Geena Davis Biography
Academy Award winner Geena Davis is famous for her supporting role as Muriel Pritchett in The Accidental Tourist. She was born in Wareham, Massachussetts to Lucille and William F. Davis. She is not just beauty on screen but also has the brains to match as she is a member of Mensa. She has a Bachelor's of Drama degree from Boston University. Musically interested at an early age, Geena also knows how to play flute and church organs.
Despite her age she has continued to push herself in the demanding film industry of Hollywood. She has continued to appear in movies such as Marjorie Prime (2016), Me Him Her (2016), When Marnie Was There (2014) as well as in television shows such as The Exorcist (2016) in the lead role, Grey’s Anatomy (2014-2015) as a recurring role to name a few.
She possesses a slender figure and a stunning height of 6 feet. Before she ventured into Hollywood, she used to be a model.
She has been married four times and has 3 children with plastic Surgeon Reza Jarrahy whom she married in 2001. Her nationality and ethnicity is American.
Her net worth is estimated at $30 Million dollars.Edit
Born in Wareham, Massachussetts, USA
Academy Award winner Geena Davis is famous for her supporting role as Muriel Pritchett in The Accidental Tourist. She was born in Wareham, Massachussetts to teacher's assistant Lucille and civil engineer William F. Davis.
She is the older child of her parents.
Made Acting Debut in Tootsie
Before she ventured into acting she used to be a Model represented by Zoli's Modeling Agency. Then director Sydney Pollack discovered her and gave her a role in the comedy romance drama titled Tootsie.
She plays April Page in the movie.
The movie grossed $177.2 Million at the box office.Edit
Starred in Buffalo Bill
Soon after her film debut in Tootsie, she was casted in sitcom Buffalo Bill where she played Wendy Killan, a production assistant.
The show revolved around a selfish talk show host and his crew members in a small TV station in Buffalo, New York.Edit
Appeared in Knight Rider
During her stint at Buffalo Bill she appeared in action, crime, drama television series Knight Rider starring David Hasselhoff in Season 2 Episode 7 titled "K.I.T.T the Cat".
She plays Grace Fallon, whom everybody suspects to be the jewel thief after her father passes away.Edit
Starred in The Fly
She starred in 1986 sci-fi horror film The Fly.
She portrayed Veronica Quaife, a journalist for Particle Magazine who meets eccentric yet genius scientist Seth Brundle played by Jeff Goldblum at a press meet and the events that follow.
The movie grossed $60.6 million at the box office.
Starred in The Accidental Tourist
On December 23 of 1988, "The Accidental Tourist" directed by Lawrence Kasdan was released.
Geena played the role of Muriel Pritchett, a mother of a sick son, an animal hospital employee and dog trainer.
The movie was nominated for Academy Awards as well as for the Golden Globes in many categories.Edit
Won an Oscar Award for Best Supporting Actress
In 1989, Geena Davis was awarded the prestigious Oscar award by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) for her role as Muriel Pritchett in the film The Accidental Tourist.
This was her first Oscar Award.Edit