January 21, 1956 (67)
Geena Davis is an American actor, activist, producer, and former model. She is the recipient of an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award, in addition to nominations for a British Academy Film Award and a Primetime Emmy Award. In 2019, she was awarded the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for the work she has done over the decades to fight gender bias on and off screen in Hollywood.
Davis first caught the attention of the public with her role in “The Fly,” where she starred alongside Jeff Goldblum. From there, her career took off with a mix of comedies and dramas. Among her most notable films are “Beetlejuice,” “Thelma & Louise,” where she starred opposite Susan Sarandon, and “A League of Their Own,” which tells the story of an all-women’s baseball league during World War II. Her versatility was further demonstrated when she took on the television series “Commander in Chief,” portraying the first female President of the United States.
Throughout her career, Davis has collaborated with a host of celebrities, offering audiences numerous unforgettable pairings. She’s worked with the likes of Michael Keaton in “Beetlejuice,” Tom Hanks in “A League of Their Own,” Samuel L. Jackson in “The Long Kiss Goodnight,” and Bill Murray in “Quick Change.” Other notable collaborators include Renny Harlin in “Cutthroat Island,” Jeff Goldblum in “Earth Girls Are Easy,” and Alec Baldwin in “Beetlejuice.” She also starred alongside Matthew Modine in “Cutthroat Island,” Harrison Ford in “The Fugitive,” and shared the screen with Brad Pitt in “Thelma & Louise.”
In terms of recognition, Davis’s talents have not gone unnoticed. She won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “The Accidental Tourist.” Furthermore, she has been nominated for other significant awards including another Oscar nomination for “Thelma & Louise,” a Golden Globe nomination for “A League of Their Own,” and an Emmy nomination for “Commander in Chief.”