Ten fun facts about Geena Davis


Fact 1
She is known for her roles in The Fly, Beetlejuice, Thelma & Louise, A League of Their Own, The Long Kiss Goodnight, Stuart Little and The Accidental Tourist.

Fact 2
For The Accidental Tourist, she won the 1988 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Fact 3
In 2005, she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama for her role in Commander in Chief.


Fact 4
She learned piano and flute and played organ well enough as a teenager to serve as an organist at her Congregationalist church in Wareham.

Fact 5
Davis is fronting the Women’s Sports Foundation campaign Geena Takes Aim in support of Title IX, an Act of Congress focusing on equality in sports opportunities, now expanded to prohibit gender discrimination in United States' educational institutions.

Fact 6
Davis attended Wareham High School and was an exchange student in Sandviken, Sweden, becoming fluent in Swedish.

Fact 7
Davis is a member of Mensa, a social organization whose members are in the top 2% of intelligence as measured by an IQ test entrance exam.

Fact 8
Davis launched The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media in 2007 to dramatically increase the presence of female characters in media aimed at children and to reduce stereotyping of females by the male-dominated industry.

Fact 9
Davis was working as a model when she was cast by director Sydney Pollack in his film Tootsie (1982) as a soap opera actress.

Fact 10
Davis teamed up with then-husband, director Renny Harlin, for the films Cutthroat Island and The Long Kiss Goodnight (both 1996).


Go to more people facts ❯


LOAD COMMENTS AND JOIN THE CONVERSATION
RELATED FACTS

MORE IN PEOPLE/CELEBRITIES

Short about Geena Davis
is an American actress, film producer, writer, former fashion model, and a women's Olympics archery team semi-finalist



Related facts about


Davis Love

Jefferson Davis