Geena Davis

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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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
87% 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
67% Earth Girls Are Easy Valerie 1989
81% The Accidental Tourist Muriel Pritchett 1988
84% Beetlejuice Barbara 1988
92% The Fly Veronica Quaife 1986
18% Transylvania 6-5000 Odette 1985
No Score Yet Secret Weapons Tamara Reshevsky 1985
77% Fletch Larry 1985
90% Tootsie April 1982

TV

Credit
92% 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
2011-2019
Narrator 2019
2011
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2019
Guest 2017
2016
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013-2019
Guest Appearing 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
No Score Yet Annedroids
2013-2017
Appearing 2015
2014
81% Grey's Anatomy
2005
Nicole Herman Dr. Nicole Herman 2015
2014
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest 2014
2012
48% Coma
2012
Dr. Agnetta Lindquist 2012
82% 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
11% The Geena Davis Show
2000-2001
Executive Producer Teddie Cochran 2001
2000
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
Guest Karen 1984
No Score Yet Buffalo Bill
1983-1984
Wendy Killian 1984
1983
No Score Yet Knight Rider
1982-1986
Grace Fallan 1983

QUOTES FROM Geena Davis CHARACTERS

Samantha Caine/Charly Baltimore says: Are you always this stupid or did you take lessons?

Mitch Hennessey says: No!! I took lessons

Delia Deetz says: If you don't let me gut out this house and make it my own, I will go insane, and I will take you with me!

Charles Deetz says: Yeah, well you know, maybe the house could use a little remodeling. Uh... But, why don't you just leave this room alone, okay?

Delia Deetz says: Okay.

Barbara Maitland says: I'm gonna get her.

Barbara Maitland says: We're very unhappy.

Juno says: What did you expect, you're dead.

Thelma Dickinson says: I've had it up to my ass with sedate.

Samantha Caine (Charly) says: You're gonna die screaming.

Thelma Dickinson says: Come on, Louise, don't blow it.

Thelma Dickinson says: You're a real live outlaw, aren't ya?

J.D. says: Well, I may be an outlaw, darlin', but, you're the one stealin' my heart.

Thelma Dickinson says: You said that you and me were gonna get out of town and for once just really let our hair down. Well darlin', look out 'cause my hair is comin' down!

Louise Sawyer says: Tell Darryl you'll be home tomorrow night.

Thelma Dickinson says: Will I be?

Louise Sawyer says: I don't know. I won't be.

Thelma Dickinson says: I don't ever remember feelin' this awake.

Thelma Dickinson says: Listen, let's not get caught

Louise Sawyer says: What do you mean?

Thelma Dickinson says: Go!

Thelma Dickinson says: Listen, let's not get caught

Louise Sawyer says: What do you mean?

Thelma Dickinson says: Go

Samantha Caine (Charly) says: Hello, Raymond. Now what have we learned about the dangers of smoking?

Jimmy Dugan says: Shit, Dottie, if you want to go back to Oregon and make a hundred babies, great, I'm in no position to tell anyone how to live. But sneaking out like this, quitting, you'll regret it for the rest of your life. Baseball is what gets inside you. It's what lights you up, you can't deny that.

Dottie Hinson says: It just got too hard.

Jimmy Dugan says: It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard... is what makes it great.

Jimmy Dugan says: It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great.

Samantha Caine (Charly) says: I'm saving myself until I get raped.

Loomis says: My mom used to do this. Just like this. You should have a kid Phyliss.

Phyllis says: Funny you should say that.

Loomis says: Really?

Phyllis says: Sit back.

Loomis says: Grimm didn't tell me.

Phyllis says: Grimm doesn't know. I didn't want to tell him until after the job.

Samantha Caine (Charly) says: Chefs do that.

Veronica Quaife says: Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Veronica Quaife says: What does the disease want?

Seth Brundle says: It wants to turn me into something else. I think I'm becoming...Brundlefly. Don't you think that's worth a Nobel Prize or two?

Snowbell says: [Screeches and catches Stuart in his mouth]

Mrs. Little says: Ohh! Snowbell! Drop him right now!

Mr. Little says: You spit Stuart out this instant, Snowbell! Spit him right out!

Mrs. Little says: [Nods]

Snowbell says: [Spits Stuart out]

April says: We're all so grateful to you.

Michael Dorsey/Dorothy Michaels says: For?

April says: For your help and advice.

Michael Dorsey/Dorothy Michaels says: Well, I really think of you, ahem, you all as my daughters and what kind of mother would I be, if I didn't give my girls tits. Tips. It's tips.

Michael Dorsey/Dorothy Michaels says: Oh my goodness!!

Michael Dorsey/Dorothy Michaels says: Oh my goodness!

April says: What's wrong?

Michael Dorsey/Dorothy Michaels says: I have to kiss Dr Brewster.

April says: Oh yeah. He kisses all the women on the show. We call him 'the Tongue'.

Barbara Maitland says: No. Lydia. We're dead.

Lydia Deetz says: I wanna be dead too.

Morgan Adams says: Stop your chatter and say something Latin-ish.

Morgan Adams says: They're backwards.

William Shaw says: I assure you ma'am, they're normal in every respect.

Dawg Brown says: You plannin' to fight me with that little stick?

Morgan Adams says: No, Uncle. With this! [Morgan reveals a loaded cannon and lights it, aiming it at Dawg]

Morgan Adams says: Bad Dawg!

Thelma Dickinson says: I don't ever remember feelin' this awake.

Thelma Dickinson says: I don' t ever remember feeling this awake.

Veronica Quaife says: Designer phone booths...Very cute. I bet you have a really neat jukebox in here too.

Veronica Quaife says: Designer phone booths. Very cute. I bet you have a really neat jukebox in here too.

Veronica Quaife says: Five sets of exactly the same clothes?

Seth Brundle says: Learned it from Einstein. This way I don't have to expend any thought on what to wear. I grab the next set on the rack.

Veronica Quaife says: (to Stathis) - You're a petty schmuck!

Veronica Quaife says: No I can't...no I can't!

Veronica Quaife says: No I can't. No I can't!

Veronica Quaife says: If you SAW him, Stathis, if you saw how scared and angry and desperate he is...

Stathis Borans says: I'm sure Typhoid Mary was a very nice person too when you saw her socially.

Veronica Quaife says: (to Seth after her stocking disintegrates in the telepod) - Great; the world's largest microwave oven! I'm glad I didn't give you my Rolex, if I had a Rolex.

Seth Brundle says: We'll be the perfect couple; the dynamic duo. Come on...Right now.

Seth Brundle says: We'll be the perfect couple; the dynamic duo. Come on. Right now.

Veronica Quaife says: Hey, wait. Don't give me that born-again teleportation. I'm scared. What do I have to say? I'm not gonna do it!

Seth Brundle says: (pissed off) - You're a fu*king drag, you know that?!

Veronica Quaife says: Are you sick?

Seth Brundle says: Huh? Oh...sure.

Seth Brundle says: Huh? Oh, sure.

Veronica Quaife says: You're not a very accomplished drunk.

Seth Brundle says: No, no I'm always like this it's um...motion sickness. When I was a kid, I uh...puked on my tricycle...I hate vehicles.

Seth Brundle says: No, no I'm always like this it's um, motion sickness. When I was a kid, I uh, puked on my tricycle. I hate vehicles.

Veronica Quaife says: (to Seth) - Something went wrong, Seth. When you went through, something went wrong.

Seth Brundle says: I've come here to say one magic word to you.

Veronica Quaife says: Yeah?

Seth Brundle says: Cheeseburger.

Veronica Quaife says: I'm pregnant.

Stathis Borans says: Oh, no...Oh, no!

Veronica Quaife says: I'm pregnant with Seth's baby.

Veronica Quaife says: Don't you get it? I am finally onto something that's big. Huge!

Stathis Borans says: What? ...His co*k?

Stathis Borans says: What? His co*k?

Tawny says: I'm afraid.

Seth Brundle says: Don't be afraid.

Veronica Quaife says: No. Be afraid...Be very afraid.

Veronica Quaife says: No. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Seth Brundle says: I was not pure. The teleporter insists on inner pure. I was not pure.

Veronica Quaife says: I don't know what you mean.

Seth Brundle says: A fly...got into the...transmitter pod with me that first time, when I was alone. The computer...got confused - there weren't supposed to be two separate genetic patterns - and it decided to...uhh...splice us together. It mated us, me and the fly. We hadn't even been properly introduced.

Seth Brundle says: A fly got into the transmitter pod with me that first time, when I was alone. The computer got confused - there weren't supposed to be two separate genetic patterns - and it decided to, uhh, splice us together. It mated us, me and the fly. We hadn't even been properly introduced.

Seth Brundle says: I think you're making a mistake. I think you really want to talk to me.

Veronica Quaife says: Sorry, I have three other interviews to do before this party's over.

Seth Brundle says: Yeah, but they're not working on something that'll change the world as we know it.

Veronica Quaife says: They say they are.

Seth Brundle says: Yeah, but they're lying. I'm not.

Veronica Quaife says: (to Seth after he fills his coffee with sugar) - Do you normally take coffee with your sugar?

Veronica Quaife says: You need help. You must be sick.

Seth Brundle says: YOU'RE JEALOUS! I've become free and you can't stand it. You'll do anything to bring me down. Does this look like a sick man to you? [starts punching the wall apart]

Veronica Quaife says: No, stop it!

Seth Brundle says: (cuts some steak) - Now, I want you to try this...teleported half.

Seth Brundle says: (cuts some steak) - Now, I want you to try this teleported half.

Veronica Quaife says: Oh, are you serious? A monkey just came apart in there.

Seth Brundle says: Baboon...Eat.

Seth Brundle says: Baboon. Eat.

Veronica Quaife says: Oh...Oh, oh, tastes funny.

Veronica Quaife says: Oh. Oh, oh, tastes funny.

Seth Brundle says: Funny? How?

Veronica Quaife says: It tastes um...synthetic.

Veronica Quaife says: It tastes um, synthetic.

Seth Brundle says: Mmm-hmm.

Veronica Quaife says: So, what have we proved?

Seth Brundle says: The computer is giving us its interpretation...of a steak. It's, uh translating it for us; it's rethinking it, rather than reproducing it, and something is getting lost in the translation.

Veronica Quaife says: Me...I'm lost.

Veronica Quaife says: Me. I'm lost.

Seth Brundle says: The flesh. It should make the computer, uh crazy. Like those old ladies pinching babies. But it doesn't; not yet because I haven't taught the computer to be made crazy by the...flesh; the poetry of the steak. So, I'm gonna start teaching it now.

Seth Brundle says: I farm bits and pieces out to the guys who are much more brilliant than I am. I say, "Build me a laser", this. "Design me a molecular analyzer", that. They do, and I just stick 'em together. But, none of them know what the project really is. So...

Seth Brundle says: I farm bits and pieces out to the guys who are much more brilliant than I am. I say, 'Build me a laser', this. 'Design me a molecular analyzer', that. They do, and I just stick 'em together. But, none of them know what the project really is. So...

Veronica Quaife says: Wow! ...And, uh, the money? ...Bartok Science Industries Financed this?

Veronica Quaife says: Wow! And, uh, the money? Bartok Science Industries financed this?

Seth Brundle says: Hmm-mmm...But they leave me alone, 'cause I'm not expensive. And they know they'll end up owning it, whatever it is.

Seth Brundle says: Hmm-mmm. But they leave me alone, 'cause I'm not expensive. And they know they'll end up owning it, whatever it is.

Seth Brundle says: It's not ready yet.

Veronica Quaife says: It seems to work okay...

Veronica Quaife says: It seems to work okay.

Seth Brundle says: No, something important is missing.

Veronica Quaife says: Yeah?

Seth Brundle says: Yeah.

Veronica Quaife says: Which is?

Seth Brundle says: I can only teleport inanimate objects.

Veronica Quaife says: Well, what happens when you try to teleport living things?

Seth Brundle says: Not while we're eating.

Veronica Quaife says: (pointing on her cheeseburger) - It can't be worse than this.

Seth Brundle says: You have to leave now and never come back here. Have you ever heard of insect politics? Neither have I. Insects...don't have politics. They're very...brutal. No compassion, no compromise. We can't trust the insect. I'd like to become the first...insect politician. You see, I'd like to, but...I'm afraid, uh...

Seth Brundle says: You have to leave now and never come back here. Have you ever heard of insect politics? Neither have I. Insects...don't have politics. They're very brutal. No compassion, no compromise. We can't trust the insect. I'd like to become the first insect politician. You see, I'd like to, but I'm afraid, uh...

Veronica Quaife says: I don't know what you're trying to say.

Seth Brundle says: I'm saying...I'm saying I - I'm an insect who dreamt he was a man and loved it. But now the dream is over...and the insect is awake.

Seth Brundle says: I'm saying. I'm saying I - I'm an insect who dreamt he was a man and loved it. But now the dream is over, and the insect is awake.

Veronica Quaife says: No. no, Seth...

Veronica Quaife says: No. no, Seth.

Seth Brundle says: I'm saying...I'll hurt you if you stay.

Seth Brundle says: I'm saying, I'll hurt you if you stay.

Veronica Quaife says: We've gotta do this, Seth. Talk to the tape. Get in the habit. The world will want to know what you're thinking.

Seth Brundle says: FU*K is what I'm thinking!!!

Seth Brundle says: FU*K is what I'm thinking!

Veronica Quaife says: Good...The world will want to know that...What else? Why didn't it work?

Veronica Quaife says: Good. The world will want to know that. What else? Why didn't it work?

Seth Brundle says: I think it turned the baboon inside-out.

Veronica Quaife says: Why?

Seth Brundle says: It can't cope with the flesh. It only seems to work on inanimate objects; nothing that's living.

Seth Brundle says: Computers are dumb. They only know what you tell them...I must not know enough about the flesh myself. I'm gonna have to learn...I don't wanna talk now.

Seth Brundle says: Computers are dumb. They only know what you tell them. I must not know enough about the flesh myself. I'm gonna have to learn. I don't wanna talk now.

Veronica Quaife says: You're changing Seth. Everything about you is changing. You look bad. You smell bad.

Seth Brundle says: I've never been much of a bather.

Veronica Quaife says: Those...weird hairs that were growing out of your back. I took them to a lab. I had them analyzed.

Veronica Quaife says: Those weird hairs that were growing out of your back. I took them to a lab. I had them analyzed.

Seth Brundle says: The hairs? ...The hairs? Oh...Yeah, that's a strange thing to do.

Seth Brundle says: The hairs? The hairs? Oh. Yeah, that's a strange thing to do.

Veronica Quaife says: Not as strange as the results. The guy at the lab had trouble identifying them. He finally came to the conclusion, that they were definitely not human.

Seth Brundle says: Oh...very good.

Seth Brundle says: Oh, very good.

Veronica Quaife says: Not human, Seth...In fact...very insect-like hairs.

Veronica Quaife says: Not human, Seth. In fact, very insect-like hairs.

Seth Brundle says: What's there to take? The disease has just revealed its purpose. We don't have to worry about contagion anymore...I know what the disease wants.

Seth Brundle says: What's there to take? The disease has just revealed its purpose. We don't have to worry about contagion anymore. I know what the disease wants.

Veronica Quaife says: What does the disease want?

Seth Brundle says: It wants to...turn me into something else. That's not too terrible is it? Most people would give anything to be turned into something else.

Seth Brundle says: It wants to, turn me into something else. That's not too terrible is it? Most people would give anything to be turned into something else.

Veronica Quaife says: Turned into what?

Seth Brundle says: What do you think? ...A fly? Am I becoming a hundred-and-eighty-five-pound fly? No, I'm becoming something that never existed before. I'm becoming...Brundlefly. Don't you think that's worth a Nobel Prize or two?

Seth Brundle says: What do you think? A fly? Am I becoming a hundred-and-eighty-five-pound fly? No, I'm becoming something that never existed before. I'm becoming, brundlefly. Don't you think that's worth a Nobel Prize or two?

Seth Brundle says: What do you think? A fly? Am I becoming a hundred-and-eighty-five-pound fly? No, I'm becoming something that never existed before. I'm becoming, Brundlefly. Don't you think that's worth a Nobel Prize or two?

Dr. Cheevers says: Listen, I don't mean to interfere, but I detect a certain uncertainty here. You know, there are tests we can do to determine whether or not...

Veronica Quaife says: I don't want tests. Tests can't guarantee anything. The baby could start off normal and then become...I want an abortion. I'll do it myself if I have to.

Veronica Quaife says: I don't want tests. Tests can't guarantee anything. The baby could start off normal and then become... I want an abortion. I'll do it myself if I have to.

Veronica Quaife says: Be afraid. Be very afraid.