Geena Davis

Highest Rated: 100% CinemAbility (2018)
Lowest Rated: 11% Speechless (1994)
Birthday: Jan 21, 1956
Birthplace: Wareham, Massachusetts, USA
Both a former Victoria's Secret model and card-carrying member of MENSA, Geena Davis established herself in Hollywood by playing the quirky protagonist in a wide variety of dramas and romantic comedies, though she has also tested the waters in action films and sci-fi horror. Davis showed an interest in show-business from childhood on, and transferred from New England College to Boston University in order to participate within the university's drama program. After receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts in 1979, she moved to New York City in hopes of being discovered. Once there, Davis took on several odd jobs; the oddest, perhaps, being her stint as a department store mannequin. A then struggling actress turned in a job performance impressive enough to attract the attention of Zoli Agents, a prominent modeling company. No longer mere window dressing, the six-foot Davis worked as a lingerie model until making her acting debut in the television sitcom Buffalo Bill (1982); she would later write an episode for the same program. Her resume grew slowly but surely, and it wasn't long before she won a recurring role on the long-running Family Ties (1982-1989) as budding entrepreneur Alex P. Keaton's (Michael J. Fox) maid. Davis made her first feature-film appearance playing a small role in Tootsie (1982). In 1985, she played the title role in Sara, a short-lived NBC sit-com revolving around a single and fiercely independent lawyer trying to make ends meet in San Francisco. That same year, Davis co-starred with Jeff Goldblum in the vampire spoof Transylvania 6-5000. Goldblum, with whom she would later marry, once again was paired with Davis in director David Cronenberg's cult favorite The Fly (1986). The Fly's success officially put Davis on the map, and she would gain further critical notice for her role as a recently deceased housewife in Tim Burton's Beetlejuice. The following year she won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in The Accidental Tourist (1988), in which she played an eccentric dog-walker, and reteamed with Jeff Goldblum in 1989's sci-fi musical Earth Girls Are Easy. Davis received a second Oscar nomination for her part in Ridley Scott's groundbreaking Thelma and Louise (1991), which cast her as an oppressed housewife opposite Hollywood veteran Susan Sarandon. With her film career steadily growing, Davis starred alongside Tom Hanks in the role of a whip-smart baseball ingenue in Penny Marshall's A League of Their Own (1992). She broke away from supporting roles and ensemble films to play the lead role in Martha Coolidge's Angie (1994), which featured Davis in the role of a single mother trying to keep her head above water. She went on to marry director Renny Harlin in 1993, who cast her in 1995's Cutthroat Island as well as the 1996 action-thriller The Long Kiss Good Night. Though playing herself in 2000's The Geena Davis Show proved unfruitful, Davis' role in Rob Minkoff's Stuart Little franchise fared much better. Even still, her most impressive comeback would arrive in the form a role as the President of the United States on the ABC Whitehouse drama Commander in Chief. Davis won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress after the series' first season in 2005 and the show proved to be a major critical success, though it was tragically cancelled the next year, despite vocal protestations by fans. Davis would continue to act in the following years, most notably in projects like the comedy Accidents Happen.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
82% This Changes Everything Actor Executive Producer 2019
75% Don't Talk to Irene Herself 2018
100% CinemAbility Actor 2018
No Score Yet Bitelchus Barbara Maitland 2018
90% Marjorie Prime Tess $0.2M 2017
50% Me Him Her Mrs. Ehrlick 2016
91% When Marnie Was There Yoriko Sasaki $0.5M 2015
60% Accidents Happen Gloria Conway 2010
No Score Yet Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild Mrs. Eleanor Little 2006
No Score Yet Special Thanks to Roy London Actor 2004
81% Stuart Little 2 Mrs. Eleanor 'Mom' Little $64.8M 2002
67% Stuart Little Mrs. Little 1999
No Score Yet Mistrial Executive Producer 1996
69% The Long Kiss Goodnight Samantha Caine/Charly Baltimore 1996
38% Cutthroat Island Morgan Adams 1995
11% Speechless Producer 1994
44% Angie Angie 1994
65% Hero Gale Gayley 1992
78% A League of Their Own Dottie Hinson 1992
84% Thelma & Louise Thelma Dickinson 1991
82% Quick Change Phyllis 1990
66% Earth Girls Are Easy Valerie 1989
80% The Accidental Tourist Muriel Pritchett 1988
84% Beetlejuice Barbara 1988
92% The Fly Veronica Quaife 1986
20% Transilvania Seis, Cinco Mil Odette 1985
No Score Yet Secret Weapons Tamara Reshevsky 1985
77% Fletch Larry 1985
89% Tootsie April 1982

TV

CREDIT
93% GLOW
2017
Sandy Devereaux St. Clair
  • 2019
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2019
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2016
No Score Yet Women, War and Peace
2011
Narrator
  • 2019
  • 2011
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
Appearing Guest
  • 2016
89% The Exorcist
2016-2017
Angela Rance
  • 2016
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2014
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2012
  • 2011
80% Grey's Anatomy
2005
Nicole Herman Dr. Nicole Herman
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Annedroids
2013-2017
Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2012
48% Coma
2012
  • 2012
No Score Yet Commander in Chief
2005-2006
Mackenzie Allen
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998
Janet Adler
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2001
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest
  • 1989
No Score Yet Remington Steele
1982-1987
Sandy
  • 1985
  • 1983
No Score Yet Family Ties
1982-1989
Karen Guest
  • 1984
No Score Yet Buffalo Bill
1983-1984
Wendy Killian
  • 1984
  • 1983
No Score Yet Knight Rider
1982-1986
Grace Fallan
  • 1983

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