Geena Davis

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Virginia Elizabeth "Geena" Davis (born January 21, 1956) is an American actress and activist.wikipedia
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Beetlejuice

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While the fantasy comedy Beetlejuice (1988) brought her to international prominence, the drama The Accidental Tourist (also 1988) earned her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
The plot revolves around a recently deceased couple (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis) who become ghosts haunting their former home, and an obnoxious, devious poltergeist named Betelgeuse (pronounced and occasionally spelled Beetlejuice in the movie and portrayed by Michael Keaton) from the Netherworld who tries to scare away the new inhabitants (Catherine O'Hara, Jeffrey Jones, and Winona Ryder) permanently.

The Fly (1986 film)

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She made her acting debut in the film Tootsie (1982), in 1984 she starred in the thriller The Fly (1986), which proved to be one of her first box office hits.
Produced by Brooksfilms and distributed by 20th Century Fox, the film stars Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis and John Getz.

Tootsie

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She made her acting debut in the film Tootsie (1982), in 1984 she starred in the thriller The Fly (1986), which proved to be one of her first box office hits.
Tootsie is a 1982 American comedy film directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Dustin Hoffman, with a supporting cast that includes Jessica Lange, Teri Garr, Dabney Coleman, Bill Murray, Charles Durning, George Gaynes, Geena Davis, Doris Belack and Pollack.

Thelma & Louise

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She cemented her leading actress status with her performance in the road film Thelma & Louise (1991), receiving a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress.
It stars Geena Davis as Thelma and Susan Sarandon as Louise, two friends who embark on a road trip which ends up in unforeseen circumstances.

Cutthroat Island

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Davis's roles in the box office failures Cutthroat Island (1995) and The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996), both directed by then-husband Renny Harlin, were followed by a lengthy break and downturn in her career.
It stars Geena Davis, Matthew Modine, and Frank Langella.

Commander in Chief (TV series)

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Davis starred as the adoptive mother of the titular character in the Stuart Little franchise (1999–2005) and as the first female president of the United States in the television series Commander in Chief (2005–2006), winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama for her role in the latter.
Commander in Chief is an American drama television series that focused on the fictional administration and family of Mackenzie Allen (portrayed by Geena Davis), the first female President of the United States, who ascends to the post from the Vice Presidency after the death of the sitting President from a sudden cerebral aneurysm.

The Accidental Tourist (film)

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While the fantasy comedy Beetlejuice (1988) brought her to international prominence, the drama The Accidental Tourist (also 1988) earned her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
The Accidental Tourist is a 1988 American drama film directed by Lawrence Kasdan and starring William Hurt, Kathleen Turner and Geena Davis.

Stuart Little (film)

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Davis starred as the adoptive mother of the titular character in the Stuart Little franchise (1999–2005) and as the first female president of the United States in the television series Commander in Chief (2005–2006), winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama for her role in the latter.
Directed by Rob Minkoff in his live-action debut, the screenplay was written by M. Night Shyamalan and Greg Brooker, and stars Geena Davis, Hugh Laurie, and Jonathan Lipnicki, alongside the voices of Michael J. Fox and Nathan Lane.

Accidents Happen

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Her later films include Accidents Happen (2009) and Marjorie Prime (2017).
Accidents Happen is a 2009 Australian coming-of-age comedy drama film directed by Andrew Lancaster and starring Geena Davis, Harrison Gilbertson, Harry Cook (actor), Sebastian Gregory, Joel Tobeck, and Sarah Woods.

Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

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In 2004, Davis launched the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, which works collaboratively with the entertainment industry to dramatically increase the presence of female characters in media.
After watching children's TV with her young daughter, Geena Davis noticed that the large majority of television shows lacked a large number of female characters.

The Long Kiss Goodnight

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Davis's roles in the box office failures Cutthroat Island (1995) and The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996), both directed by then-husband Renny Harlin, were followed by a lengthy break and downturn in her career.
The film, starring Geena Davis, Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Amandes, Yvonne Zima, Brian Cox, Patrick Malahide, Craig Bierko and David Morse, follows a pregnant amnesiatic schoolteacher who's setting out a journey to find out who is she with the help of a private detective until they discover a dark conspiracy.

Marjorie Prime

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Her later films include Accidents Happen (2009) and Marjorie Prime (2017).
It stars Jon Hamm, Tim Robbins, Geena Davis, and Lois Smith.

Regan MacNeil

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She has portrayed the recurring role of Dr. Nicole Herman in Grey's Anatomy (2014–2015, 2018), and also starred as Regan MacNeil-Angela Rance in the first season of the horror television series The Exorcist (2017).
She was portrayed by Linda Blair in both films and by Geena Davis in the television series.

The Exorcist (TV series)

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She has portrayed the recurring role of Dr. Nicole Herman in Grey's Anatomy (2014–2015, 2018), and also starred as Regan MacNeil-Angela Rance in the first season of the horror television series The Exorcist (2017).
On March 7, 2016, Geena Davis was cast as Angela Rance.

Bentonville Film Festival

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Through the organization, she launched the annual Bentonville Film Festival in 2015, and executive produced the documentary This Changes Everything in 2018.
Bentonville Film Festival was founded by actress Geena Davis and ARC Entertainment executive Trevor Drinkwater.

Fletch (film)

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In Fletch (1985), an action comedy, Davis appeared as the colleague of a Los Angeles Times undercover reporter trying to expose drug trafficking on the beaches of Los Angeles, opposite Chevy Chase.
It stars Chevy Chase, Tim Matheson, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Geena Davis and Joe Don Baker.

Renny Harlin

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Davis's roles in the box office failures Cutthroat Island (1995) and The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996), both directed by then-husband Renny Harlin, were followed by a lengthy break and downturn in her career.
He did go on to have moderate success with Long Kiss Goodnight starring Samuel L Jackson and Geena Davis in 1996 and Deep Blue Sea in 1999, starring Samuel L Jackson, LL Cool J, Saffron Burrows, Jacqueline McKenzie and Thomas Jane.

Buffalo Bill (TV series)

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She next obtained the regular part of Wendy Killian in the television series Buffalo Bill, which aired from June 1983 to March 1984; she also had a writing credit in one episode.
Buffalo Bill is an American sitcom television series that featured the misadventures of an egotistical talk show host, played by Dabney Coleman, and his staff (including Geena Davis and Joanna Cassidy) at WBFL-TV, a small TV station in Buffalo, New York.

Grey's Anatomy

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She has portrayed the recurring role of Dr. Nicole Herman in Grey's Anatomy (2014–2015, 2018), and also starred as Regan MacNeil-Angela Rance in the first season of the horror television series The Exorcist (2017).
Introduced in season eleven is Dr. Nicole Herman (Geena Davis), who is Chief of Fetal Surgery at Grey Sloan Memorial.

Sara (1985 TV series)

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At the time, Davis guest-starred in Knight Rider, Riptide, Family Ties and Remington Steele, and followed with a series of her own, Sara, which lasted 13 episodes.
Starring Geena Davis in the title role, the series features early performances from several actors who went on to greater acclaim, including Alfre Woodard, Bronson Pinchot and Bill Maher.

Earth Girls Are Easy

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That same year, she also starred in Earth Girls are Easy, which was not a box office success.
The film stars Geena Davis, Julie Brown, Jeff Goldblum, Damon Wayans and Jim Carrey.

Zoli Agency

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Having graduated with a bachelor's degree in drama from Boston University in 1979, Davis signed with New York's Zoli modeling agency and started her career as a model.
The agency has had a considerable number of celebrities on their books, including Veruschka (signed 1975), Geena Davis (signed 1979), Vanity and Dolph Lundgren (signed 1983), although his modelling for the company was short lived as he was described as "a bit too tall and muscular for a model's size 40".

Quick Change

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Davis appeared as the girlfriend of a man who, dressed as a clown, robs a bank in midtown Manhattan, in the comedy Quick Change (1990), based on a book of the same name by Jay Cronley, and a remake of the 1985 French film Hold-Up starring Jean-Paul Belmondo.
Geena Davis, Randy Quaid, Jason Robards, Tony Shalhoub, Stanley Tucci, Phil Hartman, Victor Argo, Kurtwood Smith, Bob Elliott and Philip Bosco all co-star.

Remington Steele

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At the time, Davis guest-starred in Knight Rider, Riptide, Family Ties and Remington Steele, and followed with a series of her own, Sara, which lasted 13 episodes.

A League of Their Own

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In 1992, Davis starred alongside Madonna and Tom Hanks in A League of Their Own as a baseball player on an all-women's team.
Directed by Penny Marshall, the film stars Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Madonna, Rosie O'Donnell, and Lori Petty.