Geena Davis

Geena Davis

Geena Davis is an American actress, producer, screenwriter, model and archer. After graduating from school, with a Bachelor of Arts degree, she began modeling for Ann Taylor. She was spotted by the director Sydney Pollack and got a role in his film Tootsie (1982). The following year, she played in the series Buffalo Bill, of which she also wrote an episode, and continued with roles in Fletch, The Fly and Beetlejuice. In 1989, she received the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Traveler in Spite of Him, then in 1992, she was nominated for Best Actress for her role in Thelma and Louise.

In 1999, she participated in the qualifying tournament for the United States archery team for the 2000 Summer Olympic Games. She was not selected, despite a rather good ranking (24th out of 300).

Also in 1999, after a few years of uneventful career, she turned to television and participated in the Stuart Little trilogy. In 2006, she played the first female president of the United States in the series Commander in Chief, for which she won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a dramatic television series. In 2014, she joined the successful series Grey's Anatomy in the role of Doctor Nicole Hermann.

 

Geena Davis is also committed to the fight against girl/boy stereotypes in children's programs and shows. With this in mind, she founded the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, an institute that conducts research on gender disparities in the media.

 

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