TV SpecialHerself
Tavis Smiley2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Girl from God's Country2014Documentary voice
Hollywood Film Awards2014TV SpecialHerself
Makers: Women in Hollywood2014DocumentaryHerself
CBS This Morning2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Hollywood Today2013TV SeriesHerself
Costas at the Movies2013TV SeriesHerself
Women, War & Peace2011TV SeriesHerself - Narrator
Miss Representation2011DocumentaryHerself - Academy Award Winning Actor, Founder See Jane
The Morning Show2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Seitenblicke2008TV Series documentaryHerself
The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards2007TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy
The Oprah Winfrey Show2005-2006TV SeriesHerself - Guest
In the Cutz2006TV Series
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2005-2006TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman1994-2006TV SeriesHerself - Guest
12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2006TV SpecialHerself
The Reichen Show2006TV SeriesHerself
The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards2006TV Movie documentaryHerself - Winner: Best Actress in a Television Series - Drama
The 32nd Annual People's Choice Awards2006TV Special documentaryHerself
Fear of the Flesh: The Making of 'The Fly'2005Video documentaryHerself
Live with Kelly and Ryan2005TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992-2005TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards2005TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Special Thanks to Roy London2005DocumentaryHerself
Biography2004TV Series documentaryHerself
GMTV2004TV SeriesHerself
Tinseltown TV2003TV SeriesHerself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes & Villains2003TV Special documentaryHerself
The 75th Annual Academy Awards2003TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Film Editing / Past Winner
Leute heute2002TV Series documentaryHerself
HBO First Look1999-2002TV Series documentary shortHerself
Thelma & Louise: The Last Journey2002Video documentaryHerself
Bravo Profiles2002TV Series documentary
The Directors2001TV Series documentaryHerself - Guest
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996-2000TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards2000TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Inside the Actors Studio2000TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Mundo VIP1997-2000TV SeriesHerself
Electric Circus2000TV SeriesHerself
Stuart Little: Making It Big1999TV Movie documentaryHerself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars: America's Greatest Screen Legends1999TV Special documentaryHerself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Dustin Hoffman1999TV Special documentaryHerself
The 71st Annual Academy Awards1999TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Original Dramatic Score
Bravo Profiles: The Entertainment Business1998TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
The 70th Annual Academy Awards1998TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: 'The Full Monty' Film Clip / Past Winner
Fairy Tales on Ice: Alice Through the Looking Glass1996VideoHerself - Narrator (voice)
Gomorron1996TV SeriesHerself
Maury1996TV SeriesHerself
This Morning1996TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Lo + plus1996TV SeriesHerself - Guest
1996 MTV Video Music Awards1996TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The 66th Annual Academy Awards1994TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Film Editing
The 65th Annual Academy Awards1993TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: 'Women in the Movies Montage'
The 50th Annual Golden Globe Awards1993TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy / Musical
Omnibus1992TV Series documentaryHerself
When Thelma Met Louise1992TV Short documentaryHerself
The 64th Annual Academy Awards1992TV SpecialHerself - Nominated: Best Actress in a Leading Role & Co-Presenter: Best Film Editing
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1986-1992TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards1992TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
The Annual Artists Rights Foundation Gala1991TV MovieHerself
Late Night with David Letterman1985-1991TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
The 63rd Annual Academy Awards1991TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Scientific & Technical Achievement Awards
Big Bird's Birthday or Let Me Eat Cake1991TV MovieHerself
E.T. - Entretenimento Total1991TV SeriesHerself
In the Director's Chair: The Man Who Invented Edward Scissorhands1990TV MovieHerself
The Arsenio Hall Show1990TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Earth Day Special1990TV SpecialKim
Sing! Sesame Street Remembers Joe Raposo and His Music1990TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 62nd Annual Academy Awards1990TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
CBS This Morning1990TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Saturday Night Live1989TV SeriesHerself - Host / Various
The 61st Annual Academy Awards1989TV SpecialHerself - Winner & Presenter
Day to Day Affairs1985TV MovieHerself
Hour Magazine1985TV SeriesHerself
Untitled Women in Hollywood Documentary2018Documentary filmingHerself
Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché2017Documentary post-productionHerself
Today2016-2017TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
The Insider2016-2017TV SeriesHerself
EW Reunites2017TV Series documentaryHerself - Thelma Dickinson
Access Hollywood Live2015-2016TV SeriesHerself
Extra2016TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2008-2016TV SeriesHerself
The View2006-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
The Late Late Show with James Corden2016TV SeriesHerself
Le journal du Festival2016TV SeriesHerself
Good Morning America1989-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
The Talk2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Home & Family2015-2016TV SeriesHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2006-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself / Herself - Guest (segment "Mean Tweets")

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2008-2017TV SeriesHerself
Extra2016TV SeriesHerself
Welcome to the Basement2015TV SeriesVeronica Quaife
Edición Especial Coleccionista2012TV SeriesValerie
JacK Waltzer: On the Craft of Acting2011DocumentaryHerself
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2010TV Series documentaryOdette
20 to 12007-2010TV Series documentaryHerself / Thelma Dickinson
Lamastalgia2010TV SeriesHerself
President Hollywood2008TV Movie documentaryPresident Mackenzie Allen (uncredited)
The 80th Annual Academy Awards2008TV SpecialHerself (uncredited)
La tele de tu vida2007TV SeriesSandy Dalrymple
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters2006DocumentaryDottie Hinson (uncredited)
San Sebastián 2005: Crónica de Carlos Boyero2005TV SpecialThelma Dickinson (uncredited)
It's Like Life2004Video documentary shortHerself / Muriel Pritchett
Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years2000TV Movie documentaryVeronica Quaife
The Fly Papers: The Buzz on Hollywood's Scariest Insect2000TV Movie documentaryHerself
Warner Bros. 75th Anniversary: No Guts, No Glory1998TV Movie documentary uncredited
... y otras mujeres de armas tomar1998TV Movie documentaryHerself
Madonna: This Used to Be My Playground1992Video shortDottie Hinson
The 59th Annual Academy Awards1987TV SpecialVeronica Quaife (uncredited)


Won Awards

2016Kering Women in Motion AwardCannes Film Festival
2011Impact AwardSarasota Film Festival
2006Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - DramaCommander in Chief (2005)
2006Lucy AwardWomen in Film Lucy Awards
1992DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Foreign Actress (Migliore Attrice Straniera)Thelma & Louise (1991)
1992Piper-Heidsieck AwardSan Francisco International Film Festival
1991BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest ActressThelma & Louise (1991)
1991NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest ActressThelma & Louise (1991)
1989OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Supporting RoleThe Accidental Tourist (1988)

Nominated Awards

2016BTVA Anime Dub Movies/Special Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in an Anime Feature Film/SpecialOmoide no Mânî (2014)
2016Acting and Activism AwardWomen Film Critics Circle Awards

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2012ACCA TVAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Supporting Actress (TV Movie or Mini-Series)Coma (2012)
2006Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesCommander in Chief (2005)
2006OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actress in a Drama SeriesCommander in Chief (2005)
2006ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama SeriesCommander in Chief (2005)
2005OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actress in a Drama SeriesCommander in Chief (2005)
2005Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Series, DramaCommander in Chief (2005)
2000Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting ActressStuart Little (1999)
1997Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActressThe Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)
1995Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalSpeechless (1994)
1993Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalA League of Their Own (1992)
1993MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Female PerformanceA League of Their Own (1992)
1992OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Leading RoleThelma & Louise (1991)
1992Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - DramaThelma & Louise (1991)
1992BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActressThelma & Louise (1991)
1992CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActressThelma & Louise (1991)
1992MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Female PerformanceThelma & Louise (1991)
1992MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest On-Screen DuoThelma & Louise (1991)
1992People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Dramatic Motion Picture Actress
1987Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActressThe Fly (1986)

2nd Place Awards

1992DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActressThelma & Louise (1991)
1991LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActressThelma & Louise (1991)
1991NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActressThelma & Louise (1991)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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