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Geena Davis

Geena Davis received an Academy Award in 1989 as Best Supporting Actress for her role as the offbeat dog trainer, Muriel Pritchett, in Lawrence Kasdan's The Accidental Tourist.

She was nominated for an Academy Award and Golden Globe for her performance as Thelma in Ridley Scott's Thelma and Louise. She also received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress for her role as a political speechwriter in Speechless, which she co-produced, and as a baseball phenomenon in A League of Their Own.

Making her film debut in Tootsie, Davis went on to give memorable performances in such films as The Fly, Beetlejuice, Earth Girls Are Easy, Hero, Angie and The Long Kiss Goodnight.

For television, Davis starred in the acclaimed television series Buffalo Bill and Sara.

Born and raised in Massachusetts, Davis studied acting at New England College and Boston University.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2000.

Geena Davis Facts

Birth NameVirginia Elizabeth Davis
BirthdayJanuary 21, 1956 (68)
BirthplaceWareham, Massachusetts, USA
Height6' (1m83)  How tall is Geena Davis compared to you?
Awards2006 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Television Series - Drama (for Commander In Chief)
1989 Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actress (for The Accidental Tourist)

Selected Filmography

Thelma & Louise
A League Of Their Own
Stuart Little 2
Stuart Little
When Marnie Was There
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