Geena Davis

Geena Davis

About Geena Davis

Virginia Elizabeth 'Geena' Davis (born January 21, 1956) is an American actress, film producer, writer, former fashion model, and a women's Olympics archery team semi-finalist. She is best known for her roles in The Fly, Beetlejuice, Thelma & Louise, A League of Their Own, and The Accidental Tourist, for which she won the 1988 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. In 2005, she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress --Television Series Drama for her role in Commander in Chief. Davis was born in Wareham, Massachusetts. Her mother, Lucille (nee Cook, b. 1919), was a teacher's assistant, and her father, William F. Davis (b. 1913), was a civil engineer and church deacon; her parents had both been from small towns in Vermont. She has a brother named Danforth ('Dan').

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