Geena Davis Biography, Age Height & Husband, Career

Geena Davis is a famous American actress, film producer, writer, voice actress, and former model who has a magnificent acting capacity that helps her draw the attention of the audience. Born on January 21, 1956, the well-appreciated actress Davis comes to close of people swiftly.

Geena Davis emerged as a recognized actress when appeared in the American science fiction body horror film ‘The Fly’ in 1986. In this movie, she made an excellent performance and spread out her fame around the showbiz arena largely.

She is also notable for her acting role in the movie ‘Beetlejuice’, ‘Thelma & Louise’, and ‘Stuart Little’. Geena made a wonderful acting performance in the movie ‘The Accidental Tourist’ in 1988 and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Quick Info
Full Name Geena Davis
Age (As of 2024) 68 Years of 2024
Birth Date January 21, 1956
Birth Place Wareham, Massachusetts, United States
Occupation Actress
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Religion Not Known
Nationality American
Net Worth $30 Million
Body Measurement
Height 6 feet 1 inch
183 Centimeters
1.83 Meters
Weight 66 kg
Bra Size 36B
Waist Size 27 inches
Hip Size 38 inches
Body Size 38-27-38 inches
Body Shape Hourglass
Dress Size 6 US
Shoes Size 11.5 US
Hair Color Dark brown
Eye Color Dark brown
Father Name William Davis
Mother Name Lucille Davis
Brother Dan Davis
Sister N/A
Personal Info
Boyfriend/Affairs Christopher McDonald
Marital Status Married Four Times
Marriage Date 1982
Husband Reza Jarrahy, Renny Harlin, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Emmolo
Children Kaiis Steven Jarrahy, Alizeh Keshvar Davis Jarrahy, Kian William Jarrahy
College New England College
University Boston University
First Career Journey
Debut Movie Tootsie (1982)
Debut Television Knight Rider (1983)
Social Media Profile
Instagram No Verified Profile
Contact Address & Phone Number
Residence Not Known
Phone Not Known

Geena Davis Early life

Davis was born on January 21, 1956, in Wareham, Massachusetts. Her mother, Lucille (née Cook), was a teacher’s assistant, and her father, William F. Davis, was a civil engineer and church deacon. Both were from small towns in Vermont. Davis has an older brother, Danforth (“Dan”).

She became interested in music at an early age. She learned piano and flute and played the organ well enough as a teenager to be an organist at her Congregational church in Wareham. She attended Wareham High School and was an exchange student in Sandviken, Sweden, where she became fluent in Swedish. She studied at New England College. However, she never completed her bachelor’s degree in drama from Boston University in 1979. Her first post-university work was as a model for window mannequins at Ann Taylor; she then signed with New York’s Zoli modelling agency.

Davis is said to have adopted the nickname Geena after seeing shows with the characters Cheburashka and Gena the Crocodile (Swedish Drutten och Gena), which aired as a children’s segment in a national television show in Sweden in the late 1970s.

Geena Davis Career

Rise to fame (1982–1987)

Davis was working as a model when she was cast by director Sydney Pollack in his film Tootsie (1982) as a soap opera actor, whom she has described as “someone who’s going to be in their underwear a lot of time”. It was the second most profitable film of 1982, received ten Academy Awards nominations and is considered a cult classic. She next won the regular part of Wendy Killian in the television series Buffalo Bill, which aired from June 1983 to March 1984; and had a writing credit in one episode. Despite the series’ eleven Emmy Awards nominations, lukewarm ratings led to its cancellation after two seasons. Davis concurrently guest-starred in Knight RiderRiptideFamily Ties and Remington Steele, and followed with a series of her own, Sara, which lasted 13 episodes. During this period, she also auditioned for the 1984 science fiction/action film The Terminator, reading for the lead role of Sarah Connor, which eventually went to Linda Hamilton. In Fletch (1985), an action comedy, she appeared with Chevy Chase as the colleague of a Los Angeles Times undercover reporter trying to expose drug trafficking on the beaches of Los Angeles. She also starred in the horror comedy Transylvania 6-5000 as a nymphomaniac vampire alongside future husband Jeff Goldblum. They also starred in the sci-fi thriller The Fly (1986), loosely based on George Langelaan’s 1957 short story of the same name, where Davis portrayed a science journalist and an eccentric scientist’s love interest. It was a commercial success and helped establish her as an actor. In 1987 she appeared with Goldblum again in the offbeat comedy Earth Girls Are Easy.