facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
Headlines
Geena Davis, Susan Sarandon reunite over 'Thelma & Louise,' discuss co-star Brad Pitt

Geena Davis, Susan Sarandon reunite over 'Thelma & Louise,' discuss co-star Brad Pitt

LOS ANGELES, June 26 (UPI) --Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon recently reunited to discuss their classic 1991 film "Thelma & Louise" and co-star Brad Pitt.
Annie Martin
Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis pose in modern-day 'Thelma and Louise' selfie

Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis pose in modern-day 'Thelma and Louise' selfie

LOS ANGELES, June 20 (UPI) --Susan Sarandon took to Twitter Thursday to share a 23-year-old throwback picture of the "inventors of the selfie."
Veronica Linares
Michelle Rodriguez, Cara Delevingne to remake 'Thelma & Louise'

Michelle Rodriguez, Cara Delevingne to remake 'Thelma & Louise'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Best friends Michelle Rodriguez and Cara Delevingne have reportedly agreed to star in a remake the classic roadie movie, "Thelma & Louise."
Veronica Linares

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.
By United Press International
Winona Ryder hints at 'Beetlejuice 2' role

Winona Ryder hints at 'Beetlejuice 2' role

Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Will Winona Ryder reprise her role as 90s teen goth heroine Lydia Deetz?
Kate Stanton

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 21, 2013
By United Press International
Geena Davis to play bounty hunter in TNT drama pilot

Geena Davis to play bounty hunter in TNT drama pilot

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- TNT says it has ordered a pilot for an untitled bounty hunter drama starring Oscar-winning Hollywood actress Geena Davis.
Obama said ready for fiscal-cliff hardball

Obama said ready for fiscal-cliff hardball

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama will veto bills to avert the "fiscal cliff" unless Republicans raise tax rates on the rich, White House officials told The Washington Post.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012.
By United Press International
Sarandon, Davis recreate 'Thelma & Louise'

Sarandon, Davis recreate 'Thelma & Louise'

NEW YORK, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis reunited for a Vanity Fair photo layout to observe the 20th anniversary of their film, "Thelma & Louise," the New York Post said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 21, 2008.
By United Press International
Geena Davis drops suit against non-profit

Geena Davis drops suit against non-profit

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Actress Geena Davis and a Minnesota group have agreed to settle her lawsuit involving a project to change gender roles in children's entertainment.

Geena Davis sues over non-profit group

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- "Thelma and Louise" star Geena Davis is suing two Minnesota residents she claimed presented her idea for a charitable foundation as their own.

'Geeks' star lands role on 'Bones'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor John Francis Daley has landed a recurring role on the Fox drama, "Bones," Zap2it.com reported Wednesday.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007.
By United Press International
Prev
Page 1 of 4
Photos
Geena Davis
NYP2000032601- 26 MARCH 2000- LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA: Actress Geena Davis and boyfriend attend the March 25 Zany Brany Education Works ceremonies. ep/Laura Cavanaugh UPI
Wiki

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 known for her roles in The Fly, Beetlejuice, Thelma and Louise, and The Accidental Tourist, for which she won the 1988 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. In 2004, 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, the daughter of Lucille, a teacher's assistant, and William Davis, a civil engineer; she has a brother named Dan. At an early age, she became interested in music. She learned piano and flute and played organ well enough as a teenager to serve as an organist at her church in Wareham. Davis attended Wareham High School and while an exchange student in Sandviken, Sweden, she became fluent in Swedish. Enrolling at New England College, Davis eventually graduated with a bachelor's degree in drama from Boston University in 1979. Davis is also a member of Mensa, a social organization whose members are in the top 2% of intelligence as measured by an IQ test entrance exam.

After graduating, Davis served as a window mannequin for Ann Taylor until signing with New York's Zoli modeling agency in 1979. Davis auditioned for roles in many popular movies, including The Terminator’s Sarah Connor, which went to Linda Hamilton. She was working as a model when director Sydney Pollack spotted her and cast her in Tootsie (1982) as a soap opera actress. She followed this up with the part of Wendy Killain in the short-lived television series Buffalo Bill, which aired from June, 1983, to March, 1984. She also wrote the Buffalo Bill episode entitled "Miss WBFL." During the run of Buffalo Bill, in 1983, Geena also appeared as Grace Fallon in an episode of Knight Rider entitled "K.I.T.T the Cat". Her television credits from the mid-1980s also include one episode of Riptide, two episodes of Family Ties, and an episode of Remington Steele. This was followed up by a series of her own, Sara, which lasted thirteen episodes.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Geena Davis."
Most Popular
1
Texas man on trial for 'public execution' of drunk driver
2
Pussycat Dolls' Kimberly Wyatt pregnant with her first child
3
Northrop Grumman developing reusable space plane for lifting spacecraft into orbit
4
Construction on Russian gas line to China slated for September
5
American photojournalist James Wright Foley executed by Islamic State
x
Feedback