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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.
Geena Davis Facts
|Birth Name||Virginia Elizabeth Davis|
|Birthday||January 21, 1956 (59)|
|Birthplace||Wareham, Massachusetts, USA|
|Height||6' (1m83) How tall is Geena Davis compared to you?|
|Awards||2006 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Television Series - Drama (for Commander In Chief)|
|1989 Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actress (for The Accidental Tourist)|