Geena Davis Biography (1957?-)

Full name, Virginia Elizabeth Davis; born January 21, 1957 (one source says 1956), in Wareham, MA; father, an engineer; mother, Lucille Davis (a teacher'saide); married Richard Emmolo (a restaurant manager), 1981 (divorced, 1983);married Jeff Goldblum (an actor), November 1, 1987 (divorced, 1990); marriedRenny Harlin (a director), September 18, 1993 (divorced, 1997); married RezaJarrahy (a surgeon), September 1, 2001; children: (fourth marriage) one.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress, director, producer
Birth Details
January 21, 1957?
Wareham, Massachusetts, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Appearances
  • Appeared in Harvey, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and Play It Again, Sam, all Mount Washington Repertory Theatre, North Conway, NH.
  • Film Appearances
  • April, Tootsie, Columbia, 1982
  • Larry, Fletch, Universal, 1985
  • Odette, Transylvania 6-5000, New World, 1985
  • Veronica "Ronnie" Quaife, The Fly, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1986
  • Barbara Maitland, Beetlejuice, Warner Bros., 1988
  • Muriel Pritchett, The Accidental Tourist, Warner Bros., 1988
  • Valerie Dale and performer of the song "The Ground You Walk On," EarthGirls Are Easy, Vestron, 1989
  • Phyllis, Quick Change, Warner Bros., 1990
  • Thelma Dickinson, Thelma and Louise, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1991
  • Dottie Hinson, A League of Their Own, Columbia, 1992
  • Gale Gayley, Hero, Columbia, 1992
  • Angie Scacciapensieri (title role), Angie, Buena Vista, 1994
  • Julia Mann, Speechless, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1994
  • Morgan Adams, Cutthroat Island, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1995
  • Samantha "Sam" Caine/Charlene "Charly" Elizabeth Baltimore, The Long Kiss Goodnight, New Line Cinema, 1996
  • Eleanor Little, Stuart Little, Columbia, 1999
  • Eleanor Little, Stuart Little 2, Columbia, 2002
  • Film Work
  • Producer
  • Speechless, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1994
  • Cutthroat Island, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1995
  • The Long Kiss Goodnight, New Line Cinema, 1996
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Wendy Killian, Buffalo Bill, NBC, 1983-1984
  • Sara McKenna, Sara, NBC, 1985
  • Teddie Cochran, The Geena Davis Show, ABC, 2000-2001
  • Movies
  • Tamara Reshevsky, Secret Weapons (also known as Secrets of theRed Bedroom and Sexpionage), NBC, 1985
  • Specials
  • Day to Day Affairs, HBO, 1985
  • Time Warner Presents the Earth Day Special (also known as The Earth Day Special), ABC, 1990
  • Big Bird's Birthday or, Let Me Eat Cake, PBS, 1991
  • Fox/MTV Guide to Summer '92, Fox, 1992
  • Host, Breaking Through: Women behind the Wheel, Lifetime, 1997
  • AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Stars, CBS, 1999
  • Also hosted an Academy Awards preshow program.
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 61st Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1989
  • Presenter, The 62nd Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1990
  • Presenter, The 63rd Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1991
  • Presenter, The 64th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1992
  • Presenter, The 65th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1993
  • Presenter, The 66th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1994
  • The 67th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1995
  • The 68th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1996
  • A Salute to Dustin Hoffman (also known as 27th American Film Institute Life Achievement Award: A Salute), ABC, 1999
  • Episodic
  • Grace Farron, "K.I.T.T. the Cat," Knight Rider, NBC, 1983
  • Karen Nicholson, "Help Wanted," Family Ties, NBC, 1984
  • Karen Nicholson, "Karen 2, Alex 0," Family Ties, NBC, 1984
  • Melba Bozinski, "Raiders of the Lost Sub," Riptide, NBC, 1984
  • "Don Juan's Last Affair," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1984
  • Sandy Dalrumple, "Steele in the Chips," Remington Steele, NBC, 1985
  • "Dream, Dream, Dream," George Burns Comedy Week, CBS, 1985
  • Herself, Late Night with David Letterman, NBC, 1988
  • Herself, Today (also known as NBC News Today and The Today Show), NBC, 1988
  • Daphne, "Hit List," Trying Times, PBS, 1989
  • Herself, CBS in the Morning, CBS, 1989
  • Host, Saturday Evening Live, NBC, 1989
  • Hollywood Insider, USA Network, 1989
  • Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC, 1989
  • Narrator, "Princess Scargo and the Birthday Pumpkin," American Heroesand Legends, 1992
  • Inside the Actors Studio, Bravo, 1994
  • Storytime, PBS, 1994
  • Also appeared in episodes of other series, including The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS.
  • Television Work
  • Executive Producer; With Others; Series
  • The Geena Davis Show, ABC, 2000-2001
  • Executive Producer; Movies
  • Mistrial, HBO, 1996
  • WRITINGS
  • Teleplays
  • Series
  • (With others) Buffalo Bill, NBC, 1983-1984

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • American Premiere, May/June, 1991, p. 17
    • Esquire, August, 1989, p. 86
    • Gentlemen's Quarterly, June, 1989, p. 222

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