Virginia Elizabeth Davis known as Geena Davis is an American actress, writer, former fashion model, film producer and a semifinalist of the women’s Olympics archery team.
She was born on 21st January, 1956 in Massachusetts, United States of America. She gained popularity for her movies including “The Stuart Little”, “Beetlejuice”, “The Fly”, “A League of Their Own”, “The Long Kiss” and “Thelma & Louise”.
Geena Davis started her career as a model and gave auditions for different movies including Sarah Connor of “The Terminator” without success, until she was cast in the movie titled “Tootsie” in 1982, directed by Sydney Pollack.
After a successful debut, she earned roles in various movies including “Fletch”, “Beetlejuice” and “The Fly” which helped her make her presence felt. In 1988, her career received a much needed boost, when she appeared in the movie titled in “The Accidental Tourist” and won the Oscar Award for best actress.
In 1991, she appeared in another successful role in the movie “Thelma & Louise” and earned a role in “A League of Their Own”, release in 1992, which earned her Golden Globe nomination and she became one of the successful leading film actresses of the time.
Some of her other movies include “Cutthroat Island”, “The Long Kiss Goodnight” and “The Stuart Little”. Geena Davis has won a number of prestigious movie awards and nominations throughout her career. In 1988, she received Academy Award in the category for best actress for the movie “The Accidental Tourist”.
In 1992, she received Golden Globe nomination in the category for best actress for her performance in “A League of Their Own”. In 2005, she won Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for TV Series titled “Commander in Chief”.
Best films of Geena Davis
⦁ The Fly
⦁ The Accidental Tourist
⦁ Cutthroat Island
⦁ Thelma & Louise
⦁ The Long Kiss Goodnight
⦁ A League of Their Own
⦁ Stuart Little
⦁ Earth Girls Are Easy