Geena Davis is an American actress and activist who has received many accolades for her acting. She is famous for her depiction of strong and authentic female roles.
Early Life and Education:
Virginia Elizabeth Davis, widely known as Geena Davis was born on January 21, 1956, in Wareham, Massachusetts, USA. Her father, William F. Davis was a civil engineer and a church deacon, and her mother, Lucille Cook was a teacher’s assistant. She has an older brother Danforth. She showed her interest in music at an early age and learned to play piano, flute, and organ. As a teenager, she served as an organist at her church in Wareham.
Regarding her academics, she attended Wareham High School and was an exchange student in Sandviken, Sweden. Furthermore, she attended New England College and finally graduated from Boston University in 1979. She has a bachelor’s degree in drama. After her education, she worked for Ann Taylor as one of her window mannequins. Soon after, she was signed by New York’s Zoli modeling agency.
Geena Davis’ Professional Career:
Davis made her acting debut in the movie Tootsie in 1986. In 1986, she starred in the movie The Fly which came out to be her first box office hits. She gained wider recognition after her depiction in the fantasy comedy Beetlejuice in 1988, and the drama The Accidental Tourist in 1998 gained her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Furthermore, she gained another Academy Award nomination for her role in Thelma & Louise in 1991 and a Golden Globe nomination for A League of Their Own in 1992. Though her roles in Cutthroat Island in 1995 and The Long Kiss Goodnight in 1996 became a downturn in her career. Her career again took an uprise when she appeared in the Stuart Little franchise portraying an adoptive mother from 1999 to 2005.
In the TV series Commander in Chief, her role as the first female president of the U.S. won her the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama. Her other films include Accidents Happen in 2009, Marjorie Prime in 2017, a recurring role in the TV series Grey’s Anatomy as Dr. Nicole Herman, The Exorcist in 2017, and more.
Genna Davis’ Personal Life:
Genna Davis has been married and divorced four times. She was first married to Richard Emmolo. The couple tied their knots on March 25, 1982, and got divorced the following year on February 26, 1983. Her second husband was actor Jeff Goldblum. Together, they have done three movies. They shared their vows on November 1, 1987, but again got divorced three years later on October 17, 1990.
Similarly, her third marriage was with Renny Harlin. The couple broke their marriage after five years of marriage. It lasted from September 18, 1993, to October 17, 1998. Lastly, she met Dr. Reza Jarrahy. Her marriage with him turned out to be the longest out of all. It lasted for sixteen years. They tied their knots on September 1, 2001, and together has a daughter and twin sons. It soon came to an end in 2017.
Genna Davis’ Net worth:
Davis is an award-winning actress who has an estimated net worth of $30 Million as per the celebrity net worth. A big chunk of her income is made by her hit roles and TV appearances. Davis lives a lavishing life in Los Angeles. In 2007, she bought a mansion facing the Pacific Palisades neighborhood in LA for $4.2 Million. The house was put up for sale in 2020 for under $6 Million. However, her annual income is yet under evaluation but, viewing her career, it can be sure to be in millions of dollars.